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E-book Access and Creation for the Higher Ed Classroom


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NJEDge 2013 Annual Conference
Plainsboro, NJ - November 13, 2013

E-MATE, E-books and Mobile Apps for Technician Education

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E-book Access and Creation for the Higher Ed Classroom

  1. 1. E-book Access and Creation for the Higher Ed Classroom 2013 NJEDge Annual Conference November 21, 2013 Plainsboro, NJ Michael Qaissaunee, Principal Investigator Kelly Parr, Project Administrator A project supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE 1205113
  2. 2. Instead of asking whether the Web and the various devices connected to it are making us stupid, what if we could mindfully design and use digital media to make us smarter? What if humans could build electronic tools that leverage our ability to think, communicate, and cooperate?
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  4. 4. A third of American adults ages 18 and older own a tablet— almost twice as many as the 18% who owned a tablet a year ago.
  5. 5. >3X CPI increase
  6. 6. 11% College students have bought e-textbooks Source: Student Monitor
  7. 7. Photo by Louisa Goulimaki/AFP/Getty
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  10. 10. Video Sources: Teacher sleeping, bottom right: gagXmenRq4 Heather: top right: WEYqSazIs Reading book, top left: E7rLuUa1M History class; bottom left: bGQ5giZ46w
  11. 11. The traditional college textbook model will likely suffer the same fate as the traditional encyclopedia when it was challenged by Wikipedia
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  13. 13. from evolution. . . Image Source:
  14. 14. to REVOLUTION
  15. 15. rethink, retool, and reinvent Year 3 Year 2 Year 1
  16. 16. Photonics/Optics Logistics: Automated Warehouse Networking Math Anxiety
  17. 17. Phase 1: Interactive
  18. 18. Phase 1 Tools
  19. 19. iBooks Author
  20. 20. Phase Multi2: platform Multi-device
  21. 21. Phase 3 Mobile Apps mage Source:
  22. 22. Goal Create and share tools and guides based on lessons learned and best practices to support educators wishing to develop interactive e-books and mobile apps to foster teaching and learning.
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  24. 24. Demo from iPad
  25. 25. Widget Resources iBooks Author: $0 (recent Mac only) Tumult Hype: $36 (1-4 license education) Bookry: Free with Bookry branding; without Bookry branding $24/widget $124/book Book Widgets: Subscription for small publisher 50% education discount $250/year for up to 10 macs, 5 people, no branding
  26. 26. References How the world has changed: St. Peter’s Square in 2005 and 2013. (2013). Retrieved Percent Change Since 1978 for Educational Books, Medical Services, New Home Prices, and CPI (2012). Retrieved from Pew Internet, Pew Internet and American Life Project. (2013, June 10). Tablet Ownership 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013, from Yu, R. (2012, January 17). Technology, costs, lack of appeal slow e-textbook adoption. USA Today. Retrieved July 8, 2013, from
  27. 27. Michael Qaissaunee, PI Kelly Parr, Project mqaissaunee@brookdalecc.ed Administrator u 732-224-2879 732-224-2193