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Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning

Title: Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning

Authors: PierPaulo Vittorini et al.

Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning: 7th International Conference
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319608185 | 135 Pages


This book presents the outcomes of the 7th International Conference in Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning (MIS4TEL’17), hosted by the Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal from 21 to 23 June 2017. Expanding on the topics of the previous conferences, it provided an open forum for discussing intelligent systems for technology enhanced learning (TEL) and their roots in novel learning theories, empirical methodologies for their design or evaluation, stand-alone and web-based solutions, and makerspaces. It also fostered entrepreneurship and business startup ideas, bringing together researchers and developers from industry, education and the academic world to report on the latest scientific research, technical advances and methodologies.

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PISA 2015 World Equity Report

Title: PISA 2015 Results

Author: OECD Report

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9264267328 | 492 pages

 

PISA 2015 Results: Excellence and Equity in Education (Volume I)

The Oecd Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from Pisa show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. Pisa 2015 Results (Volume I): Excellence and Equity in Education, is one of five volumes that present the results of the Pisa 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It summarises student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and defines and measures equity in education. It focuses on students’ attitudes towards learning science, including their expectations of working in science-related careers. The volume also discusses how performance and equity have evolved across Pisa-participating countries and economies over recent years.

PISA 2015 Results: Policies and Practices for Successful Schools (Volume II)

 

Title PISA 2015 Result Volume 2

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9264267492 | 268 pages


The Oecd Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from Pisa show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. Pisa 2015 Results (Volume Ii): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools, is one of five volumes that present the results of the Pisa 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It examines how student performance is associated with various characteristics of individual schools and school systems, including the resources allocated to education, the learning environment and how school systems select students into different schools, programmes and classes.

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Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation

Title: Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation

Author: OECD Report
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9264265082 | 152 pages
Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation: The Power of Digital Technologies and Skills

OECD’s Innovation Strategy calls upon all sectors in the economy and society to innovate in order to foster productivity, growth and well-being. Education systems are critically important for innovation through the development of skills that nurture new ideas and technologies. However, whereas digital technologies are profoundly changing the way we work, communicate and enjoy ourselves, the world of education and learning is not yet going through the same technology-driven innovation process as other sectors.

This report served as the background report to the second Global Education Industry Summit which was held on 26-27 September 2016. It discusses the available evidence on innovation in education, the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning, the role of digital skills and the role of educational industries in the process of innovation. The report argues for smarter policies, involving all stakeholders, for innovation in education.

Educational Research and Innovation Education Governance in Action: Lessons from Case Studies

 

Title: Education Governance in Action

Author: OECD Report
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9264262652 | 192 pages

 

Governing multi-level education systems requires governance models that balance responsiveness to local diversity with the ability to ensure national objectives.

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Teaching Naked Techniques

Title: Teaching Naked Techniques

Author: Jose Antonio Bowen, Edward Watson
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1119136113 | 264 pages
Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes

Put Teaching Naked to work in your classroom with clear examples and step-by-step guidance

Teaching Naked Techniques (TNT) is a practical guide of proven quick ideas for improving classes and essential information for designing anything from one lesson or a group of lessons to an entire course. TNT is both a design guide and a ‘sourcebook’ of ideas: a great companion to the award-winning Teaching Naked book.

Teaching Naked Techniques helps higher education faculty design more effective and engaging classrooms. The book focuses on each step of class preparation from the entry point and first encounter with content to the classroom ‘surprise.’ There is a chapter on each step in the cycle with an abundance of discipline-specific examples, plus the latest research on cognition and technology, quick lists of ideas, and additional resources.

By rethinking the how, when, and why of technology, faculty are able to create exponentially more opportunities for practical student engagement. Student-centered, activity-driven, and proven again and again, these techniques can revolutionize your classroom.

Create more effective, engaging lessons for higher education
Utilize technology outside of the classroom to better engage during class time
Examine discipline-specific examples of Teaching Naked Techniques
Prepare for each class step by step from the student’s perspective

Teaching Naked flips the classroom by placing the student’s first contact with the material outside of class. This places the burden of learning on the learner, ensures student preparation, and frees up class time for active engagement with the material for more effective learning and retention. Teaching Naked Techniques is the practical guide for bringing better learning to your classroom.

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Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Title: Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Author: Langin Zheng

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9811019703 | 161 Pages

Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning


This book proposes and validates an information flow approach to analyzing knowledge co-construction and predicting group performance in the context of collaborative learning.
The book investigates several innovative examples, including: Methodological approaches to studying and analyzing knowledge building and regulation in collaborative learning; Social software tools for capturing the dynamics of knowledge building and regulation in collaborative learning; Collective regulatory mechanisms to scaffold socially shared regulation in real-life collaborative learning; and Scripts and interventions to facilitate effective and productive collaborative learning on the basis of several case studies.

The original methodological contributions to the analysis of knowledge building and scaffolding socially shared regulation make this an essential read for anyone interested in collaborative learning. This book will also be of interest to a wide audience of researchers, teachers, and students in the field of collaborative learning, as well as the rapidly growing community of people investigating how collaborative learning can be effectively used in education.

