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Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book

Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book

Gamestar Mechanic Design for iPad Emulator iPad Peek Test your web pages in the iPad browser emulator. Click on the top iPad border to rotate. LiveView for iPhone & iPad LiveView is a specialized remote screen viewing application intended as a tool to help designers create graphics for mobile applications Getting Started Web Development For The iPhone And iPad The iPhone operating system makes up 50% of the worldwide smartphone market, with the next-highest OS being Android at 24%. The iPad Web Design & Development Toolbox The main focus of this article relates to designing websites for the iPad. Useful Design Tips For Your iPad App Think about the device in terms of lifestyle rather than features and technology. GUI & Templates iPad GUI PSD The PSD was constructed using vectors, so it’s fully editable and scalable. iPad Stencil for Omnigraffle OmniGraffle template for folks designing iPad apps Collection Vol. 1 Here's a list of free iPhone & iPad templates and stencils. Collection Vol. 2 Library of UI elements at your disposal. Icons

Diseño y lectura: un nuevo reto para los libros digitales Quienes venden libros electrónicos dicen que, al menos, tienen dos ventajas fundamentales sobre los soportes vegetales: que son capaces de almacenar muchos textos y que el lector puede alterar a su gusto y convenencia el cuerpo de la fuente y, en consecuencia, el tamaño de la caja de composición, por si no tuviera a mano las gafas de ver. La primera de las hipotéticas ventajas se desmonta fácilmente: una vez escuché decir al gran José Afonso Furtado que si en un país como los nuestros (Portugal y España) en que las personas que adquieren más de veinte libros al año no pasan de puñado, de unos pocos miles, no parece tener demasiado sentido invertir en un aparato que nunca va a amortizarse, porque apenas se aprovechará para descargar una decena de libros a lo largo de una vida. Algunos proponen una solución aberrante (y que me perdone Steve Jobs): diseñemos todo para los IPad, que son el soporte digital que nos enseña el camino del futuro.

6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers Wkipedia is a great educational resource for both teachers and students. Its articles appear almost always in the first four links of the search results. I know there are some issues with the use of this resource in education such as : plagiarism, trusted content and many more but still instead of excluding it all together we better learn and teach our students the best ways to use it. Everything online has both negative and positive effects and we should always focus on the filled side of the cup. 1- Wikisummarizer WikiSummarizer is an application designed by Context Discovery Inc. 2- The Full Wiki This is a mash-up between Google Maps and Wikipedia articles. 3- Navify This service is a mash-up of Wkipedia, Flickr, and YouTube. 4- Wiki Field Trip This service allows you to explore new places using Wikipedia entries. 5- Video Wikipedia This is an online project to add videos to Wikipedia articles. 6- Wikihood

iPad Mags Need A New Blueprint Ever since the iPad came out, print media companies have been feeling their way in this new medium, but so far they’ve just been stumbling over themselves. They are latching onto the iPad as a new walled garden where people will somehow magically pay for articles they can get for free in their browsers. But if they want people to pay, the experience has to be better than on the Web, and usually it’s not. This sorry state of affairs is true for both magazines and newspapers. The New York Times iPad app, for instance, is gorgeous but crippled. All the links are stripped out of the articles, even from the blogs. Despite the poor reviews and uninspiring number of downloads, media companies sold millions of dollars worth of advertising last year for their iPad apps because advertisers want to be associated with anything shiny and new. However, I am not holding my breath. At the very least, Apple should fix the subscription problem in iTunes.

Los futuros del libro En defensa de las librerías En el marco del día mundial del libro y las librerías, el 23 de abril, el CERLALC publica En defensa de las librerías. Recomendaciones en materia de políticas públicas, gremiales e individuales para el fortalecimiento de las librerías en Iberoamérica. Este documento fue escrito por el editor y autor español Joaquín Rodríguez, ganador del Premio de Comunicación Científica de la Comunidad de Madrid en el año 2011 y creador del portal web de análisis editorial Los Futuros del Libro. Ante la crisis del tejido librero en relación con las plataformas de venta de libros en línea, el CERLALC considera urgente ofrecer a los gobiernos y libreros mismos ideas, propuestas y recomendaciones para fortalecer lo que se ha venido a conocer como el eslabón más débil de la cadena del libro. El documento busca propiciar condiciones que posibiliten la continuidad de estos espacios y la adaptación a cambios en formatos de circulación y acceso a los libros ya publicados.

7.2 Metaphors of the Mind 7.2 Metaphors of the Mind In 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson published a book titled Metaphors We Live By (see also Lakoff, 1987; Johnson, 1987) in which they present a strong case that the way in which we perceive and think about a situation is a function of the metaphors we have adopted for and use in that situation. For example, Marshall (1988) has argued convincingly that the dominant metaphor in many schools is "School Is Work." To begin, we want to examine perhaps the most fundamental metaphor of all, our metaphor of mind. 7.2.1 Mind as Computer First is the notion of "mind as computer" (MAC), the basic premise underlying early traditional artificial intelligence, but also much of instructional design and development. 7.2.2 Mind as Brain More recently cognitive scientists have proposed a metaphor of "mind as brain" (MAB), a view variously called connectionism or parallel distributed processing (see, for example, Rumelhart & McClelland, 1986). 7.2.3 Mind as Rhizome

Opinion: Why The Daily Is So Yesterday Imagine my surprise when I received personal email from someone at Rupert Murdoch’s just-announced iPad app and national news publication, The Daily, encouraging me to post “info, images, video, and more” from their news release. Those who aren’t interested in the inside baseball of new publishing ventures probably missed or ignored the announcement—after all, we’re talking about just another iPad news app, which isn’t exactly news beyond the publishing industry. So why am I telling you about it? A few reasons. Also, in this celebrity-focused age, any move by a billionaire must be interesting, no? Finally, with a few exceptions, The Daily has a business model that hasn’t been available to other publishers selling in the App Store, a recurring subscription that costs $0.99 per week or $39.99 per year. So, a whizzy new iPad app, funded by the deep pockets of a publishing magnate, with Apple’s direct involvement—what’s not to like? Of more concern is the content side.

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