Books · Emerging Trends · ICT · Springer

ICT Innovations 2015

Title: ICT Innovations

English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319257315 | 296 Pages
ICT Innovations 2015: Emerging Technologies for Better Living

This book offers a collection of selected papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on ICT Innovations held in October 2015, in Ohrid, Macedonia, with main topic Emerging Technologies for Better Living. The conference gathered academics, professionals and industrial practitioners that work on developing the emerging technologies, systems, applications in the industrial and business arena especially innovative commercial implementations, novel application of technology, and experience in applying recent ICT research advances to practical solutions.

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Books · Computer Science · Educational Philosophy · ICT · Teaching

Computer Science Teacher

Title: Computer Science Teacher

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1780173946 | 281 Pages
Computer Science Teacher : Insight Into the Computing Classroom (True PDF)
Increased focus on computer science has recently brought about the new national curriculum in computing.

This book explores the role of Computer Science Teacher in a secondary school environment. An overview of secondary school computing is covered, along with what the role encompasses, the attributes, knowledge and skills required to be a success and useful standards, tools, methods and techniques you can employ. Case studies and quotes from schools and current teachers are also included.

“If you are either training to teach or already teaching the secondary computing curriculum, you will need to know what effective teaching of computing actually looks like. This book is for you. Throughout the book, you will discover the insights found and the journey undertaken by the author, as a head of department, as she transformed her department from teaching ICT to teaching computing. This text will not only help you teach computing in a way that places learners at the centre of your planning but also seeks to motivate, engage and inspire them with a love of the subject, show them the opportunities that computing can present them and how computing shapes their daily learning, rest and play. In addition, the text provides practical guidance and insights for those applying for either their first teaching post or seeking advancement as a secondary computing teacher.” – Andrew Csizmadia, Newman University, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Education

Books · Emerging Trends · STEM · Teaching

Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures

Title: Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures: Scenarios, Politics and STEM

Author: Springer Conference
Uncertainty in Teacher Education Futures: Scenarios, Politics and STEM
English |  2018 | 271 Pages | ISBN : 9811082456
This book discusses the use of futures methodologies to examine and critique teacher education and investigate drivers of change in teacher education contexts, providing readers with futures tools that they can use to explore curricula and pedagogies. It explains futures methods, including scenario development and backcasting, and illustrates them with examples of research in science, technology and mathematics education contexts.
By allowing the long-term influence of current trends to be considered and providing an opportunity to reflect on the present and imagine the future, scenarios provoke discussion on the directions that teacher education might take now. The book offers insights into the possibilities that might exist for teacher education futures and into how scenario building and planning can be used to inform debates about the present. Further, it suggests ways in which readers can influence the future of teacher education through understanding the drivers of change.
Books · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Springer · Teaching

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Title: Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

English | 2018 | 984 Pages | ISBN : 3319751743

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Interactive mobile technologies have now become the core of many—if not all—fields of society. Not only do the younger generation of students expect a mobile working and learning environment, but also the new ideas, technologies and solutions introduced on a nearly daily basis also boost this trend.
Discussing and assessing key trends in the mobile field were the primary aims of the 11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL2017), which was held in Thessaloniki from 30 November to 01 December 2017.

Since being founded in 2006, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in interactive mobile technologies, with a focus on learning. The IMCL conferences have in the meanwhile become a central forum of the exchange of new research results and relevant trends, as well as best practices.
This book contains papers in the fields of:
Future Trends and Emerging Mobile Technologies
Design and Development of Mobile Learning Apps and Content
Mobile Games—Gamification and Mobile Learning
Adaptive Mobile Environments
Augmented Reality and Immersive Applications
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning
Digital Technology in Sports
Mobile Health Care and Training
Multimedia Learning in Music Education
5G Network Infrastructure
Case Studies
Real-World Experiences

The content will appeal to a broad readership, including policymakers, academics, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, school teachers, the learning industry, further education lecturers, etc.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Experiential · Storytelling · Teaching

Teach Yourself How to Learn

Title: Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level

Author: Sandra Yancy Mc Guire
English |2018 | ISBN: 1620367556, 1620367564 | 176 pages

Teach Yourself How to Learn: Strategies You Can Use to Ace Any Course at Any Level
Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these “secrets” direct to students.

Her message is that “Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A’s in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning.”

Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school.

Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Storytelling · Teaching

Gamification in Learning and Education

Gamification in Learning and Education: Enjoy Learning Like Gaming (Advances in Game-Based Learning)

Gamification in Learning and Education: Enjoy Learning Like Gaming (Advances in Game-Based Learning)
Author: Sangkyun Kim
2017 | English | ISBN-10: 3319472828 | 164 Page

This book explores the theoretical foundations of gamification in learning and education. It has become increasingly difficult to engage and motivate students. Gamification not only makes learning interesting, but also allows game players to solve problems and learn lessons through repeated attempts and failures. This “positive failure” can motivate students to attempt a difficult mission. Chapters in this volume cover topics such as the definition and characteristics of gamification, gamification in learning and education, theories, research on gamification, framework, strategy, and cases.
Books · Springer · STEM · Teaching

Digital Workplace Learning

Title: Digital Workplace Learning: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital Technologies

Digital Workplace Learning: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital TechnologiesAuthor: Dirk Ifenthaler
English | 2018 | 337 Pages | ISBN : 3319462148


This book aims to provide insight into how digital technologies may bridge and enhance formal and informal workplace learning.
It features four major themes:

1. Current research exploring the theoretical underpinnings of digital workplace learning.
2. Insights into available digital technologies as well as organizational requirements for technology-enhanced learning in the workplace.
3. Issues and challenges for designing and implementing digital workplace learning as well as strategies for assessments of learning in the workplace.
4. Case studies, empirical research findings, and innovative examples from organizations which successfully adopted digital workplace learning.

Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Mobile · Teaching

Screen Schooled

Title: Screen Schooled

Authors: Joe Clement and Matt Miles

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1613739516 | 272 pages

Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber
Over the past decade, educational instruction has become increasingly digitized as districts rush to dole out laptops and iPads to every student. Yet the most important question, “Is this what is best for students?” is glossed over.

Veteran teachers Joe Clement and Matt Miles have seen firsthand how damaging technology overuse and misuse has been to our kids. On a mission to educate and empower parents, they show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They lift the veil on what’s really going on in schools: teachers who are often powerless to curb cell phone distractions; zoned-out kids who act helpless and are unfocused, unprepared, and unsocial; administrators who are influenced by questionable science sponsored by corporate technology purveyors. They provide action steps parents can take to demand change and make a compelling case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning.

Books · General · ICT · Mobile · Routledge · Storytelling

Digital Technologies and Generational Identity

Title: Digital Technologies and Generational Identity

Editor: Sakari Taipale (Editor),‎ Terhi-Anna Wilska (Editor),‎ Chris Gilleard (Editor)
Digital Technologies and Generational Identity
Routledge | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1138225975 | 224 pages


The short lifetime of digital technologies means that generational identities are difficult to establish around any particular technologies let alone around more far-reaching socio-technological ‘revolutions’. Examining the consumption and use of digital technologies throughout the stages of human development, this book provides a valuable overview of ICT usage and generational differences. It focuses on the fields of home, family and consumption as key arenas where these processes are being enacted, sometimes strengthening old distinctions, sometimes creating new ones, always embodying an inherent restlessness that affects all aspects and all stages of life.

Combining a collection of international perspectives from a range of fields, including social gerontology, social policy, sociology, anthropology and gender studies, weaves empirical evidence with theoretical insights on the role of digital technologies across the life course. It takes a unique post-Mannheimian standpoint, arguing that each life stage can be defined by attitudes towards, and experiences of, digital technologies as these act as markers of generational differences and identity.

It will be of particular value to academics of social policy and sociology with interests in the life course and human development as well as those studying media and communication, youth and childhood studies, and gerontology.

Books · Data · Emerging Trends · Entrepreneur · ICT · Research

Data Analytics Applications in Education

Title: Data Analytics Applications in Education

Editors: Jan Vanithienen

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1498769276 | 276 Pages
Data Analytics Applications in Education

The abundance of data and the rise of new quantitative and statistical techniques have created a promising area: data analytics. This combination of a culture of data-driven decision making and techniques to include domain knowledge allows organizations to exploit big data analytics in their evaluation and decision processes. Also, in education and learning, big data analytics is being used to enhance the learning process, to evaluate efficiency, to improve feedback, and to enrich the learning experience.

As every step a student takes in the online world can be traced, analyzed, and used, there are plenty of opportunities to improve the learning process of students. First, data analytics techniques can be used to enhance the student’s learning process by providing real-time feedback, or by enriching the learning experience. Second, data analytics can be used to support the instructor or teacher. Using data analytics, the instructor can better trace, and take targeted actions to improve, the learning process of the student. Third, there are possibilities in using data analytics to measure the performance of instructors. Finally, for policy makers, it is often unclear how schools use their available resources to ‘produce’ outcomes. By combining structured and unstructured data from various sources, data analytics might provide a solution for governments that aim to monitor the performance of schools more closely.

Data analytics in education should not be the domain of a single discipline. Economists should discuss the possibilities, issues, and normative questions with a multidisciplinary team of pedagogists, philosophers, computer scientists, and sociologists. By bringing together various disciplines, a more comprehensive answer can be formulated to the challenges ahead. This book starts this discussion by highlighting some economic perspectives on the use of data analytics in education. The book begins a rich, multidisciplinary discussion that may make data analytics in education seem as natural as a teacher in front of a classroom.