What is Electronic Publishing?

Already firmly established in the consumer sector, electronic publishing is redefining the boundaries between print and digital, still image and video, passive and interactive. Modern digital workflows support almost any form in which content might appear, from traditional print to digital, web, video, and even interactive content. Building in the full spectrum of potential publishing avenues — print, web, video, mobiles and tablets, and interactives — from the beginning is not only a way to streamline production overall, but also to increase the reach of the materials produced by leveraging the content over a wide range of media. If the first revolution in electronic publishing was making publishing platforms accessible to anyone, the next phase is the linking of these platforms together to produce new combinations and new types of content. New concepts like the Online Scholarly Catalog Initiative (OSCI) and Responsive Design will allow that content to be easily archived as well as ported to any device.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • I see this being relevant to students and teachers as authors of content (individually or collaboratively) and needing various outlets for publication (text and other multimedia). Even something like a digital portfolio can have alternative publishing options. We know that engagement comes from having authentic audiences for original work - where 'liking' and commenting and discussions can be generated as well. This can lead to more 'traditional' forms of publishing such as eBooks and multimedia creations that hyperlink a variety of media together. - lindsay.julie lindsay.julie Jan 28, 2014 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 10, 2014- helen.padgett helen.padgett Feb 10, 2014
  • Having a larger audience makes student learning more important to the student. This is one way we make learning relevant. IMHO this is HUGE - mrskeeler mrskeeler Feb 1, 2014
  • Current material as well as providing choice of content is critical for the student and facilitator. Just as Kodak died, publishing companies must continue to search for new instructional delivery tools. The Washington Post is currently doing the same with Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. I'm sure education may learn a few lessons on how 'The Wahsington Post' will begin shifting to a new model of delivery….just look at Amazon's market and the innovation they brought to the table. - michael.lambert michael.lambert Feb 2, 2014
  • I see this technology as relevant to the development of content, it provides better access and allows producers of content to publish easily. There are many teachers who can now share their porduction with many other collegues. It generates richer interaction. On the side of the students it gives opportunities to deveolp reading and writing skills on top of the content produced. The remix trend needs to be analysis with students to stimulate original production and not just cut and paste.- lmotta lmotta Feb 5, 2014
  • I believe the statement illustrating the differene between "passive and interactive" learning is key. Technology is only as effective as the instructional strategy that enables the constructivist experience of the student in a guided/focused curriculum by knowlegable and prepared instructors. Allowing for and providing students with the resources to create and present ideas in a collaborative environment is critical.- jon.k.price jon.k.price Feb 6, 2014
  • This topic remains *hugely* relevant across all education systems. it is especially immediate now in many education systems that are only now moving from entirely paper-based education materials and using 'old-fashioned' blackboards. - mtrucano mtrucano Feb 6, 2014
  • I want to "ditto" Mike's comment above - this topic is hugely significant. The possibility for electronic publishing is a core capability behind the global literacy partnership I'm currently working with called Matuto. The core concept is that the ability for someone to publish local stories in local language to the web in a format that other people anywhere in the world can access as both a story to read or a "talking book" - opens the doors to incredibly opportunity for developing literacy on a large scale using technology to support both content creation and consumption. This is big and the potential beneficiaries are emerging readers and writers in communities of all levels of economic prosperity. - leslie.s.conery leslie.s.conery Feb 8, 2014
  • This is vital to the development of rich, engaging curricular materials. From the student side, it enables students to express mastery of topics.- mike.jamerson mike.jamerson Feb 9, 2014
  • We see blogging emerging in K-5 around the world as a significant way that teachers are guiding their students to write. Research in New Zealand is showing that the more kids write in this informal space, the more their language arts skills improve. Schools are getting more comfortable with students sharing in a walled garden because they understand the concept of a walled garden. Examples: Google domain sharing within domain, kidblogs, edmodo. - jackwest jackwest Feb 11, 2014

