Psychological and Pedagogical Considerations in Digital Textbook Use and Development

Psychological and Pedagogical Considerations in Digital Textbook Use and Development

Elena Railean (University of European Studies, Republic of Moldova & Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova)
Release Date: April, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 321
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8300-6
ISBN13: 9781466683006|ISBN10: 1466683007|EISBN13: 9781466683013
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With the emergence of digital tools into mainstream society, new applications for cutting-edge technologies enable innovations in the dissemination of information. Careful consideration of the impact of these tools is important to maximize benefits while avoiding misuse.

Psychological and Pedagogical Considerations in Digital Textbook Use and Development offers balanced coverage of the technological solutions that contribute to the design of digital textbooks and contribute to achieving learning objectives. With an emphasis on assessment mechanisms and learning theory, this book is a critical reference for educators, theorists, publishers, and designers in the digital age.

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

  • Assessment Mechanisms
  • Cognitive Learning
  • Didactic Model
  • Digital Learning
  • Digital Textbook Design
  • Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Learning
  • Plagiarism and Licensing
  • Text Readability
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Railean presents students, academics, researchers, policy makers, and academic and publishing professionals working in a variety of contexts with a comprehensive examination of the technology currently employed in the design of digital textbooks and their contribution to the achievement of learning outcomes. The author has organized the main body of her text in twelve chapters devoted to good practices to substantiate digital learning with textbooks, affordances in digital textbook use and development, clarifying the confusing terminology of digital textbooks, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

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Editor Biographies
Elena Railean has a Ph.D in Pedagogy, and is senior lecturer and vice-chef of Project Management Department at European University of Moldova and senior researcher at Academy of Sciences of Moldova. She is author of two monographs and more than 75 articles in theory and methodology of applied learning theory and design. Her research interests include philosophy of learning, cybernetic pedagogy, computerized assessment, knowledge management, quantum psychology and mathematical modeling. The focus of her research is to investigate the metasystems approach of learning processes, principles of writing and assessment in digital semantic workplaces. Elena is the author of the didactical model for electronic textbooks, which affordance is to develop competence through dynamic and flexible instructional strategy. Her main publications are Methodology of educational software; The psychopedagogical bases for electronic textbook development; Knowledge Management Model for Electronic Textbook Design; Issues and challenges associated with the design of electronic textbook; and Trends, issues and solutions in e-books pedagogy.
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