Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Apple makes iBooks 2 and cheap textbooks available – but is this a good...

  © MacWorld 2012 Apple today announced a new strategy for its educational market:  iBooks 2, a new, upgraded version of its iBook application,  featuring iBooks textbooks....

The textbook of tomorrow

This very interesting graphic has been created by onlineeducation.net (and thanks Peter Kim for permission to re-use it here) I would add one other functionality,...

Removing barriers to e-textbooks

Graydon, B., Urbach-Buholz, B., and Kohen, C. (2011) A Study of Four textbook Distribution Models Educause Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4 Textbooks are a major...

e-learning outlook for 2012: will it be a rough ride?

© Firehorse Blog, 2012 Another year, and online learning, e-learning, learning technologies, educational technologies, digital learning, or whatever you call it or them, will continue...

Big developments in e-books

Eisenberg, A. (2011) Making Science leap from the Page, New York Times, December 17 At last: an e-book designed to exploit digitality! This is a...

Student resistance to e-books

Watters, A. (2011) Why aren't students using e-books? Mindshift, Nov 7 Some speculation on reasons why students aren't using e-books following a survey by the...

Preliminary results for the Campus Computing project survey

Green, K. (2011) Campus Computing 2011: Big Gains in Going Mobile Campus Computing Project, October 20 The preliminary results for the 2011Campus Computing Project survey shows...

Is the iPad the future of text books?

Aspey, S. (2011) Pearson and the Eminata Group Launch North America’s Largest iPad-Based eTextbooks Initiative for Postsecondary Institutions PRWeb, August 29 This announcement about a partnership...

California State System’s experience with e-books

Roscoria, T. (2011) CSU System Shares e-Book Pilot Results Converge March 14 This reports on a large pilot with nearly 4,000 students across seven different...

Kindle vs iPad: the Reed College comparison

Marmarelli, T. and Ringle, M. (2011) The Reed College iPad study Portland OR: Reed College Marmarelli, T. and Ringle, M. (2009) The Reed College Kindle...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.