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eReaders in Education. John Bansavich , Ginny Wallace & Eileen Lai March 10 th , 2010. eReader Overview. Background information on eReaders . November 2007 the first Kindle was released. Application of eReaders in education: Digital textbooks, cost savings, green technology.

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Ereaders in education

eReaders in Education

John Bansavich, Ginny Wallace & Eileen Lai

March 10th, 2010


Ereader overview

eReader Overview

  • Background information on eReaders. November 2007 the first Kindle was released.

  • Application of eReaders in education: Digital textbooks, cost savings, green technology.

  • Trends: iPad, tablets, touch screens.

  • CIT eReader Wiki: http://ereader.wiki.usfca.edu/


Ereaders in education

Precise 5-Way Controller

Page-turning buttons

Page-turning buttons

Keyboard

Home: Shows content stored on your Kindle as well as content archived at Amazon.

Menu: Accesses the Kindle Store as well as

actions such as turning the wireless on/off

or adding a highlight within a book.

Digital Ink


Kindle 2 compared to kindle dx

Kindle 2 compared to Kindle DX


The kindle 2

The Kindle 2

  • Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

  • Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

  • Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

  • Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

  • Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images

  • Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging

  • Read-to-Me: With the new text-to-speech feature, Kindle can read every newspaper, magazine, blog, and book out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Amazons-Wireless-Reading-Generation/dp/B00154JDAI/ref=amb_link_84338011_2/182-1866418-1570306?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=001QCM9R4XDWZ34SYBCE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=479448211&pf_rd_i=507846`


The kindle store

The Kindle Store

More than 420,000 books, including U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Amazon’s vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language.

Most titles and new releases are $9.99, and you’ll find books for less.


Kindle in education

Kindle in Education

  • Seton Hall Study 2008-2009

  • Kindles are being used in K-12 and universities and corporate learning environment.

  • 30,000 textbooks and case studies are available.

  • Education pilots are taking place at 7 universities and colleges during 2009-2010.

  • Goal of pilot is to learn how to adapt, develop and update the Kindle to meet the needs of learners.


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  • adjustable text options

  • easy-to-read E Ink® display

  • 6" Diagonal display size

  • good contrast with 16 level grayscale


Specs details

Specs. Details

  • Cost = $259.00

  • Size = 7.7 x 4.5 x .05 in

  • Weight = 12.1 oz

  • Wireless = G3 & Wi-Fi

  • Storage = 2GB [& memory cards]


Features

Features

  • “Reading Now” feature offers a virtual bookmark

  • offers a color book cover scroll of your library

  • lend eBooks to friends feature

  • includes a MP3 player – music, audio books, podcasts

  • stores photos


Memory

Memory

  • holds up to 1,500 e-books

  • expandable memory - a 16GB MicroSD card can hold up to 17,500 eBooks

  • holds a battery charge for up to ten days


Reading

Reading

  • From Barnes & Noble, Fictionwise & eReader

    • EPUB

    • PDB

    • PDF

  • Google Books Project

  • Sample eBooks for free just about anywhere you are with Wi-Fi connection

  • Download a book in seconds with Wi-Fi connection

    Remember:


  • Access

    Access

    • easy connectivity access using Wi-Fi / G3 network

    • easy access to download and upload

    • easy reading access with 5 font options


    The nook is mobile

    The Nook is mobile!

    If you forget your nook at home and are stuck on a bus, BART or in an airport, keep on reading with your iPhone™ or BlackBerry®, using Barnes & Noble’s free eReader software.

    Lend a book!Just choose the book you want to share and send it to your friend’s nook or iPhone, iPod touch, select BlackBerry® and Motorola smartphones, PC or Mac® with Barnes & Noble eReader software.


    Picture of online website

    Picture of Online Website

    • Over 1 million titles available

    • Cost of books – some FREE, but most $9.99 or less

    • Download books from Barnes and Noble eBookstore

    • Formats for eBooks: EPUB PDB PDF

    • Wide selection of magazines, newspapers, & journals (saved as pdfs)


    Application of ereader in education

    Application of eReader in Education

    • The does have digital editions for some textbooks. Barnes & Noble is actively working with all the top textbook publishers to providedigital editions that will render on the Nook.

    • “Notes” can be added with the highlight feature.


    Sony s readers in 3 styles

    Sony’s Readers in 3 Styles

    Wireless

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NJ2ptJk_Ik


    Reader touch edition prs 600

    Reader Touch Edition (PRS-600)

    6” Display with Touch Screen

    Weight: 10.1 oz

    Thickness: 0.4”

    Resolution: 800X600

    Display: Black and White;

    E Ink, 8 levels grayscale

    Headset Port

    DC Connection Cable

    USB Connection Cable

    Stylus

    $299.99

    Touch Screen

    navigation, turn page, bookmark page

    notes, search for titles


    Ereaders in education

    Stylus

    Touch Screen Area

    Options

    Page Turn Keys

    Zoom: Font in 5 sizes


    Reader memory

    Reader Memory

    • 512 MB Built-in Memory

    • Stores up to 350 books at one time

    • Memory expand to 16 GB via the media card slot

    Turn page by touch, stylus or hard keys


    Compatibility and support

    Compatibility and Support

    • MAC and PC compatible

    • TEXT: Support industry standards ePub, PDF, and other text formats

    • AUDIO: Play MP3 and AAC audio file formats

    • IMAGE: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP


    Features1

    Features

    • Annotation - Stylus for Freehand Note Taking*, Handwriting

    • Bookmarks

    • Text Memos using Virtual Keyboard

    • Keyboard for search

    • Quick Page Turn by Touch, Hard Keys or Stylus

    • Single Battery Charge up to 2 weeks

    • Audio, Images, Orientation

    • Built-in Dictionary


    Books accessibility

    Books Accessibility

    Over 1 Million eBooks.

    Access to books - ebookstore.sony.com | books.google.com


    Transfer ebooks

    Transfer eBooks

    • Download eBooks via USB cable connect to your computer.

    • Need Sony’s Reader Library software for download.

    • eBooks are transferred from the Library to the Reader.


    Other free online websites

    Other Free Online Websites

    • Public Libraries

    • Project Gutenberg Free eBooks Site - 30,000

      http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page


    Application of ereader in education1

    Application of eReader in Education

    • Are any textbooks available for download? Some

    • How are notes added, saved, exported? Drag and save file to Library

    • Are there any free books available? Yes

    • Open source text books? Some

    iPad will redefine consumer expectations for future e-readers


    Ipod touch and iphone

    iPod Touch and iPhone


    Coming april 3 rd

    Coming April 3rd…


    Ereaders in education

    • Thank you!

    • Q&A


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