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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.

Blended · Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Smart Education · Teaching

Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Title: Lynda – Learning Microsoft Teams for Education

Lynda - Learning Microsoft Teams for Education
Size: 152 MB | Duration: 0h 57m
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

Microsoft Teams provides a digital platform that can be used to streamline and centralize classroom resources and operations. This course helps you learn how to create a class, add class members, manage assignments, and engage in meaningful conversations with students. Join Oliver Schinkten as helps you get started using Microsoft Teams for your classroom. He shows how to organize your class and classwork using channels and tabs, and then demonstrates how to add and manage learning activities. He covers working with students, the grading process, and communicating using meetings and chat sessions. He also explains how to integrate with OneNote Notebooks to create lessons plans that can be quickly disseminated to students.

Topics include:
* Accessing Microsoft Teams
* Creating a class
* Customizing class settings
* Adding students to a class
* Adding tabs and channels
* Adding resources using connectors
* Chatting with students
* Managing student communication
* Starting a meeting
* Getting alerts about activities
* Sharing files and resources
* Distributing and grading assignments

Books · Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Online · Smart Education · Teaching

Smart Universities

Title: Smart Universities

Author: Vladimir Uskov

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319594532 | 435 Pages

Smart Universities : Concepts, Systems, and Technologies

This book presents peer-reviewed contributions on smart universities by various international research, design and development teams. Smart university is an emerging and rapidly evolving area that creatively integrates innovative concepts; smart software and hardware systems; smart classrooms with state-of-the-art technologies and technical platforms; smart pedagogy based on modern teaching and learning strategies; smart learning and academic analytics; as well as various branches of computer science and computer engineering.

The contributions are grouped into several parts:

  • Part 1—Smart Universities: Literature Review and Creative Analysis
  • Part 2—Smart Universities: Concepts, Systems and Technologies
  • Part 3—Smart Education: Approaches and Best Practices
  • Part 4—Smart Universities: Smart Long Life Learning.

The book is a valuable source of research data and findings, design and development outcomes, and best practices for faculty, scholars, Ph.D students, administrators, practitioners and anyone interested in the rapidly growing areas of smart university and smart education.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Social Media · Teaching

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.

Blended · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Storytelling · Teaching

Learning Adobe Spark

Title: Learning Adobe Spark

Lynda Video Training
Size: 286 MB | Duration: 1h 28m
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner | Language: English

Adobe Spark is a versatile tool you can use to create graphics, stories, and animated videos you can post on the web for marketing, education, and training. In this course, instructor Sandee Cohen shows how to create resources using Spark Post, Spark Video, and Spark Page. Sandee take you through a sample project, creating content for a travel agency. Along the way, she provides tips and tricks you can use, whether you are posting to your social media account, learning management system, or website.

Topics include:
* What is Adobe Spark?
* Finding images and icons
* Using themes
* Creating a base Post project
* Adding and formatting text
* Working with images
* Creating a post of multiple images
* Animating text and backgrounds
* Adding narration and music
* Inserting videos with transitions
* Creating a webpage
* Adding buttons, links, and videos to pages

Title: How to use Adobe Spark

MP4 | Duration: 1 Hours | Lec: 10 | 153MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

 How to create amazing courses,videos, posts and pages quickly using Adobe Spark
In this course, you will learn step-by-step how to use Adobe Spark. It is a one-stop content shop for creating and sharing your visual stories (video, posts and pages) on any device.
  • Build amazing videos, posts and pages to take your online content to new levels with this tutorial for beginners.
  • Easily create videos in minutes
  • Use professional themes
  • Royalty free photos, images and music
  • Auto resize your designs for all Social Media Platforms
  • Design courses, presentations, social media posts, and YouTube videos in no time at all.
  • Works on any ios or web device
  • A Powerful Skill At Your Fingertips

Learning how to use Adobe Spark puts a powerful and very useful tool at your fingertips. Adobe Spark is free, easy to learn, and will be your go to App when designing content for the web.You will really be able to wow your audience with the skills you will learn in this course

Content and overview

The course is split into three sections (one each for video, posts and pages.) In each section you will get an overview, full details on how to create your project and then finally an example so you can see how the skills you have learned work together in practice.

