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Mathieu Plourde

Made with Creative Commons - Creative Commons - 0 views

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    "A guide to sharing your knowledge and creativity with the world, and sustaining your operation while you do."
Mathieu Plourde

unglue.it - Support Free eBooks - 0 views

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    "unglue (v. t.) 6. To reward authors and publishers for sharing books with the world."
Mathieu Plourde

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge - 1 views

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    "Connectivism and Connective Knowledge Essays on meaning and learning networks May 19, 2012. Connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. The bulk of this work is devoted to tracing the implications of this thesis in learning. Yes, this could have been a shorter book - and perhaps one day I'll author a volume without the redundancies, false starts, detours and asides, and other miscellany. Such a volume would be sterile, however, and it feels more true to the actual enquiry to stay true to the original blog posts, essays and presentations that constitute this work."
Mathieu Plourde

Read a 300-page book in 90 minutes with this app - 1 views

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    "As online content continues to be increasingly consumed through mobile platforms, it's no wonder we're seeing new formats to deliver information more quickly and fluidly. In the past, we've seen Wibbitz present any news story as a visual and dynamic infographic instead of plain old text. But now Spritz believes that humans can read much faster using its system of 'streaming' text at up to 600 words per minute."
Mathieu Plourde

ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 | EDUCAUSE.edu - 0 views

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    ECAR has surveyed undergraduate students annually since 2004 about technology in higher education. In 2013, ECAR collaborated with more than 250 higher education institutions to collect responses from more than 112,000 undergraduate students about their technology experiences and expectations. The findings are distilled into four broad themes to help educators and higher education institutions better understand how students experience technology on their respective campuses and the ways in which new, better, or more technology can impact students' relationship with information technology.
Mathieu Plourde

Bookless Public Library Opens In Texas - 0 views

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    "An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio. On its website, the Bexar County BiblioTech library explains how its patrons can access free eBooks and audio books. To read an eBook on their own device, users must have the 3M Cloud Library app, which they can link to their library card. The app includes a countdown of days a reader has to finish a book - starting with 14 days, according to My San Antonio."
Mathieu Plourde

An end of books - 0 views

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    "THE BOOKSTORE as we know it is doomed, because many of these establishments are going to go from making a little bit of money every day to losing a little bit. And it's hard to sustain daily losses for long, particularly when you're poorly capitalized, can't use the store as a loss leader and see no hope down the road. The death of the bookstore is being caused by the migration to ebooks (it won't take all books to become 'e', just enough to tip the scale) as well as the superior alternative of purchase and selection of books online. If the function of a bookstore is to stock every book and sell it to you quickly and cheaply, the store has failed."
Mathieu Plourde

Amplify's Joel Klein Talks Tablets, Big Data, and Disappearing Textbooks - 0 views

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    What happens to the printed book in the 1-to-1 classroom? Klein: I think the printed textbook should be given a respectful and decent burial. I think it should be gone... There is no reason you can't give kids a digitized version of the textbook. I actually think the textbook itself is going to become anachronistic. The teaching experience that has curriculum and textbook elements integrated is the way of the future.
Mathieu Plourde

Textbook savings from iPads haven't shown up yet - 0 views

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    Chadron Public Schools have yet to see the cost savings in textbook purchases that was expected from providing iPad tablet computers to all of its high school students. In discussion of the district's financial position at Monday's school board meeting, Chadron High School principal Jerry Mack told board members that costs for textbooks haven't gone down, even though the books themselves may not be used by students, because of publishers' pricing strategies. "Publishers demand that you purchase the hard copy before you get the digital version," said Mack. "For some texts, in order to get the digital copy, they require you to get the key first," added technology director Uati Paopao.
Mathieu Plourde

Apple Guilty in Ebook Price-Fixing Conspiracy - 1 views

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    "Without Apple's orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did in the Spring of 2010," Cote wrote. "Apple and the Publisher Defendants shared one overarching interest-that there be no price competition at the retail level. Apple did not want to compete with Amazon (or any other ebook retailer) on price; and the Publisher Defendants wanted to end Amazon's $9.99 pricing and increase significantly the prevailing price point for ebooks. With a full appreciation of each other's interests, Apple and the Publisher Defendants agreed to work together to eliminate retail price competition in the ebook market and raise the price of ebooks above $9.99."
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Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education | observatory.jisc.ac.uk - 0 views

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    The preview version of the TechWatch report entitled Preparing for Effective Adoption and Use of eBooks in Education is now available. We invite feedback on this report produced by JISC Observatory, to help shape its coverage and guidance to the Higher and Further Education sectors. The feedback period is open from 27 September to 8 October 2012.
Mathieu Plourde

Create a nice PDF e-book of tweets with tweetbook.in - 1 views

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    Tweetbook.in lets you take a backup of your tweets in the form of a diary like PDF ebook. Login to start creating your tweetbooks.
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E-Content: Opportunity and Risk - 1 views

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    Although institutional leaders are still discussing e-content plans, in reality the debate is over: students are asking for digital now, this semester.
Mathieu Plourde

The latest academic book (hopefully) one click away - 0 views

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    "works that benefit from being searchable and portable, such as the Oxford English Dictionary, to be more quickly embraced than the typical monograph. "Reference works will be the vanguard." He also points to disciplines where research moves fast and works are prone to quick obsolescence as being natural adopters of e-books - information technology, business and engineering, for example."
Mathieu Plourde

Book as Human-Computer Interface - 0 views

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    "In combining the classic feeling of handling a book with the interactivity of the computer, Waldek Węgrzyn of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, has created a new human-computer interface. His "Electrolibrary" project connects the custom made book to a PC. Providing additional information, relevant to the page being viewed, on-screen. Turn a page in the book, and you "turn a page" on the website as well."
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