ePublishing Working Group

Posted on April 26, 2011 in by Jon

Notre Dame’s ePublishing Working Group began meeting in March 2010 to explore how Notre Dame might build an ePublishing ecosystem to support creating, distributing, consuming, annotating, sharing and archiving ePubs and eBooks on both present and future eReaders and tablets.

Here are some of our accomplishments:

  • Coordinated course pilots using iPads and Samsung GALAXY TAB 10.1 Android tablets as eReaders
  • Hosted presentations by major textbook publishers (Wiley, Pearson) and campus bookstore operator (Follett)
  • Reviewed Coursesmart, Vital Source, iAnnotate PDF, GoodReader and Kno apps
  • Explored alternative eReader hardware and software platforms (Kindle, Nook, 7″ Samsung Galaxy Tab)
  • Talked extensively with campus, local, national and international media companies
  • Presented at the Apple AcademiX
  • Hosted brown bags for faculty interested in using iPads for teaching and research
  • Investigated sustainability issues relating to ePublishing, course packs, eReserves, tablets, etc.
  • Published Essay on Teaching with Technology for Learning Technology Consortium
  • Explored checkout models for eReader hardware and content
  • Tested ePublishing creation and delivery processes and systems, including iBooks Author, iTunes U and Box.com

You can view the ePublishing Working group membership here.

You can download the survey instruments used to assess the eReader course pilots here.