In the Adobe Spark Video section, you will learn how to create compelling, animated video in minutes. You will be able to use the software to choose from thousands of stunning icons and images to create your video, whilst adding cinematic motion with no design experience necessary. You will then be able to add text and a soundtrack from a large choice of royalty free tracks, with the option of adding your own voice as narration.

In the Adobe Post section, you will find out how to turn your text and photos into a professional looking graphic, by simply applying your favorite theme. You will be able to resize your text for any social media platform and apply beautiful typography on the fly.

With the Adobe Page section, you will get skills to turn words and images into beautiful, magazine-style web stories that will impress readers on any device.

This course will show you how to get the best from the free software and increase your creativity. You can achieve all of this in under an hour.

Title: Create Amazing Images, Videos & Web Stories With Adobe Spark

2 h | Video: AVC (.MP4) 1280×720 30fps | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz 2ch | 504MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English

 Learn how to create stunning Social Media Images, Animated Videos And Web Stories (Zero skilled required).

So you can create amazing graphics & videos for free using a fully-featured cloud based program which is called Adobe Spark.

Adobe Spark Is Really A Game Changer Online Tool For Authors, Marketers, Content Creators and Online instructors. Adobe Spark is the only integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing impactful visual stories.

And unbelievably it is completely FREE!

This online course will teach you how to use Adobe Spark tools & features to create PROFESSIONAL LOOKING REAL WORLD projects for any business or brand.

Do you want to create social media images for your own or for others, but don’t know how and where to begin?
Want to create compelling web pages to tell your story?
Want to create promotional videos?
Want to create super effective animated videos in minutes?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in the right place!

I am Masuk Sarker Batista & I have been doing professional graphics design for 4+ years and can’t wait to show you this awesome tool.

After learning the skills in this course, you will never again hire a graphic designer or video editor to create your marketing images & promo videos. Save your money for more worthwhile purposes! I will guide you every step of the way and are here to make sure you succeed in your journey.

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

I hope you are enjoying the course. Please contact me anytime for additional questions/support. I’m always here to help you to achieve your learning goals and looking forward to your success.

What are the requirements?

A Computer With Internet Connection
Basic Knowledge Of Using Internet
And The Most Important Is Your Enthusiasm
What am I going to get from this course?

Create Beautiful Animated Videos In Few Minutes Using Adobe Spark Video
Create Amazing Web Pages To Share Their Ideas In Online Using Adobe Spark Page
Share Your Images, Web Pages & Animated Videos As Private Or Public
Be The Master Of All The Features And Functionalities Of Adobe Spark
What is the target audience?

  • Those Who Want To Create Social Media Images
  • Those Who Want To Create Animated Videos
  • Those Who Want To Create Web Pages To Share Stories
  • Those Who Want To Attract Targeted Audience & Gain Followers/Customers
  • Those Who Want Complete Control Over Their Branding
  • Online Marketers
  • Beginner, Intermediate And Advanced Users Of Adobe Spark
Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Teaching

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.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Teaching

Taking a fresh look at Education

Title: Taking a fresh look at Education

Author: Mary C. Dalmau
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9463008675, 9463008683| 204 Pages
Taking a Fresh Look at Education: Framing Professional Learning in Education through Self-Study

Taking a Fresh Look at Education: Framing Professional Learning in Education through Self-Study</i> examines the use of self-study in professional learning through justice in education, collaboration, teacher education, and the concept of a Professional Working Theory. Justice in education includes research on pedagogy in inclusive practices, on social justice issues within a doctoral program through the lens of critical race theory, and on indigenous epistemologies and experiences. Collaboration can be seen across several chapters as an integral part of teacher education, and is discussed specifically in chapters addressing research on praxis inquiry within Active Group Practice (a collaborative dynamic) – and on collaboration as a critical aspect of self-study research by teachers addressing efficacy of practice for students with significant disabilities. Included in the discussion on teacher education is research on the beliefs and practices of mid- and later-career literacy/English teacher educators. Professional Working Theory (PWT) addresses the critical aspects of teacher knowledge, experience, and ethics. Specifically, this book includes research on examining the process involved in developing a PWT, on the development of teacher identity of preservice teachers through their engagement in creating PWTs, and on the process of and reflections on developing PWTs with teacher educators and U.A.E. and U.S.A. graduate students within the context of literacy and special education. This book brings to the fore the work of Mary C. Dalmau as a teacher educator whose career embodies the values of inclusion across educational settings, the empowerment of teachers, and the importance of ethics in educational decision making.

