Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Electronic Reading Devices Transforming the Concept of a Book

From the July 18, 2010 L.A. Times article, learn how "digital tools advance beyond screens that talk and play videos, connecting readers to authors and online fan communities."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

iPad Goes to College this Fall

An exerpt from Chris Foresman, ArsTechnica
"[Oklahoma State U]niversity has already identified one class where the textbook in ePub format costs $100 less than the dead-tree version. With a typical class load of five courses, it could be possible to completely offset the cost of a device like an iPad in textbook savings alone. (At least, this is true if you're comparing the iPad against a stack of brand new textbooks; the savings may disappear if used books are brought into the comparison.)

"The Illinois Institute of Technology has even more ambitious plans to integrate iPads into academics. A technology initiative will give all incoming freshman undergraduates -- about 550 students -- an iPad to use as a technological enhancement to the curriculum. Because all freshman are required to take several introductory courses, such as 'Introduction to the Professions,' software, e-texts, and other resources will be uniform for those courses." -- Posted by Prof. Harry