Tablets and related devices have redefined publishing, including textbooks. No longer is textbook content necessarily closed, static and non-interactive. The growing expectation of both teachers and students is that Digital Textbooks must deliver a rich, engaging, responsive journey – a thrilling new kind of learning experience. Features of Digital Textbooks are evolving beyond student interaction, to teacher customization, auto-grading capabilities, monitoring of student learning, and learner analytics.
Digital Textbooks offer a range of highly-creative and significantly disruptive product and service opportunities for publishers, authors, media creators, content aggregators, subject-matter experts, education providers, and tutors. The market of Digital Textbooks is broadening, including pre-made, customizable, and self-design resources.
Opportunity Forecast: Digital Textbooks OER – (ETEC 522 – January 2018 OER Assignment); A collaborative ebook pieced together by ETEC 522 January 2018 cohort can be accessed here: A Student’s Guide to Tips, Tricks & Enjoyment of ETEC Courses