After listening to my lecture, you will be able to know the following:-
Pedagogical equation Vs e-resources
Knowledge of different e-resources
Development of e-resources for Education
Preservation of e-resources by using the latest gadgets
Webliography for e-resources
It is not important that how much resources you have, than how feasible they are. In other words, resources should be readily accessible to all. Before the development of computer and internet technology, printed version of resources like books, journals, dictionaries, work books, etc played a significant role in teaching and learning process. But these printed versions are not easily accessible to all and are also expensive in nature. For example, if two teachers want to refer to a particular book simultaneously, two separate copies of the same book must be needed in the library. Instead of having the printed version of the book, if we have electronic or e-version of the book, the same book can be easily accessed simultaneously by many and also can be accessed from their drawing room with the help of a personal computer. In this computer age, e-version of books, journals, etc or e-resources in general have become inevitable and hence it is very much needed to convert the printed version into e-version for future needs. Therefore, knowledge of the different e-resources, developing e-resources and preservation of them has become the need of this hour.
Proposed Pedagogical equation for future
We may have the following as the pedagogical equation for future
PEF = 3w + e
Where the 3 W’s are
Wire / wireless
and the “e” stands for the electronic resources.
All the 3w’s need the use of e-resources and hence without “e”, the e-resources the pedagogical equation becomes meaningless. Therefore, e-resources are very much needed for future pedagogy, too.
Knowledge of different e-resources:
Generally, e-resources may be classified into two major areas viz,
The development of e-resources requires the fundamental knowledge of the following:-
Basic computer skills
Web skills and so on.
E-Books are electronic forms of text that have been “published” in a digital format that displays on specialized reading devices or computers.
Converting a Document into E-Book Format
It is relatively a very easy process to convert a document into e-book format. This document is available in three e-Book formats. Please visit http://aalbc.com/about_eBooks.htm to download this document in one of the following e-Book formats:
1 EB Dedicated Reader or Personal Computer
Using Adobe Acrobat 4.0 software to convert to a Adobe® Portable Document Format (PDF) formatted document. PDF is the open de facto standard for electronic document distribution worldwide. PDF is a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts, formatting, colors, and graphics of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it.
2 Rocket e-books
Using the Rocket Writer™ which allows Rocket e-book™ owners to easily create their own titles in Rocket Edition™ format. Simply save documents as HTML files and "drag" them into the Rocket Librarian™, the software used to download and manage Rocket Editions.
3 Palm Pilot PDA
Using the Peanut Make Book Java program, this reads a text file which has been formatted using either the Peanut Markup Language or a subset of HTML.
Easy way to develop E-Books
It is also possible to develop an e-book in a very easy manner, for which one can make use of Rudenko software. It is available free for download from the website: http://www.rudenko.com. It has plenty of user friendly options available through which the user can convert their text into e-books. It is not only an e-book compiler software but also an e-book reader. With the help of this software one can read the e-books very easily. Facilities like auto scroll, different types of voice for reading, different font styles, sizes and colours etc are available in this software.
It requires the knowledge of web fundamentals. With the help of Microsoft Front page and Microsoft word applications one can very easily develop e-journals. The following are some of the e-journals available in the field of education developed by me.
Preservation of e-resources
Preservation of e-resources is as important as developing of them. This can be done with the help of following:-
Thus the e-resources have significant roles to play in teaching and learning process and hence it is the high time for the teachers to get an awareness of these resources for their future academic growth.
Free E-Books Libraries
The following list represents only a small portion of the free e-book libraries available today.
Over 300 public domain titles in HTML chapter format.
Making of America (MOA):http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/
Created by Cornell University Library, MOA is a digital library of primary sources in American social history (antebellum through reconstruction periods). This is a full text/image journal site of 22 magazines from 1830's to 1900's.
More than 10,000 eBooks Palm, PocketPC, Zaurus, Rocketbook, or PDA in multiple formats.
over a 1000 classic texts usually in Reader format.
