Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'ebooks'

Building a Better Gross Anatomy Dissector with iBooks

Three years ago, medical students from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons approached Gross Anatomy Course Director Professor Paulette Bernd, Ph.D. with an ambitious idea: to create a new dissector for the course. The group ended up creating an innovative ebook from scratch using Apple's iBooks Author.

OpenStax: Disrupting the College Textbook Market with Free Faculty-Authored Textbooks

CCNMTL has been experimenting with various formats of electronic texts since 1999. From Multimedia Study Environments such as Frontiers of Science to iBooks QMSS e-Lessons and the Major Minor training environment, the organization has pushed for the innovative use of...

A First Look at iBooks Author

Apple recently released a new product that is likely to cause ripples in the e-book world. IBooks Author is similar to a page layout application, but can be used to build multi-touch books that include images, videos, and a variety...

NMC Horizon Report 2011

The New Media Consortium has released its 2011 Horizon Report, the eighth in the annual series of reports identifying emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression in higher education. The report is produced...

My Experience with eBooks

The Reader Ecosystem and Digital Rights Management The current crop of digital reader devices share a common set of attributes: most employ a special black-and-white display that offers paper-like readability even in bright light, allow you to read digitally formatted...

Concepts for the Future of the Book

IDEO, the design consultancy, is promoting debate on the future of the book on its website and on the Big Conversations Facebook site. The company just produced a video offering three concepts for e-book designs called Nelson, Coupland and Alice....

BookGlutton eBook Reader

BookGlutton offers a number of interesting options for ebook aficionados. First, it is a self-contained epub format reader for your browser. It offers a simple, clean, and effective online reading option, similar to what you find on an iPhone...

DIY eBooks

More and more people are carrying portable media players or smartphones with them wherever they go. Two-thirds of all undergraduates own (or plan to own within the next twelve months) a Web-enabled device (according to this ECAR report). If you...

eBooks: a Primer

After many years of hype and unfulfilled promise, the market for electronic books and reading devices has recently grown significantly. ...demand continues to increase and the implications are beginning to be felt in several areas. Publishers have made progress in...

Scribd: Publish, Share and Embed Documents

Scribd is an online platform that lets you publish, share and discover documents on the Web. Scribd works like YouTube, but you browse and upload texts instead of videos. Started in 2007, usage has grown dramatically and now it is...

Readability: Making Web Pages Easier to Read

The folks at Arc90 have released a fabulous bookmarklet for those that do a lot of on-screen reading. It is perfect for those that typically use a web page's print version not to print but to remove the clutter that...

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