Title

Apple’s iBooks Author: Potential, Pedagogical Meanings, and Implementation Challenges

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Transforming K-12 Classrooms with Digital Technology

DOI

10.4018/978-1-4666-4538-7.ch007

Abstract

This chapter discusses Apple’s iBooks Author, a brand-new Mac application intended for textbook writers and publishers to create e-textbooks. This chapter provides insight on why IBA holds a prominent place in the field of education and will change our classroom landscape, that is, how we teach and learn. The main purpose of this chapter is to explore IBA’s potential, possible controversial issues, pedagogical meanings, and implementation challenges of using it as a classroom textbook. The chapter includes lessons learned from the leading countries in implementing e-textbooks in the classroom, such as South Korea and Malaysia.

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