Conversation with teachers produced a list of desirable EPUB textbook features:
- compatibility with whiteboards
- interactive testing
- note taking
- study progress bar
- peer-to-peer collaboraton
- assisgnment submission by email
- a navigation system
While some of these features are in development for the new EDUPUB specification, not all are addressed.
Accordingly, OSTC has begun conversations with technology-oriented institutions to discuss partnership on a Firefox plugin which would enable the featues teachers are asking for.
Professor Anthony Austin, Seneca College, School of Information and Communications Technology, will be leading this project. Contact OSTC if you are interested in participating.