The Roles of Electronic Books in the Transformation of Learning and Instruction

Ronghuai Huang, Chen Nian-Shing, Myunghee Kang, Susan McKenney, Daniel Churchill

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Abstract

In order to better meet the needs of classes with Ebooks being involved in, Ebooks must be designed with a lot of special functions, which is called eTextbooks by the authors. The functions of eTextbooks, the class preparations and responsive teaching by incorporating formative assessment would help to transforming learning and instruction. Note-taking, bookmarking, annotating, and highlighting, working on assignments are the key functions of eTextbooks to follow students' study habits and to meet the requirement of instruction. The relevant management is the key issues to keep eTextbook running smoothly in class. Such as assignment distribution, note management, assignment management, searching, dictionary, synchronizing functions, copy contents or notes, print contents or notes, Internet connection, communicating with parents via Internet, eTextbook control by teachers, and contents transmission between teachers and students. If the teachers had more experiences with instructional design, they would be able to conduct better class preparation. Through integrating materials, devices and software compositely, learning outcomes would optimally meet the instructional objectives. Responsive teaching through Ebooks/eTextbooks, which meet the individual needs and strengths of diverse learners, takes the stance that curriculum developers in general and Ebook designers in particular must play a larger role in rendering the burden of customization manageable for teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-5009-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 15 Jul 201318 Jul 2013
Conference number: 13
http://www.ask4research.info/icalt/2013/

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2013
Abbreviated titleICALT
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period15/07/1318/07/13
Internet address

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