blog postsApple patents page-turning. What's next, the letter i?Nov 22, 2012 12:07 am1725 views Apple has just patented page turning. On Nov. 13, 2012, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple patent no. D670,713s for a “display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface.” In plain English, that’s a page turner®. What's black and white and read all over: the internetNov 16, 2012 2:00 pm1320 views Here's a riddle for the digital age: What's black and white and read all over? According to Verizon, it's the internet. The company would like you to believe that, just like the New York Times, transmitting bits and bytes over the web is protected by the First Amendment.The e-reader over your shoulderNov 10, 2012 6:45 pm2012 views A publisher of digital textbooks has announced a utility that will tell instructors whether their students are actually doing the assigned reading. Billed as a way to spot low-performers and turn them around before it’s too late, CourseSmart Analytics measures which pages of their etexts students have read and exactly how long that took. Then the student e-monitor sends a report card to the teacher. Another exciting example of interactive, digital education? Or a new way to snoop on students outside the classroom?