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What’s Next for E-Textbooks?

What’s Next for E-Textbooks?

Technology is moving the digital textbook from print look-alike to next-generation learning platform.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/12/03/whats-next-for-e-textbooks.aspx

“The digital textbook of tomorrow probably doesn’t look like a book at all. Imagine, instead, an online service that remixes itself on the fly for consumption via any device, with concepts tailored to a specific student’s knowledge gaps and learning style — and examples and problems updated to immerse the learner in timely, compelling content.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

The State of eBooks: INFOGRAPHIC

The State of eBooks: INFOGRAPHIC

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Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

AAP Reports Publisher Revenues up 5% in First 3 Quarters of 2014

AAP Reports Publisher Revenues up 5% in First 3 Quarters of 2014

http://the-digital-reader.com/2014/12/15/aap-reports-publisher-revenues-5-first-3-quarters-2014/

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“In terms of formats, ebooks were up, hardbacks were down, and paperbacks were up. Total ebook revenues increased by 5.6% over 2013 (to $1.2 billion from $1.13 billion), while hardback sales dropped by just under a percent. Paperback sales saw similar healthy growth, increasing by 4.1% (to $1.51 billion from $1.45 billion).

The AAP also shared the tidbit that downloaded audiobook revenues continue to outpace the market, growing by 27.0% growth over the same period in 2013.

And in terms of the overall revenues reported by the 1,209 publishers, the AAP said that publishing is healthy thus far in 2014. Revenues were up 4.9% in all categories (Trade, K-12 Instructional Materials, Higher Education Course Materials, University Presses, etc.)”

Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

Students’ Opinions on Challenging Coursework

Students’ Opinions on Challenging Coursework

http://blog.cengage.com/students-opinions-challenging-coursework/

How challenging do students find their courses?

Stephen

Posted on: December 20, 2014, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

Friday Fun: 16 Ridiculous But True Facts That Will Make People Think You’re A Liar

Friday Fun:

So most of my followers work in library land and the holiday season means lots of parties and visits with family. You’re a fountain of trivia but might need some brushing up to maintain your rep. Here are some useful ones that’ll drive ‘em crazy!

16 Ridiculous But True Facts That Will Make People Think You’re A Liar

http://www.omgfacts.com/lists/16609/16-Ridiculous-But-True-Facts-That-Will-Make-People-Think-You-re-A-Liar

Stephen

Posted on: December 19, 2014, 1:31 pm Category: Uncategorized

This Is Why You Don’t Have a Mentor

This Is Why You Don’t Have a Mentor

http://99u.com/articles/36393/how-to-find-a-mentor

“There is an old Zen kōan about an aspiring swordsman who approaches a master.

“How long would it take me to become great under you?” he asks?“10 years,” the master swordsman replies.

“I don’t have that long,” says the student. “I want to be good soon. What if I worked very hard and dedicated myself completely to the task?”

“Ok, 30 years,” he says back.

“But that’s even longer,” the student says with some perplexity. “I am telling you I am in a hurry.”

And so the master replies, “Precisely, students in a hurry end up taking even longer to learn what is right in front of them.”

“1. Mentorship is something you do, not something you get.

Mentorship, like all relationships, is a process, not an accomplishment.

2. Give as much as you get.

3. Keep your problems at home.

Your personal life is irrelevant.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 19, 2014, 6:40 am Category: Uncategorized

Copyright on the Internet

Copyright on the Internet

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Stephen

Posted on: December 19, 2014, 6:21 am Category: Uncategorized