Our paper discusses the niche technologies that have and possibly will contribute to the future e-textbooks as a new socio-technical regime. We propose the conceptual map of textbook functionalities aiming at opening the conceptual discussion for brainstorming and finding scenarios how the niche technologies that explored novel textbook applications in learning might be best combined into the new “artifact ecosystems” regime. Jointly with workshop participants we aim to come up with metaphors and concepts depicting learning in this regime.
Paper will be published in october 2014 in Springer, ICWL 2014 workshop papers
TOWARDS THE NEW SOCIO-TECHNICAL
REGIME FOR E-TEXTBOOKS –
Kai Pata ( email@example.com),
Maka Eradze, Mart Laanpere
Tallinn University, Center for Educational Technology
ICWL 2014, Future eTextbook’s workshop
I. eTextbooks programming
personalized instruction for achieving
pre-determined learning results
Learning results pre-planned
Learning what crowd sees as best
Support for earning styles
principles as the leading
cognitive paradigm to
explain learning with
Co-construction and Social validation
of Contents and Support
II. eTextbooks with partial learners’
locus of control
Open and emerging learning paths
Textbook is a forum where people share ideas
Can watch how things change and knowledge matures
Fixed learning paths
Teachers know what students must learn
Compulsory contents with optional extending resources
Replicating the paper textbook digitally
or creating the evolving artifact ecosystem
What hinders new “artifact ecosystem” regime?
Old teaching habits are hard to change
The students are ready,
the teachers are not
Requires rethinking the production and business
models, user-support and accessible learning
What hinders new
What “artifact ecosystems” may be?
• How these potential e-textbook functionalities
originating from different approaches to
teaching, learning and cognitive practices could
evolve into the new “artifact ecosystem”
• What metaphors may be used for illustrating
those artifact ecosystems?
• Whom (Teachers? Students? Learning sciences?
Producers? Educational policy makers and
funders?) should we listen in developing “artifact
ecosystems”, and where would each stakeholder
group like to lead the eTextbook transformation?
Starting the joint white paper –
“Artifact ecosystems” as the new socio-
• Prospective scenarios for artifact ecosystems
• Learning regime – learning is opened up; from
monads to swarms; pattern appropriation and
• Social and cultural factors – back to storytelling;
voice for everyone etc.
• Technical factors – access for each learner
• Business regime – permaculture for artifact
ecosystems (ethical, optimal use of resources and
people, recycling resources)
Join to our discussions and contribute to the joint write paper!