Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
What are ebooks, how are they used, and how will this impact higher learning? These questions are not asked at the basic intro level by Derek Morrison, but rather at the level of greater analysis - he poses such questions as whether 'sign-out' temporary online reading material counts as an ebook, and whether people will read these books or use them to look stuff up. Where they are read will also be important. "We perhaps need to recognise that mobile devices are now more important reading devices than laptop or desktops." As Ann Kirschner writes, "the most important thing is that the iPhone is always with you, or at least always with me … And, you know, the old Woody Allen line, 70 percent of success in life is just showing up? The iPhone showed up."

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