Enhanced eBooks: Bold New Frontier or Barren Wasteland?
Keywords:enhanced, ebook, publish, tools, manifold, inDesign, pressbooks
This presentation will cover what makes an eBook "enhanced" and the challenges of producing and selling this type of eBook. Tools for creating and disseminating an enhanced eBook will be reviewed. Like any learning object, the enhanced eBook has its supporters and detractors, and the decision to use one as a learning tool should be thought through. Considerations for using this type of eBook in the online learning environment will be covered with recommendations for preparing faculty for what can actually be accomplished. This type of eBook has its own set of issues and research that suggests it can actually detract from learning. However, in certain areas of education, the enhanced eBook resolves issues related to demonstration of techniques that make it a highly valuable tool.