International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Difficulties and Issues Instructional Designers Face in Interactive E-Book Production Process
Muhammet Recep Okur, Ilker Usta, Ömer Uysal, Hasan Günes

Background:Web as an instructional medium became more common. This e-learning provides anytime accessible media and resources for learners. Textbooks, the most basic learning items, are converted into e-book format appropriate with the digital age. The learners get involved with the learning process via interactive applications of e-books.The background of this study consists of ADDIE instructional design.ADDIE is utilized to determine the issue and figure out possible solutions. First, e-book will be defined.Then, e-book properties and interaction types are discussed. The issues are clarified based on the experiences of the designers.Objective: The purpose of the current study is to determine the issues faced in production process of the e-books.Results:Publication platform, development area, typesetting, time management, bias, team work and other issues are basic topic in interactive e-book design process. These issues are presented according instructional designers overview. Conclusion:In conclusion, recommendations for solutions are presented about issues.Interactivity in any e-book anddecision of instructional design is important assignment for create efficient learning.

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