Camille Nelson Named New AUWCL Dean | American University http://www.american.edu/ucm/news/20160313-New-WCL-Dean-Announced.cfm
Zube | Powerful project management for GitHub Issues…
Zube | Powerful project management for GitHub Issues https://zube.io/v1
Today’s New Book Releases on Law
Today’s New Book Releases on Law Today’s New Book Releases on Law
Deploying to a production environment — The Hypothesis Annotation Framework 0.0.2 documentation
Deploying to a production environment — The Hypothesis Annotation Framework 0.0.2 documentation Deploying to a production environment — The Hypothesis Annotation Framework 0.0.2 documentation
My Twitter Digest for 03/13/2016
- The lost art of indexes in ebooks – Joe Wikert’s Digital Content Strategies https://t.co/VfecHkGs0i 10:50:40, 2016-03-13
- RT @carlmalamud: Don’t forget, today is the beginning of Roadway Savings Time. Everybody drive on the left. This conserves asphalt and help… 10:59:04, 2016-03-13
- RT @lawyerist: Hacking Chaos: The Cornell Method of Note-Taking https://t.co/zSasOy0dZ7 11:01:11, 2016-03-13
- My Twitter Digest for 03/12/2016 https://t.co/NTnnef4fSS 15:30:16, 2016-03-13
Calibre 2.53 adds style transformation tool to e-book editor and converter – TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond
Calibre 2.53 adds style transformation tool to e-book editor and converter – TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond http://www.teleread.com/calibre-2-53-adds-style-transformation-tool-e-book-editor-converter/
Are e-casebooks doomed by perceived shortcomings of e-books generally?
Can these obstacles be overcome? It doesn’t seem likely. While e-books are great for keyword-searching and access via tables of contents, for tasks that require flipping back and forth and finding the right page in a hurry, they’re not so great. While e-books do have the convenience of instant access and search capability, they will probably always be better-suited to mass-market fiction that is meant to be read in a linear fashion, rather than textbooks and reference material that needs instant random access.
— Sometimes e-textbooks come up short – TeleRead News: E-books, publishing, tech and beyond http://www.teleread.com/sometimes-e-textbooks-come-short/
I think the reason e-textbooks (and e-casebooks in my world) come up short is because they merely replicate print in an electronic format. These resources attack print typically on price and weight, 2 attributes that have nothing to do with the information being delivered. The potential for electronic educational materials is practically limitless but publishers and even authors are focused on recreating print.
Think of the first automobiles. They were referred to as horseless carriages for a reason, many designs were engines dropped into horse carriages. And that didn’t really work out, did it? It took many years and a lot of development to break the idea of copying carriages and come up with what we now know as the automobile.
E-books are still in the horseless carriage phase of development, everything getting forced into the tired metaphor of a book. We need to break free of the limits imposed by the book and push development of these educational resources into the future. The tools exist to do all the things we want to do with e-casebooks, we just need to use the tools and let go of the past