Holiday Catch Up Part 1 – Apple’s Latest

Hi all,

Holiday Catch Up Part 1  – Apple’s Latest

During the holidays I catch up  more with running and life and check in to professional reading by favourites on Google Reader and Twitter and storing links from Facebook and the like in Diigo. Here is a summary of the links that got my attention. I will process them in more detail a bit later .

Recently I read in one of my geography journals an article by Dr Grant Kleeman presenting the case for the text book .  The argument was presented in a way that suggests we are dealing with an evolution  of combining online and original text based reading. I wondered what were the tools we would use for online reading.  I love my Kindle but it would ot really work for text books. Then….

In the last few weeks was the anticipated Apple announcement.

Darcy , Ronnie and Warrick have put together thoughtful blog posts about Apple’s new innovations with textbooks.

It is so new and I am not sure how this will all unfold but with these readings I can make a good start.

Darcy
http://darcymoore.net/2012/01/20/ibooks-author/

Ronnie
http://theedublogger.com/2012/01/19/3-major-problems-with-apples-education/

Warrick
http://learningau.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/first-look-at-apples-new-take-on-textbooks/

 

cheers Martin

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