New Dimension in Learning Thanks to the Digital Book




María Blanca Ibáñez (UC3M) and David Maroto (UC3M)


The digital textbook, unlike the printed textbook, provides the ability to present information in a rich variety of formats, it has interactive capabilities, it allows the customization of information and it also allows the structuring of both internal and external content. What characteristics of digital textbooks represent an improvement in the teaching-learning process? Under what conditions it is worth replacing printed textbooks by digital textbooks?



Authors' Biographies

María Blanca Ibáñez

María Blanca Ibáñez (UC3M, is a Computer Engineer and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas. PhD from the Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble. He worked as a researcher at the European Computer Research Center (Munich), Heriott-Watt University (Edinburgh) and as a professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar (Caracas). He is currently a visiting professor at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, is attached to the Department of Telematics Engineering. She also does research at the laboratory Gradient of the GAST group. Her research interests include the use of 3D virtual environments, augmented reality and digital books as learning environments.

David Maroto

David Maroto Paredes (UC3M, is a Telecommunications Engineer from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid and MSc. in Telematics Engineering from the universities Carlos III of Madrid and Politécnica of Catalonia. He currently works as a researcher at the Department of Telematics Engineering, Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, where he is making his doctorate. His research focuses on the use of digital books and augmented reality as new environments for learning and education.

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