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Digital Book 2010 Presentations online

I’m a bit late with this post, but the IDPFs Digital Book 2010 Conference presentations are now online (have been since June 3rd – alas I had a vacation).  There are some interesting ones out there on:

  • the eBook revolution
  • ePUB
  • DRM, copyright protection  and biz models of the future
  • marketing and selling eBooks
  • digital magazines and newspapers

Some of these include the audio as well. Enjoy!  Lots of food for thought.

inkling – a new platform for mobile learning on iPhone/iPad

What do the words interactive, audio/video, social, modular, desktop, and mobile have in common?  They were all used by John Wiley’s Peter Balis during his Digital Book 2010 presentation to describe inkling, an end-to-end platform for mobile learning.  Peter’s presentation focused on how we learn now and beyond.  He demonstrated many interactive digital content products and  inkling was one of them.  It’s due out in the fall of 2010 and is designed to work with learning content on the iPhone and iPad.  Here’s a cut/paste of the vision statement from the inkling website:

… That’s why we’re building Inkling: a flexible software platform that replaces static, printed material with content that’s centered around the learner. We’re committed to empowering students to learn however they want, wherever they want. In the process, we’ll make education better for everyone involved.

Something tells me we will see a lot more from inkling and similar products supporting a flexible, digital textbook future.   Other Digital Book 2010 presentations are available online from OverDrive, Ingram, O’Reilly, and more.