The Coming ePublishing Revolution In Higher Education
Dr. Frank Lowney
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This interactive eTextbook predicts a revolution in higher education with respect to the publishing of academic articles, books and, especially, textbooks. As we transition from the print era to the digital era, three things will drive the way this revolution manifests itself in higher education: dissatisfaction with the status quo, the near universal accessibility of easily employed but powerful digital publishing tools and the competition amongst colleges and universities to reduce the cost and debt that students are asked to bear. How exactly will this play out? Who will win? Who will loose? What factors will predict the outcome? Contents include 67 pages, 20 graphics, 28 media files, 25 video files and 5 interactive widgets.
What's New in Version 1.2
Improved playback of external videos in HTML Widgets. Added an external video on the Open Access concept in academic journals. Updated information relating to Flatworld Publishing Updated information relating to Open Stax College. Updated information relating to California's open eTextbook initiative
Excellent guide to navigating the ePub world
As both an educational administrator and iBook author, I can attest to the value of this book. First it provides a great rationale for moving beyond the traditional textbook. Next it offers a clear guide to the various textbook formats that has insights to offer both novices and readers with more ePub experience. Finally it serves as an excellent example of what can be done with etexts. Its thoughtful use of widgets and other interactive features inspired me in my iBook development.