review:ed updates - New videos and barely a mention of iPads

review:ed updates - New videos and barely a mention of iPads

Summary: Yes, there are other things happening in ed tech besides new shiny things from Cupertino.

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Yeah, yeah, I know, the big news for the last two weeks and the weeks to come has been and will be the new iPad. Or the iPad 3. Or the iPad HD. Or whatever. And yes, I pre-ordered one. What was I going to do? Not buy one? I tell myself that I didn't have a choice - the high resolution will significantly impact the apps and content that my company is developing for users and that I'm developing for a variety of projects. I have some swampland in Florida for sale, too. All that aside, there has actually been a fair amount of ed tech news in the last couple of weeks worth thinking about that has virtually nothing to do with shiny new things from Apple. Kirsten Winkler and I covered them on our weekly review:ed webcasts. We even had a real lawyer weigh in on the Kno-Cengage lawsuit. And yes, Apple came up more than a few times, but that's a story in and of itself about the consumerization of IT, even in education. Kirsten and I could talk for hours about this stuff, so the embedded videos below also have download and podcast links so you can listen to these later. We'll be taping another episode tomorrow featuring Jason Perlow talking hardware, tablets, ebooks, the DOJ/Apple/textbook publisher price fixing mess, and the business of ed tech. And yes, we'll be talking about the new iPad, but perhaps not in the way you'd expect. Subscribe to the podcasts below to catch the new episode early next week or check back on my review:ed ZDNet page on Tuesday.

review:ed #17 Begun the E-Textbook War has

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Show Notes

[02:45] Kno sues Cengage Learning for pulling its textbooks
Source: Mashable

[11:10] Interview with Richard Santalesa of Information Law Group

[42:48] Article about the problems with math textbooks
Source: Open Salon

[45:40] Apple’s e-textbooks cost about 5x more than paper version
Source: Education Business Blog

[48:50] Why Pearson should build its on tablet
Source: Disrupt Education

[54:15] Samsung to introduce iTunes U competitor called “learning hub”
Source: The Next Web

[1:00:53] Thank you to our sponsor Languagelab.com

[1:03:00] Clemson University & Dell launch Social Media Listening Center
Source: Dell

[1:09:35] Discussion around the state of online learning

[1:16:50] US Department of Education is reading Twitter
Source: Yahoo

[1:20:30] OLPC Tablet design not only important for developing countries
Source: CNN

[1:25:30] Knewton featured on Forbes
Source: Forbes

[1:27:20] If Chris Dawson founded a startup
Source: ZDNet

review:ed #18 This is going to be a short Episode

(Editor's note - this title is a bit ironic. It wasn't)

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Topics: iPad, Start-Ups, Software, Samsung, Apple, Hardware, Dell, Consumerization, Apps, Tablets

Christopher Dawson

About Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

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