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Calameo Publishing Platform

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Students may require different publishing platform for various uses, such as assignments, projects and reports. In Computing and IT there are specific parts in the syllabus dedicated to learning such publishing tools. I personally, do not agree with this and believe that students should be introduced to publishing tools throughout the whole period they are learning Computing. This can be done by asking students to create PowerPoint presentations and present the homework, in an appropriate format, as a printed document. Students will easily learn how to make a heading bold, underlined and so on, and if they have any difficulties they can easily browse online and learn how to do it from there. I personally consider it as a waste of time, spending two whole weeks introducing students to the different options a Word Office has, where they can easily discover them on their own.

One online publishing tool, teachers can encourage their students to use to create reports, brochures and multiple other options is Calameo. Calameo is global tool with more than 10 million publications, more than 5 billion views in a single year (2013), more than 4 million users and it consists of 7 languages. One can have the basic, the premium or the platinum version, with the later having more possibilities and options.

Overall, Calameo has various advantages:

  • It can be accessed not solely from the web but also from all iOS devices (pcs, tablets and mobiles).
  • One’s publication is made available to a mass of people and they can interact and communicate.
  • It is also very easy to use, clicking only on one button to print or directly download any material you want.
  • It is also very fun and consists of interactive options for “an intuitive reading experience”.
  • In addition to this, it has its own ads updated regularly, each student can change their own background, logo and also skin, it has white label and also direct media.
  • It is also free of charge.

References:

In the link below one can also find some steps on how to get started.

http://web.appstorm.net/reviews/communications/publish-magazines-and-ebooks-quickly-with-calameo/

http://en.calameo.com/

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One comment on “Calameo Publishing Platform

  1. thenarnianx
    November 11, 2014

    This looks like an interesting resource for students to use as an alternative to the typical homework. The students may find it more interesting to create something which they wouldn’t normally do.

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