Week 6 digital textbooks storyboard

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Week 6 digital textbooks storyboard

  1. 1. Digital Textbooks Gary Allen EDUC 8841
  2. 2. Need <ul><li>The digital textbook is an innovation that is being developed at the right time when society is looking for cheaper and better ways to educate. </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop Developed 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Ereader developed in 2007and the interest builds </li></ul>
  3. 3. Research <ul><li>Butler, D.. (2009). The textbook of the future.  Nature,   458 (7238), 568-70.  Retrieved September 14, 2010, from ProQuest Central. (Document ID: 1678583681) </li></ul><ul><li>Crestani, F., Landoni, M., & Melucci, M.. (2006). Appearance and functionality of electronic books.  International Journal on Digital Libraries,   6 (2), 192-209.  Retrieved September 19, 2010, from ProQuest Central. (Document ID: 2082714661). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Development <ul><li>The technology is being developed at the same time when the e-reader platform is being advanced which appears to be a good match for the software as color screens emerge (Bradley, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>The technology is receiving a great deal of attention in the educational field where the diffusion of the technology is likely to occur. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 the industry waits for cheaper better hardware </li></ul>
  5. 5. Commercialization <ul><li>The digital textbook has the advantage of interactive instruction, animated graphics, immediate feedback practice questions and rapid links to vocabulary definitions. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently, digital textbooks likely will represent an improved educational delivery method than traditional textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 Recession fuels search for cheaper educational textbooks </li></ul>
  6. 6. Timeline <ul><li>Laptop Developed 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>2004 the first e-reader developed </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Amazon introduces the Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>2010 The industry waits for better hardware. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.naa.org/Resources/Articles/Digital-Media-Moving-To-Mobile-eReader/Digital-Media-Moving-To-Mobile-eReader.aspx </li></ul>
  7. 7. Stage 1- Knowledge <ul><li>Current Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The paper and print textbook has been the industry norm since the inception of formal education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The paper and print textbook are becoming increasingly expensive. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbook revisions cause repurchase. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Stage 1- Knowledge <ul><li>Innovations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Digital Textbook is a logical extension of the continuation of technological advancements in education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current educational research indicates that interactive educational material may enhance student learning over paper and print textbooks. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Stage 2- Persuasion <ul><li>Socioeconomic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computerized learning resources have become common place in society and will not inhibit digital textbook’s acceptance. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The digital textbook will be interactive and provide a more engaging and fun way of learning. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Stage 2- Persuasion <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information will be passed through the educational community by direct sales, educational conventions and government agencies. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Testability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The digital textbook is currently undergoing testing by a number of educational institutions. The technology is available for studies in your local school district upon request. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Observations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The digital textbook is readily available on a number of computer hardware platforms. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Stage 3 - Decision <ul><li>Advantage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The digital textbook is less costly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital textbooks can be updated easily. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital textbooks will be more enjoyable for the student. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compatibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently being developed to run on portable interactive platforms. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Complexity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The software is easy to use. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Stage 4 - Implementation <ul><li>Adoption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision makers within school districts have the power to implement the technology. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision will be based on costs and effectiveness of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rejection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejection could occur if a sufficiently cost-effective hardware platform is not developed that is interactive, portable and low cost. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Stage 5 - Confirmation <ul><li>Higher education institutions will continue to sponsor and conduct studies to measure the effectiveness of the technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studies will validate the benefits of the technology or cause it to fail. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studies will provide the incentive for greater advancements in the area and more choices for the future. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Innovators <ul><li>The researchers are searching for better ways to educate in a more effective and cost-effective approach. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Early Adopters <ul><li>The Early Adopters will be the most progressive educational institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost effectiveness may encourage some educational institutions to try the technology. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Early Majority <ul><li>The educational institutions will begin to switch to the technology based on the testimonials and research. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Late Majority <ul><li>The late majority will be the educational institutions that have very restrictive spending oversight that are afraid to spend money that is not a sure thing. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Laggards <ul><li>The very conservative educational institutions that are reluctant to change and choose to maintain the status quo. </li></ul>

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