Despite the rapid and continuous advancement of teaching-learning processes, all kinds of education-related hardware and software technologies were still unsuccessful in eliminating the irreplaceable role of the teacher and the school.
The interaction between the student and the teacher is not only motivating and practical but also significantly impacts the gradual progress of the student’s learning. Alongside simplifying the scientific path and acquiring knowledge, this interaction also plays a prominent role in supporting students’ mental and emotional well-being. According to Vygotsky’s theory and the followers of the social development school, this interaction with the students increases the speed and quality of the student’s learning. Furthermore, it highlights the school’s role and the student’s presence in the community.
Another question is whether all students have the same opportunity and suitable educational facilities, such as a good teacher and a quality school. If the answer to this question is negative, another question arises: is there a responsibility toward others to implement educational justice to reduce these social gaps?
The answer is yes, as the truth is that with our knowledge of today’s world, we need to admit these differences. Just as there is no equal distribution of wealth and facilities, many students do not even have the opportunity to go to school, and many do not have access to good quality education.
This may be why some individuals, institutions, and companies, in parallel with their social responsibility, have taken many actions to implement educational justice and create equal opportunities for everyone. These actions include building schools in underprivileged areas, providing educational facilities, sending teachers to remote locations, and using municipal facilities to equalize the physical spaces of schools and facilities.
Hence, one can use part of his wealth and assets to produce free educational content and create various opportunities to make educational content accessible. Good to mention that many efforts have been made in this field in different parts of the world, and technology has helped to pave different paths for all students to enjoy equal educational opportunities through social networks. Internet, educational websites, social networks, great digital content, and simulations (virtual laboratories) provided suitable opportunities for access to quality education for everyone.
Since then and by using technology, learners at any time and place not only have access to appropriate content but can also interact with each other or teachers in virtual networks. In this way, the issue of self-learning content becomes justified for many students deprived of the possibility of attending qualified schools. They can use modern digital educational books published in epub3 format and one of the most practical books for creating equal opportunities.
In these books, all kinds of digital content, including text, video, interactive files, and so on, are gathered together in a single copy where the student can access all the content he needs. Moreover, due to the absence of a teacher, the answers to all exercises and questions are provided to the student in these books. Moreover, the educational design of these self-learning books allows the learners to receive all their educational needs, including appropriate feedback when answering questions and to interact with interactive files in real-time. Also, the users can see the progress and development chart of their learning and follow the individual learning path well based on that.
This article discusses how we can benefit from modern digital educational books (ePUB) to provide interactive and innovative content to students, even those living in underprivileged areas. Using the ePUB books, we can facilitate the equal distribution of knowledge and justify the self-learning process.
However, it is essential to note that technology is a tool, not a substitute for human interaction. Therefore, it should be used appropriately to support and complement teacher-student interactions, not replace them.