Metasystems Learning Design of Open Textbooks: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Metasystems Learning Design of Open Textbooks: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Elena Railean (Russian Institute for Advanced Studies at Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia)
Release Date: July, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 216
ISBN13: 9781522553052|ISBN10: 1522553053|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522588535|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

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elena Railean is a research fellow at Russian Institute for Advanced Studies at MPGU and USEM. Elena’s research interests span postmodern pedagogy, educational philosophy and emerging models and technologies for learning and communication. The most significance works are: “User interface design of digital textbooks: How screens affect learning”, Psychological and pedagogical consideration in digital textbook use and development, “Methodology of educational software”. Elena is in International Advisory Boards for International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Immersive Learning Research, Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning and others. Elena Railean co-edited two recently published volumes: Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education, and Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education. In 2017, EuroInvent honored her three recently published books by two Golden and one Silver Medals.