(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • Social media and publishing for a wider audience - lindsay.julie lindsay.julie Jan 28, 2014
  • Copyright, Creative commons, where and how to share original material - lindsay.julie lindsay.julie Jan 28, 2014
  • I agree with the above contributions. Also missing is "in a safe environment." I think we will see more products specifically for the K12 market to give students a wider audience but that will protect younger children. - mrskeeler mrskeeler Feb 1, 2014- mike.jamerson mike.jamerson Feb 9, 2014
  • Students are now publishers, not just a writer/author. So how do students continue to keep their writing online in a portfolio format? Their writing portfolio could be shared with new schools or colleges, just as the student shares their SAT score/GPA/credits. - michael.lambert michael.lambert Feb 2, 2014
  • I also agree with the above statements. A safe online experience with the knowlege of both appropriate social exchange of opinions, guarded self disclosure and legal and ethical considerations in using digital media is all too often lacking. - jon.k.price jon.k.price Feb 6, 2014
  • I agree with these comments. Ownership and usage rights remain huge areas of contention and confusion. http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/who-owns-what - mtrucano mtrucano Feb 6, 2014
  • Additional issues, along with copyright, creative commons, etc. are about publishing for a global audience, the possibility of revitalizing dying languages, scalable strategies for crowd-sourced or creative ways of editing and reviewing materials pre-publication, connecting e-commerce with digital publishing. - leslie.s.conery leslie.s.conery Feb 8, 2014
  • Another sub-theme is the role of the community in creating a culture of literacy and using digital publishing as a way to promote regional pride, industry, and a local hunger for literacy and reading materials. - leslie.s.conery leslie.s.conery Feb 8, 2014

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?

  • Raising standards - the typical school assignment in the hands of students with publishing knowledge and technology access, can become a professional product useful to others in the world.- lindsay.julie lindsay.julie Jan 28, 2014
  • Valuing student contributions and ideas, seeing students as creators not just consumers of information, providing tangible and public products to demonstrate student learning and rigor - mrskeeler mrskeeler Feb 1, 2014
  • Electronic publishing allows everyone to be a part of the article…the content becomes interactive, not static. - michael.lambert michael.lambert Feb 2, 2014
  • If one of the most active discussions taking place today is the need for critical thinking, and the approach most discussed is need for more coding... electronic publishing has the potential to apply the analytical thought process prescribed in coding and make those thought clear and informative to a broad audience. - jon.k.price jon.k.price Feb 6, 2014 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 10, 2014
  • providing people with a voice to the world. - leslie.s.conery leslie.s.conery Feb 8, 2014 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 10, 2014
  • Developing strategies and tools that support independent reading and comprehension (phoneme dictionaries, tools to hear words pronounced in local languges, comprehension tools, etc - all at scale and tied to locally written, community sourced writing. - leslie.s.conery leslie.s.conery Feb 8, 2014 - judy.oconnell judy.oconnell Feb 10, 2014

(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

  • Ann Michaelsen in Norway, in conjunction with her students created this book, also an eBook, on Connected Learners http://connectedlearners.com/ thereby showing one example of the power of publication by students - lindsay.julie lindsay.julie Jan 28, 2014
  • Jim Sill has students produce their videos to YouTube, many classrooms are doing iBooks author, Lots of GCT's and ADE's and other innovative educators have already moved into this space. It is happening.- mrskeeler mrskeeler Feb 1, 2014
  • Shutterfly has just entered the education market with - Photo Story App for iPad. [http://www.shutterfly.com/photo-book-ipad-app/] It empowers students to be authors using writing, photos, drawings/illustrations, and adding their voice to each page. Books can be shared digitally or printed with a QR code. - helen.padgett helen.padgett Feb 10, 2014
  • Meet Oyster, the book subscription app that wants to do for books what Netflix did for movies and what Spotify did for music; provide an all-you-can-read experience for a monthly fee.
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/oyster-book-app-launches-2013-9#ixzz2sApGhvfp Meet Oyster, the book subscription app that wants to do for books what Netflix did for movies and what Spotify did for music; provide an all-you-can-read experience for a monthly fee. [[user:michael.lambert|1391350173* Matuto: Literacy for Life partnership www.lit4life.net/ - leslie.s.conery leslie.s.conery Feb 8, 2014

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