Building Democracy for All OER Ebook: A Design Case

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Torrey Trust
Robert Maloy
Viacheslav Yurchenkov


In this paper, we discuss the design and development of an eBook titled Building Democracy for All: Interactive Explorations of Government and Civic Life, which serves as an open educational resource for the eighth-grade Massachusetts social studies curriculum standards. This design case offers an example of an interactive, student-centered, multimodal, multicultural open-access eBook.


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Trust, T., Maloy, R., & Yurchenkov, V. . (2023). Building Democracy for All OER Ebook: A Design Case. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 14(2), 30–41.
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Torrey Trust, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Torrey Trust is an Associate Professor of Learning Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her work centers on the critical examination of the interconnected relationship between teaching, learning, and technology.

Robert Maloy, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Robert Maloy is a senior lecturer in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he coordinates the history teacher education program and co-directs the TEAMS Tutoring Project, a community engagement/service-learning initiative through which university students provide academic tutoring to culturally and linguistically diverse students in local public schools.

Viacheslav Yurchenkov, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Viacheslav Yurchenkov is the Director of the Center for Educational Technologies Development at SberUniversity and serves as the product owner of the EduTech Club, a diverse international professional community of 40,000 instructional designers and learning experience designers. In this role, Viacheslav helps individuals to start, build, and enhance their instructional design skills. He earned his master’s degree in Education (Learning, Media, and Technology) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2018.