Implementation of an E-book in the Facilitation of Polar Science Education: A case study

ID: 40214 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Kuang-Chen Hsu, The Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets at The University of Kansas, United States

Tuesday, October 22 11:35-11:55 AM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 1 View on map

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Abstract: The education team of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) developed a series of hands-on activities to provide schools and educational institutions with the opportunity to experience high-quality polar science education. However, due to the limited time and resources, the center cannot offer widespread support to enable all participants from various backgrounds to join the outreach programs. In order to make those unable to access the programs to work with the learning materials without time and geographical constraints, CReSIS decided to develop an e-book called Glacier Goo and You in order to widely disseminate the information to the public. Given the ubiquitous possibility for content sharing, determining an appropriate format for developing e-book is necessary. In addition, based on the technology acceptance model (TAM) and other extended theories, the perceived ease of use (PEOU) is considered to be a decisive factor affecting user acceptance of the e-book. CReSIS


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