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Ebook session introduction

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Introductory slides for the ebook session at the CETIS conference 2014

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Ebook session introduction

  1. 1. Wilbert Kraan eBooks:TheLearningPlatformoftheFuture?
  2. 2. Overview of the session • The development of ebooks • Gathering requirements on educational ebooks • Prioritising requirements on ebooks • EDUPUB and IMS – Colin Smythe • Break • Making interactive ebooks interoperable and robust, Wilbert Kraan • Authoring, publishing and distributing ebooks in academia, Mick Chesterman • Can an ebook be the learning platform of the future, and should we want it to?
  3. 3. eBook adoption Source: Booktrust Reading Habits Survey 2013
  4. 4. eBooks in F/HE • Lower adoption in academe? – Nielsen, March 2014: • 1 in 4 of all books sold to consumers are ebooks • 40% of adult fiction is an ebook • Graphics support • Interactivity support • Interoperability • Rights management • Role of libraries • Self publishing
  5. 5. Recent e-(text)book developments • Shift from e-readers to tablets (but 60% of ebooks are still bought for dedicated readers) • Editability • Analytics • VLE integration • Integrated comprehension tests
  6. 6. Some resources • Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of Ebooks in Educat Jisc TechWatch report • The Challenge of ebooks in Academic Institutions Jisc project
  7. 7. Requirements on e-textbooks • What does an e-texbook need to do over and above an ebook? – Characteristics • Online testing • Offline testing • 'unlimited' questions • Reporting of results • Discussion (class / world) • Media • Citations / quotes • Gesture / interaction • Highlighting text, asking for clarification – Creation • Making your own • Creating a textbook as a learning experience / growing book – Consumption • Getting your own book published • Convenient (distribution, transport) • (Accessible/Individualisation) – Curation • Cheaper • Longevity / Interoperability • Integral / standalone • Backward compatibility with EPUB2
  8. 8. Issues and obstacles to wider adoption
  9. 9. Licence This presentation <title> by <presenter name> <presenter email> of Cetis http://www.cetis.ac.uk is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  10. 10. Licence This presentation <title> by <presenter name> <presenter email> of Cetis http://www.cetis.ac.uk is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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