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Advancing Women in Science

Title: Advancing Women in Science

Author: Willie Pearson
Springer | Business & Management | April 24 2015 | ISBN-10: 3319086286 | 344 pages |
Advancing Women in Science

Many countries have implemented policies to increase the number and quality of scientific researchers as a means to foster innovation and spur economic development and progress. To that end, grounded in a view of women as a rich, yet underutilized knowledge and labor resource, a great deal of recent attention has focused on encouraging women to pursue education and careers in science ― even in countries with longstanding dominant patriarchal regimes. Yet, overall, science remains an area in which girls and women are persistently disadvantaged. This book addresses that situation. It bridges the gap between individual- and societal-level perspectives on women in science in a search for systematic solutions to the challenge of building an inclusive and productive scientific workforce capable of creating the innovation needed for economic growth and societal wellbeing.

This book examines both the role of gender as an organizing principle of social life and the relative position of women scientists within national and international labor markets. Weaving together and engaging research on globalization, the social organization of science, and gendered societal relations as key social forces, this book addresses critical issues affecting women’s contributions and participation in science. Also, while considering women’s representation in science as a whole, examinations of women in the chemical sciences, computing, mathematics, and statistics are offered as examples to provide insights into how differing disciplinary cultures, functional tasks, and socio-historical conditions can affect the advancement of women in science relative to important variations in educational and occupational realities.

Edited by three social scientists recognized for their expertise in science and technology policy, education, workforce participation, and stratification, this book includes contributions from an intellectually diverse group of international scholars and analysts, and features compelling cases and initiatives from around the world, with implications for research, industry practice, education, and policy

Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings from International Research
Title: Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science: Findings from International Research
Authors: Britta Thege, Silvester Popescu-Willigmann, Roswitha Pioch and Sabah Badri-Höher
English | 2014 | ISBN: 3658040602 | ISBN-13: 9783658040604 | 320 pages

Gender equality in science is a major challenge for higher education systems, which are facing many constraints. This book presents some of the latest research findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in science and research. The volume provides insights into the research system from a female career perspective, and highlights the lessons women can learn from the findings in order to promote their own careers.

Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Teaching · Video Training

Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses

Title: Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses: Strategies and Predictions for the Future

Author: Elspeth McKay
2015 | ISBN-10: 1466683244 | 307 pages Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses: Strategies and Predictions for the Future

To some in academia, Massive Open Online Courses are a paradigm shift in online education, while others perceive them as a threat to traditional styles of pedagogy. In this regard, the time-honored model of the university lecture is seen as being a potential casualty of the rise of MOOCs.

Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future provides insight into the emerging phenomenon of MOOCs as a design manual for the course designer with a collection of chapters that deal with all facets of the MOOC debate. Industry training developers, corporate trainers, educators, post graduate students, and others will benefit from the information provided in this book.

The Battle For Open: How openness won and why it doesn't feel like victory
The Battle For Open: How openness won and why it doesn’t feel like victory
Author:Martin Weller
English | Oct. 31, 2014 | ISBN: 1909188336 | 244 Pages

With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. This marks a moment of victory for the open education movement, but at the same time the real battle for the direction of openness begins. As with the green movement, openness now has a market value and is subject to new tensions, such as venture capitalists funding MOOC companies. This is a crucial time for determining the future direction of open education. In this volume, Martin Weller examines four key areas that have been central to the developments within open education: open access, MOOCs, open education resources and open scholarship. Exploring the tensions within these key arenas, he argues that ownership over the future direction of openness is significant to all of those with an interest in education.

Books · Library · Mobile · Springer · Teaching

Digital Resources for Learning

Title: Digital Resources for Learning

 Author: Daniel Churchill
English | 2017 | 264 Pages | ISBN : 9811037752

Digital Resources for Learning
This book addresses the theory and practice of using digital resources for contemporary learning, and how such resources can be designed, developed, and employed in a variety of learning activities and with various devices.
Drawing on insights into learning theory, educational research and the practical design of digital resources for learning that the author has gained over the past 20 years, the book provides the first classification guide to digital resources for learning and links various types of digital resources for learning to both contemporary curriculum design and learning design models.

Books · Springer · Teaching

Mobile Learning Design

Title: Mobile Learning Design: Theories and Application

Author: Daniel Churchill, Jie Lu, Thomas K.F. Chiu, Bob Fox
English | 437 Pages | 2016 | ISBN : 9811000255

Mobile Learning Design: Theories and Application
This book focuses on mobile learning design from both theoretical and practical perspectives. It introduces and discusses how mobile learning can be effectively integrated into curricula, highlighting the design of four key components of learning-centric pedagogy: Resource, Activity, Support and Evaluation in the context of mobile learning.
It also investigates the learning theories underpinning mobile learning design, and includes case studies in different contexts. It provides practical insights that allow teachers to change and transform teaching practices using mobile technology. Anyone involved in mobile-technology enhanced learning and teaching will find this book both informative and useful.

Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Periodical · Teaching

Tech & Learning

Title: Tech & Learning – February 2017
English | 52 Pages

Tech & Learning - February 2017
For 30 years, Tech & Learning has served the K-12 education community with practical resources and expert strategies for transforming education through integration of digital technologies. Tech & Learning is often used as a professional development tool to help educators across the board get up to speed with the newest technologies and products in order to best prepare students for the global digital workforce.