The aim of this paper is to present a holistic framework for evaluating learning materials and designs for learning. A holistic evaluation of learning material comprises investigations of - the potential learning potential, i.e. the affordances and challenges of the learning material, and the competences supposedly supported when working with the material - the actualized learning potential, i.e. the potential for learning when the design for learning is enacted by integrating the learning material in a situation in a given context, and - the actual learning, i.e. how the participants actually develop their competences through working with a learning material or enacting a design for learning.
Local, National and Transnational Identities in Textbooks and Educational Media: 10th International Conference on Research on Textbooks and Educational Media September 2009 Santiago De Compostela - Spain, 2011, p. 502-520