Pearson NexText
Peter Chapman
Vice President - Digital Delivery Services
Content Mgmt Services
January, 2013
Pearson Confidential
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NexText - What is it?
A planned extension of Pearson’s current, fidelity-based,
eText platform that provides the ability to support
responsive layouts suitable for delivery to multiple platforms
- tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktop computers.
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NexText - Objectives
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A next-generation Pearson ebook solution that is based on industry
standards (XHTML5, CSS3, EPUB3) and yet offers significant advantages
compared to the competition.
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A superior ebook solution where responsive layouts are more appropriate
than page-fidelity layouts.
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A completely accessible solution for all learners.
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A highly engaging ebook solution with great support for embedded
interactive elements.
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A solution that supports multiple business models including standalone
ebooks, libraries of ebooks and ebooks accessible through Pearson Learning
Platforms.
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A robust set of “narrative content” web services for Pearson business units
that want to create specialized ebook clients.
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Current NexText Timeline
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Requirements and user story creation (Oct. 2012) - Complete!
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Content model and sample content creation (Nov. 2012) - Out for review.
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NSM Prototype reviews (Dec. 2012) - Complete!
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NSM Prototype Demonstrable (NSM, Jan 2013) - Complete!
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NexText v1.0 scope finalized (Jan. 2013)
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Architectural design complete and engineering efforts begins (Jan. 2013)
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Prototype feedback and v1.0 scope adjustments as needed (Feb. 2013)
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D3A v0.5 authoring tools and process released (Q2, 2013)
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NexText v1.0 feature complete and released to QA (Q2, 2013)
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NexText v1.0 production release (Q2, 2013)
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D3A v1.0 authoring tools and workflow released (Q3, 2013)
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NexText NSM Prototype Goals
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Uses the PXE content model - Support for semantic tagging
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Demonstrable on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablet and smart-phone
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A browser-based solution
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Support embedded - (as opposed to eText’s linked-) rich media
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Fully accessible
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Can “grab” highlighted text
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Create notes, bookmarks
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Support optional “card” display
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TOC navigation
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Content navigation
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Glossary
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Significant advantages of NexText v. eText
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Nextext is a fully responsive design vs a fixed, fidelity design
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Fully Accessible vs. incompletely accessible
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Support embedded - (as opposed to eText’s linked-) rich media
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Fully accessible
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Can “grab” highlighted text
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Create notes, bookmarks
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Support optional “card” display
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TOC navigation
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Content navigation
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Glossary
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NexText NSM
Prototype
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Access Titles
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Inline Video
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Bookmarks
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Bookmark Basket
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TOC
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Highlights
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Add Notes
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Highlights and Notes Basket
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Media Baskets
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Image Navigation
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Pop-up Definitions
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Glossary
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White Background Color
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Sepia Background Color
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Reverse Background Color
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Resizable Fonts
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