|Center for Digital Intelligence™|
Digital formats, however, can be integrated with all kinds of digital media. The devices or hardware that reads digital formats (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) also mostly support GPS and mapping. With GPS sensors, authors can integrate location data from Google Field Trips, to make their textbooks location-aware and more contextually relevant to the reader. For example a student could be reading about Lewis and Clark's explorations, and their digital textbook could automatically show them nearby locations, photos, video clips, notes, podcasts, etc., related to that journey. In addition, virtual reality and augmented reality applications could then be created to bring historic events to life.