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Textbooks of the Future

All over the globe trees are breathing a sigh of relief. Print is dying. Magazines and books, specifically, are on the way out. If technology has its way, soon printed materials will be replaced digitally. Think about it – you can now carry a library around in your pocket. And not only are digital books easier to access in a digital form, they offer a significantly enhanced reading experience.


Apple’s iBooks puts a library right in the palms of your hands.

eReaders like Amazon’s Kindle and the revved-up iPad are more popular than ever, while the recent closing of bookstore chains like Borders marks the start of a dynamic shift in print publishing and its distribution.

Print is Dead; Long Live Digital Distribution
Sure, many of us may still have a emotional attachment to a favorite book or magazine, but digital books deliver a more interactive and engaging experience. It’s no surprise then that not only are your favorite novels and new releases getting the digital treatment, but so are textbooks, too.

Here’s a look at the future of digital learning:


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Growing Your Brain

It’s almost time to get back to school, but you can get a jump on everyone by continuing your education year round. And while you’re at it, why not take courses you WANT to take, not what you’re REQUIRED to take. Digital Media Academy offers several ways to grow your brain with courses from Digital Filmmaking to Robotics. Start a career in game design or become the next George Lucas… It’s easy when you grow your brain.


Take for example Megamind, he knows people dig a guy with a large cranium.

Speaking of growing your brain, follow our resident Brain on Twitter for great tips and technological tricks. Need a new computer to finish a project or start a new one? We’ve got great deals on gently used Apple Computer’s, check them out.

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First Class All The Way

First class all the way. What set Digital Media Academy apart from the rest was that they offered courses at world-renowned universities that were taught by industry-leading professionals. Every instructor had at least one assistant to ensure every question would get answered. The staff was very professional, down-to-earth, and just fun to be around. It was a learning environment I had yet to experience.

dma_esoriano5The digital adventure I had partaken in was simply amazing, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a great digital learning experience! Every student learned on equipment that was the latest and greatest. And I have to add that the computers were generously upgraded in the RAM area as well! Let’s just say that I had no problems with lag-times or the like. The computers had the most up-to-date versions of every program a student and professional could want.

I speak for myself when I say that it was a “technerds” dream come true! I really can’t wait to do it again. I think this time around I might have to give DMA on the Sea a try! I signed up for three classes in summer 2008: 1) Introduction to Web Design with Adobe CS3 – Dreamweaver, Flash & Photoshop; 2) Advanced Web Design Techniques with Adobe CS3; and 3) Creating a Website with Flash and Actionscript. The skill set I honed in those three courses made me much more competitive in the work force. I can say that I am more successful today after spending three weeks at DMA than the semesters I spent at my local community college. Not only were all my questions answered, but the DMA instructors made sure to guide me in the right path after completing my courses.

Even though it’s been nearly six months since I attended DMA, I still am in touch with my instructors, asking them questions and getting answers. Like I said: First class all the way.

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