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Hybrid e-TextBooks as comprehensive interactive learning environments

by Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian, Sara Logghe, Ruben Verborgh, Wesley De Neve, Frank Salliau, Erik Mannens, Rik Van de Walle, and Dimitri Schuurman

An e-TextBook can serve as an Interactive Learning Environment (ILE), facilitating more effective teaching and learning processes. In this paper, we propose the novel concept of an EPUB 3-based Hybrid e-TextBook, which allows for interaction between the digital and the physical world. In that regard, we first investigated the gap between the expectations of teachers with respect to e-TextBook functionalities, on the one hand, and the ILE functionalities offered by e-TextBooks, on the other hand. Next, together with teachers, we co-designed and developed prototype EPUB 3-based Hybrid e-TextBooks that make it possible to connect their learning content to smart devices in classrooms, leveraging both digital publishing and Semantic Web tools. Based on experimentation with our prototype Hybrid e-TextBooks, we can argue that a semantically enriched EPUB 3-based Hybrid e-TextBook is able to act as a comprehensive ILE, providing the tools needed by teachers in smart classrooms. Furthermore, expert observations and Smiley o’meter results demonstrate an effective impact on student cognition and motivation.

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Published in 2018 in Interactive Learning Environments.

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@article{ghaem_sigarchian_ile_2018,
  author = {Sigarchian, Hajar Ghaem and Logghe, Sara and Verborgh, Ruben and De Neve, Wesley and Salliau, Frank and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik and Schuurman, Dimitri},
  title = {Hybrid e-TextBooks as comprehensive interactive learning environments},
  journal = {Interactive Learning Environments},
  year = 2018,
  volume = 26,
  number = 4,
  pages = {486--505},
  doi = {10.1080/10494820.2017.1343191},
  url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10494820.2017.1343191},
}

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H. G. Sigarchian, S. Logghe, R. Verborgh, W. De Neve, F. Salliau, E. Mannens, R. Van de Walle, and D. Schuurman, “Hybrid e-TextBooks as comprehensive interactive learning environments,” Interactive Learning Environments, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 486–505, 2018.
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Hajar Ghaem Sigarchian et al. 2018. Hybrid e-TextBooks as comprehensive interactive learning environments. Interactive Learning Environments 26, 4 (2018), 486–505.
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Sigarchian, H.G., Logghe, S., Verborgh, R., De Neve, W., Salliau, F., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R., Schuurman, D.: Hybrid e-TextBooks as comprehensive interactive learning environments. Interactive Learning Environments. 26, 486–505 (2018).
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Sigarchian, H. G., Logghe, S., Verborgh, R., De Neve, W., Salliau, F., Mannens, E., … Schuurman, D. (2018). Hybrid e-TextBooks as comprehensive interactive learning environments. Interactive Learning Environments, 26(4), 486–505.
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Sigarchian, Hajar Ghaem et al. “Hybrid e-TextBooks as Comprehensive Interactive Learning Environments.” Interactive Learning Environments 26.4 (2018): 486–505. Print.

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