Title: The Road to Independence

Author: Svanborg Rannveig Jónsdóttir
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9463007989, 9463007997| 180 Pages

The Road to Independence: Emancipatory Pedagogy
People throughout the world have creative minds with unlimited potential for change. The Road to Independence: Emancipatory Pedagogy offers ways to empower people through education so that we can live and prosper together in a sustainable world. The emancipatory pedagogy of innovation and entrepreneurial education is presented as a road to independence: as a way to enable everyone to reach their inherent potential.
Books · Emerging Trends · Math · Teaching

How To Teach Mathematics

Title: How To Teach Mathematics

Author:  Steven G. Krantz
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1470425521 | 146 pages
How to Teach Mathematics, 3 edition

This third edition is a lively and provocative tract on how to teach mathematics in today’s new world of online learning tools and innovative teaching devices. The author guides the reader through the joys and pitfalls of interacting with modern undergraduates–telling you very explicitly what to do and what not to do. This third edition has been streamlined from the second edition, but still includes the nuts and bolts of good teaching, discussing material related to new developments in teaching methodology and technique, as well as adding an entire new chapter on online teaching methods.

Explaining and Exploring Mathematics: Teaching 11- to 18-year-olds for understanding and enjoyment

Title: Explaining and Exploring Mathematics

Author: Christian Puritz

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138680192, 1138680214 | 226 pages

 
Explaining and Exploring Mathematics is designed to help you teach key mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way by developing the confidence that is vital for teachers. This practical guide focuses on improving students mathematical understanding, rather than just training them for exams. Covering many aspects of the secondary mathematics curriculum for ages 11-18, it explains how to build on students current knowledge to help them make sense of new concepts and avoid common misconceptions.
Focusing on two main principles to improve students understanding: spotting patterns and extending them to something new, and relating the topic being taught to something that the pupils already understand, this book helps you to explore mathematics with your class and establish a successful teacher-student relationship.

Structured into a series of lessons, Explaining and Exploring Mathematics is packed full of practical advice and examples of the best way to answer frequently asked questions such as:

  • Do two minuses really make a plus?
  • Why doesnt 3a + 4b equal 7ab?
  • How do you get the area of a circle?
  • Why do the angles of a triangle add up to 180°?
  • How can you integrate 1/x and calculate the value of e?

This book will be essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers who want to make mathematics relevant and engaging for their students.

Title: Algebra Teacher’s Activity Kit

Authors: Judit A. Muschla, Gary Rober Muschla and Erin Muschla-Berry

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1119045746 | 336 pages

atestactHelp your students succeed with classroom-ready, standards-based activities. The Algebra Teacher’s Activities Kit: 150 Activities That Support Algebra in the Common Core Math Standards helps you bring the standards into your algebra classroom with a range of engaging activities that reinforce fundamental algebra skills. This newly updated second edition is formatted for easy implementation, with teaching notes and answers followed by reproducibles for activities covering the algebra standards for grades 6 through 12. Coverage includes whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, statistics, and more, and gives you the material you need to reach students of various abilities and learning styles. Many of these activities are self-correcting, adding interest for students and saving you time.

This book provides dozens of activities that

  • Engage students and get them excited about math
  • Directly address each Common Core algebra standard
  • Are tailored to a diverse range of levels and abilities
  • Reinforce fundamental skills and demonstrate everyday relevance

Algebra lays the groundwork for every math class that comes after it, so it’s crucial that students master the material and gain confidence in their abilities. The Algebra Teacher’s Activities Kit helps you face the challenge, well-armed with effective activities that help students become successful in algebra class and beyond.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Environment · Teaching

Learning Spaces

Title: Learning Spaces

Author: Diana G. OblingerLearning Spaces (repost)
English | October 10, 2006 | ISBN-10: 0967285372 | 444 pages

Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators.

