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E-book conference for teachers, students

Published:Sunday | April 24, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Computers team up with several international book publishers to promote the benefits of electronic books (e-books) to students and teachers during a conference on May 5-6, 2011, at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston.

Publishers participating in the two-day e-book conference under the theme, 'E-learning: Going Green, Saving Green', include McGraw Hill, John Wiley and Sons, Elsevier, as well as Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Day one of the conference is open - free of charge - to principals, lecturers/teachers and heads of department in secondary and tertiary institutions. Book publishers and Dell will explain the advantages of integrating e-books on laptops in the teaching and learning process.

Multifunctional device

The e-book's functions include highlighting, bookmarking and note sharing (between lecturer and student, and student to student). Additionally, an e-book subscriber is able to access current updates to the text once it is available, and students can watch embedded videos within the book, do comprehensive word and subject searches.

Day two of the e-book conference is open - free of charge - to tertiary and upper secondary school students - especially those pursuing programmes in nursing, marketing, tourism, accounting, early childhood education, network technology, computer sciences, teacher education and business.

The e-book's functions include highlighting, bookmarking and note sharing (between lecturer and student, and student to student).