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A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.

First published April 02, 2014

A fellow educator recently asked me for a recommendation of an eBook tool that could be used by high-school-aged students and which is cross-platform, cross-device, allows incorporation of multimedia, and allow for collaborative and seamless editing across the world. Any suggestions? The number of ebook formats is quite overwhelming. And ebook software that meets my friend’s needs seems still very much under development (e.g., Vellum). What high-caliber software exists? What are some workarounds for my friend?

Though I have explored over 200 technology learning tools over the past seven years, I’ve quickly realized there is no best tool. In attempting to help my (e)friend, I revisited tools that came close to addressing her needs. For example, Learnist allows for some of the capabilities she desires. (Thanks to research assistant Amy Peterson for reminding me of our use of this resource in her Virtual Course creation research).

I also examined my ebooks, which are accessible via my Kindle Cloud Reader app. How embarrassing to discover that I have 72 books to read.  I just never have gotten comfortable reading books from a screen.

What ebook creation software do you have experience with? What led you to choose to use it over others? What others?

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