Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on the Future of the Book

Printed Book VS e-Book?: The Hybrid Instructional Book of the Future

Panagiotes S. Anastasiades.

The introduction of advanced learning technologies significantly changes the structure and operation of education sector as it has been until now. The role of printed instructional books is very important for education systems worldwide. Many were those who had foreseen the end of book claiming that ICT’s shall eliminate its printed version and believe that electronic books shall be the instant death of traditional books, while others consider that e-books shall not eventually win the reading public. The main questions addressed at this paper are the following: in what way shall we be able to combine the will to preserve books in printed form with the need for constant renewal of its context? Is it possible that printed instructional books may turn to an interactive environment between authors, instructors and learners? This paper aims to examine the future of the instructional book, by presenting the concept of instructional hybrid book, as one of the most important tools in future education


Panagiotes S. Anastasiades  (Greece)
Assistant Professor in Life Long and Distance Learning
Department of Education
University of Crete

Panagiotes Anastasiades is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Crete and also Vice President of the Permanent Scientific Committee on Social Issues of the Greek Computer Society.
He has been Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and informatics at the Polytechnic School of The University of Patras (1999-2002) , and also Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cyprus (2000-2002).
His research interests include Life Long and Distance Learning, Social & Educational Informatics, Information Society Theories, Information Systems & New Economy

  • Hybrid Book
  • Virtual Learning Enviroment

(Virtual Presentation, English)