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Step Away from the Social Media: The Top 10 Social Media eBooks of 2011

Step Away from the Social Media: The Top 10 Social Media eBooks of 2011 | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
I know, it’s hard to tear yourself away from Twitter and Facebook.  It’s probably even harder for your friends and family, who are trying to respond to... I know, it’s hard to tear yourself away from Twitter and Facebook.  It’s probably even harder for your friends and family, who are trying to respond to the many messages you’ve left them.  This holiday season, give them – and yourself – a break with an eBook that will give them a new perspective on their social media lives.
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Kindle Free Book Finding Guide

With your Kindle Fire (or your Kindle) now in hand, (or any other beatiful device for reading ebooks, like iPad, iPhone or other tablets :-) you are probably wondering where to find Kindle Free Books. Well, this Kindle Free Book Finding Guide will walk you through all the best opti...
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Kindle 2.9: eBooks lesen auf dem iPhone, dem iPad und dem Mac (mit SHARING von Docs + Zitaten!)

Kindle 2.9: eBooks lesen auf dem iPhone, dem iPad und dem Mac  (mit  SHARING von Docs + Zitaten!) | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Kindle 2.9: eBooks lesen auf dem iPhone, dem iPad und dem Mac - Das ist der neue Trend: Bücher werden immer häufiger nicht mehr auf Papier gelesen, sondern digital. Apple selbst verkauft Bücher im iTunes App Store: *** So oder so: Ich lese nun bereits seit einigen Wochen am iPad und am iPhone, habe mehrere Bücher durchgelesen und bin förmlich elektrisiert von den Vorteilen dieser Lesemethode. Schon oft saß ich unverhofft in einem Wartezimmer, in einem Stau, im Flugzeug oder in der Bahn, und hatte bei Interesse sofort ein Buch zur Hand. Neue Werke sind online sofort verfügbar. Selbst in den USA könnte ich mir über das kostenlose WLAN bei Starbucks sofort ein neues Buch kaufen, wenn meine Urlaubslektüre erschöpft wäre. Das Gefühl, ein echtes Buch in der Hand zu haben, vermisse ich nicht. Stattdessen mag ich das Lesen vor allem am iPad inzwischen sehr. (Carsten Scheibe) *** AMAZONE Cloud: Hinweis: Die Kindle-App 2.9 erlaubt es nun auch, Dokumente an eine eigene Amazon-Kindle-Adresse zu mailen. Sie landen dann in der Amazon Cloud und können in jeder Kindle-App angezeigt und gelesen werden. Am besten geeignet ist dafür das PDF-Format. **** Ergänzung: SHARING OPTION für ZITATE Im Gegensatz zu allen mir bekannten Kindle-Apps kann man mit der iPad-Kind-App auch ganze Zitate SHAREN ... ... was ich für den Gebrauch im E-Learning sehr praktisch finde
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Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Courses & More

Fill Your New Kindle, iPad, iPhone with Free eBooks, Movies, Audio Books, Courses & More | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Santa left a new Kindle, iPad or other media player under your tree. He did his job. Now we’ll do ours. We’ll tell you how to fill those devices with free intelligent media — great books, movies, courses, and all of the rest. And if you didn’t get a new gadget, fear not. You can access all of these materials on the good old fashioned computer. Here we go ... *** Free eBooks: http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks *** Free Audio Books: http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks *** Free Courses: http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses *** Free Movies: http://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline *** Free Language Lessons: http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons *** Free Textbooks: http://www.openculture.com/free_textbooks
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Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons (after reading Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson)

Steve Jobs: 20 Life Lessons (after reading Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson) | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Having finished the Steve Jobs biography I realize that there are larger lessons we can all glean from Steve Jobs’ remarkable life:

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1. Don’t Wait: When the young Steve Jobs wanted to build something and needed a piece of equipment, he went straight to the source ...

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2. Make Your Own Reality: Steve Jobs learned early that when you don’t like how things are in your life or in your world, change them, either through action or sheer force of will.

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5. Know Yourself: While not always aware of how those around him were reacting to his appearance or demeanor, Jobs had no illusions about his own formidable intellectual skills.

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6. Leave the Door Open for the Fantastic
Jobs was a seeker, pursuing spiritual enlightenment and body purification throughout his life. He wasn’t a particularly religious person, but did not dismiss the existence or something beyond our earth-bound realm.

