iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning

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Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins.

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Beyond eBooks

Clark Quinn

Because, frankly, the ebook formats are still too limited. We can now embed the digital media within ebooks. Why ebooks, not on the web? However, we can’t quite do what I want with ebooks. The ebook standards don’t yet support it, though they could. Wrapping a dialog capability around the ebook, which is another interesting opportunity, only adds to the learning opportunity.

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Trending Sources

Control your dreams (ebook)

Mind Hacks

Anyone can learn to have lucid dreams, and this ebook tells you how. The ebook is written as a sort of travel guide, telling you what you need to take on your journey and what to expect when you start to lucid dream. “Control your dreams” is my second self-published ebook. Lucid dreams are those dreams where you become aware you are dreaming, and can even begin to control the reality of the dream. Adventure, problem-solving and consequence-free indulgence await!

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Explore your blind spot (free ebook)

Mind Hacks

I’ve written an ebook called ‘Explore your blind spot’ It’s about, er, exploring your blind spot! In the ebook I talk about how it provides a great example of the way consciousness is constructed despite ‘missing’ information. Like the ebook subtitle says, the blind spot gives us an insight into the mind hides its own tracks. The ebook is available in all major formats here and is creative commons licensed.

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The enormous opportunity for writers and readers in an ebook world

Ross Dawson

Last Friday I was interviewed on ABC’s News Exchange program about ebooks and their impact. The ebook segment is around 13:30 – 17:15. Over 170 authors have sold over 50,000 copies of their ebooks. Ebooks are a model for creative democratization.

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12% have borrowed an ebook from their library, but most don’t know they can

David Weinberger

A new report from Pew Internet says that most Americans don’t know that they can borrow e-books from their local public libraries, while 12% of e-book readers (16 years and older) have borrowed an e-book from their local public library. More than 75% of local public libraries in the US do lend out e-books.). Those who do borrow e-books think the selection is quite good: 16% excellent, 18% very good, and 32% good.

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25 Interactions for eLearning - Free eBook

Tony Karrer

BJ Schone has published a nice little eBook and has an associated blog that provides some interactions that can be used in eLearning that will make the learning more fun and engaging.

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eBook on eGov

David Weinberger

You can download a free PDF of a new anthology about egovernment, called State of the eUnion, edited by John Gotze. I haven’t read it, but there are some excellent contributors. Disclosure: I’m one of the not-so-excellent contributors

The Environment and eBook Readers

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of more concern are the materials used to create ebooks, and in particular, the minerals and the energy. And while some of these materials are "exotic metals from oppressed and war-torn countries" the problem here is not the ebook readers themselves but rather the conditions under which we extract the materials. In fact, very little of the electricity used to produce ebook readers comes from fossil fuel sources. Finally, let's consider the economics of ebook readers. "An

eBooks in the WSJ

Steven Berlin Johnson

The folks at the Wall Street Journal very nicely asked me to write a cover story for their Journal Report on technology, which is on the stands today. The piece is here online, but if you get a chance, check in out in print (ironic, I know.) They dedicated the whole front page of the section to the story, which is really cool to see. It's also teased above the masthead on the front page.) There are about a dozen different predictions running through the piece, some of the positive, some negative.

eBooks and Books Online

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Responding to Richard Nantel : Just to respond to the comments, I think there is a very big difference between eBooks and books that are online. What we are seeing online is not an increase in the popularity of eBooks per se. Most books that are online are plain text (as in the Gutenberg collection) or RTF (as are most of the Burgomeister books). These are, of course, free and open access books (whether legal or not). What these types of books manifestly don't need is a 'reader'.

Free eBook - Visualizing Information

Tony Karrer

Found via Nancy White - Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design from the Tactical Technology Collective - a free, beautiful overview book around visual information design

Apple blocking books that link to Amazon

David Weinberger

Apple, apparently, won’t carry an ebook that contains a link to buy a hardcover book from Amazon. Second, the vertical integration of this market — the dominate sellers of ebook hardware are also the dominant sellers of ebooks — imposes a similar cultural obligation.

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finding perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

My second ebook, finding perpetual beta , is now available. The ebook is available for $24. This ebook contains a series of reflections on the themes originally presented in seeking perpetual beta , published in April, 2014.

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Seeking perpetual Beta

Harold Jarche

ebook. After 10 years of blogging here, I have compiled my best posts into an ebook. This ebook is the result of a decade of seeking, sense-making, and sharing knowledge on the Web. The ebook can be purchased for $25 (13% HST incl for Canadian purchasers).

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Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect

Dan Pontefract

You can order it as an eBook via the regular channels including Amazon , Chapters-Indigo , Barnes & Noble , and Kobo. The Rise, Fall and Rise of Purpose by Dan Pontefract. Not everything can fit into a book.

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books in perpetual beta

Harold Jarche

This new ebook is part of the continuing journey to understand how individuals and organizations can manage fundamental changes in networked society, business, and education. — I am starting to plan for the third ebook in this series. Finding Perpetual Beta is now in production.

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Ten Years, Ten Thoughts

Harold Jarche

In compiling my ebook, Seeking perpetual beta: a guidebook for the network era , I tried to cover all the posts that resonated with readers, clients, and colleagues over a decade.

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the FLAT ARMY cheat sheet

Dan Pontefract

hardcover and ebook versions). Are you looking for a little insight into the 90,000 word version of my new book Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization ? Perhaps a ‘ try before you buy’ approach? Fair enough. Let me do my best and help you out in 559 words.

Findings Is Hiring

Steven Berlin Johnson

If you're interested in the future of text, social reading, ebooks, and serendipitous discovery, this is a great project to get involved with, working in a dynamic and fun office with the rest of the Betaworks crew in Manhattan.

