Evaluating Electronic Textbooks: A Methodology

  • Ruth Wilson
  • Monica Landoni
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-44796-2_1

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2163)
Cite this paper as:
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) [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.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

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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