[Air-L] Electronic Textbooks

Alex Kuskis alex.kuskis at sympatico.ca
Sun Feb 5 09:54:10 PST 2012


Here are a few, but you'll have to decide what might suit your needs. Sorry,
I don't have time to tinyurl all of them. There's a lot available on this
topic ......Alex

.	Textbook of the Future: The challenges -
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/textbook-of-the-future-the-challenges/19733
?tag=nl.e539  
.	Digital Textbooks Go Straight From Scientists to Students -
http://tinyurl.com/86mjn9l   
.	Textbooks of Tomorrow - http://tinyurl.com/7p5fps3   
.	Making Science Leap from the Page - http://tinyurl.com/6n4l9uf   
.	Digital textbooks open a new chapter -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15175962  
.	Continuing Evolutions for E-textbooks & E-books -
http://tinyurl.com/7jqgbuv   
.	Textbooks Go the iTunes Route, but Buying by Chapters Might Not Save
Students Money -
http://chronicle.com/article/Textbooks-Go-the-iTunes-Route/127590/  
.	Gore, Ex-Apple Engineers Team Up to Blow Up the Book -
http://tinyurl.com/7pxbsmf  
.	A next-generation digital book (video) - http://bit.ly/mx0GMm  
.	E-Textbooks Get a Lift From Publishers -
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/e-textbooks-get-a-boost-from-publis
hers/   
.	Why E-Textbooks Just Make Sense - http://tinyurl.com/6v92k62  
.	Apple elbows into textbook market - http://tinyurl.com/7gtuclp  

There's a great deal available on both e-books in general, as well as
e-textbooks. Check the gospel according to Google.

Alex Kuskis, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Communication
MA Program in Communication & Leadership
School of Professional Studies
Gonzaga University (via e-learning)
http://mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com/  

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[mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Michelle Everson
Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2012 11:24 AM
To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
Subject: [Air-L] Electronic Textbooks

Hi Everyone,

I know this is a topic that comes up a lot, but I'm ashamed to say I
haven't been as good as I should be in terms of carefully following
discussions about this topic.   I'm now teaching a course that is all about
becoming a teacher of statistics, and my co-instructor and I would like to
discuss alternatives to the traditional textbook.  We were hoping to share
some readings or web material with students that might give them some good
ideas about the issues to consider when adopting electronic textbooks.  Do
you know of particularly good articles we might share with our students, or
any websites or even blogs that might debate the pros and cons of e-books?
 I am also doing my own searching, but if you have particular references
you are fond of, I'd love to hear about them.

Thank you for your time and for any suggestions you might have!

Michelle

-- 
Michelle Everson, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer
Quantitative Methods in Education
Department of Educational Psychology
University of Minnesota
gaddy001 at umn.edu



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