TouchSmart Publishing to Jointly Present Paper with professor Michael Seth Mott PhD, Purdue University Calumet

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TouchSmart Publishing and Purdue University researcher are presenting a joint paper at the Association of Educational Communications and Technology conference in Chicago.

TouchSmart Publishing LLC, today announced a joint presentation at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference in Chicago, Illinois in the Hilton Chicago’s Lake Ontario Room, 8th Floor for 75 minutes. The presentation will be conducted from 800am until 915am, EST on October 23, 2004, in the Hilton Chicago located at 720 South Michigan Avenue, telephone 1.312.922.4400.

This is the first joint presentation between TouchSmart Publishing and professor Michael Seth Mott, Purdue University Calumet.

“With our technology and Dr. Mott’s research prowess, this should be a great first presentation in an international forum,” said Jason Barkeloo, TouchSmart Publishing’s President. “I cannot think of a better partner in presenting the possibilities for the future of textbook publishing and accessibility to digital content for students than Dr. Mott.”

According to researcher, Dr. Mott “TouchSmart Publishing products could meet the needs of a wide-array of struggling readers."

The joint presentation (41-LO) is entitled “Providing Prescriptive Digital Content to All Students: One Student - One Book versus All Students – One Book.” This presentation will cover a new educational textbook development model best described as a customized textbook model instead of a generic textbook model forcing the teacher or instructor to modify for those students with special needs. The enabler for this model of customized content distribution is a new technology that allows a student to press pictures and/or words on the printed page in the book that then connects wirelessly to the digital content. This technology, referred to as a touch user interface (TUI) technology, allows front-end, paper-based content to serve as a remote control to back-end, digital content. The digital content is then presented on a PC/Mac or TV via DVD player.

For further information, please contact TouchSmart Publishing at 513.225.8765 or visit TouchSmart's website at

About TouchSmart Publishing, LLC.

TouchSmart Publishing is developmental-stage company poised to distribute touch-sensitive wireless textbooks to K-12 math, science, and special education needs students. The Company's mission is to create and distribute exciting and easy-to-use interactive textbooks that connect to digital content by using touch user interface (TUI) technology that allows a student to touch pages in a book that wireless connect to digital content.

TouchSmart Publishing expects to be a bridge over the digital divide for more students, regardless of learning style, special needs or socioeconomic position, than are current connected. As a result, TouchSmart Publishing is the only complete No Child Left Behind (NCLB) solution poised to meet the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS).

TouchSmart Publishing is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Main Street Ventures company,

For more information, please visit the TouchSmart Publishing web site at

About the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed towards improving instruction through technology. Technology is interpreted as process, not merely in terms of hardware (such as computers or television or projectors), but in terms of learners and their relationship to the people, events, places, and things through which they learn.

For more information, please visit the AECT website at


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