DYNAMIC E-TEXTBOOKS: CONCEPTUALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A DIGITAL LIBRARY BASED ON FORMAL LEARNING CONTENT
CITI - Research Center for Interactive Technologies / Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This article aims to present strategies for conceptualization and development of a digital library based on content obtained from printed textbooks used in formal learning context.
The main purpose was to develop a platform grounded on findings from previous work already done in this research field. These directives aimed mainly to disengage from the generalized pattern and common to most e-textbooks platforms used regularly to gather and present e-textbooks, as well as provide the thematic blocks with multimedia features that enrich the learner's experience. However, the main contribution to the community of this hypermedia instrument resides in two distinct topics: on one hand the dynamics of production and editing provided to the instructor, or other entity; on the other hand the design of an integrated environment, centered on the learner, that can be characterized as a learning ecosystem where we can find reading resources, mechanisms that facilitate comprehension and consolidation of knowledge, as well as perform assessment tasks.
The developed tool intends to stimulate the instructor-learner interaction taking this as a condition for successful learning. The digital library will be available for public access and it is hoped that, in the near future, the data retrieved from the analysis of their use, will lead us to new guidelines and from these produce new concepts.
Although the relevance of this instrument and its importance for the community as for general public, with this paper, we primarily intent to reflect on the format, structure and layout and the place that this kind of resource may take in teaching and on school of the future.
Keywords: E-textbooks, learner experience, learning, hypermedia.