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YASUDA, Masami. (2012). "eBooks and Future of Textbooks: How to author EFL eBooks with Text to Speech Technology," JALTCALL SIG 2012, June 3, 2012. Konan University, Nishinomiya, JAPAN. …

YASUDA, Masami. (2012). "eBooks and Future of Textbooks: How to author EFL eBooks with Text to Speech Technology," JALTCALL SIG 2012, June 3, 2012. Konan University, Nishinomiya, JAPAN.

JALTCALL SIG 2012
Theme: BEYOND CALL: INTEGRATION, NORMALISATION, OR SEPARATION?
June 2-3, 2012

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  • 1. eBooks and Future of Textbooks: How to author EFL eBooks with Text to Speech Technology BEYOND CALL: INTEGRATION, Theme: NORMALISATION, OR SEPARATION?Bookmarks.f/200100406.html JALTCALL SIG 2012 Konan University, Nishinomiya, JAPAN. YASUDA, Masami, June 2-3, 2012 Kwansei Gakuin Univ., E-Learning at KG Univ. JALTCALL SIG 2012 Myasuda[at]kwansei.ac.jp Konan University, Nishinomiya, JAPAN.
  • 2. 2. Introduction: Use of iPads  Useof iPads, Web Browsing, E-mail Photos, Videos Music, GamesBookmarks.f/200100406.html eBooks, etc. An iPad as an eBook Reader … . But, how can we use iPads  for language learning, CALL,  and as mobile presentation tools? 2
  • 3. 3. iPads in WELL (Web Enhanced Language Learning) Lots of applications are available. How to use iPads for language learning: CALL, WELLBookmarks.f/200100406.html as mobile presentation tools, and, for autonomous self learning. 3
  • 4. 4. iPads in WELL (Web Enhanced Language Learning) An iPad in class useBookmarks.f/200100406.html as an instruction mode to present teaching materials i.e. a show and tell gadget Students have No iPads a CALL lab, with PCs access to the internet 4
  • 5. 5. iPads – Ideal gadgets?  CostPerformance?  Hardware limitationsBookmarks.f/200100406.html  VGA Output – Not all applications!  iPad2 & 3 - OK!! BUT iPad1 - partial,  Software:No FLASH vs. HTML5 war  No keyboard short cuts (cut & paste)  Weight: Heavier than Note PC?  No External storage devices  But…being available - USB & HD on WiFi 5
  • 6. 6. Cloud Computing and Mobiles  No external storage devices:  Cloud Computing?  DropBox,Bookmarks.f/200100406.html  Evernote,  SugarSynch, etc.  Finally!!  External storage –  HD or USB via WiFi.  HyperDrive HD 6
  • 7. 7. eBook readers  eBook readers or dedicated devices Apple’s iPadBookmarks.f/200100406.html Amazon’s Kindle, SONY’s Libié, iRex’s Digital Reader eBooks are content-rich of wide general interest. Changes in the literacy world a viable device for EFL ・ ESL readers 7
  • 8. Bookmarks.f/200100406.html 8. iPad eBook Readers8
  • 9. 9. iPad Text2Speech ApplicationsBookmarks.f/200100406.html 9
  • 10. 10. eBooks for EFL/ESL  Can EFL teachers  author or publish eBooks on the PC’s, as well as  On an iPad?Bookmarks.f/200100406.html  Students would benefit from reading eBooks, vocabulary Listening drills, etc.  Content selection by teachers is the key!!  Cost effectiveness – Not yet??  Prices - still too high for students in class. 10
  • 11. 11. Microsoft Reader  Microsoft Reader features:  Page by page reading: files (LIT extension)  Highlight word by word  Synchronized audio reading  Dictionary LookupBookmarks.f/200100406.html  Platforms:  Windows Mobile PCs,  Smartphones (Windows CE),  Mobile phones. 11
  • 12. 12. iPad eBooks: Formats - ePUB and PDFBookmarks.f/200100406.html 12
  • 13. 13. Class Group Portfolio Work: Grading, and PDF AnnotationsBookmarks.f/200100406.html
  • 14. 14. Process Writing Class: Marking and Grading Blog TheadsBookmarks.f/200100406.html saekakg2011/2011/02/17/my-father-12/ http://kgblogcast.com/kgblogcast2011/
  • 15. 15. Summary: BlogCast with RSS Mixing and Text2Speech Next slide? RSS MixerBookmarks.f/200100406.html iPods, with iTunes, Text Presentations, to Other Speech PodCasting sites Playlist, Feed, New XML D: Servers.finfoseek.ne.jp.fmyasuda2.f 15
  • 16. 16. BlogCasting: Weblog Projects - 2008  Class WeBlogs – Text2Speech  KGLaw BlogCast 2008  Advcomp – Education course  kglaw2011f2 – Freshmen 3rd  kglaw2011s1 – SophomoresBookmarks.f/200100406.html 1st  Kglaw2011s2 – Sophomores 2nd Next slide AdvComp - Online grading as admin of the server 16
  • 17. 17. Comparison of eBooks: with other media, and PDFs  Comparison of eBooksBookmarks.f/200100406.html with the already developed BlogCast, PDFs  Textto speech applications Benefits to EFL students.  How eBooks would help improve EFL reading skills YouTube-eBooks– Its A Book - By Lane Smith 17
  • 18. 18. Comparison of eBooks: (2) with other media, and PDFs Audio Blog or 1 Media Books eBooks Books Podcast PDF 2 Cost △ ◎ △ ◎ △Bookmarks.f/200100406.html Audio/ 4 Voice × △ ○ △ △ Text to 5 Speech × ○ × ○ ○ Highlight/ 6 Synchro × ○ × △ × 7 Delivery × △ × ◎ △ Control 8 Speed × △ △ △ × 18
  • 19. 19. A WELL Project: ‘Was the Night Before Christmas Twas the Night before ChristmasBookmarks.f/200100406.html by Clement C. Moore WELL: Web Enhanced Language Learning http://s.phpspot.org/u/myasuda/ Oral Presentation and Process Writing YASUDA, Masami, Kwansei Gakuin Univ., E-Learning at KG Univ. Myasuda[at]kwansei.ac.jp 19
  • 20. 20. eBooks Applications on iPads  eBooks formats:  From: Doc, Lit, Text  To: ePub, PDF  Sources:  Project Gutenberg  PublishersBookmarks.f/200100406.html  Mailing List  Google Scholar - Link  Convertors:  Calibre (Mac, Win) - Link  e2Pub (Web) - Link  eBook reader Options:  Text to speech  Reading Speed  Scrolling 20
  • 21. 21. Future Textbooks  eBook Textbooks  DedicatedeBook Readers  Smartphones  MeritsBookmarks.f/200100406.html  Portability  Budget, Interactivity  Virtual Reality  Demerits  Budget, Authoring, Copyright  Authoring Software  Publishers  Amazon, Apple, etc.  Teachers  Programmers 21
  • 22. 22. Technology in Language Teaching and LearningBookmarks.f/200100406.html  Figure 1 Range-of-Use Technology Chart  Szecsy, Elsie M. "Technology in Language Teaching and Learning." Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education. 2008. SAGE Publications. 29 Mar. 2009. <http://www.sage-ereference.com/bilingual/Article_n313.html>.  Source: EnGauge. Available from http:/ / www.ncrel.org/ engauge.   Broken Link Copyright © 2006 Learning Point Associates. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. 22