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Book notice

David Weinberger

As Publishers Weekly puts it, in June ebooks jumped while print plunged: $80.2MM e-books. 84.9MM hardcover. 48.4MM trade paperback. 47.4MM mass-market paperback. Adult paperbacks were down 64% in that month. Discussion at Reddit.

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"Ebooks: The sceptics" (Guardian UK) What a load of crap!

Mark Oehlert

So I guess the Guardian (UK) went out and asked some authors how they felt about eBooks. Finally, one is actually " horrified by the idea of ebooks" and that she loves the "feel and production of books, and I covet them as possessions.". One author laments not being able to spy out what people are reading on the train.

Race Against…: The Dead Tree Version

Andy McAfee

It’s more expensive than the ebook ($14.99 It’s an ideal complement to the ebook, and it also stands on its own. Just a quick note that our book Race Against the Machine is now available in paperback from Amazon and CreateSpace (a print-on-demand company).

Our future depends on the humanization of work

Ross Dawson

In the ebook Race Against the Machine , authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee , both of MIT, describe the challenge of the inexorable rise of machines in the workplace, concluding with a rather gloomy view of our ability to respond.

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The Kindle - Prepping the Ground for eBook advances

Mark Oehlert

Love it or hate it - the Kindle is acting a bit like a bow wave on the e-book front. This post from Crave lays out some of the specs of a new. reader from Netronix.

Among the Techonomists

Andy McAfee

In his 2010 ebook The Great Stagnation Cowen argued that it’s not. In our 2011 ebook Race Against the Machine we argue that it is — that technological innovation is going great guns at present — and that our labor force woes are due primarily to tech progress, not stagnation. I’m headed today to Techonomy , which bills itself as “not a tech conference. It’s a conference about how tech is changing everything else.”

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Six roles of network management

Harold Jarche

As a result, work gets done very quickly, such as our first ebook , that would have taken months to complete by a central marketing department. If helping the network make better decisions is a primary role of management in the emerging economy, how does one get there?

New E-Book: Measurement 101 for Nonprofits by KD Paine @queenofmetrics

Beth Kanter

Part 1: Why Every Nonprofit Needs This eBook Now. I learned about measurement from Katie Delahaye Paine, who is the leading expert in measuring communications strategies. Why else would everyone call her The Queen of Metrics!

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Has HarperCollins lost its mind or its soul?

David Weinberger

I understand publishers’ desire to limit ebook access so that selling one copy doesn’t serve the needs of the entire world. HarperCollins has changed its agreement with the main distributor of e-books to libraries: e-books will now become inaccessible after 26 checkouts. But think about what this particular DRM bomb does to libraries, one of the longest continuous institutions of civilization.

We are the media, now what?

Harold Jarche

I recently rewrote and reposted that conclusion, as it is the starting point for my next ebook, finding perpetual beta , which will be out this month.

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Project Aha!

Jay Cross

I plan to write an eBook on learning for learners. is a set of practices I’m developing to help pull-workers learn to learn. I’m investigating what it takes for a learner to become self-sufficient, to both learn and design learning experiences. I’d like to make that easier.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

Neils Pflaeging read my ebook Seeking perpetual beta and said that “after reading the book one yearns for more from you about the right learning architecture, about how to develop organizations applying this thinking, about how to build learning programs and infrastructure.”

Anatomy Of An Idea

Steven Berlin Johnson

Findings lets you organize important quotations from eBooks or the Web, but it also allows you to follow other users' quotations. (My Finally, this simple, but amazing fact: almost none of this--Twitter, blogs, PDFs, eBooks, Google, Findings--would have been intelligible to a writer fifteen years ago People often ask me about my research techniques.

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Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right

Adaptive Path

Tags: Experience Design iPad apple ebook inkling reading

Serious Comics

Clark Quinn

And this is very doable in ebook formats, even if the ‘game’ is just a mini-scenario or several, but with HTML 5 embedded you could do more. I attended ComicCon again this year, and addition to the wild costumes, crowded exhibit hall, and over-priced food, there are a series of sessions. They cover television, movies, and print in a wide variety of markets.

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My Guides to using social media

Jane Hart

For those of you who have been waiting for the eBook version of my Social Learning Handbook, you will be pleased to note that it is now available. This book is intended for Workplace Learning Professionals and in Part 1 considers the emergence of social media, its impact on workplace learning, the range of [.]. Books Facebook Twitter

New Book "Smart Boys, Bad Grades" Premieres

Nine Shift

Last week Julie and I premiered our new eBook, "Smart Boys, Bad Grades," at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York City. You can get the new eBook in one of two ways on our new web site ParentsofBoys.org You can purchase it for $4.95 OR you can join our citizens group Parents of Boys (no cost to join) and get the eBook FREE. Thanks to provost Peter Barna for graciously hosting the event. .

New Horizon Report: Alan Levine – Mindmap

Clark Quinn

For the near term (< 1 year), he identified the two major technologies as ebooks and mobile devices (with a shoutout for my book : very kind). This evening I had the delight to hear Alan Levine present the New Media Consortium’s New Horizon Report for 2011 to the ASTD Mt.

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How to autograph an e-book

David Weinberger

So, here’s a proposal for the Kindle, the Nook, and for any other DRM-ed ebook reader: Allow us to embed one and only one photo into our copy of an ebook. I went to see To Be Takei last night, and George himself was there for an interview afterwards. It occurred to me that I’d like him to autograph his book Oh Myyy , but I only have a copy on my Kindle.

DIY Learning

Jay Cross

The first deliverable will be an inexpensive book, probably both an ebook (cheap and easy to distribute) and a paperback (works better for checklists and highlighting). I’m writing a book on learning for oneself, without training.

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