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What is an eBook?

Dont Waste Your Time

Another innocuous tweet last night (below) led to another lengthy, and truly excellent, exchange on Twitter around the merits, format, value, and attitude of eBooks. But I got on my high horse again and pointed out that a PDF is not an eBook (sorry girls). Yes, a PDF is electronic, and it is effectively an electronic copy of a book, therefore an eBook.

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eBook Platform Accessibility

Dont Waste Your Time

Academic eBooks are files, often PDFs, loaded to a proprietary piece of software that controls access, printing, searching, etc. Anyone who’s used an eBook device (Kindle, Nook, Sony eReader, etc. knows how easy an eBook is to read, even on an iPad or other tablet. Related posts: ‘Kindle’ eBook App. eBook and eReader Infographic.

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Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free eBook

Upside Learning

This eBook called ‘Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide’ can help you understand when to use, how to design, develop and implement mLearning in a way that works for your organization. sneak peek into the eBook. Mobile Learning mLearning mLearning eBook Mobile Learning eBookWe have been saying it  over and over again – mobile learning is here to stay!

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Free eBook on #mobile learning in context

Ignatia Webs

The wonderful freely available eBook "Mobile in context" combines contemporary mobile learning insights from experts around the world, engaged in formal, informal, academic and corporate mobile learning. You do not to provide your contact details to get to the download page of the eBook. books ebook eLearning eLearning guild mlearncon mLearning mobile mobile learning

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LMS Switching Guide – A Free eBook!

Upside Learning

Titled ‘LMS Switching Guide’ , this free eBook is a start to end guide on LMS switching. Below is a list of the key topics you will find in this eBook: Identifying key reasons behind the switch. Download this FREE eBook now and get ready to make your LMS switching quick and effective. Learning Management LMS eBook LMS Switch LMS Switching Process Guide

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The Challenge of eBooks in Academic Institutions #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

The goal of the JISC Report into the  ’Challenge of eBooks in Academic Institutions’ project is to help “orientate senior institutional managers and to support institutions in the effective adoption and deployment of eBooks and eBook technology. Creation: “From a technical point of view ebooks are remarkably easy to create. This is now dissolving.

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New eBook is here


It’s the eBook created by the masterminds of Talent LMS. The eBook is designed for novice to advanced instructional designers. The Introduction section describes the typical user who will benefit from this eBook. If you are convinced, then this eBook will provide meaningful guidance to correct your current eLearning project or to begin your new one. Now you will!

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Free eBook/iBook: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” #edtech

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eBook Blended Learning Digital Learning Distance Learning EdTech Education Technology eLearning iBook Learning Technology mLearning Mobile Learning Social Learning Technology The Open University ” Available, for free, from iTunes, it’s worth a look: “Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning” Related posts: Open Course in Technology Enhanced Learning #ocTEL.

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eBooks could be the future of Social Media

Dont Waste Your Time

According to the article, and Grothaus’ interview of Readmill CEO Henrik Berggren, eBooks are soon to be a mini social network all on their own: contained and managed within the eBook ‘environment’ and by the users. Related posts: The Future of eBooks … my vision. Interactive eBooks are one-step closer to reality #eBook #KindleFire.

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LMS Selection Guide for SMBs (eBook)

Upside Learning

Are you a small- or medium-sized business looking at investing in a Learning Management System to manage your learning/training activities? If your answer is positive, you know just too well how buying one, with your limited budget and resources, is a big deal. To be able to leverage the LMS to the fullest and justify […]. Learning Management Upside Learning

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Writing an eBook: Lessons learned on how, where, and why

Dont Waste Your Time

Those of you know me will know I published two eBooks earlier this year. Looking at published work and personal experience I have collected my blog posts together in this eBook and added further commentary and notes to provide the background to the posts and the work I am engaged in.” If you are producing the same content for different mediums (soft back, hard back, eBook, etc.)

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eBook: Navigating the Learning Ecosystem

JPL Learning

Learn more in our eBook, Navigating the Learning Ecosystem. In our new eBook, Navigating the Learning Ecosystem , you will: Identify what factors influence the learning solution you deploy. The post eBook: Navigating the Learning Ecosystem appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Learning Ecosystem eBookI have found that understanding your learning ecosystem is the first step in creating impactful and successful training programs. So what do we mean by a learning ecosystem? Take a look inside your organization. Explore the reasons you have a training need see above.

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Coming soon – eBook on QR Codes in Education

Dont Waste Your Time

Available : Coming soon to the following eBook stores: Apple, Kindle, Sony, Kobo, and B&N. QR Codes eBook eBooks EdTech Education Technology EPUB Learning Technology MOBI PDF Publishing QR Code QRCodesBU Self-Publishing Smashwords Title : “QR Codes in Education” Author : David Hopkins. ISBN : 9781628470277. Word count : 12,100 (approx.). Price : £4.99.

