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Thursday, 23 August 2018

EDUPUB / ePub for Education


EduPub is the short form of Edupedia Publications Pvt Ltd which works with leading educational publishers globally, helping them create EDUPUB-compliant publications that precisely meet the unique structural and semantic requirements of educational publishing. Based on the HTML5 and EPUB3 standards, it provides a content model, structural semantics including "remixability", extended metadata, LMS integration, shared annotations, distributable objects, and scriptable components.

The use of EDUPUB ensures that learners get access to high-quality, scalable, richer and more interactive content that improves learning outcomes together with enabling digital educational content to be reliably distributed, consumed, and interchanged across a wide variety of devices and platforms.


EDUPUB Solutions for Educational Publishing: Key Features
1. Metadata
Educational metadata

Established on schema.org educational properties, such as:

Type of audience: professional, corporate, schools, etc.
Type of learning resource: activity, discussion or assessment based
Age Range: 5-10, 10-15, 15-20
2. Structure and "repurposability"
Structure of HTML content

Implement content that is well structured so as to have a reflowable EPUB
Promote the use of structured semantics such as footnote, assessment, etc
Accessibility metadata

Established on schema.org accessibility attributes such as:

Accessibility features: alternative text, print page numbers
Accessibility control: full keyboard control, full voice control
Why there is a need for well-structured content?

Well-structured and semantically rich content generates predictability for both humans and machines and it also facilitates remixability.
How a publisher can detect renewable objects in EPUB is defined in EPUB Distributable Objects specifications.
Teacher editions and guides

Capability to identify that an EDUPUB eBook is

A teacher's edition (representing superset of work that students are using)
A teacher's guide (providing general guidelines about the curriculum)
3. Scriptable Components
Communication application program Interface (API) as well as packaging for interactive constituents in EPUB
Effort to make it easier for publishers and reading systems
Incorporation of 3d party constituents
Enhanced security as well as performance
4. Open Annotations
Crucial missing element: format for interchange
EPUB Adaptation of W3C Open Annotation
The EPUB adaptation also facilitates bundling of annotations collected
Defining target audience
5. LMS integration
IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) and Outcomes

At present, EDUPUB defines Reading System Conformance and content requirements for LTI 1.2/2.0
Assistance for Caliper and QTI at higher conformance levels (TBD)
6. Utilizing other EPUB attributes
Navigation

The EPUB Navigation document used for efficient navigation for all users
EPUB multiple renditions

Bundling of numerous versions of the content is allowed such as fixed, reflowable, etc.
Examples: reflowable/fixed, multiple languages
Leverage Our EDUPUB Solutions for Developing & Converting Learning Content
Advanced features and functions
Economies of scale in relation to design, development, and distribution of digital content in EPUB format.
Consistent presentation across devices
Elimination of variant products for different platforms
Easy LMS integration
Improved assessments, analytics, and outcomes
Easily repurposable content
Facilitated adaptive learning