E-MATE, E-books and Mobile Apps for Technician Education, is a National Science Foundation (NSF) ATE project supported under Grant No. DUE 1205113.
When college students are forced to make a choice between the purchase of a new mobile device, such as a tablet or phone, and textbooks, whose prices continue to increase, no one should be surprised that most of these students will choose the mobile device. The Brookdale Community College E-MATE project team, working in collaboration with the two ATE National Centers of Excellence and a number of ATE projects, plans to develop educational e-books and mobile applications for technician education. At the core of the project will be the development a generic framework of templates, sample code, documentation and other material that will be shared with other faculty and institutions to enable them to create their own e-books and mobile apps.