Oxford develops digital textbook

Oxford University’s Internet Institute has published its first digital, interactive textbook for students – which will also be free to the public.

This is the latest step in the emergence of digital textbooks, driven by the growth in tablet computers.

It is also an example of how institutions are able to publish their own specialist materials.

Prof Viktor Mayer-Schonberger said this prototype book “will help to revolutionise learning tools”.

Oxford Internet Institute, part of Oxford University, has produced Geographies of the World’s Knowledge, which uses text and graphics to map the spread of information in the digital era.

It compares geographical concentrations of information – such as internet use, Wikipedia references, research activity and user content on Google.

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