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E-books surge as devices multiply —  but print holds fast - NBC News.com

E-books surge as devices multiply —  but print holds fast - NBC News.com | Litteris | Scoop.it
E-books are more popular than ever, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center — but print books still reign supreme, even among...

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Love your e-reader? Good: You're not a book snob

Love your e-reader? Good: You're not a book snob | Litteris | Scoop.it
I came across a pretty funny article recently on The Telegraph: "Why book snobs are worse than Kindle fans." It's a rather sarcastic and abrasive piece, so prepare yourself now. The article (which ...

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Textbook publishers revamp ebooks to fight used market

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(Reuters) - A booming market in recent years for selling and renting used college textbooks has saved students across the United States a ton of cash.But it has put textbook publishers in a bind.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:10 PM

Info to rent ... not buy.

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Livros físicos ou Livros digitais? | Digital Re...

Livros físicos ou Livros digitais? | Digital Re... | Litteris | Scoop.it
Livros físicos ou livros digitais? Muitas vezes fico dividida entre qual das duas opções é a mais atraente para os leitores. Bem, o livro continua sendo livro, mesmo estando em um leitor digital.
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Ebook ainda é clone do livro impresso

Ebook ainda é clone do livro impresso | Litteris | Scoop.it

Por que continuar fazendo ebooks com o mesmo formato dos livros impressos? Essa é a pergunta que ‘martela’ as inúmeras mentes digitais que circulam por ai. O ebook é um novo meio que está em fase de crescimento e nunca irá substituir os livros impressos. Mas, será que precisa? Comparar os livros impressos com os digitais é como comparar relógios mecânicos com relógios digitais, ou carros manuais com carros automáticos.

O problema com os ebooks atuais é a falta de experiência do usuário com a inovação. Como os primeiros programas de TV que exibia gravações granuladas de espetáculos de teatros, os livros digitais tentam ser um ‘clone’ dos livros reais com page-turns e efeitos sonoros, mas essas interações não satisfazem um verdadeiro bibliófilo.


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TidBITS: Living through the Evolution of Etextbooks

"Now that I’m finishing up college and have some broad experience using etextbooks, I can confidently say that I prefer them over physical textbooks. They aren’t even close to being perfect, but since they are digital, they can at least be iterated upon and improved, hopefully quickly."


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Miriam Schcolnik's curator insight, April 12, 2013 7:22 AM

A very interesting article written by a student featuring her insights on etextbooks, their advantages and disadvantages from the point of view of a user with considerable experience.

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Reading with iPads – the differenc makes a difference


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Darren Smith's curator insight, April 4, 2013 3:50 PM

The impact for Boy's Literacy is important.

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:38 AM

In my view this really is the future and is worth investing your time in it.

Manal Karnib's curator insight, April 22, 2013 3:41 AM

 iPads are an effective tool used within classrooms as it keeps students engaged with their work. Walsh (2009) discusses the affect technology is having on society as well as in the classrooms. As students are now given the opportunity to read electronically, allowing students to visually and interactively view novels through technological advancements such as iPad’s, enhances ones understanding of specific issues as it allows information to be read, listened to and comprehended in an interesting manner. Nonetheless the use of technology in the classroom does not come without opportunities as well as challenges for the teachers who use them to support learning. The main aim of the research project throughout this source was to see the effect iPads as an eBook has on students and if it has any impact on their learning. Results showed that although the students participating in the study reported an increase in engagement when using the iPad, there was not a corresponding rise in achievement. It was also seen that at times it served as a distracter and it also frustrated attempts to engage the students in “offline” discussion, suggesting there are strong implications for pedagogy. This source allows teachers to be prepared for any problems they may encounter when using iPads in the classroom as well as being able to relate to the other teachers that had mixed feelings.

 

Teaching strategies that can be implemented in the classroom with the use of iPads include having students use a range of applications that the teacher can download relating to any topic. For example when teaching Maths the teacher can resort to the range of application that teach students how to add and subtract in an engaging manner. Students can also use their iPads as an eBook and read and write about a range of books. This will ensure that all students are engaged and interacting with their work. Following on, as a form of assessment, the students can then read and write about the same book without the use of technology and have students discuss their experience with the rest of the class. Observing and recording how students respond is also an effective tool when assessing students.

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Universitários resistem à adoção de eBooks | Revolucaoebook.com.br - notícias e opiniões sobre ebooks, livrarias e o mercado do ebook

Universitários resistem à adoção de eBooks | Revolucaoebook.com.br - notícias e opiniões sobre ebooks, livrarias e o mercado do ebook | Litteris | Scoop.it
Para se firmar como um meio alternativo de acesso á leitura, o livro digital terá que conquistar um público em especial: os estudantes universitários, que 
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9 Reasons eBooks Are Better (Than Tree-Books) EP1

http://www.marcusgibson.co Ebooks are more convenient than paperbacks, faster to market, cheaper, better for the environment, and better for the authors, and...

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Why Printed Books Will Never Die

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E-books are slowly subsuming the printed format as the preferred vehicle for reading. But is it an either/or question, or can the two mediums exist in harmony?

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IBooks Author's curator insight, January 17, 2013 6:53 AM

Again, the old radio vs television argument probably holds true here.  The reality is, there will be fewer books printed than in the past and there will be more book titles available than were ever in the past.

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A Future for Print in the Digital Age?

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So here’s the question: Is it possible to have the best of both worlds? Can publishers, in other words, continue to make a full move towards digital publishing while also catering to print readers? In this article, I argue that print on demand (POD) can help publishers fulfill these multiple consumer touch points, as well as lead to a host of new business opportunities in the industry.


