Due to low number of submissions the FeT 2015 workshop will be cancelled!

Digitising textbooks is becoming an increasingly important practice in formal education. While higher education has been the main focus of research on e-textbooks so far, the topic is also gaining attention in K-12 education. In recent years academic and educational publishers have started to follow the phenomenon of extensive digitisation by converting printed textbooks into digital formats that can be read on a computer screen, a special e-book reader, a tablet, a phablet, or even a smart phone.

Unfortunately, The first generation of electronic textbooks cannot be considered successful as, although digital, they are but downloadable versions of traditional textbooks or digitally generated static e-books (epub, pdf), usually monolithic and not at all interactive but, most of today’s students do not read textbooks regularly (most fit into the description of the YouTube Generation) and they prefer learning from short pieces of micro-content and through remixing different media formats (videos, texts, pictures), also actively follow peer recommendations, on top of their teachers’ suggestions.

The goal of the workshop is to re-think the e-Textbook as aggregates of both professionally authored and user-contributed content accessible through a wide range of artifacts by tackling the challenges of designing for ubiquitous computing while advancing technology-enhanced learning experiences, moving away from the replication of traditional practices and models.

In this workshop we invite position papers, ongoing research papers as well as conceptual and technical papers related to e-textbook technologies, applications, scenarios, models and theories.