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Mobile apps should provide treasures for learning

January 10th, 2011 by Graham Attwell
I have been questioning recently how we can best develop learning materials be it for the computer or for a mobile app. In contrast to ebooks which merely replicate the text book on the screen, this new app called ‘Treasures’ from the British Library – for MacOS and the Android platforms, looks well thought out and exciting.
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  • Over 100 unique or rare items: the original version of Alice’s
    Adventures in Wonderland
    , the world’s oldest bible, priceless
    hand-painted medieval books, Nelson’s battle plan for Trafalgar,
    sketches by Leonardo, a 1664 plan of New York, ‘The Tyger’
    in William Blake’s hand, and many more…
  • Arranged in easy-to-browse sections: Science, History, Music,
    Literature, Faith and Religions, Maps and Views, Illuminated Manuscripts
  • With highlights from our current major exhibition ‘Evolving
    English’
  • Audio excerpts and nearly 50 WiFi-served videos from our expert
    curators
  • Plus explorer Ben Fogle talking about Captain Scott’s diary
    and linguist David Crystal discussing Beowulf.
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