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Students publish ed-tech textbook on iBookstore | eSchool News

Students publish ed-tech textbook on iBookstore | eSchool News | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
At Georgia College, educational technology could spawn more educational technology.

 

A group of graduate students at the Milledgeville, Ga.-based campus have used Apple’s iBookstore to publish a video- and image-laden eTextbook filled with information and advice for educators hoping to better incorporate technology in their classroom lessons.

 

The eBook, “Using Technology in Education,” is a student-created textbook available for the iPad and available for free in the iBookstore, which was introduced in January.

 

Nine graduate students in Associate Professor Chris Greer’s Advanced Technology for Teachers course researched, filmed, and photographed the text and images used in the ed-tech textbook, covering myriad topics from social media use in education and document cameras to advances in assistive technology and eReaders.

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OverDrive Releases eBook Reading Platform - AppNewser

OverDrive Releases eBook Reading Platform - AppNewser | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
OverDrive Releases eBook Reading Platform...

 

Digital book distributor OverDrive has announced plans for a new browser-based digital reading platform called OverDrive Read. The platform, which is based in HTML5 and EPUB, allows readers to read eBooks without having to install an app. Instead readers can access the books using a web browser while on or offline.Here is more from the press release: “OverDrive Read creates a URL for each title where preview, review copies, browsing and sampling can be widely and easily promoted. OverDrive Read supports both online and offline reading with configurable, industry-approved copyright protection for eBooks.”

The company, which distributes eBooks to libraries and schools, said that the platform would launch later this year, and that they will be doing demos at BEA. Follow this link to check out a demo of the interface.

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Could ebooks be the future for university libraries?

Could ebooks be the future for university libraries? | Digital Learning - beyond eLearning and Blended Learning in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Sarah Emily Duff makes the case for using ebooks to carry out academic research...
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