Electronic textbooks were launched four years ago as a pilot project and have been followed by the testing of various technological innovations
Textbook-navigator leads towards knowledge
Electronic textbooks were launched four years ago as a pilot project and have been followed by the testing of various technological innovations. In 2013 and 2014, electronic diaries and journals came into operation.
An electronic textbook-navigator suitable for such devices as mobile phones and interactive panels was discussed within the post-Soviet space 15 years ago and is now being developed for 10th grade chemistry students. Hypertext organisation allows pupils to move between chapters, paragraphs, dictionaries and tests, explains Irina Shevlyakova-Borzenko, the Head of the National Education Institute’s Educational Centre.
The Candidate of Philological Sciences describes the advantages, saying, “You can remotely access resources such as external web-pages, to research further. Moreover, students can model processes via a virtual laboratory.”
As far as traditional printed textbooks are concerned, schoolchildren are provided with these at the beginning of the academic year. There are 499 varieties of textbooks and study guides at institutions of general secondary education.
By Valeria Gavrusheva