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My eBook on MOOC and how to set up #MOOC yourself

Ignatia Webs

The last few weeks I have been finalizing my first eBook. So if you are dabbling with the idea to set up your own MOOC or you want to learn a bit about MOOC history, have a look at this eBook or contemplate buying it (it is low-cost). connectivism mobile learning theory mLearning books mooc instructional design ebook eLearning informal learning

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free eBook with 61 tips for #mLearning from eLearning Guild

Ignatia Webs

The eLearning Guild has published a free eBook, sharing 61 tips on mLearning from a wide variety of mobile learning experts. From the importance of stakeholder buy-in to the benefits of iterative development, this complimentary eBook, 61 Tips on mLearning: Making Learning Mobile, provides ideas to help you maximize the effectiveness of your mLearning.

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eLearning On Tablets – Free eBook

Upside Learning

We truly believe tablets are a game changer and that there is strong merit in delivering eLearning on tablets. Tablets are no longer limited to entertainment purposes like watching video or playing games; but now are a part of organizational L&D activities across businesses large and small. The tablet market is showing exponential growth with […]. eLearning Technology Mobile Learning

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Free Kindle apps for reading eBooks for Kindle

Ignatia Webs

Last week I published my eBook on MOOC YourSelf, setting up your own MOOC with guidelines for facilitators, newbies, mobile learning adepts. And it turns out there are free apps out there - offered by Amazon - to enable readers to read eBooks written for Kindle. mobile mLearning mobile learning mooc ebook Get your free Kindle app for most of the mobile devices out there! Great!

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Free pdf eBook: theory & practice of #online teaching and learning

Ignatia Webs

Routledge offers a free (pdf) eBook on the subject of " the theory and practice of online teaching and learning: a guide for academic professionals ". It is an eBook comprising 60 pages of useful eLearning information. Although it is a free eBook, your contact details are required before Routledge sends you the download link. Do I need to be a computer expert?

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Nota tool for collaborative #mLearning with eBooks

Ignatia Webs

mobile tools mLearning OER collaborative learning mobile learning ebookLast week I got a message from Stephanie Ray and she asked me to take a look and review Nota , a free mobile collaborative learning platform which is available in a web format and as a mobile app. After playing around a bit with Nota, it sure seems a nice tool. which then can be commented on, liked, shared.

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Free eBook: 68 Tips for eLearning Engagement and Interactivity

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You can download the free eBook  here. eLearning veterans such as  Cammy Bean ,  Sean Bengry ,  Tom Bunzel , Paul Clothier ,  Sarah Gilbert ,  Amy Jokinen , Amy Leis ,  Susan O'Connell ,  Erick Summa ,  Kevin Siegel  and  Deborah Thomas  provide 68 tips for making sure eLearners are fully engaged. Covered among the tips: Creating engaging content. Creating an engaging interface. Using interactivity to drive engagement. Using media and visual design effectively. Using games for learning.

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Getting More Out Of Your LMS: 10 Pointers – New eBook

Upside Learning

Our new eBook, ‘Getting More [.] Related Posts: 7 Step Guide For Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS… LMS Switching Guide – A Free eBook! Ways To Get ‘More’ Out Of Your LMS Training Delivery Participate In Towards Maturity’s 2013 Benchmark Survey Mobile Learning – A Quick Start Guide: Get The Free… Learning Management LMS LMS eBook ROI of LMS The LMSs today are not restricted to merely conducting and managing the day-to-day organizational training activities, but embrace a much larger role.

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Responsive eLearning Design & Development – eBook

Upside Learning

From the launch of desktop PCs and laptops to the mass adoption of tablets and smartphones, the world of connected devices has expanded-and how! Today, individuals own multiple devices and shift seamlessly between them depending on task, location and time of day. Learning too has evolved from being traditional (read classroom-based) to responsive. Responsive (multi-device) […]. Responsive Learning Design Responsive eLearning Responsive eLearning Design Responsive eLearning Development

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FREE eBook: eLearning 101 – concepts, trends, applications


The team at eFront and TalentLMS have got together to create a FREE elearning eBook to download on everything anyone needed to know about elearning! This eBook will be updated from time to time so if you have any suggestions for chapters you’d like to see please do let us know! DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE EBOOK COPY. And happy reading!

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Award-winning Interactive eBook: Reimagine Responsive eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8

Adobe Captivate

I recently published an interactive eBook for creating responsive eLearning courses using Adobe Captivate 8. To read the eBook, follow this link on your iPad to download and install the Interactive eBooks app: […]. It was showcased during the DevLearn DemoFest 2014 event and I received a Best of Show – Vendor Entry award for it.

