[Technology 923] Re: Online Multimedia E-Book

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Burkett, Barry Barry.Burkett at Franklin.kyschools.us
Thu Apr 12 15:01:38 EDT 2007


Hey guys,

Robert, thanks for that attachment. I look forward to using the link
with online learners, and getting an online discussion about the two
varying stories, great work!

It makes me curious, is there a central area that (ALE Wiki perhaps?)
that lists pages like the one Robert shared with us? The following link
goes to a site that displays children's books in different languages
which is great for students learning foreign languages, and can be good
for adults... Depending on how the resource is used:
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/.

So back to the main question, is there a central location where Literacy
instructors can find e-books, to use with their students, that are open
sourced/free?

Barry


-----Original Message-----
From: technology-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:technology-bounces at nifl.gov]
On Behalf Of Robert Berdan
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 5:01 PM
To: The Technology and Literacy Discussion List
Subject: [Technology 921] Online Multimedia E-Book

We have once again released an online, mutimedia e-book in conjunction
with Long Beach Reads One Book. This year's book is Tom Brokaw's "The
Greatest Generation."

The online section is at:

http://cetl.edtech.csulb.edu/tgg

In this version of the book the user has some control over the reading
rate by electing to stretch the reading pause times. Also, we have
found that the default synchrony of phrase highlighting and voice works
well for the somewhat passive task of reading along silently with the
author.
For the user to real aloud, however, the highlighting must be advanced.
The user can now control the degree of advance.

This text will be too complex for most literacy learners but may be
userful for more advanced adults and teens.

We're always happy to get suggestions and comments.

Robert Berdan
Center for Educational Technology and Learning California State
University, Long Beach
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