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  • 1. Electronic Textbooks Danny Munnerley Instructional Designer
  • 2. The Brief
    • To produce a prototype textbook to be delivered digitally
    • Deliverable internally at ZU, but also externally
    • Work as a standalone learning module
    • Integrate into LMS, (BB, Web CT etc…)
    • To include audio glossary and Arabic summary
    • Multilevel authoring, (Author, Facilitator)
  • 3. Client & Audience Relationship
    • Students
      • ZU, Internal
      • External
    • Teachers
      • Author
      • Contributor
      • Facilitator
    • Instructional Designer
    DESIGNER CONTRIBUTOR AUTHOR FACILITATOR STUDENTS INTERNAL STUDENTS EXTERNAL E - TEXTBOOK
  • 4. The Content
    • Traditional text based book, (Index, Chapters, Glossary, Illustrations etc.)
    • Audio Glossary, (Spoken word in Arabic)
    • Arabic Summaries, (Written word in Arabic)
    Web Based e-textbook Original Text Arabic Text Audio
  • 5. The Process Content > Style > Presentation
    • Separate Content, Style & Presentation
      • Web Content, (Preferably XML or <content> tagged html)
      • Style with CSS
      • Presentation via LMS, (Web CT, BB etc..)
    • Allows for re-styling and re-purposing
    • Must be template driven
  • 6. Content Style Presentation EXTRACT PURE CONTENT Define the content using XML or <content> defined html. For example <content=“chapter1”> <content=“illustration#001”> This can be done by hand or via an export from Word. No inline html apart from Bold, Italic, Paragraph, Heading 1-7, etc.. Look and feel of website is CSS controlled. CSS file is external to content Can be styled to suit any identity, (university, corporate etc..) Content can be re-purposed via css for any delivery system, Print, PDA, Mobile, WebTV etc.. Content is modular and self contained to allow inclusion into other programmes, courses and LMS systems Here Chapter 1 of the website has been included into Blackboard as a Course Document. See how the css style matches the BB environment.
  • 7. AIS Textbook inside Blackboard Course
  • 8. AIS Textbook as Standalone website
  • 9. View e-textbook