What Is A Digital Textbook

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Predrag Pale, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

In the age of "webization" of almost everything, everybody is expecting that somebody will produce digital textbooks for important subjects since apparently anybody can do it. However, everybody gets surprised realizing that nobody did it. At least not in the form expected. Putting on the web page the digital form of otherwise printed document is not exactly what everyone expects. Multimedia is a big (buzz)word but educational content found on Internet looks more like demo fro multimedia tools then like a usable digital textbook. What is a digital textbook, anyway?

This paper is identifying the needs of a student, analyzing the available technology, pinpointing the problems and offering some suggestions what needs to be done in order to create much expected digital textbook of some quality.

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