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A project using e-readers in Africa

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Trucano, M. (2012) An update on the use of e-readers in Africa EduTech, March 16 Michael Trucano's excellent World Bank blog here reports on the use...

South Koreans extensive users of e-learning

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  Sang Yoon Shin (2011) Smart Education in Korea: South Korea’s Making the Switch to Digital Textbooks Advanced Technology Korea, October 10 Anon (2012) Over half South...

Can education afford the iPad?

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 Extract: Click on the graphic to see the full graphic Onlineteachingdegree.com has produced another interesting graphic comparing the costs of iPads to textbooks. It argues...

Rice University develops free online physics textbooks

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Smith, M. (2010) Why Pay for Intro Textbooks? Inside Higher Education, February 7 Rice University, using the Connexions platform, is offering online Introductory Physics textbooks...

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

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  © 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

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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

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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?

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© 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

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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

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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...