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The Future of Textbooks

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Jim Wilson

on 28 April 2010

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Transcript of The Future of Textbooks

Textbooks Thick Different Subjects Hardcover Highlighting Used Re-sold Heavy Non-interactive Can be written in Augmented with magazine and journal articles New Editions No videos Expensive Bookstores run out Amazon not quick enough Limited available electronically Hard to use at gym Need to Get Rid Of Heavy New editions Expensive Augmentation with articles Hard to use at gym Hard to use while driving Hard to use while driving Electronic readers - not good
for notes and highlighting Future "Textbooks" Marrys Writing inputs ... Functionality and
Interactive Media Reading Comfort Inputs saved on top of files - can
be turned on and off Books export audio files to
iPod/iPhone for use at gym or
while commuting Textbook files "rented"/licensed
to reduce costs - purchase
available if you want to keep
book Textbooks updated electronically,
so those who purcahse get "updates"
to most recent editions Course readers worked
electronically into materials
as well Place to write notes with
writing inputs ... Videos and other media can be worked into course materials - updates download automatically with subscription Books/materials download for quick access Borrowing from friends
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