Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education

Martin Ebner, Christian Gailer, Mohammad Khalil, Michael Kopp, Elke Lackner, Michael Raunig

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Abstract

The e-book market is currently in a strong upswing. This research study deals with the question which practical uses the e-book format EPUB3 offers for (higher) education. By means of a didactic content analysis, a range of interactive exercise types were developed as a result of conversations with teachers. For this purpose, a didactic and technical concept has been developed. Different kinds of exercises were prototypically implemented in an e-book. Finally, a brief overview reflects the present state of the current e-book readers. A subsequent discussion illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the format. In summary , it can be remarked that EPUB3 is suitable for a variety of different exercises and that it is able to serve as a basic format for forthcoming digital textbooks. Furthermore the openness of EPUB3 will assist Open Learning and Teaching in a meaningful way.
LanguageEnglish
Pages324-336
Number of pages14
StatusPublished - Mar 2016
EventSmart Learning Conference - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 7 Mar 20169 Mar 2016

Conference

ConferenceSmart Learning Conference
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period7/03/169/03/16

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

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Ebner, M., Gailer, C., Khalil, M., Kopp, M., Lackner, E., & Raunig, M. (2016). Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education. 324-336. Paper presented at Smart Learning Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education. / Ebner, Martin; Gailer, Christian; Khalil, Mohammad; Kopp, Michael; Lackner, Elke; Raunig, Michael.

2016. 324-336 Paper presented at Smart Learning Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Ebner, M, Gailer, C, Khalil, M, Kopp, M, Lackner, E & Raunig, M 2016, 'Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education' Paper presented at Smart Learning Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7/03/16 - 9/03/16, pp. 324-336.
Ebner M, Gailer C, Khalil M, Kopp M, Lackner E, Raunig M. Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education. 2016. Paper presented at Smart Learning Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ebner, Martin ; Gailer, Christian ; Khalil, Mohammad ; Kopp, Michael ; Lackner, Elke ; Raunig, Michael. / Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education. Paper presented at Smart Learning Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.14 p.
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