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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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A transformation which is not a revolution. It will take time and effort.  It's important we give it the space to take its natural course.

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Dennis Granlund's curator insight, July 24, 2014 9:18 PM

This site is timely as schools move from hard copy to etexts.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, July 25, 2014 2:11 PM

Thank you Nik. I like reading about innovations like e-textbook transformation that make learning more accessible to all students.

Raj Shekhar Mishra's curator insight, March 20, 2015 3:07 AM

To engage students more deeply in their learning publishers are making the textbook a hands-on activity by adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes.  The goal is not simply to replace traditional textbooks with e-books but to fundamentally change teaching and learning .The best learning strategy is the multi-modal approach—you can hear it, you can see it, you can manipulate and interact with the content.

 

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The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The human brain has a built-in tendency to conflate the aberrant with the norm. The news industry—and certain politicians—know this all too well.
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A Robot May Have Written This Story

A Robot May Have Written This Story | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The Washington Post's Heliograf software can autowrite tons of basic stories in no time, which could free up reporters to do more important work.
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Hacker knows best: Privacy tips from Kevin Mitnick

Hacker knows best: Privacy tips from Kevin Mitnick | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
This security expert knows all the tricks for stealing your personal information. His new book tells you how to keep your data safe.
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Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday

Four Secrets Of People Who Finish Their Workweeks On Thursday | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Polishing off the bulk of your work before Friday all comes down to your work habits from Monday to Thursday.
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10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About

10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
YouTube is the premier online video site with a staggering number of videos. These URL tricks can help you get more out of the service with minimal effort.
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Unenumerated: Money, blockchains, and social scalability

Unenumerated: Money, blockchains, and social scalability | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
the secret to Bitcoin’s success is that its prolific resource consumption and poor computational scalability is buying something even more valuable: social scalability.
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3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade

3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries. That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.), more and more industries will put the technologies into use, and more and more startups will appear with new ideas of [...]

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Governments make fast progress on blockchain adoption

Governments make fast progress on blockchain adoption | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Nine in ten government organisations across the world are planning to invest in blockchain technology by 2018, according to a survey of public sector leaders
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A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal set out the most effectiv
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End of roaming charges for all travellers in the European Union: How will it work?

End of roaming charges for all travellers in the European Union: How will it work? | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The EU puts an end to roaming charges for all travellers as of 15 June 2017. Dismantling additional charges for travellers, who call, send messages or surf the internet on their mobile devices while being abroad, has been one of the biggest success stories in Europe.
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Silicon Valley is right—our jobs are already disappearing

Silicon Valley is right—our jobs are already disappearing | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking says that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the “rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative, or supervisory roles remaining.” Sam Hinkie, the smartest man in sports and a Stanford grad, asks, “Ho
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How technology is encouraging society to be stupid

How technology is encouraging society to be stupid | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
It’s up to us as a society to keep ourselves informed and educated, not be dependent upon technology to do it for us.
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news-in-crisis Latest News, Photos & Videos | WIRED

news-in-crisis Latest News, Photos & Videos | WIRED | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
Find the latest news-in-crisis news from Wired. See related science and technology articles, photos, slideshows and videos.
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A Robot May Have Written This Story

A Robot May Have Written This Story | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
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Edward Snowden’s New Job: Protecting Reporters From Spies

Edward Snowden’s New Job: Protecting Reporters From Spies | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
As president of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, Snowden is helping the media beat state-­sponsored hackers and government surveillance.
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Modern Journalism: Objectivity Out, Advocacy In? - European Journalism Observatory - EJO

Modern Journalism: Objectivity Out, Advocacy In? - European Journalism Observatory - EJO | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The challenges facing modern journalism - and how to meet them - was the subject of Melissa Bell's 2017 Reuters Memorial Lecture, at Oxford University.
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How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way into the Future

How The New York Times Is Clawing Its Way into the Future | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The Gray Lady is embarking on an ambitious plan, inspired by the strategies of Netflix, Spotify, and HBO, to make a subscription to the Times indispensable.
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Deloitte: Machine intelligence, not AI, will be the next big thing

Deloitte: Machine intelligence, not AI, will be the next big thing | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for CIOs. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You

A Dead Simple Tool To Find Out What Facebook Knows About You | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
A new Chrome extension reveals the unsettling amount of information the company might have on you.
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The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class

The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
The world's top AI researchers met to consider the threats posed by their research. The global economy could be the first casualty.
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Trump Can’t Stop the Globalization of Work—the Internet Will See to That

Trump Can’t Stop the Globalization of Work—the Internet Will See to That | Digital Life and Beyond | Scoop.it
If immigration bans threaten the tech industry, it will route around the problem---like the internet itself.
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Why Westerners and Easterners Really Do Think Differently

While pejorative stereotypes have been properly cast aside, the question remains whether there is a fundamental difference between how Eastern and Western societies are configured.
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