See Conference Presentation
Faculty: Ananda Gunawardena, Jim Roberts, Don Slater, Victor Adamchik, John Barr, Robert Monroe
Students: Dan Horbatt, Chantelle Humphreys, Amit Agarwal, Dan Petty, Jason Ma, Aaron Kao
How to Install .net runtime
Adaptive Book is a smart thin client developed using Microsoft .net technology framework. Before you can use
Adaptive Book, you must have .net runtime environment installed in your windows machine. You can check
this by clicking start -> Settings -> control panel -> add or remove programs
Check to see if the list of programs installed on your machine includes Microsoft .net Framework 1.1 or
higher. If not click here to install .net framework 1.1
How to Install Adaptive Book Software
Adaptive Book is a smart thin client developed using C#/.net technology framework. Adaptive Book
is a property of TextCentric,Inc
and is protected by the
intellectual property laws of United States and Abroad. No part of Adaptive Book user interface, features
or specific techniques can be copied or reproduced without the permission of TextCentric, Inc. The Weiss book
is property of Addison Wesley Publishing. you agree not to redistribute or
use Adaptive Book for purposes other than the demonstrations related to this conference.
To use Adaptive Book in your course
settings, please contact Ananda Gunawardena (email@example.com) or call 412-268-1559.
if you agree to terms and conditions of downloading the Adaptive Book
Please complete the survey
CLICK HERE and send email to Ananda Gunawardena (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click Here to Download the zip File that contains the Adaptive Book Thin Client
Click here to read the installation instructions
How to Download a book
Adaptive Book is a SCORM reader. Adaptive Book can import any book package in SCORM format.
We refer to a book package as a book PROFILE(books can be online or offline or both)
You can see available book profiles here
Pick a profile you'd like to download and save it to desktop (do not change the file extension .tpl
- choose all files when saving). Now open the Adaptive Book and choose IMPORT PROFILE from file menu. Choose
the profile you downloaded to desktop and import the book. Please note that all content are protected by
copyright laws of the United States and Adaptive Book or Content cannot be used for any purpose other
than demonstrations. Public distribution of software and content is prohibited.
How to Create your own book
If you have your own content, you can start creating your Adaptive book. We are providing you with a sample template
that can be used to create your own Adaptive Book. If you are interested in creating your own Table of Content we will
work with you to create that. For now, let us learn how to create an Adaptive book from your own content.
TO BEGIN CLICK HERE
How to Download a Markup
One of the unique features of Adaptive Book technology is its ability to allow the instructor
to generate a markup repository.
consists of reusable markups with rights and royalty
management. Click here to download a markup
Save the file to your desktop and import(do not change the file extension .tml - choose all files when saving)
A good way to use Adaptive book in class is to create a markup libray.
to see a markup
library for Weiss Data Structures and Algorithms book.
How to Analyze your Markup
Our research is investigating the possibility of developing a comprehensive set of
smart markup analysis tools to predict the reading comprehension. If you want to test this concept
download the markup named "HP Question..", import to Adaptive Book (This markup works only with
Weiss Java Full Book), find and highlight the places in the book where you think is relevant to
answer these questions. Save the markup and export to desktop. Now you can compare your markup to an
expert markup by Clicking here
login as HPUSER6 (through HPUSER20)
HP Faculty Survey
We would love to hear what you think of textbooks, Adaptive book technology and/or if you are
interested in collaborating with CMU. Please
PROFESSSORS PLEASE CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY
This is a survey to find out what students think of textbooks and how we should build
technologies to support teaching and learning.
Please ask your students to complete this survey. Copy and send this link to students. The link is
STUDENTS PLEASE CLICK HERE
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Adaptive Book technology free?
ANSWER: YES, but if you are planning to use a textbook from a publishers
you need to get permission from the publisher (CMU and/or TextCentric will work with you on that) and this process typically
takes upto 3 months
2. Can I use my own content in Adaptive Book?. ANSWER: YES. if you have your own content (preferbly html)
you can create a custom book. We will show this at the workshop on thursday
3. Where are all markups hosted? . ANSWER: Markups are local to offline books. Online markups are hosted from a
server at CMU.