AN AUTHORING TOOL FOR DEVELOPING HIGHLY INTERACTIVE DIGITAL BOOKS - The IntBooks Platform

Eugénio Rocha, Ana Breda, Mário Soares, Telmo Parreira

Abstract

We present a document platform, denominated “IntBooks”, that seamlessly aggregates web technologies into digital books, giving the reader an interactive, intelligent and rich environment, and authors a “simple” and collaborative way to build and share them. It addresses some of the common technical issues as: how should different media (e.g. mathematics formulae) be delivered and displayed in a large set of devices; how users interaction should be made and statistics collected; and how authors may reuse and mesh up content from different web repositories. A particular IntBook planned for the fifth and sixth grades of Basic Portuguese School is also discussed, emphasizing its specificities and additional features.

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Rocha E., Breda A., Soares M. and Parreira T. (2009). AN AUTHORING TOOL FOR DEVELOPING HIGHLY INTERACTIVE DIGITAL BOOKS - The IntBooks Platform . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 302-307. DOI: 10.5220/0001981003020307


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Eugénio Rocha and Ana Breda and Mário Soares and Telmo Parreira},
title={AN AUTHORING TOOL FOR DEVELOPING HIGHLY INTERACTIVE DIGITAL BOOKS - The IntBooks Platform},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={302-307},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001981003020307},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - AN AUTHORING TOOL FOR DEVELOPING HIGHLY INTERACTIVE DIGITAL BOOKS - The IntBooks Platform
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Rocha E.
AU - Breda A.
AU - Soares M.
AU - Parreira T.
PY - 2009
SP - 302
EP - 307
DO - 10.5220/0001981003020307