A digital textbook is a digital book or e-book intended to serve as text for a class. Digital manuals may also be known as electronic manuals or electronic texts. Digital textbooks are a major component of technology-based education reform. They can be used as texts for a traditional face-to-face course, online course or diploma, or Massive Online Courses (MOOC).
Digital textbooks have many potential benefits. They can offer lower costs, make it easier to track student progress, and are easier and cheaper to update when needed. Open source electronic textbooks can offer the possibility of creating free, editable textbooks for basic subjects, (more…)