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I books!

  1. 1. iBooks! Texts of the future?
  2. 2. iBooks are eBooks available on iPads (and iPhones) <ul><li>iPads are: </li></ul><ul><li>popular and affordable personal computing devices </li></ul><ul><li>Highly visual in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Marketed to schools </li></ul>
  3. 3. Features of iBooks <ul><li>Easy to download from App Store </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to manipulate </li></ul><ul><li>Key-word-searchable </li></ul>
  4. 5. Text may be highlighted, and notes may be embedded.
  5. 6. Dictionary available by touch Dictionary definitions are available by touch.
  6. 7. There is a potential for a high level of interactivity.
  7. 8. Potential Uses in Education: <ul><li>Textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Reading for pleasure </li></ul><ul><li>New projects: Student-made books </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(using iBooks Author) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher-made books </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Highly engaging tool that may spark student interest </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity may make it easier for students to engage with the text independent of the teacher. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Large numbers of images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive activities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Note-taking and dictionary features </li></ul></ul></ul>Advantages of iBooks:
  9. 10. Current Limitations: <ul><li>Limited availability of textbooks at this time </li></ul><ul><li>Highly interactive texts have large files, consuming considerable iPad memory </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive and cannot be resold after use </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible functions of iPad may provide distractions </li></ul>
  10. 12. Potential Developments: <ul><li>Teachers may begin to write their own iBooks, using iBook Author </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Issues of reliability and copyright? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iBooks may exist in cloud </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires wireless internet needed to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Purchase” may really be a lease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iBooks may redefine the concept of “book” </li></ul></ul>

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