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Digital Gloss's curator insight, January 12, 2013 9:43 PM

Ms. Quintanilla believes that print can co-exist with digital publishing (which is more often the mainstream opinion these days -- instead of the argument that print is dead), and she sees print on demand in particular as a more environmentally friendly option that is also better for niche markets.

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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

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The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.

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The Coming E-Publishing Revolution in Higher Education -

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By Dr. Frank Lowney Editor's note: Those of you who read TeleRead regularly are probably well aware of the fact that Dr. Frank Lowney has been a staple

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How Do You Prefer to Read Your Books?

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Reading books on a device like a tablet or dedicated e-reader has some advantages. You can carry your whole library around with you, download new books instantly, and more. Still, many people prefer the experience of a good, old-fashioned paper book.
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Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind

Out of Print, Maybe, but Not Out of Mind | Litteris | Scoop.it
Some features of physical books may be getting a second life online, but efforts to completely reimagine the core experience of the book have yet to catch on.

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El e-reader no convence a los niños

El e-reader no convence a los niños | Litteris | Scoop.it
La tecnología les atrae y se mueven como pez en el agua entre pantallas, pero cuando se acuestan a leer por las noches cogen un libro de ocio impreso

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Lia Goren's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:51 AM

"A juicio del coordinador de Territorio Ebook, «no hay aparato que sustituya el libro ilustrado para estas edades, ni tampoco a un cómic o una novela gráfica»."

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EUA: alunos de escolas públicas recebem iPads de graça

EUA: alunos de escolas públicas recebem iPads de graça | Litteris | Scoop.it
O Departamento de Educação de Los Angeles acaba de dar um passo inovador naquele que é o segundo maior distrito escolar dos Estados Unidos ao decidir substituir os livros...
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Ereader Tool for Schools | Gobstopper

Ereader Tool for Schools | Gobstopper | Litteris | Scoop.it
Gobstopper is an ereader tool for schools that allows humanities teachers to put questions, quizzes, and video directly into the ereader text.

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Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books?

Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books? | Litteris | Scoop.it
All the things that made the internet culture grow – memes, viral content, instant sharing – can be leveraged by writers of ebooks. Authors, no longer dependent on publishers, are afforded previously unheard of flexibility with ...

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Students Still Not Taking to E-Textbooks, New Data Show | Digital Book World

Students Still Not Taking to E-Textbooks, New Data Show | Digital Book World | Litteris | Scoop.it
Despite the benefits of lower costs, lighter backpacks, added features and convenience, students just aren't taking to e-textbooks, a new study shows

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Kno Advance, transformando libros estáticos en ebooks interactivos

Kno Advance, transformando libros estáticos en ebooks interactivos | Litteris | Scoop.it

Hace ya mucho tiempo que os presentamos Kno, la plataforma que prometía revolucionar el mundo de los libros de texto y que ha demostrado que puede ofrecer mucho al mundo académico.


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evangelina chavez's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:53 PM

Una de sus principales actividades es la de alterar libros de distintas áreas para incluir enlaces ofreciendo contenido multimedia en algunas secciones, tarea que realizan internamente con una herramienta que ahora muestran al público con el nombre kno advance.

Las editoriales que así lo deseen podrán subir sus libros y usar esta nueva plataforma para incluir vídeos, simulaciones, enlaces, ventanas emergentes con información adicional, archivos de audio, objetos en 3D y muchos otros componentes que los lectores podrán ejecutar durante la lectura del material.

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Por qué los libros en papel nunca morirán

Por qué los libros en papel nunca morirán | Litteris | Scoop.it
dosdoce El blog Comunicación Cultural quiere ser un punto de encuentro entre personas interesadas en el mundo de la comunicación y en el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en el sector cultural.

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Sandra V. Barbosa's curator insight, January 23, 2013 7:26 PM

A discussão sobre  livros de papel e digital está sempre presente.

Às vezes, com artigos de maior projeções e audiência. 

Catone inclui análises de vários artigos (ver links no artigo apontadas) que recentemente tiveram alguma influência sobre ebooks vs livros.Partindo de uma perspectiva que o ebook não é superior, mas apenas diferente, que oferece outras experiências. 

 

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Children still prefer reading physical books, finds Scholastic | The Bookseller

Children still prefer reading physical books, finds Scholastic | The Bookseller | Litteris | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City

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Will Gutenberg laugh last?

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It has been taken on faith by many, including your benighted scribe, that the future of book publishing is digital, that the e-book will displace the printed codex as the dominant form of the domin...

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La crisis paraliza el salto digital del libro de texto  - MIT Technology Review

La crisis paraliza el salto digital del libro de texto  - MIT Technology Review | Litteris | Scoop.it
Las posibilidades que ofrecen las TIC cuestionan la necesidad de seguir usando libros de texto de papel, pero el parón de la inversión en equipamiento para las aulas frena la demanda de alternativas digitales.

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Soledad Vicente's curator insight, January 7, 2013 10:56 AM

Un salto que hay que dar

juandoming's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:40 AM

“un buen libro de texto digital siempre será mucho mejor que un buen libro de texto en papel”, pero para aprovecharlo es imprescindible que el estudiante tenga a su servicio un dispositivo, algo que no siempre está garantizado.

Idees's curator insight, January 9, 2013 1:30 AM

“un buen libro de texto digital siempre será mucho mejor que un buen libro de texto en papel”, pero para aprovecharlo es imprescindible que el estudiante tenga a su servicio un dispositivo, algo que no siempre está garantizado.