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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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South Korea’s surprising stand-down on digital textbooks

South Korea has for years equated the advance of technology with societal progress, including in the area of education. Not now.
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I am sharing this because it talks about a balance that the Korean government is trying to find between leading the way in digital textbooks and paper in a country where 1 in 5 of students between 5 - 9 year old students are addicted to the Internet.

Ken

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Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete

Duncan Calls For Textbooks To Become Obsolete | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

They reference S. Korea a few times. They need to be careful in thinking that what works in one system will work in another.  With that said, I am a fan of the potential of being able to update textbooks much more quickly and customize them for your lessons.  I also like the idea of parents being able to download the same book as the students.

Ken

 

 

WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.

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Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks

Open education, open source, and the dilemma over e-textbooks | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This is a very nice overview of the short history of digital textbooks and the dream of open education.  It starts with information about John Holt and continues through Apple, Samung, etc.  It also talks about the problems of bias.

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Top Tech Trends & People of 2012 (Focus on New Media Communications)

Here is the textbook that I created/curated for teaching my New Media Technology class during the Spring semester of 2012 at Hannam University's Linton Global College. I took great effort to give credit where it is due. I aimed to show my students how they could access enough free info on the web that was of equal or greater value than the wonderful information found in expensive textbooks. Feel free to share and please support the true authors of this book in any way you can (money, likes, blog comments, links, etc.) I am simply the currator of this content.

If you would like a free tablet-friendly PDF file, just email me at kenmorrison30 @ yahoo.com (no spaces)

 

P.S. There are some typos and honest mistakes in this textbook, but I am comfortable sharing it as is. I am excited to redesign it for next semester.

Ken

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ben bernard's comment, January 9, 2013 8:37 PM
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, January 17, 2013 8:23 PM

This is a course created by fellow curator Ken Morrison.  It contains enough information on social media that everyone will find something of interest.  Thanks for sharing, Ken!

Toni Plourde's comment, February 1, 2013 11:47 AM
Thanks for the PDF ! It's great!
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OpenStax College

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Free, open-source, high-quality textbooks for your college course.
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Digital Storytelling - DAOW of storytelling

Digital Storytelling - DAOW of storytelling | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Ken's Key Takeaway:

The best way to help students understand the effects of media is for them to become creators of media.  By seeing how they can shape people's perception of a story, they begin to realize how all consumers of media are vlunerable to the bias of the producers.  This is the heart of media literacy.

 

It provides nice framework and primer for digital storytelling.  The focus is on how to use it in an educational environment.  I believe this could be used as a textbook.

 

 

 

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An exhaustive study of technology's effect on universities 201

An exhaustive study of technology's effect on universities 201 | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

 

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Faculty has mixed reviews on interacting with students online outside of LMS.  Social Media is attributed to higher levels of productivity, creativity, and stress.

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Teacher fired for not helping school steal from students

Teacher fired for not helping school steal from students | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

I value textbooks.  I still have some of mine from my college days.

 

An art/media teacher from the USA got fired for not 'buying in to' the school's for profit policy partnership to sell/rent online digital books to students.  They are expensive, not needed (in his class) and they 'expire' so the students can not keep them as a resource.  I am happy that the web and his students is coming to his defense.  I hope that he gets another job soon where he feels valued.  Unfortunately, he may have to move or make a long commute to find a new job.  not fair!  How do you feel?

 

Ken

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Where Students Read Textbooks FREE | Flat World Knowledge | Flat World Knowledge

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Educational Institutions: The Next Technological Battleground?

Educational Institutions: The Next Technological Battleground? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
The advancement of technology has immensely impacted and revamping the Education Industry...
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