The Four Pillars of Learning: e-Books Past, Present, and Future
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In this chapter, we will explore explanations for this conflicting evidence, and importantly, demonstrate the power of evidence-based recommendations for e-book use. In an effort to compare traditional books and e-books, this chapter will apply four pillars of learning generated from the Science of Learning (Hirsh-Pasek K, Zosh JM, Golinkoff RM, Gray JH, Robb MB, Kaufman J. Psychol Sci Public Interest 16(1):3–34. https://doi.org/10.1177/1529100615569721, 2015)—active, engaged, meaningful, and socially interactive. By harnessing the science of learning and relying upon the lesson generated by decades of research in psychology, education, and cognitive science, this chapter will explore how we can harness the potential—and mitigate the drawbacks—of e-books. Technology can be a marvelous tool—but only if we know how to use it.
KeywordsScience of learning e-Books Early childhood Literacy
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