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Being Self-study Researchers in a Digital World

Title: Being Self-study Researchers in a digital World

Author: Dawn Garbett

Being Self-Study Researchers in a Digital World

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319394762 | 181 Pages


This book presents research on the intersection of self-study research, digital technologies, and the development of future-oriented practices in teacher education. It explores the changing teacher education landscape by considering issues that are central to doing self-study: context and location; data access, generation and analysis; social and personal media; forms and transformations of pedagogy; identity; and ethics in an increasingly digital world. Self-study research on, with, and around digital technologies is highly significant in education where the rapid development and ubiquity of such technologies are an integral part of teacher educators’ everyday pedagogical and research practices. Blended and virtual environments are now not only commonplaces in which to teach about teaching but also to research about teaching.

The book highlights how digital technologies can enhance the pedagogies and knowledge base of teacher education research and practice while remaining circumspect of grandiose claims. Each chapter addresses aspects of doing self-study with educational technology, and provides issues for discussion and debate for readers wanting to engage in self-study.

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The Connected Curriculum in Higher Education

A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education (Spotlights)Title: The Connected Curriculum in Higher Education

Author: Dilly Fung

English | June 7, 2017 | ASIN: B071G64QLJ | 184 Pages

Is it possible to bring university research and student education into a more connected, more symbiotic relationship? If so, can we develop programmes of study that enable faculty,students and real world communities to connect in new ways? In this accessible book, Dilly Fung argues that it is not only possible but also potentially transformational to develop new forms of research-based education.

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Rethinking Curriculum in Times of Shifting Educational Context

Rethinking Curriculum in Times of Shifting Educational Context

English| 2018 | 239 Pages | ISBN : 3319611054

This book engages with the dynamic intersection of several domains such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, and pedagogy, in order to critically analyze and reinvent our understanding of curriculum. The chapters raise important questions such as: what are the conditions of possibility for a living curriculum in which Eros and intellect (or reason and intuition) are not separated?
How is it possible to escape ideology that keeps us bound to defunct categories? What are the ingredients of an inquiry that is able to grasp curriculum as an expanding interpersonal movement? How do the teacher-learner ensemble get creatively constituted beyond obstructive dualities? How can we reinvent meaning in curriculum without totalization? Which indigenous understandings can be recovered in order to reinvent curriculum with greater relevance for diverse peoples? This volume addresses elements of reason, nonreason, becoming, dissipation, violence, uncertainty, transcendence, love, and death in order to come to a critical understanding of the relationship between knowledge and knower from these multiple perspectives.

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Through a Distorted Lens

Title: Through a Distorted Lens

Author: Laura Nicosia

English  | 2017 | 206 Pages | ISBN : 9463510168

This volume examines what and how the media teach, to and by whom, and for what purpose, in a rapidly shifting milieu of media content, platforms, and relations. While intimately concerned with education, authors move the discussion beyond the setting of formal schooling to uncover the ways in which the media contribute to iThrough a Distorted Lens: Media as Curricula and Pedagogy in the 21st Centuryndividual and collective understandings of self and other, and their relations to society and communities in which they move.
In doing so, the text encourages readers to transcend exclusionary discussions of citizenship to consider participation in local and global geographies against a neoliberal backdrop that marginalizes those unable to, unwilling to, and excluded from competing in the free market. Contributors extend their deliberations back to formal school settings to reaffirm pedagogies that rediscover the reading of texts—broadly defined—in the world through multimodalities. In this sense, the text strives to be transdisciplinary, and is appropriate for use in multiple disciplines and fields of study.

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Digitize this book!

Title: Digitize this book! : the politics of new media, or why we need open access now

Author: Gary Hall
University of Minnesota Press | 2008 | ISBN: 0816648700, 9780816648702, 0816648719, 9780816648719, 0816666318, 9780816666317 | 312 pages

Digitize this book! : the politics of new media, or why we need open access now

How open access can transform academia for the better

In the sciences, the merits and ramifications of open access—the electronic publishing model that gives readers free, irrevocable, worldwide, and perpetual access to research—have been vigorously debated. Open access is now increasingly proposed as a valid means of both disseminating knowledge and career advancement. In Digitize This Book! Gary Hall presents a timely and ambitious polemic on the potential that open access publishing has to transform both “papercentric” humanities scholarship and the institution of the university itself.
Hall, a pioneer in open access publishing in the humanities, explores the new possibilities that digital media have for creatively and productively blurring the boundaries that separate not just disciplinary fields but also authors from readers. Hall focuses specifically on how open access publishing and archiving can revitalize the field of cultural studies by making it easier to rethink academia and its institutions. At the same time, by unsettling the processes and categories of scholarship, open access raises broader questions about the role of the university as a whole, forcefully challenging both its established identity as an elite ivory tower and its more recent reinvention under the tenets of neoliberalism as knowledge factory and profit center.
Rigorously interrogating the intellectual, political, and ethical implications of open access, Digitize This Book! is a radical call for democratizing access to knowledge and transforming the structures of academic and institutional authority and legitimacy.