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Is the Internet changing the way we learn or simply adapting the same principles to a different learning environment?
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Education Week: Schools Open Doors to New E-Learning Rules

Education Week: Schools Open Doors to New E-Learning Rules | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
This special report examines e-learning around the globe and the virtual education partnerships emerging between schools in the U.S. and those outside its borders.
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edX

edX | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it

My son (from the UK) has just finished an Harvard online course in Computer Science - though not the complete package, it provided a bridge and offered superb content for free. Would he pay for certification - probably...

 

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Apple's ebook 'price fixing' trial set for June 2013

Apple's ebook 'price fixing' trial set for June 2013 | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Apple will go on trial in June 2013 to face allegations that it colluded with major publishers to fix the price of ebooks.
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Publishing industry thrown for a loop by ebooks | BookeReader.net

Publishing industry thrown for a loop by ebooks | BookeReader.net | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it

Around the world ebooks sales begin to overtake revenues from printed editions.

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The Truth About Rapid E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog

The Truth About Rapid E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it

Excellent tips on e-learning design using different approaches to developing engaging content.

 

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Apple, Pearson, and Macmillan Continue to Fight Against eBook Settlement | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Apple, Pearson, and Macmillan Continue to Fight Against eBook Settlement | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Apple, Pearson and Macmillan are fighting tooth and nail to bow down to pressure to settle their price fixing lawsuit raised by the EU and US Justice...
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E-book Sales Doubled in September, Mass Market Tanked

E-book Sales Doubled in September, Mass Market Tanked | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
E-book sales doubled in September, to $80.3 million, at the publishers that report results to the AAP. Sales in the print segments had a mixed performance.

 

What makes these relatively bland figures more fascinating are the comments below.

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The self-epublishing bubble

The self-epublishing bubble | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Ewan Morrison tracks the self-epublishing euphoria of the last five months and argues that we're heading for a painful comedown...

 

This fascinating article postulates the theory that the development of epublishing may mirror the stages of the dot-com bubble and crash. He suggests that the process will follow the  7 stages Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis.

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Apple: iBooks 2 will 'reinvent textbooks'

Apple: iBooks 2 will 'reinvent textbooks' | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Although price is likely to be a barrier, the software will let students watch videos and take notes inside the virtual books...
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Apple - Education - iBooks Textbooks for iPad

Apple - Education - iBooks Textbooks for iPad | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Introducing an entirely new kind of textbook that’s dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. A textbook created with iBooks Author and brought to life by iPad.
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Jonathan Franzen: e-books are damaging society - Telegraph

Jonathan Franzen: e-books are damaging society - Telegraph | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Jonathan Franzen has launched a passionate defence of the printed book,
warning that our desire for the instant gratification of e-books is damaging
for society.
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Richard Baraniuk on open-source learning

Rice University professor Richard Baraniuk explains the vision behind Connexions, his open-source, online education system. It cuts out the textbook, allowing teachers to share and modify course materials freely, anywhere in the world.
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Makosz.org :: Home

Makosz.org :: Home | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Changchun American International School Virtual Worlds - What do we do? Why does it work? How can you learn to do it too?
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More Universities Offer Free Online Courses

More Universities Offer Free Online Courses | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
With universities looking for new funding models - perhaps 'free' is the way to go.
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Beyond The Circuits: A Student’s Experience with 6.002x

Beyond The Circuits: A Student’s Experience with 6.002x | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Reflection by Arthur Amaral Note: Arthur, an 18-year-old Brazilian student, sent us this reflection after taking 6.002x in the spring.
“A course with certification from MIT? Sounds like a...
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How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates » The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates » The Rapid eLearning Blog | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it

Finding free templates for e-learning is becoming easier and more successful.

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The Future of the book « Triple A Learning IB Blogs

The Future of the book « Triple A Learning IB Blogs | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it

International Baccalaureate Blogs... The future of the Book - sharing the experience.

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Scoop.it curation: online learning « Triple A Learning IB Blogs

Scoop.it curation: online learning « Triple A Learning IB Blogs | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
International Baccalaureate Blogs...
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iBooks2: Disruptive Innovation or Power Play?

(edited with a few mentions and updates on Jan 30, 2012)

There's definitely been a lot of talk about the recent iBooks2 kick-off (and iBook Author, and iTunesU...) and I wanted to add my own tak...
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Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students

Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
A year ago, electronic textbook publishers turned down David Johnston's big idea: the first interactive marine science textbook.

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Demand for ebooks in libraries increase - RTÉ News

Demand for ebooks in libraries increase - RTÉ News | The experience of online learning | Scoop.it
Libraries say demand for digital lending has soared since Christmas, with 1,000 ebooks a month being borrowed with the growing popularity of Kindles, EReaders, IPads and Smart phones.
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