eTextbooks: Challenges to Pedagogy, Law, and Policy

Yoni Har Carmel, Shai Olsher, Niva Elkin-Koren, Michal Yerushalmy

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In the world of print, textbooks were the most important tools for dictating what and how student learn in schools. The introduction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), however, gave rise to eTextbooks – a multi-modal, hardware mediated, and connectable, curriculum material. Indeed, the emergence of eTextbook creates fascinating opportunities for teaching and learning, but at the same time, it poses new challenges for both educational practices and policy making by revolutionizing the traditional pedagogical practices, classroom culture and the textbook publishing industry. These new challenges require rethinking and reexamining the appropriateness of the institutional and legal norms which govern the use and authorship of textbooks. This paper identifies the new challenges introduced by eTextbooks, and offers some insights on the policy and legal implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning In a Networked Society
Subtitle of host publicationSpontaneous and Designed Technology Enhanced Learning Communities
EditorsYael Kali, Ayelet Baram-Tsabari, Amit M. Schejter
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-14610-8
StatePublished - 2019


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