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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2020, 8(1), 9-20
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-8-1-2
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Linking Learning Tools, Learning Companion and Experimental Tools in a Multitouch Learning Book

Johann Seibert1, 2, , Matthias Marquardt1, Sarina Pinkle3, Aline Carbon4, Vanessa Lang1, Katrin Heuser1, Franziska Perels5, Johannes Huwer2 and Christopher W. M. Kay1, 6

1Physical Chemistry and Didactic of Chemistry, University of Saarland, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany

2Chemistry and Chemistry Education, University of Education Weingarten, 88250 Weingarten, Germany

3Gymnasium im Alfred, Grosser - Schulzentrum, 76887 Bad Bergzabern, Germany

4IGS Contwig, 66497 Contwig, Germany

5Department of Educational Sciences, University of Saarland, 66213 Saarbrücken, Germany

6London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London WC1H 0AH, 17-19 Gordon Street, UK

Pub. Date: March 05, 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Transformation of Science Education with ICT)

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Johann Seibert, Matthias Marquardt, Sarina Pinkle, Aline Carbon, Vanessa Lang, Katrin Heuser, Franziska Perels, Johannes Huwer and Christopher W. M. Kay. Linking Learning Tools, Learning Companion and Experimental Tools in a Multitouch Learning Book. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2020; 8(1):9-20. doi: 10.12691/wjce-8-1-2


Multitouch Learning Books (short: MLB) are digital interactive E-Books that can be used in class enriched with individual tools. Due to their multifunctionality, they offer an excellent framework for integrating further didactic functions exceeding the role of a learning companion. In this study a Multitouch Learning Book was developed which contains all three didactic functions of ICT (Information and Communication Technology). The MLB provides the digital framework for the series of lessons and accompanies the entire learning process. Learning tools include isolated applications, Augmented Reality and measured data logging, which fulfills the didactic function of an experimental tool. The topic "galvanic cell" was implemented and tested in two different classes. The intervention resulted in unanimously positive feedback from teachers and pupils alike

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