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Beyond eBooks

Clark Quinn

Because, frankly, the ebook formats are still too limited. We can now embed the digital media within ebooks. Why ebooks, not on the web?  I think it’s primarily about the ergonomics. However, we can’t quite do what I want with ebooks. The ebook standards don’t yet support it, though they could. Apple’s expanded the ePub format with the ability to do quick knowledge checks (e.g. This is a good thing, but I think it’s time to think even further. just find it challenging to read on screen.

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iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning


Home > Single Source , Standards > iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning iPad & eBooks: A Game Changer for Blended Learning March 25th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment I was on Nigel Paine’s blog on Friday when I saw and commented on his post The Mash-up Begins. changed the game by providing us with a new direct channel for ILT materials – the eBook.

ePub format

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

This inquiry will explore the ePub format and its potential for creating unbooks. It’s an ebook. Ten days ago (late August 2010), Apple released an upgrade that enables Pages (Apple’s answer to Microsoft Word) to output documents in ePub format. Please join in. Read this as an ePub. Copy the file ePub_inquiry.epub file to the Books section of iTunes. It’s a book.

Adobe RoboHelp 10: ePubs Even Easier

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Once you had your ePub, you needed to use a few different processes to both validate the ePub (ePub's will not be accepted by most vendors, such as the Apple iBookstore, unless the ePubs validate) and convert it to the mobi format for use on the Amazon Kindle. To convert to the mobi format, I used a converter found in  Calibre , a free ePub reader. Thanks.

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Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 2

E-Learning Provocateur

It also means your e-book will be in Kindle format (not ePub). originally chose Smashwords because of their distribution deal with Apple, but I have since found them to be a pleasure to work with. Smashwords can publish your e-book in multiple formats: HTML, PDF, Kindle, ePub, LRF and PDB. In Tips & tricks for self publishers – Part 1 I shared with you my insights into old school publishers and literary agents. So please find below Part 2 of my series which explains how to get started with an e-book… If you can use Microsoft Word, you can publish an e-book.

Y R Some Vendors confused about e-learning?

eLearning 24-7

give you Facts you give me an Apple. And yes, any document, including sticking your ebook online for learners to read would constitute online learning content. . To me, the former applies more when it comes to content without it built within the infrastructure of a course whether it is built via an authoring tool or without – which video courses can be achieved and achieved with great learning success (oh, and also in a non-linear format). Right now I am questioning everything about anything.  Did we really walk on the moon? IMO, totally). Yes) . And I could go on. 

Some Tools for Social Learning and How they Help Learning

Kapp Notes

Good for group authored ebooks or collaborative projects. Good for getting information from a multitude of experts on a topic in a conversational format. Apple University. Here is a table with some tools for social learning, short description of the tool, the best use for social learning for the tool and some examples. Web 2.0 Definition of the tool. Best Use of Tool. Examples. wiki is a self-organizing knowledge web site.  A wiki is a discussion. Wiki software allows users to create, edit and link web pages easily. Collaborative sharing and commenting on information.

Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps. Another counter-balanced trend gaining momentum will be the use of eBook style delivery formats that make it easier to produce and manage long-form content that is far more feature rich than static PDF files. So, in no certain order, here are my predictions… 1. Mobile Learning Goes Mainstream. Access Points Diversify. Fewer but More Capable Tablets.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

By next December, the average corporate learner will likely have a capable smartphone and their desktop/laptop PLUS a media tablet and/or eBook reader and perhaps even a smart TV back at home that is web-connected and runs apps. ponder how this would have played out if Apple had ventured into the television market as many analysts expected them to 2012 and that opportunity remains for 2013.

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

Rapid eLearning

Before you spend a lot of time reworking your current content it’s important to know that the Android devices and most non-Apple tablets already play your current Flash content. Then you’ll need to convert it to a format that plays on the iPad. Download your free 46-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Lots of interesting stuff. Screenr.

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Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming. As Apple says, the iPad is slightly smaller than a magazine. In terms of input, the iPad has a virtual keyboard and Apple offers an auxiliary physical keyboard that connects to and charges the iPad. According to Apple, 140,000 existing iPhone applications will run on their tablet. No problem.

mLearning: The Latest Trends and Why You Should Care

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Apple sold its one millionth iPad on Friday, April 30, just 28 days after the device's release. million ebooks have been downloaded from the new iBookstore. Learners will have had time to apply the new material they learned during the course and mLearning is a perfect format to bring the group back together for a quick check-in and follow-up session to drive the main points home. by Rosie Hausler Mobile Learning (mLearning) has been around for quite a while now. mLearning has often been over-hyped and under-adopted. Why now? Mobile Device Adoption.

eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #1

Upside Learning

This doesn’t involve a Silverlight player/plugin at all, but what looks to be a much smarter backend solution with IIS Media Services.They are translating the content to support the MPEG2 v8 [decoder] format that the IPhone supports; they are moving it to Apple’s adaptive streaming format. It supports following file Import formats Nendo (NDO), 3D Studio (3DS), Wavefront (OBJ) ,FBX (on Windows and Mac OS X), Adobe Illustrator 8 (AI), Lightwave/Modo. Kindle and Nook: eBook Readers in eLearning. We hope you find something that interests and influences you. link].

iLust? Changing the game

Clark Quinn

Yesterday, in case you’ve been living under a rock, Apple released their take on the tablet computer, the iPad.  Apple is coming out with iPad versions of Numbers, Pages, and Keynote (spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software, respectively). eBook readers are changing that market, but only the mechanics, not the inherent nature of the experience.  It’s still about ‘reading’, not about information.  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and now Apple, are creating a new market for the old product.  However, I need to write. 


M-Learning: Landscape Changer: E-Reader

eLearning 24-7

Would you find it enjoyable?  A smart phone is an amazing product and in the m-learning sector will compliment learning, but her statement, makes just another reason, why an e-reader can change the market.  So, without further adieu: Screen, Color, uh I don’t know file format? Do you think Amazon is going to let Apple have a color tablet with e-reader capabilities and Amazon will stay in non-color field?  I don’t think so! File Formats. In a nutshell it was created to thwart piracy of the vendor’s file format i.e. to pirate e-books. on that).