Korea mobile learning ebook title
Just an early draft, people.

This is a bit of a hodgepodge of a post, an attempt to pull together some disparate bits into one post rather than bombard those subscribing to this site by email. It mentions a few new publications that I have co-authored as well as the final stages of preparing the ebook I have been working on for publication.

New Publications

Some of these are out now (links included) and some have been accepted (pending revisions). One was asked to resubmit with revisions but we are hopeful. I have listed these below:

Gallagher, M. (2013 Pending). Perpetual Motion and Meaning: Mobile Learning Field Activities in the Humanities.

Bayne, S, Gallagher, M, Lamb, J (under submission). Being ‘at’ University: the topologies of distance students.

Ross, J.; Gallagher, M.; Macleod, H. (accepted). Making distance visible: assembling nearness in an online distance learning programme.

On a side note, I have loved, absolute loved, my collaboration with my colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, specifically the MSc in Digital Education. They are inquisitive, intelligent, curious, and passionate about what they do and it is what all education should look like.

Gallagher, M. & Ihanainen, P. (2013). Pedagogy supporting the simultaneous learning processes of open education: Pedagogy of Simultaneity (PoS). Open Education 2030: Higher Education, European Commission, Joint Research Centre: Information Society Unit.

Keskin, N; Gallagher, M.; Sarsar, F. (2013). E-Book Readers for Everyone: Fatih Project. Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning. IGI Global.

I co-authored this with two great Turkish colleagues, Nilgun Keskin and Firat Sarsar. Nilgun I had worked with previously on MobiMOOC and the subsequent MobiMOOC Research Team. This chapter explores some ebook reader initiatives taking place in Turkey, Korea, and elsewhere and what those projects involve.

Ebook Preparation

I am in the final stages of preparing the ebook and it has proven educational, specifically in the requirements and specifications for each of the different services. So my sister and I are pushing along with the illustrations (some early drafts of which are below) and I am formatting the various versions for future submission. I will be submitting to Kindle Direct Publishing directly and through Smashwords as a vehicle for publishing to the other services (Apple, Barnes and Nobles, etc.). I have also considered (more for fun than anything else) making it available for purchase via this site via Sellbox, a nifty little mechanism for selling content (or whatever) through Dropbox.

I have stumbled across this excellent guide for formatting an ebook via HTML (which seems to be the only ‘safe’ way to guarantee the expected results). Amazon and Smashwords both make available helpful information on formatting the manuscript, but they are significantly different from one another. So there will be a few different versions of the manuscript being produced. I will speak in more depth on this once it is actually published as a sort of lessons learned that will hopefully prove useful for any aspiring authors out there.

Some drafts of illustrations below, all very early stage. These are just conceptual renderings at this point, more illustrative of our collaborative process than a final rendering. But they are, for lack of a better word, cool.




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