The multimedia history textbook (MBook) (completed)

The multimedia textbook (mbook) developed by Waltraud Schreiber’s research group is an interactive and customizable study- and workbook for a classroom setting which reveals its own principles of construction and was prototypically developed for history lessons. Technically and didactically this browser-based and hyperactive book is a new development for competence-based teaching.

The main potential of the mBook lies in the possibility of its use both as a promotional tool as well as a research instrument. The project scientifically examines the capability of the multimedia textbook.

The project examines whether and how the instructional and extra-curricular utilization data can be applied towards the clarification of skills development.

In cooperation with:

  • German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
  • Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology (HIB)
  • Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU)

Project management: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein (Ulrich.Trautwein[at]

Duration: 09/01/2015-08/31/2017

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