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Abstract

This paper proposes a standard format for those digital textbooks which are used in Korean elementary and secondary school. This standard format comprises an array of function and XML-based document formats. The format aims to maximize the effectiveness of learning by combining the usual advantages of printed textbooks and the additional functions of digital media such as searching and navigation, audiovisuals, animations, 3D graphics and other state-of-the-art multimedia functions. Another objective is to facilitate the interoperability of digital textbooks among different users and service providers by developing an XML-based document format.

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Digital textbook Digital textbook standard format 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihye Kim
    • 1
  • Kwan-Hee Yoo
    • 2
  • Chan Park
    • 2
  • Jae-Soo Yoo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science EducationCatholic University of DaeguGyeongbukSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Computer Education and IIE, Department of Information Industrial Engineering, Department of Information Communication EngineeringChungbuk National UniversityChungbukSouth Korea

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