Thursday, 23 June 2011
Alan Lee, Document & Copyright Services Manager, at London South Bank University has been looking at the technology challenges to using paper and alternative smart media document delivery. He has a research interest in the use of eBook readers and the growing use of E-ink http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_Ink technology as used in Kindles and some other devices that are a possible future replacement for paper.
Alan is currently running a survey with a select group of academics and special interest groups to obtain some views about using the Kindle smart media type technology in teaching and learning. The survey http://www.survey.bris.ac.uk/lsbu/talwk runs until 1st July 2011 and the outcomes will be published on the Teaching and Learning with Kindles blog http://talwk.blogspot.com/ and tweeted on twitter.com/talwk. There is a JISC list JISC-TALWK@JISCMAIL.AC.UK which is ring fenced to the education sector.
Readers may also be interested to know that Alan is a major contributor to the blog on printing efficiently and greener http://printingefficientlygreener.blogspot.com/ and runs the JISC smartcard list SMARTCARDS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK (also ring fenced to the education sector). Most makes of printers, copiers and multifunctional devices can be linked to smartcards and smart technology systems and management information systems.
Picture: - glass wall climbing robot developed at London South Bank University