Open Access Article

Title: Study on e-book teaching material on students' difference of ecological cognition: using e-book Farm of Happiness as an example

Authors: Ting-Sheng Weng

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, National Chiayi University, 580 Sinmin Rd., Chiayi City 600, Taiwan

Abstract: The use of pesticides in rural areas has changed the ecological environment. However, few research and analyses have focused on the influence of digital teaching materials of environmental education on students. To help students understand the ecology of villages, this study designed e-book teaching materials for environmental education. The subjects were 84 students from the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Business and Management at a university. Independent sample t-testing was conducted to verify the impact of the subjects' attitude toward the usage of digital teaching materials. The results confirm that both the students' reactions and the structure of the teaching materials have significant differences in their cognition of the ecology of villages. Students' ecological cognition can be developed or changed through e-book teaching materials for ecological environmental education; therefore, illustrated e-book teaching materials are effective in improving students' cognition of the ecology of villages.

Keywords: environmental education; digital teaching materials; e-books; cognition; environmental literacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2023.127981

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2023 Vol.33 No.1, pp.1 - 13

Received: 20 May 2022
Accepted: 12 Sep 2022

Published online: 22 Dec 2022 *