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15 Inspirational Steve Jobs Quotes

http://mashable.com/2011/10/05/steve-jobs-quotes

 

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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson:

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Walter Isaacson: Steve Jobs [Kindle Edition] (with 4 Videos)

http://amzn.to/iscoop13

 

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Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with new magazine options for iPad, built-in PDF reader

Amazon updates Kindle iOS app with new magazine options for iPad, built-in PDF reader | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Amazon's already pushed out a software update for the Kindle Fire this week, and now its released a fairly major update to the Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Among the highlights this time around are some revamped magazine options on the iPad, including access to the more than 400 magazines and newspapers available on the Kindle Fire, as well as the ability to read print replica textbooks on the iPad (which preserves the layout of the print editions but still allows for notes and highlighting). All iOS users can also now use a built-in PDF reader that will let you open PDFs from within the Kindle app, and Amazon is promising "seamless integration of personal documents," which will let folks email documents to their Kindle address and have them synced on their iOS devices in addition to their Kindles.


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Leitfaden WOM-Marketing - Die neue Empfehlungsgesellschaft: Gratiskapitel als Marketingaktion

Leitfaden WOM-Marketing - Die neue Empfehlungsgesellschaft: Gratiskapitel als Marketingaktion | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Leitfaden WOM-Marketing
Durch Mundpropaganda und Empfehlungen Neugeschäft sichern.

Herausgeber: Anne M. Schüller und Torsten Schwarz
448 Seiten, Preis: 39,90 Euro, gebunden
Verlag: marketing-BÖRSE
Kunden glauben nicht länger den Botschaften der Anbieter am Markt. Heutzutage folgen wir dem Rat unseres Umfeldes und den positiven oder auch negativen Stimmen im Internet. Nur Unternehmen, die diesen "Buzz&" aktiv steuern und positiv gestalten, werden künftig bei den Gewinnern sein. Die Methoden sind vielfältig - und viele sind neu. Führende Experten aus der "Word-of-Mouth-Welt" geben in diesem Leitfaden praxisgerecht ihr Wissen aus der Offline- und aus der Onlinewelt preis. Sie werden dieses Wissen in Zukunft brauchen. Denn: Aktive Multiplikatoren und engagierte Empfehler sind Ihre besten Verkäufer.

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eine kleine Marketingaktion begleitet das Buch:
Das Buchkapitel "Die neue Empfehlungsgesellschaft" gibt es gratis als PDF-Download, wenn Sie auf der Verlagswebsite von absolit  Ihre E-Mail-Adresse eingeben. 

eine Kurzvorstellung des Buches von Anne M. Schüller
Hier zwei Kapitel aus dem Buch zum kostenlosen Downloaden.
Und hier der Beitrag zum Kundenkontaktpunkt-Management in neuen Zeiten.
 

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College Open Textbooks Community - Driving Awareness and Adoptions

College Open Textbooks Community - Driving Awareness and Adoptions | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

A site for stakeholders and participants of the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative...

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Links & Resources:

Open Educational Resources

Textbook Cool Links

Resources & cohorts for encouraging adoptions of open textbooks


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Ebooks - O'Reilly Media

When you buy ebooks through oreilly.com you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible we provide it to you in five, DRM-free file formats — PDF, .epub, Kindle-compatible .mobi, Android .apk, and DAISY ebook — that you can use on the...
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Umberto Eco: "Der Friedhof in Prag" kostenloses Ebook bei kobo (24.-28.12.11)

Umberto Eco: "Der Friedhof in Prag" kostenloses Ebook bei kobo (24.-28.12.11) | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Zwischen dem 24. und 28. Dezember 2011 können Sie mit dem Gutschein-Code GESCHENKVONKOBO Ihr kostenloses Exemplar der Umberto Eco Compilation herunterladen - 5 eBooks in einem! Es enthält den aktuellen Bestseller
Der Friedhof in Prag plus vier weitere Romane!

