Student views on e-books

A lot of schools and libraries have purchased e-books (and e-book readers) or are in the process of purchasing them. Everyone assumes that the students will like them/prefer them but until now very few seem to have been asked for their opinions. We now have more student’s experiencing e-books so I am interested in finding out what it is they like and what they may not like or would like to see improved. I was pleased to find these videos made as part of Net Gen Ed Project ( A Flat Classroom Project). 

  • E-Books: Innovation In Education was one student’s view of e-books. She looked at a few of the benefits of e-books as opposed to the traditional text books.
  • Another one was titled “E-books This or That? “. The student said this about her video ” This is my video comparing the good effects of the e-book to some of the negative ways of learning we use now.”
  • Simply entitled “Ebooks”  yet another student gave a her video summary of e-book use and touched on the ability to collaborate with some e-books.

 It is clear that these students see a number of advantages in using ebooks. I also liked the project they were involved in and using many technology tools to create and reflect on their projects as well as to give and receive comments from others

Future libraries

What will libraries be like in the future?

I stumbled upon the  The Mosman Library of the future blog yesterday. It is a “collaborative blog by Mosman Library users, staff, residents & visitors”. The theme for may was about the future of libraries. On this site they have gathered a lot of ideas/visions about where libraries are headed. They have some great quotes, links and  I particularly liked the videos below.

The first video (2nd May) records interviews with some of the younger users of the library. The questions were: Will we have books? Will we have a library?

A second video with older users answering the same questions:

Have a look and try to answer the same questions? What do you think about the future of libraries? Will they be run by robots?

Useful sites (weekly)

Useful sites (weekly)

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Useful sites (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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