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The e-textbook transformation

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

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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.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 25, 2014 2:22 AM

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.

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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Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it

As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.


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Well written and relevant...instructional designers often talk about this. Thanks Nik!

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Dr. Pyrate's curator insight, October 22, 2015 10:09 AM

As a source used in my dissertation, it's always awesome to revisit a debate. My hypocrisy would be resting on the laurels of any of my old ideas. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:50 AM

"Prensky’s analysis continues to spark debate and that is a positive thing. The reality of how our supposedly Digital Natives or Immigrants engage with technology and learning reveals a more complex landscape than a simple dichotomy allows for. A richer subculture analysis is required where individual narrative of technologies meanings may be revealed"

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:05 PM

Prensky revisited 15 years later.

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The e-textbook transformation

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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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Angela C. Dowd's insight:

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

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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.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 25, 2014 2:22 AM

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.

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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eBook Pulse Survey Results – July 2013

eBook Pulse Survey Results – July 2013 | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
The MASIE Center
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Elliot Masie of the MASIE Center recently posted a survey about using eBooks for Learning. The results show that there is a demand for eBooks in a more evolved format. This is something I have been watching since I have an interest in designing eBooks that are more interactive. It's exciting. Check out the Survey…make sure you select the "...and what's next" link.

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Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign

Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
new Adobe Press book by Sandee Cohen and Diane Burns
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It looks like Adobe is exerting more force behind their shift to Creative Cloud. They just released a subscription-only Creative Cloud version of InDesign with new ePub features. 

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Guide to format and convert your book | ePublish a Book

Guide to format and convert your book | ePublish a Book | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Following is the beginning of a guide to format and convert your book into an e-book. Creating an e-book: Tips on formatting and converting your document...
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Good tips...

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15 Free Minimal and Responsive WordPress Themes | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

15 Free Minimal and Responsive WordPress Themes | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Here, we are presenting 15 free, minimal and responsive WordPress themes for you. WordPress offers the best platform for blogging and sharing content online.

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Looks good!

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gonzodesign's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:37 AM

15 free and extremely appealing minimal and responsive WordPress themes

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Sally Gardner: Ten Tips for a Dyslexic Thinker (like me) - Telegraph

Sally Gardner: Ten Tips for a Dyslexic Thinker (like me) - Telegraph | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Award-winning author and illustrator Sally Gardner offers advice on dyslexia at the start of Dyslexia Awareness Week.

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Great tips...even for those of us who think out of the box and don't see the dancing letters.

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Valerie Chernek's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:00 PM

10 tips for a dsylexic thinker, including the use of digital books and audio.

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The Creative Spark: Stacey Williams-Ng, Interactive Book Designer

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I like the idea of using illustration and graphic design skills to improve...and expand...the learning experience.

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Everywhere All at Once: An Interview with Sara Wachter ... - UX Booth

Everywhere All at Once: An Interview with Sara Wachter ... - UX Booth | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Print design is not web design. This we know. And a design that works well for the web may not translate to mobile and handheld devices. True, true. But is there a way to ensure that content – the “stuff” around which design ...
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Author Andrew Maier interviews Sara Wachter-Boettcher about her new book, Content Everywhere”. He notes that content frameworks such as COPE: “create once, publish everywhere” challenge “the rather simplistic notion that designers can create templates beforehand, into which content is added after”.

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Rich multi-media and a web of devices is driving us to a world of standards - Tools of Change for Publishing

Rich multi-media and a web of devices is driving us to a world of standards - Tools of Change for Publishing | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
At the recent TOC conference in New York, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jeff Jaffe, CEO of the World Wide Web Consortium, to talk about the...
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Jeff Jaffe, CEO of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), talks about the importance of standardization and ways that HTML5 and EPUB can coexist.

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Ten Digital Publishing Trends From the Experts

Ten Digital Publishing Trends From the Experts | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Blog post at The Future of Ink : Why is keeping on top of trends in digital publishing and content marketing vital for your business?

First of all, staying current with t[..]
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Article by Denise Wakeman, The Future of ink, Digital Publishing for Online Entrepreneurs. It's always interesting to hear what people are saying about digital publishing.

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Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog

Joe Wikert's Publishing 2020 Blog | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
A Book Publisher's Future Visions of Print, Online, Video and All Media Formats Not Yet Invented
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This blog by Joe Wikert, General Manager of the O’Reilly Technology Exchange (OTX) division at O'Reilly Media, shares resources about publishers, readers and improving the reading experience on the digital platform.