Das Angebot gilt nur für Kunden mit Wohnsitz in Deutschland sowie Österreich und für den begrenzten Zeitraum vom 24. bis 28. Dezember 2011

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"Der Friedhof in Prag" von Umberto Eco
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Fiktion und Wahrheit
Umberto Ecos Roman "Der Friedhof in Prag"
Seit mehr als 30 Jahren, seit dem Welterfolg von "Der Name der Rose", schreibt er über fiese Charaktere, perfide Lügner und Weltverschwörungsfanatiker liebt: Umberto Eco. Kurz vor seinem 80. Geburtstag hat er wieder einen neuen Roman geschrieben: "Der Friedhof in Prag" erzählt davon, wie leicht Fiktion mit Wirklichkeit verwechselt wird und welch fatale Folgen das haben kann.
"Es bereitet mir eine gewisse Verlegenheit, mich ans Schreiben zu machen, als würde ich meine Seele entblößen, auf Anordnung - nein, Gott bewahre! - sagen wir: auf Anraten eines deutschen Juden (oder eines österreichischen, aber das kommt auf dasselbe hinaus)"
(Umberto Eco: "Der Friedhof in Prag")

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Ecos Mythos von der jüdischen Weltverschwörung

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5 tips for ePub accessibility

5 tips for ePub accessibility | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
I was scheduled to present at a workshop on ePub at ISTe 2011 along with a group of fellow Apple Distinguished Educators, but since I was not able to go to the conference this year, I decided to create this ebook to be distributed to the participants instead. The ebook is in ePub format and can only be read on the iPad or another IOS device, or by using a desktop reader application such as Adobe Digital Editions or Calibre. It is an enhanced ebook that includes a few embedded video tutorials. This means it is on the large size, so please be patient with the download time on your device.

This was my first time using Apple’s template for ePub creation with Pages, and I must say that it made it pretty easy to create the ePub. In the past, I created the ePub documents from scratch using my own styles for headings. The Apple template, which can be downloaded here, saved me some time and the resulting ePub document looks great.

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About Us | PressBooks

About Us | PressBooks | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

PressBooks is a simple book publishing tool that makes it easy for authors and editorial teams to generate clean, well-formatted books in multiple outputs: .epub, print-ready PDF, InDesign-ready XML, and of course HTML. We’re in public beta, meaning PressBooks is good enough for professional book production, but we’re still improving things.

You can see what PressBooks does by checking out this short demo slideshow.

The first book published using the PressBooks platform is Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto, published by O’Reilly Media, and co-edited by PressBooks founder Hugh McGuire and publishing thinker, Brian O’Leary. You can buy the ebook, or read it online for free.

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Creative Commons: “The Power of Open” in deutsch » Von markus » netzpolitik.org

Creative Commons: “The Power of Open” in deutsch » Von markus » netzpolitik.org | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Von Creative Commons gab es vor Monaten die Publikation “The Power of Open“. In der 47 Seiten langen Broschüre, die man wahlweise kostenfrei downloaden oder bei Lula on-demand drucken lassen kann, werden die offenen Lizenzen beschrieben und zahlreiche Projekte und Personen vorgestellt. Das beschriebene Spektrum reicht von Flickr über Arduino bis Global Voices. Mittlerweile gibt es auch eine deutschsprachige Ausgabe als PDF zum Download, dank der Übersetzungshilfe von Oliver Huf. Die CC-BY-Lizenz machts möglich.
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Free ebooks - Download 20,000 free ebooks at the eBook Directory.

Free ebooks - Download 20,000 free ebooks at the eBook Directory. | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Free ebooks, Download 20,000+ Free ebooks, computer, self-improvement, literature, business, publishing, children and more.
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ENGLISH for 450 million… and more

ENGLISH for 450 million… and more | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Anyone wanting to learn English, but especially the 450 MILLION PEOPLE who currently don’t have access to superior web applications that will help them master English. *** ** * Why 450 million ? *** ** * Today there are close to 2 billion people using English.  Twenty-five percent of them are actively trying to improve their abilities (500 million), and among those, 9/10 do not have the financial means for formal instruction beyond their scholastic years.  It’s true.  The majority of private schools (Wall Street Institute, English Town, Berlitz…) are beyond the means of many English learners, as these big institutions have aimed at finding clients who can pay top dollar, leaving the rest to the side. We want to change that. *** ** * Now * ** *** Anyone can pay a dollar and access more than 1500 lessons written by professional ELT material developers, in addition to the new lessons that come out every day. *** ** * Now * ** *** They can also measure their progress and prepare for industry standards such as the TOEIC® and TOEFL® tests with Test Simulator. *** ** * AND * ** If*** they choose to give more then they’re contributing to something they can be proud of as half will go to Room to Read, an organization that helps children who wouldn’t otherwise have such greater educational opportunities.
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300 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free | Open Culture

This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your computer, smart phone, or Kindle. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. To learn how to download these ebooks to your computer/mobile device, please visit our eBook Primer. http://www.openculture.com/ebook_primer
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Google Books vs Amazon Kindle: Formats, Options, Market, Sharing ...

