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Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education

  • Christian Gailer
  • Martin Ebner
  • Michael Kopp
  • Elke Lackner
  • Michael Raunig
  • Alexei Scerbakov
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8719)

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. 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.

Keywords

epub e-book interactive enhanced e-learning 

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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Gailer
    • 1
  • Martin Ebner
    • 1
  • Michael Kopp
    • 2
  • Elke Lackner
    • 2
  • Michael Raunig
    • 2
  • Alexei Scerbakov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Information Systems and Computer MediaGraz University of TechnologyGrazAustria
  2. 2.Academy for New Media and Knowledge TransferUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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