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iBooks Author Re-defining the Textbook
Yesterday’s system of learning   http://teflworldwiki.com/images/thumb/0/0b/ChainedBooks.jpg/400px-ChainedBooks.jpg
Live FeedbackPlease use the following link to access the               GoogleDoc           http://bit.ly/xMJ62h
What are some advantages of        textbooks?
What are some disadvantages of          textbooks?
Advantages✓Relatively simple to have budget approval  from divisions✓Follow existing curriculum requirements  and expectat...
DisadvantagesX Extremely expensiveX Need constant updates, especially in Science  and History classroomsX Not easily updat...
Today’s System of Learning       Apple iBooks Author              http://www.aneclecticmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01...
FeaturesInteractive photo galleriesMoviesKeynote presentationsGlossaries
Advantages✓It’s FREE! You are free to edit your  textbook in any way that you want✓Updates are really simple to distribute...
DisadvantagesX iBooks Author requires the Mac OS X  operating system (with an Intel processor)X iPads are expensive for sc...
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This is my Keynote presentation for ECMP 455.

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  1. 1. iBooks Author Re-defining the Textbook
  2. 2. Yesterday’s system of learning http://teflworldwiki.com/images/thumb/0/0b/ChainedBooks.jpg/400px-ChainedBooks.jpg
  3. 3. Live FeedbackPlease use the following link to access the GoogleDoc http://bit.ly/xMJ62h
  4. 4. What are some advantages of textbooks?
  5. 5. What are some disadvantages of textbooks?
  6. 6. Advantages✓Relatively simple to have budget approval from divisions✓Follow existing curriculum requirements and expectations✓They have always existed
  7. 7. DisadvantagesX Extremely expensiveX Need constant updates, especially in Science and History classroomsX Not easily updatable
  8. 8. Today’s System of Learning Apple iBooks Author http://www.aneclecticmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/iBooksAuthorIcon.jpg
  9. 9. FeaturesInteractive photo galleriesMoviesKeynote presentationsGlossaries
  10. 10. Advantages✓It’s FREE! You are free to edit your textbook in any way that you want✓Updates are really simple to distribute to students and teachers✓Completed textbooks can be shared with educators around the world
  11. 11. DisadvantagesX iBooks Author requires the Mac OS X operating system (with an Intel processor)X iPads are expensive for school divisions and limits device (and platform) compatibilityX Custom application features require additional software and HTML5 coding
  12. 12. Feedback Form http://bit.ly/xrwOjx

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