J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly, a personal finance blog, has a nice write-up about the cost of ebooks. As well as some of the pros and cons of buying ebooks. The excerpt below is a great little summary of when it’s a good idea to buy an ebook and when it’s still best to… Read more Are eBooks Cost Effective?
In one word, Software. More specifically, Whispernet and Whispersync. Amazon’s own ways of keeping all your ebooks organized and accessible. Accessibility Amazon has created a quality and consistent user experience across multiple devices. Once you buy a book it travels with you, not you having to travel with the book. What do I mean by… Read more Why Amazon Is Winnng the Ebook War
Originally Published at FordhamRETC College and University programs that promote using Kindles or like e-reading devices are being suspended by the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education. Recent complaints by the National Federation of the Blind and the American Council of the Blind have sparked court settlements between the DOJ and the… Read more Kindle Use at the University Level Takes a Step Backwards
Since the iPad was first announced there has been a lot of talk about its uses for education. Specifically, the focus has been on college and university students. I would like to take a look at younger grades, elementary and middle school students. Students in these grades have not yet developed the way they take… Read more iPad and Education
This past weekend I was given a Kindle 2 to test. For anyone that doesn’t know, the Kindle is Amazon’s e-book reader that has been getting a lot of attention lately for attempting to change the way we read books. When I first received the Kindle, I had to register it. If you already have an Amazon account this… Read more Weekend With a Kindle