AN ANALYSIS OF THE INTERACTIVITY CAPACITY OF CLOUD-BASED EBOOK ENVIRONMENTS FOR OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING


ERDOĞDU E., KESİM M.

9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULEARN), Barcelona, Spain, 3 - 05 July 2017, pp.2095-2105 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.2095-2105
  • Keywords: Open and distance education, elearning, cloud-based environments, ebooks, interactivity
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study is to examine interaction capability of cloud-based environments for ebooks. In this regard, the first part of the study presents the definitions, terms and related literature for cloud-based reading environments. Considering that interaction is one of the vital elements of learning processes in Open and Distance Learning (ODL), it is especially vital to meet this need. For this purpose, this study examines cloud-based reading environments through the lenses of connectivism, Web 2.0, elearning 2.0, mass interaction, and collaborative learning. In this study, not only Web 2.0 tools, but also cloud-based ebook environments are examined considering the limitations and strengths of these tools for ODL environments.