 

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Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching

Mobilizing staff to use technologies in their teaching | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
In this project, we formed a professional learning community, which had a number of teacher educators and other members of the faculty from a variety of areas. Members had range of experience with mobile and other digital technologies, from being inexperienced to having extensive experience.

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Thank you Nik...I like it that this article highlighted "investigating how to develop effective learning environments, and how to ensure the learning outcomes were achieved as a result of mobile device usage."

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Maruja Romero's curator insight, April 10, 2015 9:10 PM

Conformar comunidades para enseñar el uso de la tecnología movil.

Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, April 11, 2015 8:41 AM

"It became very obvious that for the community to succeed, the members needed to have a common interest and have stakes in investigating mobile learning. "

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2015 2:22 AM

añada su visión ...

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Webinars | Diagram Center

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Here's a link to a recent webinar from the Diagram Center. It explains a free online book called the Accessible Image Sample Book. The webinar demonstrates ways to use the Sample Book to make all images accessible...including math images. It's wonderful to see caring organizations working together to offer accessible solutions for all learners. The webinar already took place and is available here.
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Best Practices for Integrating Accessible Images into Ebooks & DTBs

If you are involved in the production of ebooks, you won't want to miss this overview of how to make sure the books you create are both accessible and discov...
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Watching this video brought me up to date on creating accessible pdfs and eBooks. It also provided some context for the accessibility terms and  acronyms that seem to turn up so often with no descriptions.  

 

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Didn’t do the reading? With digital textbooks, your professor can prove it

Didn’t do the reading? With digital textbooks, your professor can prove it | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
CourseSmart's "engagement index" peeks in students' books to see if they read.
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I'll be interested to see how this works out.

 

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Field Guide to Fixed Layout for E-Books | Book Industry Study Group

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I'd like to learn more about when to use fixed layouts with eBooks. I know there are advantages to flowing text and also to having everyone on the same page and not having things change. The times we live in present challenges that I never imagined—content is viewed on so many platforms. I'm open to learning all I can and this seems like a good start.

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WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it

Free educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study.


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Video is a wonderful tool to use when you want to provide an overview and invite learners in. “Types of Muscles in Human Body” reeled me in and taught me a few things I never learned through reading.

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alistairm 's curator insight, February 11, 2013 4:05 AM

Ideal for supporting print impaired learners by giving an alternative to text book learning. The fact that these are rated by teachers helps reduce time wasted on unsuitable videos. I liked the Geology Kitchen examples!

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Common Misconceptions About Touch :: UXmatters

Common Misconceptions About Touch :: UXmatters | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it

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Good information to know if you are designing for touchscreen. I hadn't thought about the inconsistency of pixel measurements on mobiles devices and was not aware that Apple is converting pixels to "points".

 

The article says that "Physical sizes matter, so all good guidelines are in millimeters, inches, typographers’ points, or other real-world scales".

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Papertrell : re-imagining books

Papertrell : re-imagining books | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Papertrell is a cloud-based, feature rich, book-app platform built specifically for publishers, authors, content owners or anyone to convert books into stunning, interactive apps that run across multiple devices.
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A scalable and cost effective solution for publishers to re-purpose books as apps. I have not used this platform, one does not need to be an expert coder to use it successfully.

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UX Apprentice

UX Apprentice | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
Getting started in UX Design? You could find this interesting http://t.co/GvVul7OtgZ #ux #newbie
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Great expert tips and simple path to follow for someone seeking more awareness when designing for interactive media.


“Expert Tip: Use storyboards when you want to keep discussions focused on people and their goals, compared to flow diagrams which can be more exhaustive tools for scenario mapping.”

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The Numinous Place

The Numinous Place | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
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Creator, writer, director MARK ANDREW STAUFER is one of the people Denise Wakeman interviewed in her Future of Ink article. His new creative work, The Numinous Place, takes books into a new dimension...integrating technology and creativity to design a unique learning experience. I like the idea that this "book" will have a printed version.

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Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivity | UX Magazine

Interactive eBook Apps: The Reinvention of Reading and Interactivity | UX Magazine | Experiential Learning & Interactive eBooks | Scoop.it
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UX Magazine features an article by Avi Itzkovitch of XG Media. Avi shows examples of interactive eBooks that "are about adding value through interactivity by using the full capabilities of a touch device to engage the user and enhance the learning and reading experience".

 

Avi is currently working as an Independent UI/UX Consultant and is the owner of XG Media. His interactive book designs are worth viewing.

http://www.xgmedia.com/interactive-digital-publishing/

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