The popularity of e-book led to the need to re-evaluate of education system that is traditionally based on the printed textbooks. While the use of printed books have a lot of constraints in terms of cost and efﬁcacy in learning, many studies highlight the advantages of digital textbooks. As a learning medium of the21st century, digital textbooks are said to be able to solve various problems of teaching and learning. Malaysia does not want to miss in exploring the possibility of making digital textbooks as a medium of teaching and learning for the future. As a result, a digital textbook program is launched in 2014, although many stakeholders in education such as teachers, students, parents, publishers and ofﬁcers are not ready while the infrastructure is generally incomplete.
Keywords: E-textbook, Digital textbook, Teaching and learning, Learning system
Published in Publishing Research Quarterly Journal, September 2015.