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10 Reasons Why Students Aren't Using eTextbooks

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Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.


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Audrey's curator insight, October 18, 2014 7:49 AM

It is  much easier to access paper material or material that you can create yourself without the complications of machine equipment, which can be inaccessible. 

 

An important part of learning and using your brain is the ability to be flexible. It will take time to make e text books flexible enough for young people to use them creatively.

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Randy D. Nichols's curator insight, October 23, 2014 5:08 PM

Ah.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

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The New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with the support of HP, produced the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition. This fifth edition in the annual K-12 series of the NMC Horizon Project examines emerging technologies for their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry within the environment of pre-college education. Six emerging technologies are identified across three adoption horizons over the next one to five years, as well as key trends and challenges expected to continue over the same period, giving educators, school administrators, and practitioners a valuable guide for strategic technology planning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:17 PM

Here you can find links to download the complete report or a short summary (both PDF). It's well worth reading and highlights some interesting technologies including augmented reality and wearable technologies.

 

Helen Rowling's curator insight, September 28, 2013 6:41 PM

Explore the links...

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How Computer Technology Will Transform Schools Of The Future

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Nearly every other industry has been changed beyond recognition by the invention of computers. Why not education, arguably one of the industries with the most to gain?


The answer is probably some combination of rank incompetence, institutional conservatism, and perverse incentives.


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 26, 2014 7:51 PM
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A very technology orientated view, but well worth a read.

 

I would add to what Nik says. It's more than a tech view, it's quite dismissive of the role of the teacher. For example: "That one headset and computer could replace traditional textbooks, teacher time, educational props, and field trips, which cost far more than a VR headset."


I love, love, love technology and fun new toys, but I suspect it's going to be a loooong time before we can replace all of the above with one VR headset. When it comes to spending money on technology in education, we must be quite strategic. We can all cite examples where the technology was provided without training, so the new computers/laptops/tablets sat in the school unused. I suspect giving everyone a VR headset would fall into this same category unless it was carefully planned and implemented to support curriculum. 


I would, however, love to be the first person who gets to stand on the surface of Mars! 

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 29, 2014 12:21 PM

Moving toward the age of "learning" abundance despite the opposition inevitable.....

Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 30, 2014 7:46 AM

Μία αρκετά τεχνολογική προσέγγιση που αξίζει να διαβαστεί

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NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition | The New Media Consortium | CALL tools | Scoop.it

"The subject matter in this report was identified through a qualitative research process designed and conducted by the NMC that engages an international body of experts in education, technology, business, and other fields around a set of research questions designed to surface significant trends and challenges and to identify emerging technologies with a strong likelihood of adoption in higher education. The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Higher Education Edition details the areas in which these experts were in strong agreement.

 

'Campus leaders and practitioners across the world use the report as a springboard for discussion around significant trends and challenges,' says Larry Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of the NMC. 'The biggest trend identified by the advisory this year reflects the increasing adoption of openness on and beyond campuses, be it in the form of open content or easy access to data. This transition is promising, but there is now a major need for content curation.'"


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excellent readings for my CALL course

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 4, 2013 1:49 PM

We eagerly await each year's version of this great report. Haven't read this year's yet, but it's high on our list. What do you think of the 12 emerging technologies?

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