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Trends in Ed: Every Man a King! 

For this Trends in Ed, I’d like to talk a little bit about the future of E-books and education.  I am lucky in that there are plenty of brave men and women who have studied for many years to chart our future, so I need only take my cue from them.  In Neal Stephenson’s The …

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Trends in Ed: 01.19.2011 – High-Tech Help 

Do you think you can survive completing an email, report, or business letter without the help of spell check? This New York Times article sums up some of the most popular assistive technologies on the market. These tools are not limited to users with learning disabilities, but also extremely popular among general learners. However, Michael …

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Three Things in a Scholar’s Web Toolkit 

In a bit of cursory research conducted for last week's post on currents of change and debate in the humanities, I came across Omeka, a web publishing and curatorial tool created by George Mason University's Center for History and New Media (CFNM). Home to an assortment of academics, educators, and developers, CFNM's charges itself with …

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eReader Accessibility Update 

Earlier this year, Arizona State University was sued by the The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and the American Council of the Blind (ACB) because ASU chose the Kindle  for a pilot eReader program.  The Kindle has some text-to-speech functionality, but no user interface or navigation voice over for users who are blind or …

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From One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) to Tablets (OTPC?) 

Nearly 2 million children worldwide already use the renowned XO laptop computer, One Laptop Per Child (OLPC). Now OLPC has teamed up with developer Marvell to design the next generation of durable, low-cost computers for students in global regions underserved by technology: The sub-$100 XO tablet. The new tablet model is designed to be even …

Posted 109 months ago by

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Children’s E-books Continue to Proliferate 

According to Publisher Weekly, until early April, Apple had sold 300,000 iPads and users had downloaded more than one million iPad apps and more than 2.5 million ebooks from the iBookstore.

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New Textbook Platform by McGraw-Hill & Intel 

With a hint of sarcastic tone that seems to doubt any sweeping success, the Wall Street Journal reported today that McGraw-Hill's Education unit will venture further into digital learning by releasing a new internet-based reading platform for elementary school children.

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