what factors should consider whicle designing an digital textbook?
July 2, 2011 5:34am CST
Hi,mylotters! as the growing environment has changed than ever before, so our students maybe should called digital natives, and their thinking styles and learning styles have been changed by the information and communication technology. So, I guess digital textbook maybe a good choice for them learning. However, how to design a digital textbook which really fits for the today's students is a big problem. so, I want to someone give me some advice about the factors which should consider when designing the digital textbook? thanks! enjoy mylot!
• Lima, Peru
17 Jul 11
In order to design a digital text book, you should consider first the size of the book, then the number of pages. After that, you should have a text, an article or something like. It will be good if you have some photos or drawings to illustrate the book. Doesn't matter if you don't have them, but the text is essential. Then you must choice the software you want to use to designing the book. I think you can start using Word Office. You need to choice the type of letter to use, for example Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, Times or Garamond. Types of letters there are a lot, but these are classics. I recommend to use not more than three family types in one design. The size of titles should be 14 points and from the body text 10 points. You have to determinate the margins from your page and where you will put the number from it (mostly below outside). Another good software is Quark X Press or InDesign, although these are requiring knowledge.
5 Jul 11
Font must be good for appearance, then only the student can read more time. And the size adjustment facility also keep in it. We have to provide clear information on which topic we are going to publish a digital book. The student feels boring if there is only text, we have to place the colorful images which are related to our digital book. All the best!!!