Sciterra, Innovation in the Academic Marketplace

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Sciterra is a long overdue online marketplace designed to streamline the gathering and sharing of learning content.  Academics, teachers, indeed anyone who writes and publishes now has an opportunity to promote their textbooks on Sciterra.  Sciterra is an easy to use academic content marketplace for content marketing and distribution. It also provides all the tools needed for content creators to create, customize, publish, promote, sell, share and distribute to professors and students.
Sciterra a welcome disrupter in the publishing landscape where the average publishing process of 2-3 years is way too slow to provide current and relevant content in this quickly shifting environment where our knowledge half life becomes ever shorter.  Many students, find traditional textbooks to be an expensive and nearly useless fact of life in college.  Ineffective learning ensues, with whole chapters skipped because the content is not engaging or features dated content.  In addition, the market is controlled by five large publishers and their printers. Sciterra technology reinvents publishing for the mobile, digital era by building engaging, interactive learning content combined with superior digital publishing and distribution solutions.
Here a summary of the modular Sciterra technology available for publishers which consists of:

A content creation platform that provides content creators and administrators a publishing platform with the features they need to create and distribute content to various digital channels. It allows content owners to reuse existing content to create customized books, course content, and learning materials—without going through extensive editorial processes. It gives content owners control over their content creation and distribution process. All content is stored in a central content management repository for easy access.

Production of high quality content with updated pagination, consistent look-and-feel, automatic updates of cross-references, automatic index creation, optimization for various devices, and many other advanced content features. Content owners can even add rich media like video, slideshows, and animations to engage the audience

Media Library: to easily create and manage dynamic QR Codes for multimedia content (eg. videos). Our platform provides all of the functionalities needed to manage and assign new content. QR Codes can be redirected to new content, performing of batch actions, designing of QR Codes and more.

Digital Rights Management (DRM System) to encrypt and securely distribute digital content. It controls rights management and encryption for content protection and secure content fulfillment for delivery to user (and mobile device).

Mobile eReader applications to allow users/readers to study.  A robust high-end reading app that really leverages the power of the new mobile and cloud technologies to bring reading back to its essence.

And yes, you will get an ISBN number!

These solutions are interesting for universities and professors  to create and instantly deploy content to readers. The technology can be used in modules or as a complete end-to-end solution. Sciterra also customizes books for clients to integrate specific and unique needs to their publication.

20180115_172631Here the link to set up your account on the Sciterra Homepage
Create your own web page and write that book you have always wanted to write!

Author: drcowinj

As an Assistant Professor & Practicum Coordinator for TESOL and Bilingual Programs at Touro College, Graduate School of Education my focus is on the Responsibility to Touro Students (Teaching), Responsibility to the Discipline (Scholarship), and Responsibility to Touro College and Community (Service). As the Practicum Coordinator, my Teacher Professional Practice identifies those aspects of a teacher’s responsibilities that have been documented through empirical studies and theoretical research as promoting improved student learning. In the framework, the complex activity of teaching is divided into the seven New York State Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Standards for teacher evaluation that are clustered into four domains of teaching responsibility (as framed in the Teachscape Danielson Rubric approved by New York State). I strive to inspire students to be creative and to model the love of lifelong learning by inculcating the habits and attitudes that create agile mindsets. 21st-century education extends well beyond the classroom and incorporates online learning technologies for L2 language acquisition and current global trends in teaching English as a Second Language. I participate fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair Elect for the New York State, NYSTESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications (articles in Education Update), presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to me are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning & Micro-Methodology in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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