Book alone is not enough: Enriching printed learning material with digital mobile technology

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    Abstract

    The aim of this project was to combine printed and digital learning material in order to enrich and enhance the learning experience, and introduce the created concept to the end-users in primary schools. We proposed a hybrid book concept in which traditional school book was combined with a mobile phone. The chosen subject was English as a foreign language (EFL). User-centric approach and qualitative methods were used in the design process. The main user groups were teachers, pupils and parents. In addition, WSOYpro bookmakers gave their professional insight into the process. This approach made it possible to take into account the user preferences as well as pedagogical and didactical issues. The inclusion of the teacher in the design process from the very beginning proved to be valuable: The teacher was able to interweave the use of hybrid book into her current teaching practises, culture and curriculum; on the other hand she provided the research group with valuable information, which helped the design of the mobile phone tasks. Our experiences from the project indicate that the mobile hybrid book is a suitable learning material for primary education. The motivation of teachers and pupils was high, and the attitudes of parents supported the use of hybrid book. The society around us is becoming increasingly digitalized and the schools should follow the change taking place in the society. The printed book is probably not enough anymore, but is not yet disappearing from the schools. The idea of combining the two worlds, printed and digital, was well received.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages82
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7633-3
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7632-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes
    Number2539
    ISSN1235-0605

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    learning
    teacher
    pupil
    parents
    school book
    primary education
    teaching practice
    qualitative method
    school
    foreign language
    primary school
    experience
    Group
    inclusion
    curriculum
    Society

    Keywords

    • hybrid media
    • mobile learning
    • user-centred
    • school book

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    Seisto, A., Federley, M., Kuula, T., & Vihavainen, S. (2010). Book alone is not enough: Enriching printed learning material with digital mobile technology. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, No. 2539
    Seisto, Anu ; Federley, Maija ; Kuula, Timo ; Vihavainen, Sami. / Book alone is not enough : Enriching printed learning material with digital mobile technology. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 82 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2539).
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    Seisto, A, Federley, M, Kuula, T & Vihavainen, S 2010, Book alone is not enough: Enriching printed learning material with digital mobile technology. VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes, no. 2539, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

    Book alone is not enough : Enriching printed learning material with digital mobile technology. / Seisto, Anu; Federley, Maija; Kuula, Timo; Vihavainen, Sami.

    Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 82 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2539).

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