E-book technology and its potential applications in distance education

Norshuhada Shiratuddin, Monica Landoni, Forbes Gibb, Shahizan Hassan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Digital Information
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • ebooks
  • distance learning
  • usability
  • ebook software
  • elearning


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