Maybe it's the age of my eyes or perhaps the quality of the e-ink--something makes reading on the Kindle faster and more refreshing than trying to do the same thing on an iPad or mobile phone screen. I'm not taking anything away from those who enjoy their all-in-one mobile experience another way but after only a day's use, I have read more words and annotated more thoughts on the Kindle than I've ever done with any other electronic reading device. I work with several talented lecturers in LIT who plan to make portions of their academic coursework available in ePub format. It's essential that we spend part of the summer collaborating on ideas so students can jump from one part of the curriculum to a complementary learning objective in another part of the creative multimedia programme. I can see how this will work elegantly if we agree on the basic concept at the epub level. Whatever we do, the pedagogy must work across different e-readers. Check back next week for more on creating transmedia content through electronic publications.
My Nokia E7 shot the shitty image of the Kindle under low light. I think the E7 should take better close-up shots so I need to investigate my phone's settings.