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Implications of Publishing eBooks on PCs and Mobile Devices for Engineering Technology Educators

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Engineering Technology Design I

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Engineering Technology

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22.827.1 - 22.827.5



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Carlos R. Morales Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Carlos R. Morales is an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University.

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Title:Implications of publishing eBooks on PCs and Mobile devices for Engineering Technology EducatorsAbstractThere is no doubt that interactive eBooks enable Engineering & Technology educators to presentmaterials and concepts to learners in a rich and compelling manner that can enhance education. It isalso evident, the technology to create and deploy eBooks has reached a tipping point. However, thereare little guiding principles for how the eBook publishing process can exist within the requirements fortenure track faculty to undertake the Promotion & Tenure process with its rigorous peer reviewcomponent. There is also a lack of compelling evidence for how to best structure interactive educationalactivities to maximize learning across a variety of different devices (PC, Tablets, mobile phones).This paper presents the best practices developed by a collaboration of faculty and an eBook publisher tobest maximize learning and address the unique requirements of tenure-track faculty publishing eBooks.The author presents empirical data collected from 2004 to 2010 to support recommendations. Theauthor also discusses the instructional design process used to best adapt instructional content to theeBook format across a variety of devices.

Morales, C. R. (2011, June), Implications of Publishing eBooks on PCs and Mobile Devices for Engineering Technology Educators Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18108

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