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Learning That Matters

Title: Learning That Matters: Revitalising Heathcote’s Rolling Role for the Digital Age

Author: Susan Davos
2016 | ISBN-10: 9463004335, 9463004343 | 182 pages


This book presents research and practice which revitalises Heathcote’s ‘Rolling Role’, an innovative trans-disciplinary model which connects the work of multiple classes to engage in collaborative imaginative work. The original model was developed by legendary teacher Dorothy Heathcote, an educational innovator who gained international fame for her transformational work centred on dramatic framing to activate meaningful and important learning. She developed models that encouraged teachers to curate powerful learning experiences through careful planning, framing, enactment and reflection. Teacher-in-Role and Mantle of the Expert are the most well known of her strategies, approaches where the teacher exercises high selectivity in a range of meditational tools and means, so as to empower students as agents with the power to ‘act’. While the Rolling Role model is less well known, Heathcote herself believed that it had great potential to be realised through using websites and digital technologies. In the wake of her passing and ongoing examinations of her legacy, a practical exploration was initiated to reconceptualise the Rolling Role model through the use of digital platforms. The resulting project, ‘The Water Reckoning’, was an international project which engaged students in exploring ideas related to climate change, water-based catastrophe and human resilience. Further analysis and archival research have informed a deeper understanding of key principles for implementing Rolling Role and its potential for global collaboration and learning. This work has included close analysis of a set of 16 videotapes Heathcote created as a set of consultations for teachers. The book therefore collects together for the first time accounts regarding the historical development of the Rolling Role system, examples of its use and reflections on its application through the use of digital technologies. Rolling Role has the potential to be applied in a wide range of educational contexts with its focus on engaged learning, and learning that ‘matters’.

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Guide to e-Learning

Title: Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael W. Allen
English | ISBN: 1119046327 | 2016 |  432 pages |

Explore effective learning programs with the father of e-learning
Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company, Second Edition presents best practices for building interactive, fun, and effective online learning programs. This engaging text offers insight regarding what makes great e-learning, particularly from the perspectives of motivation and interactivity, and features history lessons that assist you in avoiding common pitfalls and guide you in the direction of e-learning success. This updated edition also considers changes in technology and tools that facilitate the implementation of the strategies, guidelines, and techniques it presents.

E-learning has experienced a surge in popularity over the past ten years, with education professionals around the world leveraging technology to facilitate instruction. From hybrid courses that integrate technology into traditional classroom instruction to full online courses that are conducted solely on the internet, a range of e-learning models is available. The key to creating a successful e-learning program lies in understanding how to use the tools at your disposal to create an interactive, engaging, and effective learning experience.

Gain a new perspective on e-learning, and how technology can facilitate education
Explore updated content, including coverage regarding learner interface, gamification, mobile learning, and individualization
Discuss the experiences of others via targeted case studies, which cover good and not so good e-learning projects
Understand key concepts through new examples that reinforce essential ideas and demonstrate their practical application
Michael Allen’s Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company, Second Edition is an essential resource if you are studying for the e-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program.

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IT Through Experiential Learning

Title: IT Through Experiential Learning: Learn, Deploy and Adopt IT through Gamification

Author: Shreekant Shiralkar
2016 | ISBN-10: 1484224205 | 98 pages



This concise book shows readers how experiential learning can be used to overcome the challenges posed in applying and delivering information technology (IT) to their business needs through innovative, game-based approach.

Technology innovations and evolving business models are part of a rapid change that is forcing corporate and management professionals to learn, deploy, and adopt IT in new ways in order to maintain a competitive advantage. Many are doing this through experiential learning. You’ll begin by reviewing the basics of experiential learning and its relevance to IT, followed by six chapters that apply the hands-on concept through various scenarios.

Make IT Through Experiential Learning one of your valued resources today.
What You’ll Learn:

  • Innovative and proven IT-related application scenarios
  • Generic management and leadership skill development
  • Guidance for applying the learning methods for generating extraordinary results over conventional methods

Who This Book Is For:

IT professionals, higher education students, and those engaged in training and organizational development.

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Transformative Conversations

Title: Transformative Conversations: A Guide to Mentoring Communities Among Colleagues in Higher Education

Editors: Edward Taylor, H.-Dirksen L. Bauman, Peter Felten, Aaron Kheriaty
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1118288270 | 192 pages

Transformative Conversations: A Guide to Mentoring Communities Among Colleagues in Higher Education
Transformative Conversations offers guidance to help readers create and sustain Formation Mentoring Communities, where faculty, staff, and administrators can speak openly and honestly to the heart of their work as educators and human beings.

“In the ‘superstorm’ of writings about the crisis in higher education this little gem of a book stands out like a mindfulness bell. It calls us back to the only thing that truly matters”the energy and wisdom buried in the minds and hearts of dedicated educators.” ”Diana Chapman Walsh, president emerita, Wellesley College; trustee emerita, Amherst College; member of the MIT Corporation

“This book is revolutionary! It is about transforming the very essence of higher education through the power of authentic conversation, knowing that as the people within the institution evolve, the institution will transform.” ”Patricia and Craig Neal, The Art of Convening: Authentic Engagement in Meetings, Gatherings, and Conversations; founders, Heartland Inc.

