Evaluation Criteria for Interactive E-Books for Open and Distance Learning

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BOZKURT A., Bozkaya M.

International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, vol.16, no.5, pp.58-82, 2015 (SSCI) identifier


© Bozkurt and Bozkaya.The aim of this mixed method study is to identify evaluation criteria for interactive e-books. To find answers for the research questions of the study, both quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a four-round Delphi study with a panel consisting of 30 experts. After that, a total of 20 interactive e-books were examined with heuristic inquiry methodology. In the final phase, the results of the Delphi technique and the heuristic inquiry results were integrated. As a result, four themes, 15 dimensions, and 37 criteria were developed for interactive e-books. Lastly, the results and their implications are discussed in this paper and suggestions for further research are presented.