Designing a preliminary e-textbook

Zhe Xu, Hai-bo Li and Xiao-qing Gu
East China Normal University
Shanghai, China

Recently, ISO/JTC1 SC36 initiated a project on an e-textbook which was proposed by the authors’ team. Fundamental to this project is an information model, and further studies will be based on it. This paper aims to illustrate the information model of an e-textbook by describing a practical case in our ongoing work. The process of designing an English e-textbook for Grade 6 is presented to explain the main steps in the element and function structure design; and typical sections of ‘Look and learn’ and ‘Look, learn and number’ are demonstrated. The information model suggests a practical design mode for future e-textbook practice.