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Itec 830 week2_ebook_mobile

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Itec 830 week2_ebook_mobile

  1. 1. Sunmi SeolITEC 830<br />Design Crit (Week 2) (eBook Vs. mobile technology)<br />
  2. 2. Emerging Technology 1: eBook<br />Transition<br />
  3. 3. What is eBook?<br />An electronic book (also e-book, ebook, electronic book, digital book) is a book-length publication in digital form, consisting of text, images, or both, and produced on, published through, and readable on computers or other electronic devices<br />The equivalent of a conventional printed book, e-books can also be born digital. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the e-book as "an electronic version of a printed book,“<br />But e-books can and do exist without any printed equivalent. E-books are usually read on dedicated hardware devices known as e-Readers or e-book devices. Personal computers and some cell phones can also be used to read e-books<br />
  4. 4. Pros. of eBook<br />Readable. Most readers offer zoom functions, letter resizing, and so forth. <br />Portable. Multiple books are on one device.<br />Environmentally friendly. We save paper & ink.<br />Convenience. I read anytime and anywhere.<br />Cost-effectiveness. It’s a lot cheaper than papers.<br />
  5. 5. Relative Video<br />
  6. 6. Con. of eBook<br />Healthy problems with Eyes.<br />Broken – loss of contents<br />Not too long battery life <br />Emotions-related issue – I don’t know if I’m reading now. <br />
  7. 7. Emerging Technology 2: Mobile Technology<br />
  8. 8. What is Mobile Technology?<br />A collective term used to describe the various types of cellular communication technology – Wikipedia<br />Ideas to utilize mobile devices such as PDA, smart phones, and tablets to communicate well and exchange information or knowledge among people or communities. <br />
  9. 9. Benefits of Mobile Technology<br />The report by Ericsson: by 2015, 80% of people will use mobile devices as a way to access the internet. <br />MRI report: mobile phone ownership among children has increased by 68% in the past five years.<br />Fast internet access<br />Portability<br />Enhanced battery life<br />Embedded various functions such as camera, voice recorder, GPS and sensors. <br />Cost-effectiveness: cheaper than laptops or desktops<br />
  10. 10. Mobile Technology in Education <br />Encouraging students to pay attention to their own learning using mobile technology<br />Real-time information-access & information-sharing<br />Promoting collaboration in a classroom<br />Encouraging student-centered learning<br />In particular, mobile applications can be used for science education such as LeafSnap.<br />However, mobile phones in a classroom may be a big distraction to students. <br />

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