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Content + Messaging = Community

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Where Content Meets Messaging - Building Message-Enhanced Review Materials

For students and teachers studying mathematics, science, or any technology-based subject matter, the task of asking informal questions about such subject matter can be a painful exercise of capturing and sending image attachments, finding downloaded files for annotation, searching for web pages to be used as references, and, of course, doing all that for students using smart-phones as their primary form of communication.

Electric Book Company provdes both a messaging and publishing solution for such settings:

AnnoTu (Annotations To You) is the company's image annotation service. Images snapped from a mobile phone are quickly directed to a teacher, tutor, or fellow student for commentary. Both the image submission and commentary are private, and no file downloads or use of specialized annotation software is required of any of the participants. The service is designed for less formal settings such as on-campus tutoring centers, using simple e-mail with no need for system administration or support from on-campus IT services. Integration with the on-campus Learning Management System is optional.

XPressTu (Expressions To You) is a micro-publishing service available to academic departments or any technical training organization. Using the service of Electric Book media specialists, a subject's most difficult review problems are animated, supplemented with 'hints', and graphic styles added to highlight mathematic manipulation, all in a sequential presentation style. Most importantly, XPressTu content is designed so that any mathematical term or any area of a graph or illustration may be highlighted and referenced for AnnoTu sourced messages.

These services are ideal as:

  • Supplemental review materials provided by academic departments
  • Value-added services rendered by on-line tutoring companies
  • Educational materials for professional training organizations

The resulting service allows any post-secondary school or training enterprise the ability to build a self-publishing brand representing not only quality content, but a commitment to building content that drives on-line dialog and collaboration.