Can Technology in the Classroom Replace Expensive Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

If educational institutes start adopting OERs in classrooms, students will be able to save a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on purchasing textbooks and rental subscriptions. Although rentals are a good option approved by educational institutes, OER is yet to be widely accepted by educational institutes. The teachers can customize an OER and include modules that they feel would benefit the students. Increase in Textbook Prices Over the Years.

How Can K-12 Publishers Adapt in the Digital Era


When students found other alternatives to save their money, such as rental books and second-hand books, publishers decided it was time to provide affordable learning options, without affecting their revenues. Publish Superior Content Than OERs. Publishers must be aware of the free learning resources available on the internet- Open Educational Resources (OERs). Kitaboo is a cloud-based content platform to create-publish-distribute interactive mobile-ready content.

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How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Implementing Online Learning Technologies such as a scalable Learning Management System (LMS), Mobile Content Creation platform, online audio and video collaboration, lecture capture, discussion boards. Locate Open Educational Resource OER (activities). Arrange alternate activities in place of the lab assignment, or complete the lab activities at a later date.

To Flip or Not to Flip Your Classroom

TechSmith Camtasia

Providing content in this manner is great for many students as it allows them the ability to stop and rewind the videos as desired and accommodates alternative learning styles. As I use open educational resource (OER) materials, I can easily edit the textbook as needed to accommodate student misconceptions or often will just make a short video and post it online. Students love using their mobile devices, so explore ways to integrate them in your class.

Can US Higher Education Publishers Leverage a Subscription Model

Kitaboo on EdTech

It seemed only logical and feasible for students to use these alternative options, than pay for heavily priced new textbooks. But how do they compete with resources like MOOCs and OERs that have made high quality course content from respected university professors available for free? When students started migrating towards used textbooks, rentals, MOOCs and OER due to the high prices of printed textbooks, it affected the revenues of traditional book publishers.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

When the personal tools in your mobile phone are more empowering than what your company provides or approves for your projects, how can you be saved from devastating market forces? Predictions #2 => Convergence Ramps Up Big Time The recent Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report that I discussed in Mobile Internet Apple Facebook is really labeled wrong. Yet, there will be lots of eLearning solutions aiming at these alternative platforms.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

Another MOOC – this time on Mobile Learning GEORGE SIEMENS | FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011. Finally, alternatives to prominent MOOCs GEORGE SIEMENS | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012. MOOCs , OER University, Stanford AI. And Inge “Ignatia” de Waard is hosting a MOOC on mobile learning. As I mentioned in my bit on the general stage at mLearnCon, mobile is the fastest-growing giant industry in history (quoting Tomi Ahonen ), reaching a billion dollars in the shortest time ever.

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Top 40 eLearning Articles and 5 Hot Topics for Early March

eLearning Learning Posts

Nine Information Alternatives to the Now Defunct Training Magazine - Kapp Notes , March 2, 2010 Unfortunately, Training Magazine is folding up shop on its web site, print magazine and conferences. Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips - Upside Learning Blog , March 1, 2010 There really is very little different about designing mobile learnin g from other forms of learning. Mobile Learning (22). Five Mobile Learning Implementation Tips , March 1, 2010. OER (9).

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] December 3-5, 2012 International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM), 10th, Bali, Indonesia. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. link] January 30-31, 2013 Mobile Healthcare , 9 th , Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Clayton R.