Google Books vs Amazon Kindle: Formats, Options, Market, Sharing ... | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

David Gilson

http://www.blottr.com/users/davidgilson

First posted: Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 08:40
Last updated: Friday, 23 December, 2011 - 23:25

E-Book lovers now have yet another shop from which to build up their digital library. Google has finally made its Google Books service available to UK users.

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What started out as a book scanning and search system is now a fully fledged online store as part of the Android Market Place. However, the dominant player in this field is Amazon’s Kindle platform. How do the two compare and does Google stand a chance of grabbing market share?

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It has taken Google a long time to get the ball rolling with its Books service due to much legal wrangling over copyright. It invested big in scanning books and performing optical character recognition as part of its Google Books Library project.

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While searching, users can now read excerpts from commercial books within their browser. In some cases the available sections are quite large, but you’ll never know which parts are and aren’t available until you look. When viewing a book at Google’s Book site, there are links to buy the book from online outlets, plus buying in electronic form direct from Google, if possible.

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Amazon recently released a Google Chrome specific Kindle application. However, Google wins the advantage here because its Books website is not browser specific.

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Just as with the Kindle, your place in each book is saved and synchronised across all devices. Google Books has applications available for Apple iOS devices and Android. In fact, the Books application has been in Android devices all year, but has been useless to UK users until now.

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Within the mobile application, you can manage your library, selecting whether to stream books or store them for offline reading; and Android users can select which storage drive to use. The reading interface has a drop-down information panel giving the author, publication date and length of the book; along with a Google Plus button. The latter is clearly favouring Google’s own social network, but in the case of Android books can be shared to any social network via the Share menu.

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Amazon sells e-books in its own proprietary AZW format. However, there has been little reason for customers to decry them for a format lock-in. Besides its own Kindle devices, it has made software clients available for Google Chrome, iOS, Android and even Windows Phone 7. However, faithful Symbian users are still waiting!

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Meanwhile Google uses the open ePub format with Adobe’s eBook DRM. This means that any device compatible with Adobe’s Digital Editions software can load e-books purchased from Google.

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GOOGLE BOOKS: It's time to set your reading free.

http://books.google.de/intl/de/help/ebooks/overview.html
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APP for Google Chrome
http://bit.ly/iscoop20

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WEBREADER:
http://books.google.de/intl/de/help/ebooks/webreader.html

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 APP for iPad
http://books.google.de/intl/de/help/ebooks/ios.html

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Gratis eBooks im deutschen Kindle Store / Free eBooks

Gratis eBooks im deutschen Kindle Store / Free  eBooks | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Kostenlose eBooks gelten als eines der Erfolgsgeheimnisse von Amazons Kindle-Plattform.
Im Kindle Store finden sich nun auch eine ganze Reihe kostenloser eBooks – durchweg hervorragend aufbereitete Public Domain Titel, die vorher zwischen 2,30 US-Dollar und über 10 US-Dollar kosteten. Einige Beispiele ...

 

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http://www.amazon.com/Free-Kindle-eBooks/lm/RX0L6FNHE7544

 

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Kostenlose Klassiker
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http://freekindlebooks.org

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Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org

 

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Best Sites for Free Kindle e-Books

http://www.elegantsimplelife.com/2010/05/best-sites-for-free-e-books-for-kindle

 

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250 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free

http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks

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Browsing Public Domain Books

http://de.feedbooks.com/books/recent

 

 

 

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Educators are natural curators: Scoop.it launches Scoop.it Education with Co-Curation

Educators are natural curators: Scoop.it launches Scoop.it Education with Co-Curation | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

Another very interesting element of feedback we have received was the voices from the education community, expressing their need to make Scoop.it even more helpful in the classroom and beyond. Many teachers and students use Scoop.it to work on a specific research topic and to curate collaboratively, engaging a class to build a tremendous resource together. It is an amazing goal of curation to facilitate a dialogue on both sides of the table. Educators are natural curators and this curation provides a great way to give guidance; reinventing the way you interact with your class.

We’re happy to announce the launch of an Education version for Scoop.it.


