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Teaching and Learning in the Digital World

Title: Teaching and Learning in the Digital World

Author: Michael E. Auer
English |  2017 (2018 Edition) | 980 Pages | ISBN : 3319732099

Teaching and Learning in a Digital World

This book gathers the Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2017), held in Budapest, Hungary on 27–29 September 2017.
The authors are currently witnessing a significant transformation in the development of education. The impact of globalisation on all areas of human life, the exponential acceleration of technological developments and global markets, and the need for flexibility and agility are essential and challenging elements of this process that have to be tackled in general, but especially in engineering education.
To face these current real-world challenges, higher education has to find innovative ways to quickly respond to them. Since its inception in 1998, this conference has been devoted to new approaches in learning with a focus on collaborative learning. Today the ICL conferences offer a forum for exchange concerning relevant trends and research results, and for sharing practical experience gained while developing and testing elements of new technologies and pedagogies in the learning context.

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College Unbound

Title: College Unbound

Author: Jeffrey Selingo

2013 | English | ISBN: 978-0-544-02707-7 | 332 Pages

College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students by Jeffrey J. SelingWhat is the value of a college degree?
The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value.

In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America’s higher education system is broken. The great credential race has turned universities into big business and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuition while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates, churning out graduates with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market.

Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain—the Class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents.

Incisive, urgent, and controversial, College (Un)bound is a must-read for prospective students, parents, and anyone concerned with the future of American higher education.

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The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning

Title: The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning

Editors:: Vivien Hodgson, Maarten de Laat, David McConnell and Thomas Ryberg

English | 28 Feb. 2014 | ISBN: 3319019392 | 292 Pages
The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked Learning (Research in Networked Learning)

This book brings together a wealth of new research that opens up the meaning of connectivity as embodied and promised in the term ‘networked learning’. Chapters explore how contexts, groups and environments can be connected rather than just learners; how messy, unexpected and emergent connections can be made rather than structured and predefined ones; and how technology connects us to learning and each other, but also shapes our identity. These exciting new perspectives ask us to look again at what we are connecting and to revel in new and emergent possibilities arising from the interplay of social actors, contexts, technologies, and learning.

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Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology

Title: Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Science and Technology

Editor: John Carroll

English | Jan. 28, 2014 | ISBN: 3319036556 | 238 Pages
Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology: Experience Reports and Reflections by John M. Carroll

University teaching and learning has never been more innovative than it is now.

This has been enabled by a better contemporary understanding of teaching and learning. Instructors now present situated projects and practices to their students, not just foundational principles. Lectures and structured practice are now often replaced by engaging and constructivist learning activities that leverage what students know about, think about and care about.

Teaching innovation has also been enabled by online learning in the classroom, beyond the classroom and beyond the campus. Learning online is perhaps not the panacea sometimes asserted but it is a disruptively rich and expanding set of tools and techniques that can facilitate engaging and constructivist learning activities. It is becoming the new normal in university teaching and learning.

The opportunity and the need for innovation in teaching and learning are together keenest in information technology itself: Computer and Information Science faculty and students are immersed in innovation. The subject matter of these disciplines changes from one year to the next; courses and curricula are in constant flux. And indeed each wave of disciplinary innovation is assimilated into technology tools and infrastructures for teaching new and emerging concepts and techniques.

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Handbook of Technology Education

Title: HanPicture1dbook of Technology Education

Editor: Marc J. DeVries

English | ISBN: 331944686X | 2017 | 954 pages


This handbook of technology education offers a state-of-the-art survey of developments in technology education worldwide. It deals with general themes like philosophical foundations, curriculum, teaching and learning, teacher education, and educational technology. It also has some technology-specific topics, such as designing, making, and assessment (portfolios). To focus on the specific learning challenges a separate section of the book is dedicated to sub-domains of technology and engineering, like food, textiles, materials and robotics. Explicit attention is given to the possible role of technology (and engineering) education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Recent developments such as technology concept learning, authentic learning, pre-university engineering education, design-based learning and design-based research for technology education, pedagogical content knowledge for technology educators, and the use of e-portfolios are included. One section deals with social and cultural issues, such as education for sustainability, gender issues in technology education, indigenous technologies, industry involvement and the relation between technology education and communication. As could be expected in a handbook on technology education, there is also a section on the use of technology for teaching about technology: the use of CAD, science fiction movies, animations, internet and social media. All chapters are written especially for this handbook by a selection of authors, some of whom have been part of the history of technology education for many years, some of whom are promising young researchers. The book can be used as a reference by technology education researchers to get a concise introduction into the field. It can also be used as a resource in technology teacher education programs. Technology teachers can use it as literature for deepening their understanding of the field and thus working on their continuous professionalization. Curriculum developers and policy makers will find it of interest to get an understanding for the need to have technology education in the curriculum and the way it can be realized in practice.

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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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Principles, Practices, and Creative Tensions

Title: Principles, Practices, and Creative Tensions in Progressive Higher Education: One Institution’s Struggle to Sustain a Vision

Authors: Katherine Jelly, Alan Mandell
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9463008829 | 424 Pages Principles, Practices, and Creative Tensions in Progressive Higher Education

In this multi-faceted case study of one progressive institution of adult higher education, the editors and contributors to the volume lay out significant challenges confronting not just non-traditional post-secondary colleges and universities but all institutions of higher education in today’s rapidly changing context. Contending that nontraditional institutions are especially challenged in these turbulent times, they argue that these organizations’ distinctive academic programs are among the most threatened in the landscape of higher education today.

The 19 essays that make up this volume highlight and examine key creative tensions, rich interplays of emphases and values in higher education, in order to illuminate and address more intentionally the questions that we must address: Can we make constructive use of these tensions? Can we recognize what is at stake? And can we chart a course that will both respond innovatively to rapid change and sustain a vision and the purposes and principles on which that vision rests? Taken as a whole, this volume sheds light on the questions and creative tensions that can, with thoughtful attention, help to keep an alternative, progressive vision of adult higher education alive.

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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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Mobile Technologies in Open Education

Title: Mobile Technologies in Open Education

Author: Gulsun Kurubacak, Anadolu

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1522521100 | 387 Pages

Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education

Novel trends and innovations have enhanced contemporary educational environments. When applied properly, these computing advances can create enriched learning opportunities for students. Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest academic research on the integration of interactive technology and mobile applications in online and distance learning environments. Highlighting scholarly perspectives across numerous topics such as wearable technology, instructional design, and flipped learning, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and graduate students interested in the role of augmented reality in modern educational contexts.

Gulsun Kurubacak, Anadolu University, Turkey. Hakan Altinpulluk, Anadolu University, Turkey.

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Instructional Systems and Educational Technology

Title: Instructional Systems and Educational Technology

(Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design) by Terry Kidd and Jr. Lonnie R. Morris

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1522523995 | 532 pages | PDF | 4,3 MB
Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and TechnologyThis book provides the theoretical understanding of the essential links between context (traditional academic learning spaces, informal learning spaces, and creative non-formal spaces) technology (ICTs, mobile technology, digital and social media) and the system approaches to teaching and learning. It highlights data-based and theoretical research studies, literature reviews, personal essays, scholarly discourse, and practical applications