eBooks

Midwest Theological Forum is committed to providing texts that set out clearly and precisely the teachings of the Catholic Church through printed medium and digital platforms.  For this reason, MTF is pleased to announce that a variety of Didache Series titles are available as:

 

      • an interactive Kno™ eTextbook,

      • an iBook Textbook for Apple’s iPad and Mac computers (running Mavericks OS X and above)

      • and as a PDF eBook.

 

HOW CAN I FIND THESE eBooks?

 

The eBooks can be found by clicking on the category Titles with eBook options.

Every book listed in this category has an eBook option available.

You can see all of the options by clicking on the EBOOKS AVAILABLE link that resides above the item price.

KNO eTextbook

iBook Textbook

PDF eBook

Kno™ eTextbooks MTF eTextbooks available for rent through Kno™

Rent for a Mac, PC, tablet or any device using the Kno app or with a supported browser.

 

WHAT IS A eTEXTBOOK?

 

Kno delivers the same books, only smarter.  Packed with interactive features:

•  Advanced Search: Your textbooks with a search engine. Find the answer faster by searching through all your Kno content.

•  Journal: Your personal study guide instantly created from your highlights, notes, and bookmarks.

•   Flashcards: Flashcards are automatically created from the glossary for easy review (only available in some books).

•    Kno Me: One stop, personal study dashboard that enables you to track your learning engagement, a leading indicator of learning success.

•  PDF Reader: Import your PDFs from the web, email or Dropbox, all-in-one place.

•  Social Sharing: Save time by exchanging your notes and highlights with classmates with the click of a button.

 

We will let Kno explain their platform fully here:   https://www.kno.com/features

 

ADVANTAGES OF A KNO™ eTEXTBOOK?

 

The eTextbook can be opened on almost any device since you can view it through a browser.  The eTextbook provides you the ability to make notes, review glossary terms that are automatically converted into digital flashcards, create a study guide through the Journal feature and more.

 

WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS?

 

In order to rent an eTextbook, setting up your own account on the Kno™ website is required.  Once the rental process is complete, the eTextbooks can be accessed through a computer or a portable device via the use of the appropriate application.

 

Please note that the appropriate application must be installed on your device prior to your purchase or rental online.

 

A Chromebook can open a Kno eTextbook, but only through the web option (browser).

WHAT ARE THE ADDED BENEFITS FOR A SCHOOL?

 

Kno™ does offer a Kno for Schools program which allows schools to deploy and manage devices along with the distribution of the eTextbooks to each student.  For more information on this program, please review their website - https://www.kno.com/kno-for-schools#/overview.

 

For every order of twenty-five (25) eTextbooks of one specific title, the school will be eligible to receive a corresponding Teacher’s Manual at a 50% discount upon request.   We will simply need a copy of the order summary or invoice from Kno™ to be eligible for this discount.

 

MTF has also created a Classroom Resource website, found here, which houses supplementary material for the Didache Semester Series, new PowerPoint presentations for students, interactive classroom activities such as Bingo, Jeopardy and a Flashcard review.  These resources are accessible for both the teacher and student.   There is a Teachers-Only Area with additional classroom resources.  Click here for more information.

 

 

MTF iBook Textbooks Interactive semester textbooks and other MTF titles available for purchase on Apple's Bookstore.

WHAT IS AN iBOOK?

 

An iBook is a format used by Apple. This is what Apple calls their ebooks. The free app from Apple called iBooks is required in order to download these books. After downloading the iBooks app, MTF titles can be purchased through the iBookstore that is found in the iBooks app. Please note that the Didache iBook titles can only be read on an iPad or a Mac running OS X Mavericks and above.

 

 

ADVANTAGES OF AN iBOOK?

 

The advantage of purchasing an iBook over a PDF ebook option is that an iBook is highly interactive. iBooks have reflowable text, which means you can adjust the font size and view the book in portrait or landscape modes. With iBooks you can highlight text, take notes, search the book, expand images, and look up definitions of vocabulary terms using the glossary.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS?

 

The iBook Textbooks can only be viewed on an iPad 2 (or new models) and on a Mac computer that has Mavericks OSX or above installed.

 

For both the iPad and a Mac computer, the iBooks app must be installed.  The MTF iBook Textbooks are currently available for purchase only, not on a rental basis.

 

Currently only available for the USA market.

WHAT ARE THE ADDED BENEFITS FOR A SCHOOL?

 

For every order of twenty-five (25) PDF eBooks of one specific title, the school will be eligible to receive a corresponding Teacher’s Manual free-of-charge upon your request.  We only ask for proof of purchase via an order receipt that one would receive from Apple.

 

MTF has also created a Classroom Resource website, found here, which houses supplementary material for the Didache Semester Series, new PowerPoint presentations for students, interactive classroom activities such as Bingo, Jeopardy and a Flashcard review.  These resources are accessible for both the teacher and student.   There is a Teachers-Only Area with additional classroom resources.  Click here for more information.

PDF eBook Options Available For all iOS devices, most Android tablets, Windows and Mac computers.

Rent or purchase for a Mac, PC, or tablet through our PDF eBook site:

WHAT IS A PDF eBOOK?

 

A PDF ebook is a digital file optimized for tablets, labtops, etc. Like any PDF, the text in this ebook is not reflowable. These ebooks have a fixed layout, which means that the font size cannot be adjusted, although the PDF can be expanded or reduced in size. Also, these books can only be read in the landscape orientation.

 

ADVANTAGES OF A PDF eBOOK?

 

The advantage of purchasing a PDF ebook is that there are rental options available. PDF ebooks can be rented for a certain number of months, and they can be purchased. Another advantage is that these PDF ebooks can be used on various devices, such as an iPad, Mac or PC computer, or any other tablet. They are not as interactive as iBooks, however.

 

WHAT ARE THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS?

 

In order to purchase or rent an eBook, setting up your own account on our eBook website is required.  What ties your eBook rental or purchase to you would be an Adobe ID account, which you can create for free here.   The Digital Right Management (DRM) software that is embedded with all of our eBook files regulates the use of the file to a specific Adobe ID.  Click here for more information on content portability under an Adobe ID.

 

Once the rental/purchase ordering process is complete, the PDF eBooks can be accessed through a computer or a portable device via the use of the appropriate application.  The mobile applications listed below can be authorized with the Adobe ID for increased content portability.

 

Please note that the appropriate application must be installed on your device prior to your purchase or rental online.

 

Click here to see How to Purchase & Download an eBook with Adobe DRM for your iPad.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE ADDED BENEFITS FOR A SCHOOL?

 

For every order of twenty-five (25) PDF eBooks of one specific title, the school will be eligible to receive a corresponding Teacher’s Manual free-of-charge  upon your request.  This is offered for both rentals and purchases of PDF eBooks.

 

If a school wishes to purchase or rent the eBooks in bulk for their students, MTF will invoice the school directly and then provide a set of unique coupon codes for their students. This way, each student can individually login and redeem the coupon code for the selected eBook (rental or purchase), during the online checkout.

 

MTF has also created a Classroom Resource website, found here, which houses supplementary material for the Didache Semester Series, new PowerPoint presentations for students, interactive classroom activities such as Bingo, Jeopardy and a Flashcard review.  These resources are accessible for both the teacher and student.   There is a Teachers-Only Area with additional classroom resources.  Click here for more information.