Application of eBooks in Elementary School Disaster Prevention Education

Chao-nan CHEN, Yung-chin CHEN, Chi-wen YU, Zeng-wei HONG, Jung-jie HUANG, Ying-rong HO


This study developed a set of steps to create disaster prevention eBooks and investigated the effects of reading disaster prevention eBooks on the disaster prevention knowledge, attitudes, and skills of elementary school students. The analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design model was used to design the disaster prevention eBook, and Smart Apps Creator software was employed to create it. The research sample comprised an experimental group and a control group. The experimental group consisted of 27 students who learned about disaster prevention by reading the proposed disaster prevention eBook; by comparison, the control group was composed of 38 students who learned by reading a corresponding hard copy of the proposed disaster prevention eBook. After the implementation of the experiment intervention, the results were analyzed and the conclusions are as follows: 1) Using the ADDIE instructional design model to design and create disaster prevention eBooks is feasible. 2) Reading a disaster prevention eBook facilitates the enhancement of students’ disaster prevention knowledge but does not improve students’ disaster prevention attitudes and skills. 3) Students exhibit a positive attitude toward using eBooks to learn about disaster prevention.


Disaster prevention education, Disaster prevention eBook, Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, And evaluation (ADDIE) instructional design model

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2016-11-17 00:00:00


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