The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is redefining the Armenian experience with the release of The Armenian Highland, the first in a series of interactive eBooks designed to introduce readers to Armenian history, culture, and contemporary affairs. The eBook is a full multimedia experience available in seven languages: English, Western Armenian, Eastern Armenian, Russian, French, Spanish, and Turkish.
The Armenian Highland provides an overview of Armenia’s history and geography from ancient to modern times. It details the physical characteristics, natural life, flora and fauna, climate, and natural resources of the Armenian highland. It also discusses the administrative divisions of the region and puts them in historical perspective. This interactive eBook concludes with a brief introduction to the significance of the highland to the Republic of Armenia and to Nagorno-Karabagh.
The text is accompanied by vivid color images and optional audio narration, and is interspersed with video clips, 3D panoramas, quizzes, and interactive maps that all serve to enhance the reader’s experience. Alongside the core text are sidebars with legends, facts, and stories that make the eBook an essential reference for academics and non-academics alike.
The eBook is available for free and can be accessed via web browsers, tablets, and smartphones. The iBook version is designed for iPads and iMac computers, while the web browser version is designed for PCs, Android tablets, and smart phones. All versions can be downloaded in seconds.
AGBU Armenian Virtual College (AVC) is an accredited online learning program that aims to facilitate Armenian studies through new technologies. Launched in 2009, AVC classes are open to anyone who is interested in Armenian studies, delivering a virtual classroom to students who do not have access to traditional, face-to-face Armenian educational programs, while supplementing the curriculum of those who do. The launch of the eBook series marks AVC’s expansion in a new and exciting direction.
To download The Armenian Highland, click here. For more information on Armenian Virtual College, visit www.avc.agbu.org. For more information about AGBU and its worldwide programs, visit www.agbu.org.