“This is a radical story about how to create a more intimate and relational culture inside the halls of higher education…. for those who long for higher education to return from the abyss of siloed isolation to its original charter as a cooperative learning institution committed to developing the whole person in service of the common good.” ”Peter Block, Flawless Consulting and Abundant Community

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Experiential Learning

Title: Experiential Learning: Changing Behavior to Improve Performance

Author: Phil Geldart
English | ISBN-13: 9780993936043, ASIN: B01LYSHC7Q | 2016 | 112 pages |

The impact of being part of a powerful experiential learning event can be transformative. It can alter how we see the world, how we interact with others, and how we approach our commitments.

The learning continues long after the training. It often extends into our family, or off-work activities, perhaps with charities we support, or committees we sit on. What we’ve discovered for ourselves in the program are principles that we make our own, usually to benefit not only of ourselves, but also those around us, and with whom we work.

In many ways the experience we went through is so “real” in our minds that it’s like we were actually there in person, not just in mind. If we – as those with the very heavy responsibility for shaping the behaviors of others through training – can achieve that, then we will truly have made a difference in the lives of others!

Title: Playing with Purpose: How Experiential Learning Can Be More Than a Game

Playing with Purpose: How Experiential Learning Can Be More Than a Game
Authors: Steve Hutchinson and Helen Lawrence, “P”
English | ISBN: 1409408051 | 2011 | 214 pages

“Playing with Purpose” shows how a facilitator, coach, manager, people developer or trainer can invent or reinvigorate an artificial learning experience and make it so much more than a game. The authors look at a range of dilemmas, challenges and problems faced by anyone wanting to run memorable training sessions, classes and project meetings and then demonstrate how to get powerful lessons from the simplest of household and office objects and situations. The exercises and ideas outlined provide a focused examination of a range of training aims and outcomes including leadership, teamwork, communications, equality and diversity, feedback and personal effectiveness as well as general energisers, closers and problems to be solved. Steve Hutchinson and Helen Lawrence believe that seeing their sustainable, creative approach to experiential learning explicitly laid out, will give you the confidence to develop your own solutions.

Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business

Editors: Taras, V., Gonzalez-Perez, M. (Eds.)
Palgrave Macmillan | Business & Management | December 10, 2014 | ISBN-10: 1137467703 | 952 pages

Adopts a multidisciplinary approach and will appeal to academics and practitioners in international business and management, and education.
This handbook features contributions from some of the best scholars in the field, nearly all of which have never

The Handbook of Experiential Learning In International Business is a one-stop source for international managers, business educators and trainers who seek to either select and use an existing experiential learning project, or develop new projects and exercises of this kind.


  • International Business
  • Business Strategy/Leadership
  • Management
  • Innovation/Technology Management
  • Economics, general
  • International Economics
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Building Data-driven React Applications

Title: Building Data-driven React Applications with Relay, GraphQL, and Flux

Building Data-driven React Applications with Relay, GraphQL, and Flux [Repost]

 English,  | 3 hrs 9 mins
Instructor: Samer Buna

Build a full-stack JavaScript web application from scratch using React with Flux/Relay on the frontend and Node/Express with GraphQL and MongoDB on the backend.

In this course, we create a React.js application on top of an Express.js project on Node.js. We’ll have our data stored in MongoDB and exposed with a GraphQL endpoint on the server. For the clients on the frontend, we’ll see examples of how to work with data using the Flux pattern first, then using the Relay.js framework. We’ll be using Babel and Webpack in this project, and we’ll install all our dependencies with npm. The application we will be building is a list of educational resources about React, GraphQL, and Relay. Users can add new resources and browse and search the list.

Building Data-driven React Applications with Relay, GraphQL, and Flux [Repost]
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Learning GraphQL and Relay

Learning GraphQL and RelayTitle: Learning GraphQL and Relay

Author: Samer Buna

English | ISBN: 1786465752 | 2016 |  218 pages

Key FeaturesTake your React applications to the next level with GraphQl and RelayExplore the concepts of data fetching, data handling, and moreLearn to deploy your applications, which are compliant with GraphQl and RelayBook

Description: There’s a new choice for implementing APIs – the open source and Facebook-created GraphQL specification. Designed to solve many of the issues of working with REST, GraphQL comes alongside RelayJS, a React library for querying a server that implements the GraphQL specification. This book takes you quickly and simply through the skills you need to be able to build production ready applications with both GraphQL and RelayJS.Beginning with a solid foundation in the GraphQl specification, this book swiftly moves to how a data layer can be implemented for your web application using Relay. Get to grips with GraphQL and Relay concepts creating data containers, data masking, and more as your progress towards building a production-ready application.What you will learnUnderstand what problem GraphQL solves and how it differs from traditional REST architecturesCreate a GraphQL serverDevelop modular and maintainable GraphQL codeGrasp how to define GraphQL mutationsComprehend how to define GraphQL queriesModify a GraphQL server to be Relay-compliantDevelop a Relay client-side application with ReactJS that consumes a GraphQL endpoint