What is

Interactive Textbook

An interactive textbook is a digital textbook with additional elements of interactivity built in. An interactive textbook may incorporate artificial intelligence to quiz students throughout chapters, 3D diagrams, and plenty of media such as images, videos and GIFs. Interactive textbooks may lead to better information retention while keeping students engaged and accountable throughout their learning process.

An interactive textbook is an electronic textbook that can be customized with media, audio, discussion questions and additional interactive elements that keep students engaged. Interactive textbooks are typically created on a cloud-based digital publishing platform. EPUB and Apple Books are two types of common interactive ebook platforms. Most PDFs, which many often think of as digital textbooks, aren’t interactive by default.

Related terms:
Digital textbook
Dynamic textbook