Evaluating Electronic Textbooks: A Methodology

  • Ruth Wilson
  • Monica Landoni
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2163)


EBONI (Electronic Books ON-screen Interface) [1] builds on the premise to emerge from the Visual Book [2] and WEB Book projects, [3] 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.


Memory Task Evaluation Technique Task Developer Electronic Book Electronic Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Wilson
    • 1
  • Monica Landoni
    • 2
  1. 1.CDLR: Centre for Digital Library ResearchUniversity of StrathclydeUK
  2. 2.Department of Information ScienceUniversity of StrathclydeUK

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