The ELI is researching a 7 Things issue on new models for the book and book-like publications for use in courses. We’re not sure this new kind of book publication has a name as yet; Apple seems to call them “multi-touch books”, Inkling calls them Smartbooks. They are book-like publications that can include a large percentage of interactive media and social media.
Question: are you -- or is anyone at your institution -- working with tools such as
Apple’s iBook Author tool
Digital Magazine Software http://www.3dissue.com/index.html
or tools like them to prepare book-like content or course material collections? Are there other tools you are using to produce content such as this?
Please respond directly to me and I will summarize for the list.
Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
IM: fnchron (AIM)
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