iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning
MARCH 25, 2010
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.
OCTOBER 1, 2012
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.
Control your dreams (ebook)
DECEMBER 30, 2011
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!
Explore your blind spot (free ebook)
DECEMBER 12, 2011
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.
The enormous opportunity for writers and readers in an ebook world
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
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.
12% have borrowed an ebook from their library, but most don’t know they can
JUNE 22, 2012
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.
25 Interactions for eLearning - Free eBook
SEPTEMBER 7, 2007
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.
eBook on eGov
NOVEMBER 24, 2009
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
JUNE 6, 2010
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
APRIL 20, 2009
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.
finding perpetual beta
DECEMBER 15, 2014
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.
eBooks and Books Online
Stephen Downes: Half an Hour
JUNE 27, 2007
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
FEBRUARY 26, 2008
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
FEBRUARY 29, 2012
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.
Seeking perpetual Beta
APRIL 14, 2014
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).
Coming September 27, An Addendum to The Purpose Effect
SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
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.
books in perpetual beta
DECEMBER 1, 2014
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.
Ten Years, Ten Thoughts
APRIL 16, 2014
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.
Six roles of network management
JANUARY 19, 2014
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?
the FLAT ARMY cheat sheet
APRIL 8, 2013
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
AUGUST 11, 2011
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.
We are the media, now what?
DECEMBER 8, 2014
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.
Organize for Complexity
MAY 1, 2014
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.”
SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
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.
Race Against…: The Dead Tree Version
JANUARY 25, 2012
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).
"Ebooks: The sceptics" (Guardian UK) What a load of crap!
JULY 28, 2008
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.
Our future depends on the humanization of work
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
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.
The Kindle - Prepping the Ground for eBook advances
MARCH 27, 2008
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.
My Guides to using social media
MARCH 3, 2011
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
Among the Techonomists
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
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.”
New E-Book: Measurement 101 for Nonprofits by KD Paine @queenofmetrics
JANUARY 22, 2016
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!
Has HarperCollins lost its mind or its soul?
FEBRUARY 26, 2011
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.
Changing the world of work
FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Change Agents Worldwide has just released its first ebook featuring 21 views on the future of work. I have captured some of the highlights and set them in a flow to tell a part of the story, but you will want to read them all.
MARCH 10, 2015
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.
Anatomy Of An Idea
Steven Berlin Johnson
DECEMBER 14, 2011
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.
JULY 27, 2016
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.
Inkling for iPad: eTextbook Reading Done Right
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Tags: Experience Design iPad apple ebook inkling reading
Leadership for the Network Era
DECEMBER 29, 2014
— You can support my writing by purchasing my latest ebook: finding perpetual beta. Power and Leadership. The TIMN [Tribes + Institutions + Markets + Networks] model shows how society grew from a collection of tribes, added institutions, and later developed markets.
New Book "Smart Boys, Bad Grades" Premieres
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
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
APRIL 20, 2011
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.