RT @jafurtado: 7 Things You Should Know About The Evolution of the Textbook,Posted by Gerry McKiernan /Digital Textbooks http://t.co/n5nLuU61...
Traditionally, the processes of composition and publishing
resulted in books or similar resources, which were typically printed.
Early days of electronic resources tended simply to produce online
versions of those same products. Today, a new breed of rich-media
publishing tools for tablet devices o ers an evolving set of
opportunities both for the creation process and for the kinds of
resources that can be produced. Although these resources can
often “do” much more than what we typically think of as a book,
the label of “book,” if not also the idea, tends to persist—Apple calls
them “multi-touch books,” Inklings refers to them as “smart books,”
and others describe them as “interactive books.” The services and
apps that create these resources o er the ability to generate
content and publish it in a form not available with traditional
textbooks—a form that could include 3D charts and tables,
interactive maps, continual updates, and quizzes with instant
feedback. For the instructor, these tools o er more options for
presenting course materials, including making them interactive. As
a result, students have more ways to immerse themselves in the
content and to interact with others around that content ...
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