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7 Things You Should Know About E-Books
November 15, 2006

E-books offer new ways for readers to interact with content. An e-book that abandons the notion of reading from front to back, for example, encourages readers to take an active, self-directed rol…

7 Things You Should Know About Lulu
January 22, 2008

Lulu is a web-based self-publishing service, providing online access to the tools an individual needs to design, publish, and print original material, including books, brochures, reports, calend…

7 Things You Should Know About Open Educational Resources
May 27, 2010

Open educational resources (OER) are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. The term can include textbooks, course readings, and other …

7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Digital Magazines
July 12, 2011

Applications like Flipboard, Zite, RSS5000, and Taptu aggregate content from personal social media networks and other sources, presenting the information in a snappy magazine-style format c…

7 Things You Should Know About QR Codes
February 13, 2009

QR codes are two-dimensional bar codes that can contain any alphanumeric text and that often feature URLs that direct users to sites where they can learn about an object or place (a practice know…

7 Things You Should Know About Web Syndication
April 4, 2014

For print and broadcast media, syndication is the process by which content from a single source is distributed in multiple other venues. Web syndication applies the principles of discovery and …

Assessing the Impact and Efficacy of the Open-Access ChemWiki Textbook Project
January 27, 2015

Rapidly rising costs, including the cost of textbooks, impede access to higher education for many students, particularly among underserved and at-risk populations. The STEMWiki Hyperlibrary w…

Getting Past Google: Perspectives on Information Literacy from the Millennial Mind
January 1, 2006

Many students may have only limited knowledge about how to effectively evaluate online resources and use them appropriately. This student perspective on information literacy uses anecdotes, perso…

How Choice, Co-Creation, and Culture Are Changing What It Means to Be Net Savvy
January 1, 2006

The Web—and how we interact with it—has become part of our culture. The Internet is now the information universe, and we expect instant access. Content is created and co-created by amateurs a…

Leading E-Text and E-Content Initiatives
August 22, 2013

Many higher education institutions are considering whether to move from traditional textbooks to e-textbooks . The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Leadership Seminar, hosted at the 2013 ELI Annua…