During this eBook & Reader video training course, we will review the various options for online books including the options for checking out ebooks from your local library. There are a number of options but the eBook world has greatly consolidated into a few companies and formats. Although there are signs of some changes on the horizon, the major formats and vendors are well established. Unlike many tech areas , once you learn the basics of eBooks you shouldn't have to stress about changes and new formats for many years.
Although this course is designed for anyone and you can read ebooks on a desktop computer such as a Windows or Mac, the focus of this course is phones & tablets. If you already have a Kindle, you should stick with the reader and Kindle format. All devices including Kindles will allow you to borrow eBooks from your local library.
It's highly recommended that you have a Android or iPhone and if possible a valid library card for the library sessions.
As with all my courses the focus is getting to the bottom line in under an hour. If you have specific questions or more detailed issues, feel free to message me and I will do my best to answer.
There is a brief video introduction and several video sections, they are followed by a recap, a short quiz and a documents section at the end which has a copy of the slides and a few additional materials.
This course includes a quiz and certificate of completion.
This course was made in high-definition and is best viewed with the DH setting on and with the videos enlarged. Feedback is a critical part of an online course. Once you have completed the course, providing comments helps improve the course and benefits everyone, so let me know what you think.
2-1 ALA - SF June 2015_
I have over 20 years’ experience in the Technology area. My degree is in business so I have a solid business foundation first. I have spent my life on the practical application of technology. Even when managing servers across a large data center and Amazon’s cloud services, it was training people and making practical sense of all that technology that most inspired me.
I have lived in the bay area for over 30 years and raised 3 wonderful children. When they were young, all my spare time was full of parks, beaches, camping and more. I still love all those places, but I have a passion for both learning and teaching that is my driving focus today.
I have worked for many large corporations, PG&E, Pacific Bell (when it was still called that), Nabisco and Kaiser and used a significant variety of software and applications over the years.
I have experience in Microsoft Office including Visio, Project, OneNote, Microsoft Management Studio, Oracle SQL developer, Amazon’s Web Services, Database Management, and a truly large list of corporate software including analytics’ packages. I also have experience in Google docs and drive, Microsoft’s Online Office including new features such as Sway, Apples iCloud, OpenOffice and a significant list of online applications. I own and use many pieces of technology including (Win7&8, desktops, laptops, Chromebook, Mac, Android Galaxy phone, iPhone, Kindle, several Android tablets, several Roku devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, several other casting devices, more Galaxy accessories that I can count, Hue lights, and other assorted technology). I also have installed over 1,200 apps on my Galaxy phone, tab S tablet, and iPhone.
I have published two books (working on a third), one on search and one on creating a whole new language for numbers and analytics called Hacking Numbers. They can both be found on Amazon. I have a YouTube channel devoted exclusively to finding quality content on Science, Technology and News (bestscitechnews Channel) I am active on Google forums and have answered countless posts, still under 10,000, but getting close.
I have always struggled to understand why everything has to be so complicated. I enjoy taking complex things and trying to make them simple for everyone (myself included). I love to teach and show others a path through all this technology