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Electronic Books and the NetGen Generation
Team C.1 Freedom (Choice) and Electronic Books
Team C.2 Customization and Electronic Books
Team C.3 Scrutiny (Transparency) and Electronic Books
Team C.4 Integrity (Digital Citizenship) and Electronic Books
Team C.5 Collaboration and Electronic Books
Team C.7 Speed and Electronic Books
Team C.8 Innovation and Electronic Books
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Each person on the team should assist with editing a concise 1-2 paragraph overview of the technology. It should include hyperlinks to all sub-wikis and at least 2-3 other wikis on this project as appropriate.
Title-Sending Electronic Books To Africa
Author-Isaiah.T, Canada, 2010
Contributors-Eddie.S, Canada, 2010 and Krysten (Outsourcing Clip)
Electronic books are essentally books and documents that are accesable anywhere online.They provide information to those looking to aquire it. Electronic books are a large range of things, not just books. They can be buisness documents, school text books, books for personal enjoyment
, informative documents and much more. Electronic books are advancing in society today, and people are starting to see the need for them.
, or e-books, were first created during the
in 1971, started by
Michael S. Hart
. During the project the e-book was only a desktop prototype. Today, e-books have evolved and have become readily available to the general public, from the
. E-books are the environmentally friendly version of books; they don't use paper and cost the same, sometimes less than paperbacks. Another good thing about the e-book is that the text can be made larger or smaller. Unfortunately, not all books are available in the e-book library.
. E-books are useful though and some universities are already using e-books for their students.
E-books have not yet reached the global expansion they are indicated to reach. There were only three E-book industries that dominated the E-book market, which were
. Then on January 27, 2010
, which is an extended version of the E-book. The iPad is already bringing a new and improved version of the E-book. It is placed in a category between a smartphone and a laptop computer.
Electronic books are digitized versions of literary works. Some companies have developed readers for electronic books, such as the
, by Amazon. These devices make it possible for individuals to keep up to 6,000 books with them at any given time. Other people, like
, are working to convert books digitally, only to re-print and bind the books on a small but global scale as a way to connect thousands of currently disconnected people to the world of literature. The electronic book phenomenon is barely beginning to head towards the potential it could reach. The question is: what are the goals for electronic books? Are we digitizing the worlds libraries only to turn them back into paper books, or are we keeping them digital and mass-distributing devices such as the Sony Reader and Kindle.
is a link to an intro to ebooks powerpoint from
E-books are like the electronic version of a textbook. They give unlimited amount of information on whatever topic you search up. E-books are light to carry, but they are expensive to buy. Information is more accurate because they are being updated about everyday. Information is easy to read using different sites.
Provide an overview of how this technology is currently being used in college or K-12 education with at least 4-5 hyperlinks.
In some classrooms, teachers are using technologies such as
, computers, laptops, projectors and cell phones to teach. This allows the teachers to safely and appropriately show their students the outside world with the use of technology. Teachers are using cell phones to access technologies such as
Remember the Milk
, and many more task managers for their students' homework.
In the future, all the textbooks needed for education could be digital. They would be more interactive and also easily available, due to the fact that electronic readers have the ability to download books instantly, from almost anywhere. Students can get a lot more out of books by discussing them, and by making books digital; this system is much more accessible. Students everywhere can talk to each other and learn from the different thoughts and ideas.
As e-books grow in popularity, schools and colleges have begun to use e-books more and more. Some colleges are actually having libraries for e-books to be checked out. One is
Fairleigh Dickinson University
, which will allow students to check out
. Also, the
University of Virginia's Darden School of Business
is doing an Amazon-sponsored program to test the
. The pilot aims to asses the effect of electronic books on teaching and learning, determine whether the school can reduce its carbon footprint by employing the devices, and explore potential cost savings for students and the university.
Students are able to get a higher education from the use of electronic books than of regular textbooks. They improve they way of teaching and learning. Finding information will be improved by the use of e-books for students in school all over the world.
will be much more reliable than textbooks because their information is being updated about everyday giving accurate information.(where did you get this fact?)
- No idea, it was long ago....
Electronic Books and the NetGen Generation
Using the eight norms of Net Gen, the links below will go to the sub-wikis which should briefly discuss how this technology can be used to meet the particular need of the NetGeneration. Each Subtopic should have a 1-2 sentence overview on this main wiki page and should be linked to the Sub-wiki page for that topic.
For an overview of these norms, see p 34-36 of
Grown Up Digital
Freedom (Choice) and Electronic Books
(i.e. Title above would read "Freedom (Choice) and Mobiles" for Wiki A and should link to the sub-wiki.)
"Choice is like oxygen to this generation." (34) Insert a 1 paragraph overview of how this technology is or should be be used in education to give students a choice of how, where and when they will learn or be assessed. The sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Customization and Electronic Books
This generation changes everything in the "world around them - their desktop, Web site, ring tone, handle, screen-saver, news sources, and entertainment." (34) Insert a 1 paragraph overview of how students can use this technology to customize their learning and assessment experiences and learn in a better way.