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success.

Learning Spaces: Interdisciplinary Applied MathematicsTitle: Learning Spaces: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Authors: Jean-Claude Falmagne, Jean-Paul Doignon

2011 | pages: 434 | ISBN: 3642010385

Learning spaces offer a rigorous mathematical foundation for practical systems of educational technology. Learning spaces generalize partially ordered sets and are special cases of knowledge spaces. The various structures are investigated from the standpoints of combinatorial properties and stochastic processes.

Leaning spaces have become the essential structures to be used in assessing students’ competence of various topics. A practical example is offered by ALEKS, a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system in mathematics and other scholarly fields. At the heart of ALEKS is an artificial intelligence engine that assesses each student individually and continously.

The book is of interest to mathematically oriented readers in education, computer science, engineering, and combinatorics at research and graduate levels. Numerous examples and exercises are included, together with an extensive bibliography.

Learning Spaces: Creating Oppurtunities for Knowledge Creation in Academic Life (repost)Title: Learning Spaces: Creating Oppurtunities for Knowledge Creation in Academic Life

Author: Maggi Savin-Baden
Publisher: O p e n University Press 2008 | 184 Pages | ISBN: 0335222307 , 0335222315

The ability to have or to find space in academic life seems to be increasingly difficult since we seem to be consumed by teaching and bidding, overwhelmed by emails and underwhelmed by long arduous meetings. This book explores the concept of learning spaces, the idea that there are diverse forms of spaces within the life and life world of the academic where opportunities to reflect and critique their own unique learning position occur.

Blended · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Environment · Teaching

The Design of Learning Spaces

 Title: The Design of Learning Spaces

Author: Pamela Woolner
English | 1 July 2010 | ISBN: 1855397749 | 132 PagesThe Design of Learning Spaces [Repost]

 

Learning can take place anywhere. So does the detail of the physical surroundings provided by schools matter? After many years of minimal investment in school premises, schools in the UK are in the midst of a wave of planning, building and using new schools. This includes all English secondary schools, being renewed through Building Schools for the Future (BSF), as well as schemes for English primaries and programmes of school construction in Scotland and Wales.

Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends (repost)

 Title: Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends

Author: Shalin Hai-Jew
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1616928255 | 413 pages

Immersive learning has grown in popularity with the development of open-source immersive 3D learning spaces. Those in e-learning have been working to find ways to capitalize on immersive learning through simulations, digital kiosks, live virtual events, live interactivity, instructor-facilitated learning, AI-driven robots, and hyper-realistic experiences. Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies helps push the conceptual and applied boundaries of virtual immersive learning. Virtual immersive spaces bring with them plenty of promise, of sensory information-rich learning experiences that will enable a much wider range of experiential learning and trainingdelivered to computer desktops, augmented reality spaces, digital installations, and mobile projective devices. This work explains how these spaces may be exploited for effective learning in terms of the technologies, pedagogical strategies, and directions.

Title: Methodological Challenges When Exploring DigitMethodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education by Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottiral Learning Spaces in Education

Author: Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottir
English | 30 May 2014 | ISBN: 9462097356, 9462097364 | 154 Pages

Over the last decade, the practices by which scholarly knowledge is produced – both within and across disciplines – have been substantially influenced by the appearance of digital information resources, communication networks and technology enhanced research tools.

Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces
Title: Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces

Author: Christopher Spencer
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition | March 6, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0415498244, 1107405513 | 296 pages


Examining theories of children’s perceptions of space and place, this book explores how these theories are applied to the world of children. Its focus is on children in large real world spaces; places that children live in, explore and learn from. These include classrooms, playgrounds, homes and yards, towns, communities, countryside, natural environments, and the wider world. An international team of authors compares the experiences of children from different cultures and backgrounds by linking research on children’s comprehension and daily lives to recommendations for practice.