brings freely editable electronic high-school books to the market with a lifelong license (press release 11 September 2013)

High school students can now buy freely editable electronic high-school books with a lifelong license. The globally unique service is created by the Schoolnet of the University of Jyväskylä and e-Oppi Oy. The books can be bought in the online bookstore opened at the service.

The freely editable electronic schoolbooks are interactive and designed according to the “electronic book as a learning environment” model. One can add for example blogs, photo galleries, discussion forums, videos, files, as well as group work and return folders to the book pages. In addition, the texts of the books can be freely edited by the teachers and students.

The electronic schoolbooks are compatible with all appropriate reading devices, including smartphones. These schoolbooks are already used in over a hundred municipalities across Finland.

Contents to be shared in the “OmaTila” service

The schoolbooks are used via the OmaTila (“own space”) service, free of charge. It is a personal learning platform, with which a learner can create and share contents related to both free time and one’s studies. One can also form networks across Finland with everyone who uses the service. The service, which is accessible to anyone, is administrated by the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä.

Further information: Schoolnet:

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