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E-book technology and its potential applications in distance education

Shiratuddin, Norshuhada and Landoni, Monica and Gibb, Forbes and Hassan, Shahizan (2004) E-book technology and its potential applications in distance education. Journal of Digital Information, 3 (4). ISSN 1368-7506

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The potential for distance learning students to use e-books is explored. E-books are gaining wider interest since the introduction of portable electronic reading devices and software-based readers that provide users with more realistic book reading experiences. The paper discusses where to acquire e-book technology, and how to create e-books. It also reports an evaluation to test the usability of different types of e-book compiler software. By using one of the compilers, the use of e-books to improve the interaction between educators and distance learning students in terms of access to teaching and learning materials and submission of assignments is also demonstrated.