Thursday, June 26
2:00-2:30 PM

E-textbook as a tool for promoting conceptual learning in science- looking for novel design and empirical evidence

Full Paper: Conceptual & Empirical Study ID: 43283
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    Mirjamaija Mikkila-Erdmann
    University of Turku

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to present the theoretical framework and research design for developing a new generation e-textbook for science. Textbooks play an essential role in learning science. However, e-textbooks are still an unexplored resource in supporting learning of complex science phenomena. In this interdisciplinary project two different e-text designs on photosynthesis for iPad are tested (index vs. concept map) with 90 student teachers in the university. We apply pre-test-post-test design, record log-files during navigating the text and measure the usability experienced by students. New technological solutions and pedagogical consequences are discussed.

Presider: Angelos Emmanouilidis, University of Turku


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