Metasystems Learning Design of Open Textbooks: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Metasystems Learning Design of Open Textbooks: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Elena Railean (University of European Studies, Moldova)
Projected Release Date: July, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 200
ISBN13: 9781522553052|ISBN10: 1522553053|EISBN13: 9781522553069|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5305-2


Universal access to high-quality education plays an important role in the building of peace, sustainable social and economic development, and intercultural dialogue. Providing research on the quality and understanding of open education allows for successful learning strategies and educational sustainability.

Metasystems Learning Design of Open Textbooks: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses the role of open education in improving the quality of education, as well as facilitating policy dialogue, knowledge sharing, and capacity building. Featuring research on topics such as design theory, competence development, and adaptive learning, this book is ideally designed for educators, academicians, education administrators, curriculum developers, and researchers seeking coverage on the functional models of open education and the diversity of open educational resources.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Competence Development
  • Design Theory
  • Fragmented Content
  • Instructional Design
  • Interactive Communication
  • Liquid Skills
  • Micro-Learning
  • STEM Education

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elena Railean, PhD in Pedagogy, is an Associate Professor at Tiraspol State University. She is the author of 4 monographs, 2 edited books, and 75 scientific articles. The main area of research is : global education, applied learning theory and modeling, metacognition, learning strategies, knowledge management and digital textbooks use and development. The last projects are: Railean, E. (2017). User interface design of digital textbooks: How screens affect learning (pp.1-97). In Huang, R., Kinshuk, J, M., Chen, N.S., Spector, J.M. (Eds). Lecture Notes in Educational Technology. Springer: Nature; Railean, E., Walker, G., Elçi, A., & Jackson, L. (2016). Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education (2 Volumes) (pp. 1-865). Hershey, PA: IGI Global and Railean, E. (2015). Psychological and pedagogical consideration in digital textbook use and development (pp. 1-295). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.