Wired for Books: http://www.wiredforbooks.org/
Collections of audio books and interviews. Contains full versions of A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland, and Beatrix Potter stories along with short stories and excerpts from other books. (Real player)
World eBook Library: http://netlibrary.net/WorldHome.html
Over 27000 free eBooks in HTML format.
Aesop's Fables: http://www.umass.edu/aesop/contents.html 38 fables in traditional and modern forms. Most in html some in flash.
BAB Books:http://www.sundhagen.com/babbooks/ Over 12 online html picture book.
BookPals - performing artists for literacy in schools:http://www.bookpals.net/storyline/ 11 stories read by members of the screen actors guild (and others). Stories are read and displayed in a video screen (Windows Media, Real, & Quicktime). Additional another story is available by phone (http://www.bookpals.net/storyline/phone.html).
12 html picture books with the option to have the book read aloud.
Four interactive stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog in flash format, presented by Scholastic.
International Children's Digital Library (ICDL): http://www.icdlbooks.org/
The ICDL is building an international collection that reflects both the diversity and quality of children's literature from 27 cultures in 23 languages (html).
Internet Public Library - KidSpace: http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
This section of IPL contains The Reading Zone which is similar to the fiction section at a public library. There are links to on-line stories and information and links about favorite books and authors.
Mighty Book Catalogue: http://www.mightybook.com/catalogue.htm
Over 50 children's books ages 2-preteen in html. Books will read aloud.
Imagershttp://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/ An online stories Echo the Bat and Amelia the Pigeon in html.
Robin Whirlybird on her Rotorcraft Adventures. http://rotored.arc.nasa.gov A story and activities of a girl visiting her mother's work: in English, Spanish, and Chinese (HTML)
Our Very Own Star and Auroras! (Flash format) http://stargazer.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/jsp/products.jsp
Gottingen State & University Library, Germany: http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/search-entry.shtml
German: Approximately 4500 eBooks titles, primarily in German, French, & English, devoted mostly to Exploration & Travel Literature & Mathematics. (The English-Language titles are indexed)
Online Books Page Links to Foreign Language Libraries: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html#foreign
Links to over seventy foreign language libraries with languages ranging from Afghan to Czech, French to Russian, Latin to Yiddish.
UComics.com: http://www.ucomics.com/comics/ Over 60 daily newspaper comic strips.
Comics.com: http://www.unitedmedia.com/categories/index.html Over 88 newspaper comic strips archived for the last 30 days.
Newspapers on the Internet: http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/info/Newspapers.html Listing of newspapers from around the world that can be read online.
Has five graphic novels
An online magazine that is also published as an e-Book.
Awesome Library http://www.awesomelibrary.org “organizes the Web with 15,000 carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent in education.”
Britannica.comhttp://www.britannica.com users can simultaneously search the world's most respected encyclopedia,
Electric Libraryhttp://www.elibrary.com has full-text documents and images concerning: magazines, maps, books and reports, newspapers and newswires, radio, TV and government transcripts, and pictures.
ElectricLibrary's Encyclopedia.comhttp://www.encyclopedia.com more than 14,000 free articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia (3rd ed.).
Encyclopedia Smithsonian http://www.si.edu/resource/faq A resource for teachers and students with thousands of sources on hundreds of topics.
Information Please http://www.infoplease.comOffers online almanacs, encyclopedias, and dictionaries (links under “Sources”).
The Internet Public Libraryhttp://www.ipl.org a resource for a variety of collections.
Library Spothttp://www.libraryspot.com A free virtual library resource center for educators and students, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses and just about anyone exploring the Web for valuable research information.
The U.S. Library of Congresshttp://www.loc.gov Web site is the Internet location of the largest library in the world. Comprised of approximately 115 million items in virtually all formats, languages, and subjects.
ASCD Full-Text Books
http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.efa1a11d6de55b8cdeb3ffdb62108a0c/Four complete books on education and educational issues. Book chapters are also available from ASCD at http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.7ecb0460a2b144dd12c7c91061a001ca/