UNSW Medicine Learning and Teaching Forum 2016 - Supporting Independent Learning with eBooks

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Mark Hill

Supporting Independent Learning with eBooks

Kyoto Embryo Collection
Histology Week 8 Embryo

Mark Hill.

Anatomy, School of Medical Sciences.

Abstract

History of e-books

The electronic book (e-book) format and related online stores have developed recently as a new platform for publishing and distributing educational books.

  • In 1993, the earliest implementation of the electronic “book” format was the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) that is still used educationally to distribute Powerpoint slides or Word documents to students.
  • In 2007, the Amazon Kindle and store was introduced as a platform for distributing and reading proprietary formatted e-books. Readers for this format are now available on many platforms and require publishing through the Amazon store. In the same year, an alternate EPUB format became an official standard of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) used on iBooks on iOS and Google Books on Android.
  • In 2010, Apple iBooks was released and in 2013 became compatible with all Apple platforms (iPhone, iPad, laptop and desktop) and can also be exported as PDF. These e-books are prepared with (free) iBooks Author software that allows import of several existing document formats, and can be published freely on iTunes store.

Embryology e-book

There are many advantages of e-book format, the main one being portability.

How to use iBook interactive images

This Embryology e-book the Kyoto Embryo Collection[1] allows students to independently develop an introductory understanding of the changes occurring in the human embryo during the first trimester. The book is structured in chapters as a timeline from week 3 to 8 (gestational week 5 to 10), with each stage describing both structures and events.


Text words are linked to a comprehensive glossary that also lists the related terms/concepts as well as other locations within the book where that term is specifically used. This brief notes section is followed by external rotational views (ventral, left, right and dorsal) of the embryo stage. Followed by images that include interactive labels to guide the student.


The next histology section aids the understanding of internal development, and includes serial sections and interactive labels.

Example - Week 5 Embryo (sagittal plane)

The final section to each chapter is the most interactive, as it includes movies of embryo high resolution MRI scans and episcopic fluorescent image capture (EFIC) reconstructions. Both unlabeled and labeled movie versions are available, including excerpts covering key embryonic events such as cardiac septation.

Example - Week 5 Cardiac Septation

More sample videos  
Stage 13 EFIC01.jpg
 ‎‎Sagittal EFIC
Page | Play
Stage14 EFIC C02.jpg
 ‎‎Coronal EFIC
Page | Play
MRI Stage 17 movie 1 icon.jpg
 ‎‎MRI Stage 17
Page | Play
Stage 13 MRI S01.jpg
 ‎‎Heart Sag MRI
Page | Play

Student Learning

Like a traditional textbook, students can also highlight text and make their own notes within the e-book itself. Highlighted material can be: exported to social media, emailed, exported as notes or text spoken from the device.

The glossary terms within each chapter can also be displayed as “flip cards” allowing the student to test their understanding of embryology terminology.

Open the tables below to see brief demonstrations of both teaching aids within this ebook.

iBooks Glossary  
iBooks Flip Cards  
ISBN Barcode
Mark Hill.jpg Quizzes and 3D models can also be included within this e-book format, though not included or demonstrated in this first edition.


Please email me any additional questions you may have about e-book authoring and educational options available.

Reference

  1. Hill, MA. Shiota, K. Yamada, S. & Ho, C. (2016) Kyoto Embryology Collection. Apple iTunes. http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1143922693 ISBN-978-0-7334-3528-7.
e-book ISBN Search

Publishing in iTunes

The published e-books are only checked for formatting and layout errors by iTunes before publishing online and can then be released through all stores around the world. Note you are not allowed to use the word "iBook" anywhere within the text as it is a trademark of Apple.


Once the first edition is published (usually within 10 days of being accepted) it can be updated, corrections made, and uploaded as a new second edition. All users who have downloaded the first book will also be notified that there is a new edition of the book available for download.


UNSW Library can also generate an ISBN for your published book, that can appear in the Thorpe-Bowker identifier services.

Links

Education Links: Educational Presentations | Embryology Education | Embryology iBooks | Embryology Models | Textbooks | Embryology History | Category:Education


Compatibility ebook Platform/Format

Supporting e-book platforms  
Comparison of the supporting electronic platforms (first column) for many of the current e-book formats. Apple iOS Devices iBook format is based upon the ePUB format, but depends upon custom widget code in the iBooks app to function.
Reader  Plain text PDF ePUB HTML Mobi- Pocket Fiction- Book (Fb2) DjVu Broadband eBook (BBeB) eReader Kindle WOLF Tome Raider Open eBook Comic Book OpenXPS
Apple iOS Devices YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO YES YES NO YES YES YES ?
Amazon Kindle 1 YES NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO ? ?
Amazon Kindle 2, DX YES YES NO YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO ? ?
Amazon Kindle 3 YES YES NO YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO ? ?
Amazon Kindle Fire YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO ? ?
Android Devices YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO YES YES NO YES YES ? YES
Azbooka WISEreader YES NO YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Barnes & Noble Nook YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO ? ?
Barnes & Noble Nook Color YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Opus YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO YES ? ?
COOL-ER Classic YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Linux Operating System YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES ? ? ? ? ? YES YES
Foxit eSlick YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO ? ?
Hanlin e-Reader V3 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO YES NO NO ? ?
Hanvon WISEreader YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
iRex iLiad YES YES YES NO YES NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Iriver Story YES YES YES NO NO YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Kobo eReader YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO YES ?
Nokia N900 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO YES YES ?
NUUTbook 2 YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
OLPC XO, Sugar YES YES YES YES NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Onyx Boox 60 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Mac OS X YES YES YES YES YES YES YES ? YES YES ? ? YES ? ?
YES YES YES NO NO YES YES NO YES NO NO NO ? ? ?
Windows YES YES YES YES YES YES YES ? YES YES ? ? YES ? YES (XP or later)
Pocketbook 301 Plus, 302, 360° YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Pocketbook Aqua YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Sony Reader YES YES YES NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Viewsonic VEB612 YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO ? ?
Windows Phone 7 YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO YES NO NO NO ? ?

Support Videos

The following external videos (generated by others) present simple explanations of how to work with the iBook Author software.

Open the collapsed tables below (click expand) to view and play the videos (these videos can also be opened to full screen).

iBooks Author Basics Tutorial  
Creating a Quiz  
Creating a 3D Model  

External Links

External Links Notice - The dynamic nature of the internet may mean that some of these listed links may no longer function. If the link no longer works search the web with the link text or name. Links to any external commercial sites are provided for information purposes only and should never be considered an endorsement. UNSW Embryology is provided as an educational resource with no clinical information or commercial affiliation.



Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, November 21) Embryology UNSW Medicine Learning and Teaching Forum 2016 - Supporting Independent Learning with eBooks. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/UNSW_Medicine_Learning_and_Teaching_Forum_2016_-_Supporting_Independent_Learning_with_eBooks

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