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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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    Abstract

    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.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 2613
    Keywords: ebooks, distance learning, usability, ebook software, elearning, Electronic computers. Computer science, Computer software, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems, Computer Science Applications
    Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
    Science > Mathematics > Computer software
    Department: Faculty of Science > Computer and Information Sciences
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2007
      Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 12:25
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2613

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