How do or should they customize this technology to supercharge their learning experiences - helping retain their interest and help them learn faster.? The sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Scrutiny (Transparency) and Electronic Books
"Businesses targeting NetGen should expect and welcome intense scrutiny of its products, promotional efforts, and their corporate practices." (35) Insert a 1 paragraph overview of how the use of this technology must be done in a way that will allow the NetGeneration to scrutinize the textbooks, information, teachers/ professors, schools, and companies that they interact with in the learning experience.
What is happening or should be done in this area. The sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Integrity (Digital Citizenship) and Electronic Books
Integrity says that "technologies strip away the barriers between companies and their various constituencies" likewise, integrity / Digital citizenship means that NetGen expects an ethical use of this tool not only by their school/ company/ organization but each other. Insert a 1 paragraph overview of how this technology should be used by schools, educators, and students in ways that reflect integrity. What are good uses or bad uses that have been documented and what sorts of agreements between institutions, educators, and students should be put in place to allow the effective use of this tool in an educational setting.The sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Collaboration and Electronic Books
Today's NetGen "influence each other through what we call N-fluence Networks - online networks of NetGeners who, among other thi
ngs, discuss brands, companies, products, and services." Insert a 1 paragraph overview about how this technology links students to their N-fluence networks and how can it improve the learning experience through the linking to educational networks of all kinds through this device or technology. How can this be used to improve the educational experience? The sub-wiki will provide more detail.
It helps us understand more about what technology has to give us by discussing about all of the products that are new. It educates us on how fast technology is growing, and how we can use it to our advantage. With all of the links to the educational networks we can find out more information on the device that is being discussed. Also with the N-fluence Networks, we can always be updated on the new technology devices, and see how they are really used and what other people think about them.
Entertainment and Electronic Books
"This generation brings a playful mentality to work...and has been bred on interactive experiences." (35) [like video games] Insert a 1 paragraph overview about how this technology can be used to link NetGen students to educational interactive experiences. What should/ will this look like?
The sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Speed and Electronic Books
NetGeners "expect a quick response" (36) in their world which speed "characterizes the flow of information." (35)
How can this technology be used to improve the speed at which NetGen learners access other students, their teachers, and their organizations and how does it change how educators and students live their lives? Include a 1 paragraph overview, the sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Remember when you had to wait a long time for a book to come out on paperback? Well, not anymore. In today's growing technology, even books are beginning to become digital with e-books. If you're anything like me, you're pretty impatient when you want something, and want it fast. With e-books, such as the Amazon
and the Barnes and Noble
, allow you to buy books cheaper and faster. You can get a book roughly in just 60 seconds, and all the classics that you have to read in school are free on the Kindle. Now you don't have to wait for a book to come in if you order it online or from Books-A-Million.
Innovation and Electronic Books
The NetGeneration expects innovation and improvement of the efficiency of organizations "they are constantly looking for innovative ways to collaborate, entertain themselves, learn, and work." How must educational organizations evolve to allow innovation using this technology to happen and improve learning? Include a 1 paragraph overview with the sub-wiki will provide more detail.
Note that there are different forms of English and that each team specifies the type of English that will be edited: American, Australian, etc. This is usually determined by the students who agree to be editors. They agree to review the wiki and make sure it is correct for the type of English. Note that this is NOT done by vote but based on the first to volunteer as we do have more US students in the project.
Primary Form of English:
Student Editors for this Wiki:
List all members of your team and their title. Include a link to their Ning page.
Project Manager -
, River East Collegiate, Canada
Assistant Project Manager-
, Hawkesdale College, Australia
, Virtual High School, Las Vegas, NV
,River East Colligate Winnipeg Manitoba
, Hawkesdale College
Brandy Harkleroad_Palisades High School Kintnersville Pennsylvania:
Ning 2 (waiting for approval)
Autumn Boivin_ River East Colligate Winnipeg Manitoba:
Emily, Manitou Springs Middle School, CO
James, Virtual High School, NV
Carissa River East Collegiate Winnipeg Manitoba
ISA, Texas, USA
RSC, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA!!
Denver, Manitou Springs,CO, USA
Mason, Westwood Schools, GA, USA
Brittanie_Palisades High School, Kintnersville, Pennsylvania,
RSC, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA!!!!!!! :D
Stephan_CHS Alaska, USA
, Texas, USA
, Camilla, Georgia, USA
RSC, Melbourne, A U S T R A L I A !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :P :D :S :@
Amy Martin -
Auckland, New Zealand
Keegan_CHS - Alaska, USA
Sarah Mueller - ISA Texas, USA
Please see information on the
on our help wiki
Kahle, Brewster. "Brewster Kahle builds a free digital library". TED Talks. April,1st 2010 <
Cook, Mike. "Project Gutenberg’s CEO and Founder together in Illinois."
Project Gutenberg News
(3/21/2010): n. pag. Web. 1 Apr 2010. <
2010. 1 April 2010
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