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Beat Döbeli Honeggar, "The Future of 'Text'books"

, Institute for Media and Schools, Switzerland


It seems obvious - especially in the context of the EdMedia conference - that textbooks will not only consist of text in the future. It is already less clear to what extent they will still be recognizable as books, i.e. as a linearized collection of content with a didactic red thread. But the future of textbooks is not only determined by technical and didactic factors. Textbooks exist in an ecosystem of economic, legal and political framework conditions. The potential of digitalization can only be exploited for future textbooks if all stakeholders share this understanding and coordinate their actions.


Honeggar, B.D. (2019). Beat Döbeli Honeggar, "The Future of 'Text'books". Presented at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2022 from .