At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) there were several announcements of new devices that fit, if only loosely, into the category of ebook reader. Examples include the large format (and expensive) QUE from Plastic Logic, the Skiff from Hearst which is directed at newspapers.
Education isn’t the center of the CES focus, but some of the hype surrounding the ebook reader category certainly makes us hope that some educationally suitable tool will be forthcoming.
The call for digital textbooks is going out, too. Will the publishers respond, and if they don’t will the open education community begin to fill the void?
This site, Opentextbook.org is attempting to compile a list of as many open textbook efforts as possible and to provide hosting service for any open textbook efforts that desire it.
1 Comment January 12, 2010