In addition to the basic ones outlined here, there are some additional features that will separate the wildly popular eBook readers from the just popular or unpopular. These include text-to-speech, annotation tools, the ability to size up the font for when we get older, and expandable storage using an SD or CF card. What other features would you like for your ideal online courseware reading experience?
The future of the eBook reader in online courseware is bright, as long we we keep imagining. True, the readers available on the market–the Sony Reader, the Iliad and the Kindle among them–aren’t quite up to snuff. In order for eBook readers to make their way into the hands of all book lovers, LMS users and online courseware students, there will need to be some creative thinking and brainstorming.
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