Bookmarks for 10 August 2009
- In a Digital Future, Textbooks Are History “They don’t engage with textbooks that are finite, linear and rote. Teachers need digital resources to find those documents, those blogs, those wikis that get them beyond the plain vanilla curriculum in the textbooks.”
- Scribd gets more social allowing people to subscribe to other Scribd members writings and redaing lists. Musings – Twitter like updates – shows up in scribble box.
- Reading Ahead, a project exploring the evolution of reading and books from a consumer perspective: what it means to be a reader, how artifacts from traditional books to devices like Amazon’s Kindles affect the experience and what the future might hold for readers, product developers and beyond.
- Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, launchesa new self-published line of short books called the Insight Series, starting with Predictable Results in Unpredictable Times. From WSJ article: Sean Covey, a senior vice president at publisher FranklinCovey (and Covey’s son), said the company decided to self-publish the new books because it wanted to get the books quickly to market. The company also wanted to control the size of the books. “People don’t read long books any more,” he said. “These books are in bite-sized chunks.