Vol. 17 / 2022 – International Conference on Virtual Learning

Collaborative Digital Textbooks: Theoretical Framework and Development Tools

Tatiana CHIRIAC, Nicolae BALMUS


A Collaborative Digital Textbook (CDTb) is a complex digital learning resource and an intrinsic component of an e-learning environment. Developing collaborative digital textbooks performs a fresh approach to the e-textbooks field, putting the emphasis on personalised textbooks for learners. A collaborative digital textbook integrates different technologies, tools, and architecture, as well as the practice of various learning scenarios based on the authors' creativity and visions. It is a shared process of developing a digital textbook that includes the potential to expand e-books' usefulness in teaching.

This study presents insights into the theoretical framework and the development tools of collaborative digital textbooks by reviewing scientific studies and cases, and analyses the authors' views on this topic. The work also examines different factors that influence the development of these types of e-textbooks in the frame of proper applications. Further, the research will require in-depth future studies on exploring the pedagogical design of collaborative digital textbooks.

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Tatiana CHIRIAC, Nicolae BALMUS, "Collaborative Digital Textbooks: Theoretical Framework and Development Tools", International Conference on Virtual Learning, ISSN 2971-9291, ISSN-L 1844-8933, vol. 17, pp. 193-203, 2022. https://doi.org/10.58503/icvl-v17y202216