Obras de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer – Tomo Primero is a collection of stories in Spanish available with recording and text (both plan and PDF). It was produced by Florida’s Educational Technology Clearinghouse that has a lot more audio/text stories in English in its Lit2Go project.
MP3 recordings can be downloaded individually, but nice iTunes interface . . . → Read More: Spanish read and listen material: Obras de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
(Update for June 2007: The website got reorganised and the link is gone. Fortunately, it was archived by WaybackMachine)
It is quite frustrating how often a good material hides so deep in a random website that it can only be found by total accident.
Such seems to be the case with Suspense, no suspenso. From . . . → Read More: Free spanish e-book for intermediate learners
There is a fight brewing between David Rothman of TeleRead and Bill Janssen of Plucker fame. The point of contention (as I understand the issue) is what would be good format to produce e-books in.
Bill’s position is that any format that is not already accepted (specifically not html) is a lock-in and a disadvantage, . . . → Read More: On open e-book standards and whether translating to Esperanto will bring more readers?
I was listening to the Trying to Learn Spanish podcast and in its 11th episode somebody mentioned an interesting e-book (Thirteen Senses by Victor Villaseñor) that has parallel English and Spanish text and allows to quickly switch between them. I like the idea of bilingual books, so I went hunting for it. The book is . . . → Read More: Spanish/English bilingual e-book is available free via Overdrive
David Rothman of the TeleRead fame has written a good background article on the e-books for the Innovate – journal of online education (free registration required).
While David’s articles at his blog are frequent and in-depth, any one of them is too tactical for a good overview. The article at the Innovate is a good . . . → Read More: Good overview of e-books – especially for distance education
Philips recently had a Simplicity event, where they showcased a number of concept products that may or may not make it into the real world in the future.
To go along with the event, Philips also setup a voting board for a number of discussion topics. One of the topics currently under discussion is whether . . . → Read More: E-book discussion at the Philips’ Simplicity forums
[This article also appears in a slightly edited form as a TeleRead entry]
Ever tried learning a foreign language? Noticed how the books you could read were often boring, and the books you wanted to read were just that bit too hard to understand? Wished, you could have a quick translation of a . . . → Read More: How e-books could revolutionize language-learning
I have 100+ blog and search feeds that I keep track of in my online world. A couple of them are general techie feeds that many other people subscribe to as well. Most, however, are very specialised in topic and theme they discuss. I guess I am one of those people that helps to wag . . . → Read More: Of Cabbages, Kings and e-books