So in order to address this, Scoop.it Education will offer initially:

  • All the features of the free version (including the mobile App which will launch on iPhone mid-December: stay tuned for more on that)
  • 20 topics/account
  • 30 co-curators/topic
  • All for just $6.99/month.
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Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed

Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
Stanford's open courses raise questions about true value of elite education | Inside Higher Ed: http://t.co/F7WVOQzu via @AddThis...
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eBooks kostenlos zum Download bei PagePlace. Jetzt eBooks schnell und einfach auf dem iPad, iPhone, Androide ...

eBooks kostenlos zum Download bei PagePlace. Jetzt eBooks schnell und einfach auf dem iPad, iPhone, Androide ... | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
In der Kategorie Kostenlose Bücher finden Sie digitale Bücher (eBooks) zum Download für Ihr iPad, iPhone und Android Endgerät aus PagePlace, dem Online-Kiosk für digitale Bücher, Zeitungen und Magazine...
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Copyright and remix culture: The new Prohibition?

Copyright and remix culture: The new Prohibition? | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

The principle behind copyright has been taking a beating from "remix culture," driven in large part by YouTube and other video sites:
If there’s one concept that has suffered more damage than just about anything else as a result of the web and the ongoing explosion of digital media, it’s copyright: the idea that a content creator should have virtually unlimited control over his or her creation, regardless of what form it takes. As blogger Andy Baio notes in a recent post, the principle behind copyright has been taking a beating from “remix culture,” driven in large part by YouTube and other video sites. Is the rise of the YouTube generation changing the way we think about copyright — and if so, should we let that happen? Do we even have a choice? 

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Curated computing: what's next for devices in a post-iPad world

Curated computing: what's next for devices in a post-iPad world | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

There is something very significant about the iPad beyond how many units it will sell: it's changing how we think about the PC. The iPad creates a use case for a device that doesn't do everything your laptop does, targeted at a consumer that uses devices more for consumption than production. The iPad ushers in a new era of personal computing that we call "Curated Computing"—a mode of computing where choice is constrained to deliver less complex, more relevant experiences. ...

Consider this: consumers can do a wide variety of things with a Windows PC or Mac, like run commands, install robust software, connect easily to external devices, and save files locally. But the iPad does things differently. Its operating system runs more like a jukebox than a desktop, asking consumers to choose (and often pay for) applications from a predetermined set list. Each of these applications is in itself also curated, since the publisher selects content and functionality that's appropriate to the form factor, just as a museum curator selects artwork from a larger collection to exhibit in a particular gallery space.

But why is this new era of Curated Computing so important? After more than two decades of failed experiments with tablet PCs (remember the Dynapad?), consumers finally have a tablet that works—and the iPad works precisely because it's a Curated Computing experience.

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the fiction circus

the fiction circus | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it
I care about literature videos. I care about spoken-word videos made from short stories and poems, sometimes with musical accompaniment, put up on the internet to be Seen and Discussed.

I like literature videos. I like watching them. I like listening to short stories and poems that contain minimal imagery, allowing me to focus on the worlds being created by the words of the artist.

I like videos about literature. I like interviews with authors. I like conversations about books. I like fan fiction. I like book trailers and candid, "at-home" communiques from famous writers. I like documentaries about poets. I like documentaries about famous novels.

Finding these videos on YouTube is difficult. Because there is no category for these videos, you must know exactly what you want before you search for it. Literature is marginalized and belittled on YouTube. It is pushed to the side and made to feel clumsy, irrelevant, and attenuated.

The fortunes of literature on YouTube mirror the fortunes of literature in this country, and in our public schools.

I am not worried about "literature" disappearing. I am, however, worried about a society that seeks to remove poetry and fiction from the banquet of life.

What a shitty society! What a boring place to try and live!
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About : Hugh McGuire; I do bookish R&D on the web ...

About : Hugh McGuire; I do bookish R&D on the web ... | OER Resources: open ebooks & OER resources for open educations & research | Scoop.it

I do bookish R&D on the web. I build webby things, and find out if people like them. I also write and speak often enough about media, publishing, the web, technology, mass collaboration, online community-building, open culture, copyright, in places like Huffington Post, Forbes.com, and O’Reilly Radar. I’m also editing an O’Reilly book about the future of publishing.

If you’d like to get in touch, find out how here, or:


* Ping me on Twitter: @hughmcguire


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