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Are Books Electric?

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An overview of the state of play of Ebooks in 2013. A lot has changed, but a lot has stayed the same.

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Are Books Electric?

  1. 1. Are Books Electric? Ebooks, Ereaders and Education. Kay Cantwell Education Officer: Digital Learning Brisbane Catholic Education
  2. 2. Why Ebooks?
  3. 3. Multimodal Texts: Two or more semiotic systems Audio Visual Spatial Linguistic Gestural
  4. 4. A brief history of ebooks
  5. 5. Ebook Sales 25% all booksales (United States, 2012) 50% all booksales (Projected, 2014)
  6. 6. Choosing an ereader
  7. 7. Purpose and Budget
  8. 8. Tablets = one device, many ereaders
  9. 9. Advantages & Disadvantages of Ebooks
  10. 10. versus
  11. 11. Options for Accessing Ebooks
  12. 12. Ebooks in the Classroom
  13. 13. In conclusion…
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