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

  1. Mirjamaija Mikkila-Erdmann, University of Turku, Finland
Thursday, June 26 2:00-2:30 PM B3109

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.