Evaluating Electronic Textbooks: A Methodology
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- Wilson R., Landoni M. (2001) Evaluating Electronic Textbooks: A Methodology. In: Constantopoulos P., Sølvberg I.T. (eds) Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries. ECDL 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2163. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
EBONI (Electronic Books ON-screen Interface)  builds on the premise to emerge from the Visual Book  and WEB Book projects,  that appearance is important in the design of electronic textbooks, and offers an evaluation model, or general methodology, from which ebook usability experiments in a range of areas can be extracted and remain comparable at a basic level. The methodology sets out options for selecting material, participants, tasks and techniques, which vary in cost and level of sophistication. Results from each study will feed into a set of best practice guidelines for producing electronic textbooks on the Web, reflecting the requirements of students and academics throughout the UK.
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