Our publication on “Reading and Learning with Any Device University Content for E-Books and E-Readers” at this year ED-Media Conference in Lisbon is now online available. The slides have been already published here.
Due to the fact that e-readers and e-books in general are booming stronger than ever their applicability for teaching and learning aspects absolutely need to be focused. Besides important didactical aspects there are a number of product related challenges that had to be taken first when integrating e-books to the university ́s workaday life. This paper presents a way to turn teaching content into e-reader readable formats. On base of different raw materials according to their formats a couple of e-book output versions (for HTML, PDF, iPad, EPUB and Mobi usage) are compiled automatically. This development of adequate learning content by the meaning of e- book generation for multiple devices is described detailed as well as its user-friendly implementation into the Learning Management System of Graz University of Technology. Current technological limitations of that process and future aspects are discussed too.
Reference: Nagler, W., Ebner, M., Scerbakov, N. (2011). Reading and Learning with Any Device – University Content for E-Books and E-Readers. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 1775-1782). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.