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Subject: EDUCAUSE Live: E-Readers and E-Textbooks
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:30:29 -0400
Register for the free EDUCAUSE Live! webcast:

"E-Readers and E-Textbooks: Current Reality and Future Possibilities"

1-2pm U.S. Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 26. No charge, but registration required. Archived for future (re)viewing.

Jon T. Rickman
Vice President of Information Systems
Northwest Missouri State University

Roger Von Holzen
Director, Center for Information Technology in Education
Northwest Missouri State University


This seminar will initially address the current state of e-reader devices and their functionality as platforms for the delivery of e-textbooks, as experienced by Northwest Missouri State University in its 2008 2009 pilot study. The presenters will then explore the full capabilities of e-textbooks for online, blended, and face-to-face classes, along with key practical considerations with respect to costs, infrastructure, and academic issues.

For additional background on the project, see this article in EDUCAUSE Quarterly:

And for a popular-press report on the Kindle, see this New Yorker article:

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