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?

  • Potential in terms of mediating creative and novel approaches to assessment, e.g. video essay, digital storytelling. How best to utilise the affordances of combining print and text and new and emerging digital media is a key issue in education generally. It raises the important question: what is digital literacy? How do we optimise and harness the possibilities of new forms of digital creativity and publishing for learning, teaching and assessment? - tony.hall tony.hall Feb 21, 2015
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(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • Design-based research/educational design methodology to effect changes in practice, guided and informed by relevant concepts and theories of technology-enhanced learning in higher education, e.g. Conversational Framework (Laurillard, 2002) - tony.hall tony.hall Feb 21, 2015
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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on third-level education in Ireland?

  • Significant potential impact for publishing and sharing research, and furthermore facilitating and augmenting learning, teaching and assessment. - tony.hall tony.hall Feb 21, 2015
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(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

  • www.q-tales.eu - tony.hall tony.hall Feb 21, 2015
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