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?

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  • Distribution and communication made easier. Many schools are already using blogs to communicate with parents and create tasks for students. Educational material will not be delivered in physical form which will aid distribution, activity and currency. A larger number of sources will make education more diverse and rich. - martin.claesson martin.claesson Dec 2, 2014 - stefan stefan Dec 4, 2014

(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

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  • I guess we tend to forget that most material used in schools still are published and created on paper. 3D-printers are more sexy but will have less impact looking over the range of activities going on in education. - martin.claesson martin.claesson Dec 2, 2014
  • What happens to the publishing companies who's business model is built on physical distribution and what does that mean for quality? Will teachers publish their own material to greater extent? - martin.claesson martin.claesson Dec 2, 2014

(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on teaching, learning, or creative inquiry?

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  • Making learning and teaching contemporary. That's enough. - martin.claesson martin.claesson Dec 2, 2014

(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

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  • We use a lot of blogs (newsletters and work spaces) and our students can publish their works (books) at an online e-library. We also have our own video platform for video content. And some other services, ask us. - martin.claesson martin.claesson Dec 2, 2014

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