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Oct 13th, 2010
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Ballroom C
Pacific Time

This session will examine the current trends in textbook technology with respect to delivery platform options (iPad, Kindle, etc.), software format (electronic publication versus PDF), and pedagogical implications. Emerging trends (costs, formats, integration, economic models) within the e-textbook domain will be considered, as will options for content creation by faculty.



David Lewis : Did he say that Apple creating tools to enable instructors to create own etextbooks? #educause10 #e10_sess040

David Lewis: Next 3 years disappointing progress then radical change #e10_sess040 #educause10

I don't understand the SoftChalk shout-out. It's a grossly overpriced clunker taking advantage of an sadly underserved market niche. Definitely not a tool for eTextbooks.

Roger Von Holzen: citing enTourage eDGe #e10_sess040 #educause10. Von Holzen: Still awaiting appropriate technology

Davis Lewis: citing CourseLoad as having negotiated better arrangements than CourseSmart. #e10_sess040 #educause

David Lewis: etextbooks: 41% of students print text and read on paper #e10_sess040 #educause10

David Lewis: students consider eTextbooks are used in a "distracting" environment... tempted to check Facebook #e10_sess040 #educause10

David Lewis: Required = OERs to produce competition for publishers #e10_sess040 #educause10

David Lewis: Required = change model from retail to B2B model, so consumer has more market power #e10_sess040 #educause10

RT @Onkloud9: David Lewis: Required = change model from retail to B2B model, so consumer has more market power #e10_sess040 #educause10

RT @Onkloud9: David Lewis: etextbooks: 41% of students print text and read on paper #e10_sess040 #educause10

PDFs aren't eTextbooks, mostly just digitized books with little value, usability or savings, says Von Holzen #E10_SESS040 #educause

Roger Von Holzen: students still preferred printed textbooks v etexts via notebook PCs . Students don't like PDF #e10_sess040 #educause10

Flatworld Knowledge great concept but why only 29 books? #educause10 #e10_sess040

interested to hear that US Federal Law dictates that a student must know cost of textbooks upon course registration #educause10 #e10_sess040

Jon Rickman: "etextbooks is the last piece of the puzzle to complete the digital learning environment" #E10_SESS040 #educause10

listening to "Dealing with the Changing World of E-Textbooks" #e10_sess040 #educause10 #etextbooks

Jon Rickman: "enthusiasm quickly waned for Sony eReaders due to lack of search and annotation features" #e10_sess040 #educause10

The slides should now be showing up for the online audience.

Attending #educause10 online session on E-books #e10_sess040 via Mediasite, need to learn to maximise Powerpoint slide screen

#E10_SESS040 speak up please

David Lewis: "economic models of the traditional publishers are failing. We need people to experiment" #E10_SESS040

Digital weighs a lot less. What will be the collateral impact on backpacks?


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