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Chatting about eBooks, QR Codes, and Learning Technology with @zakmensah

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Last week I was interviewed by Zak Mensah ( @zakmensah ) on the subject of eBooks, QR Codes, and the wider subject and community of Learning Technology. link] The first tool that many of us will use to make an ebook. Coming soon – eBook on QR Codes in Education. The Future of eBooks … my vision. Start with this essay then read every other essay too!

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eBooks and Textbooks of the future #eBook #Infographic

Dont Waste Your Time

As some of you will know I am a firm believer of eBooks and their place in future of learning and learning materials, as well as popular fiction. This is why I though I would post the link to this Infographic on eBooks and textbooks of tomorrow: [Click to enlarge]. What is your view of eBooks and their place in academia? Related posts: The Future of eBooks … my vision.

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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. Among the things I’ve been doing lately is talking to folks who’ve got content and are thinking about the opportunities beyond books. This is a good thing, but I think it’s time to think even further.

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Free Webinar: Create eBooks in a Snap

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I'm excited to be offering a free webinar next Monday, February 25 (noon Eastern) where you will learn how to quickly create eBooks  (ePub  and  Mobi ) in record time using tools available off-the-shelf in the Adobe Technical Communication Suite. While this is an event that I'm teaching for the good folks over at the  International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) , IconLogic is sponsoring the event so it's open to everyone. All you need to do is use the link below and register. Register and Learn more. Books ePub Kindle Mobi

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#DoGreat Custom Learning with our New eBook

Upside Learning

A typical Custom Learning project begins with getting the client’s learning requirements, designing, developing and testing the courseware, and ends with the courseware delivery. ‘Great’ Custom Learning, on the other hand, is the result of a deep understanding of the client’s learning objectives, their learner profiles and the expected performance goals; the entire process underpinned […]. eLearning 99 Tips for Custom Learning Custom Learning Custom Learning Tips Tips for Custom Learning

A Step-by-step guide to create an Interactive eBook

Adobe Captivate

A few months back, I had created an interactive eBook for iPad using different tools like Adobe InDesign, Adobe Edge Animate, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Photoshop, and Digital Publishing Suite, and wish I could add a few more tools to this list… LOL To be true, I had no experience whatsoever to create InDesign […]. Extending Captivate How do I.

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Interactive eBooks are one-step closer to reality #eBook #KindleFire

Dont Waste Your Time

eBooks are something I am really keen on becoming involved in (I have a few ideas, but no time!) ” This is bringing the eBook format closer and closer to the type of books that you can only download and access as Apps on certain tablets. Related posts: eBooks and Textbooks of the future #eBook #Infographic. The Future of eBooks … my vision.

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[Free eBook] Culture, Content, LMS: Prepare for eLearning success


This free eBook was inspired by the benefits we’ve seen eLearning bring to hundreds of organizations worldwide. Download the free eBook now to assess how prepared you are for eLearning success. The post [Free eBook] Culture, Content, LMS: Prepare for eLearning success appeared first on LearnUpon. First name. Last name. Work email. Course Content LMS Success

eBook and eReaders (Infographic) #eBook #eReader

Dont Waste Your Time

I really ought to find somewhere else to publish all these posts and ideas on eBooks, but considering I think they are a ‘considerable’ part of the future of eLearning then they’ll stay here for the moment. eBooks and Textbooks of the future #eBook #Infographic. Source: LiveScience (click to view).

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eBooks & eTextbooks, and students #edtech

Dont Waste Your Time

Yet another set of statistics about students and how they use or interact with eBooks, this time eTextbooks: “A look at students using eTextbooks (infographic)” Click to view the full infographic. eBook eLearning eBooks eTextbook InfographicWhat I ‘like’ about the stats shown above is that 14% like the ability to cut-and-paste from the eTextbook.

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Check out this award-winning interactive eBook!

Adobe Captivate

Last month at DevLearn 2013 conference, I participated in the 9th Annual eLearning DemoFest event and showcased an Interactive eBook for iPad on how to use Adobe Presenter to create eLearning courses. There were 81 participants at DemoFest showing off their latest and greatest development efforts, offering the DevLearn conference attendees an opportunity to see […].

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eBooks and Printed Books

Moodle Journal

With all this in mind I was pleased to come across an infographic from that extended the reasoning along with a host of statistics on the benefits digital text including eBooks. After all, there is little savings to be found in many digital textbooks. They cost roughly the same as print, but come without the ability to sell back a used copy at the end of the semester ".

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LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now: Get The Free eBook

Upside Learning

‘ LMS for Training Companies – Then & Now ‘ is an eBook which will take you through this journey of the LMS. It’s an eBook that is a must-have not just for folks in the training industry, but for others interested in the Learning Management domain. Learning Management Learning Management System LMS LMS eBook LMS For Training Companies Training Companies

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