Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · ICT · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching

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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Books · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · Teaching

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.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · ICT · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching

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.

Blended · Books · Higher Ed · Mobile · Teaching

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.

Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · Teaching

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
Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · ICT · Springer · Teaching

Engineering Education 4.0

Title: Engineering Education 4.0

Author: Sulamith Frerich
English, German | 1 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319469150 | 996 Pages

 

 

Engineering Education 4.0: Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences

Engineering Education 4.0: Excellent Teaching and Learning in Engineering Sciences presents a collection of results from the interdisciplinary research project “ELLI” published by researchers at RWTH Aachen University, the TU Dortmund and Ruhr-Universität Bochum between 2011 and 2016. All contributions showcase essential research results, concepts and innovative teaching methods to improve engineering education. Further, they focus on a variety of areas, including virtual and remote teaching and learning environments, student mobility, support throughout the student lifecycle, and the cultivation of interdisciplinary skills.

Books · Emerging Trends · Higher Ed · Portfolio

E-Portfolios in Higher Education

E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary ApproachTitle: E-Portfolios in Higher Education: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Tushar Chaudhuri

English | 2017 | 217 Pages | ISBN : 9811038023

This book shares the collective experience of integrating electronic portfolios as assessment tools and as instruments for life-long learning in courses across various disciplines in higher education. It enables readers to trace the evolution of e-portfolios over the last ten years and to deal with the challenges faced by instructors and students when implementing e-portfolios in their respective courses. Further, the book suggests flexible ways of dealing with those challenges. It also highlights the relevance of electronic portfolios for the needs and demands of contemporary societies. As such, it speaks to a large target audience from a range of disciplines, roles and geographical contexts within the wider context of higher education in Asia and around the globe.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Higher Ed · Old School

Handbook of Academic Integrity

Handbook of Academic Integrity

Title: Handbook of Academic Integrity

Author: Tracey Bretag

2016 | ISBN: 9812870970 | English | 1097 pages

The book brings together diverse views from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, beginning with different definitions of academic integrity through how to create the ethical academy. At the same time, the Handbook does not shy away from some of the vigorous debates in the field such as the causes of academic integrity breaches. There has been an explosion of interest in academic integrity in the last 10-20 years. New technologies that have made it easier than ever for students to ˜cut and paste™, coupled with global media scandals of high profile researchers behaving badly, have resulted in the perception that plagiarism is ˜on the rise™. This, in combination with the massification and commercialisation of higher education, has resulted in a burgeoning interest in the importance of academic integrity, how to safeguard it and how to address breaches appropriately. What may have seemed like a relatively easy topic to address “ students copying sources without attribution “ has in fact, turned out to be a very complex, interdisciplinary field of research requiring contributions from linguists, psychologists, social scientists, anthropologists, teaching and learning specialists, mathematicians, accountants, medical doctors, lawyers and philosophers, to name just a few. Despite or perhaps because of this broad interest and input, there has been no single authoritative reference work which brings together the vast, growing, interdisciplinary and at times contradictory body of literature. For both established researchers/practitioners and those new to the field, this Handbook provides a one-stop-shop as well as a launching pad for new explorations and discussions.

Books · Coding · Higher Ed · Software · Uncategorized

Software Reading Techniques

Title: Software Reading Techniques: Twenty Techniques for More Effective Software Review and Inspection

Author: Yang-ming Zhu
English | ISBN: 1484223454 | 2016 | 148 pages


This concise book teaches software professionals and software engineering students the full set of twenty software reading techniques to enhance their effectiveness in reviewing and inspecting software artifacts such as requirements specifications, designs, code files, and usability.
Software review and inspection is the best practice in software development whose purpose is to detect and fix problems early. Software professionals are trained to write software but not read and analyze software written by peers. As a result, individual reading skills vary widely. Because the effectiveness of software review and inspection is highly dependent on individual reading skills, differential outcomes among software readers vary by a factor of ten. Software Reading Techniques is designed to close that gap.
Dr Yang‐Ming Zhu’s depth of experience as a software architect, team leader, and scientist make him singularly well-equipped to bring software readers up to speed on all the techniques and tips for optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of their software review and inspection skills.

What You’ll Learn

  • Software review and inspection procedures and reading skills
  • Traditional and modern advanced reading techniques applicable to almost all software artifacts
  • Specific reading techniques for software requirements specification, software design, and code

Who This Book Is For
Software Reading Techniques is for all software professionals and software engineering students and researchers.

Books · Bootcamp · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Experiential · Gamification · Higher Ed · Teaching

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

 

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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.