The purpose of this interdisciplinary research project is to develop a novel design for dynamic digital textbooks for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and subject them to rigorous tests on schools and colleges in Finland and in the USA. The recent surveys have shown that students have motivational and conceptual problems to learn STEM, yet these problems could be addressed by new learning materials. To these aims, this project evaluates the efficacy of interactive digital books relative to traditional textbooks by large-scale experiments in the contexts of photosynthesis and programming. Also students' and teachers' attitudes towards interactive digital text are investigated. The EAGER project combines the theoretical and methodological know-how of four Finnish scholars and five USA partners. This project will start a new epoch in developing evidence-based digital learning material and testing the effect and added value of e-books in everyday STEM classrooms.
|Effective start/end date||01/01/2013 → 31/12/2014|
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