JISC Digital Media are running an online surgery on the topic of getting started with e-books (http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/surgery/) on the 22nd January, 1.00 to 2.00.
I will be presenting at this session, on e-books & e-learning: trying to bring them together - the slides are available below.
The thrust of the session will outline a collaborative task I've been trying to achieve for the last 5 years with e-books and seeing if we are a step closer when we use the Kindle hardware and software. The outcome is the not really, these devices are still designed as personal, and do not easily share content (notes) between people. However, it also notes, with the emergence of the media tablet and the use of web 2.0 software (Google Docs) there are options to better leverage the personal with the collaborative learning opportunities compared to anything we've previously been able to do.
The slides are available from: