Sunday, October 18, 2009

Go Oce! World’s first customized daily newspaper . Versioned newspapers instead of textbooks can't be far behind.

It's now just one small step to versioned clickable newspapers to replace textbooks.

Instead of the content being pulled by the reader, it will be selected by the teacher. In addition to news stories for sections in regional, national, international newspapers, there would be an approved library of content aligned to educational standards.

My bet is that versioned newspapers for learning will emerge someplace in Northern Europe or Australia. It's now only a matter of time.

From Graphic Arts Magazine:

Called the Niiu Project, the first individualized newspaper in the world will be launched at the Ifra Expo 2009 newspaper exhibition in Vienna, Austria.

Niiu Subscribers will be able to log on to the site and create their own daily paper by selecting only the information and topics that they want to read. Content can be chosen from a variety of sections in regional, national and international newspapers, as well as the internet and the user’s social networking websites such as Facebook or Twitter.

The selected material is then merged into one single newspaper that will be delivered to postboxes in the morning.

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