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Potential of EPUB3 for 

Digital Textbooks in 

Higher Education
Martin Ebner
http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddhiestand/197704394/
Open Educational Resources
Mobile Learning
E-Learning
Learning Analyt...
Ebner, M., Nagler, W., Schön, M. (2013) Architecture Students Hate Twitter and
Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Co...
E-Reader
iPad

(http://www.crunchbase.com/product/ipad)
Kindle

(http://www.amazon.com)
Sony E-Reader

(http://inhabitat.c...
Just a digital document (Books, Newspaper,
Journals, …) typically offered by a library:



• File format: .pdf
• Interacti...
Document for particular devices (Kindle, Sony E-
Reader, iPad, ...):

• File format: EPUB, Mobipocket, DjVu, ...

• Intera...
Course content, concerning didactical approaches
• File format: HTML, XML, .... „SCORM“
• Interactivity: high, flexible
• ...
E-Book-Development: concept of TUGRAZ
Authoring-Software
http://ebook.tugraz.at
E-Book-Examples
http://ebook.tugraz.at
E-Books - How it works in detail
• Different Output formats:

• Button “Get PDF and Mobi/Kindle” = standard

• Button “Get EPUB” = additional possibility

...
Will this work with a typical
school book in primary
education?
http://youtu.be/yxtkWinSvuE
school book using ePub3
http://digikomp.at
website
https://ebook.tugraz.at/digikomp/index.html
demo
drag & drop
E-Books in Higher Education
EPUB3 in Higher Education
Pair Assignment
Multiple Choice
Memory
Intelligent text book using Learning Analytics
• is using different file formats,
• allows interactivity,
• and offers a full media integration.
The future of
learning c...
Graz University of Technology
Educational Technology
Graz University of Technology
Martin Ebner
http://elearning.tugraz.at...
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Potential of EPUB3 for Digital Textbooks in Higher Education

  1. 1. Potential of EPUB3 for 
 Digital Textbooks in 
 Higher Education Martin Ebner
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddhiestand/197704394/ Open Educational Resources Mobile Learning E-Learning Learning Analytics Social Media
  3. 3. Ebner, M., Nagler, W., Schön, M. (2013) Architecture Students Hate Twitter and Love Dropbox” or Does the Field of Study Correlates With Web 2.0 Behavior, In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013 (pp. 43-53). Chesapeake, VA: AACE
  4. 4. E-Reader iPad
 (http://www.crunchbase.com/product/ipad) Kindle
 (http://www.amazon.com) Sony E-Reader
 (http://inhabitat.com)
  5. 5. Just a digital document (Books, Newspaper, Journals, …) typically offered by a library:
 
 • File format: .pdf • Interactivity: none or very few • Multimedia: few, depends on .pdf
 • Advantages: all platforms, searchable E-Book-Definition I Digital Document
  6. 6. Document for particular devices (Kindle, Sony E- Reader, iPad, ...):
 • File format: EPUB, Mobipocket, DjVu, ...
 • Interactivity: e-Reader less, tablets high
 • Multimedia: e-Reader less, tablets possible
 • Advantages: less power consumptions, EPUB
 bases on XML E-Book-Definition II Document for e-Reader and Tablets
  7. 7. Course content, concerning didactical approaches • File format: HTML, XML, .... „SCORM“ • Interactivity: high, flexible • Multimedia: high • Advantages: Flexibility, Compatibility, convertion,
 embeddable in any Learning Management System,
 User generated content • Huge number of software E-Book-Definition III Documents done with Authoring Software
  8. 8. E-Book-Development: concept of TUGRAZ
  9. 9. Authoring-Software http://ebook.tugraz.at
  10. 10. E-Book-Examples http://ebook.tugraz.at
  11. 11. E-Books - How it works in detail
  12. 12. • Different Output formats:
 • Button “Get PDF and Mobi/Kindle” = standard
 • Button “Get EPUB” = additional possibility
 • Extended Possibility
 • Embedded in the LMS and online available One Input - multiple Output
  13. 13. Will this work with a typical school book in primary education?
  14. 14. http://youtu.be/yxtkWinSvuE school book using ePub3
  15. 15. http://digikomp.at website
  16. 16. https://ebook.tugraz.at/digikomp/index.html demo
  17. 17. drag & drop
  18. 18. E-Books in Higher Education
  19. 19. EPUB3 in Higher Education
  20. 20. Pair Assignment
  21. 21. Multiple Choice
  22. 22. Memory
  23. 23. Intelligent text book using Learning Analytics
  24. 24. • is using different file formats, • allows interactivity, • and offers a full media integration. The future of learning content ... ... from a technological perspective ...
  25. 25. Graz University of Technology Educational Technology Graz University of Technology Martin Ebner http://elearning.tugraz.at martin.ebner@tugraz.at http://elearningblog.tugraz.at mebner Slides available at:

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