Title: Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning
Authors: PierPaulo Vittorini et al.
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.
Title: Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation
Author: OECD Report
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9264265082 | 152 pages
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.
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.
Title: Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Author: Langin Zheng
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9811019703 | 161 Pages
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.
Title: Mental Penguins
Author: Ivelin Sardamov
English | May 26th, 2017 | ASIN: B071V97SNV, ISBN: 178535342X | 211 Pages
This book was inspired by Prof. Sardamov’s efforts to understand a troubling paradox in his own work – while he has worked to become a better college teacher, his students have not shown the expected advances in learning. He draws on key findings in neuroscience to explain the waning interest in and knowledge of complex social issues in the United Statesand other countries.
He attributes this troubling trend primarily to the effects of information overload, ubiquitous screens, and constant internet access. He argues that the chronic overstimulation generated by our current sociotechnological environment is turning us into “mental penguins” – developing new and shedding old aptitudes as we adapt to an extreme mental environment.
These changes affect us all, but have the strongest impact on children, adolescents, and young adults whose brains are more”plastic.” As a result, their enjoyment of the written word, and even of the real world, is often blunted – a tendency which reflects a largercultural and neurophysiological crisis within contemporary societies. Prof. Sardamov believes that the shift toward online and experiential forms of learning will not alleviate existing problems but is likely to make them worse. He emphasizes the need to foster love and capacity for reading in children and adolescents since this is the only constantly available tool of knowledge accumulation.
Though the book is inevitably provocative, it will appeal to readers interested in alternative forms of education (like Steiner-Waldorf and Montessori), or to those who share the concerns of authors like Jane Healy (Endangered Minds), Sven Birkerts (The Gutenberg Elegies), Nicholas Carr(“Is Google Making Us Stupid” and The Shallows), Peter Whybrow (American Mania), Susan Greenfield(Mind Change), Catherine Steiner-Adair (The Big Disconnect), Richard Arum and Josipa Roxa (Academically Adrift), etc.
Title: Smart Universities
Author: Vladimir Uskov
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319594532 | 435 Pages
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.
ISTE is now offering courses (pre-order for June 1st 2017) to facilitate digital learning for teachers and students. Currently there are three courses, but more are scheduled. The courses cost about $25 each but group rates are possible.
ISTE and Metiri Group bring you direct personalized professional learning to support the ISTE student standards and digital age learning. When ISTE launched the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students they made a strategic shift from technology standards to learning standards. These new standards are organic, from the field, expert informed, human focused, and aspirational. Serving as a foundational resources for learning and teaching in a digital age the standards promote student agency, choice, and deep learning. To achieve any impact these standards necessitate a foundational knowledge base, research-backed instructional and technology integration strategies, and assessment tools that can inform teacher practice. We strategically partnered to provide you with relevant, just in time, professional learning where at least 80% of the course content can’t be found anywhere else. These rich materials, real-life examples of digital learning, and practical approaches will help any teacher in any school move the needle for their students as they shift from traditional to transformative practices that empower and engage today’s digital learners. Get started…
Title: What’s Your STEM
Author: Rihab Sawk and Anthony Clark
English | February 7, 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages
Set your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM ”science, technology, engineering, and math” skills they most enjoyand where they most excel!
How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday?
Kids are curious. And parents can help foster that curiosity and channel it into a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math with Whats Your STEM?
This engaging activity book helps children learn about STEM with a variety of activities. Working together with their parents, they can figure out what interests them now”and how it can lead to a career later on.
In addition to the fifty entertaining and educational experiments, this interactive book includes information on potential STEM career paths.
Families can work together to complete the activities, find out what everyone likes, and learn about jobs in those fields. Whats Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!
Title: Teaching and Learning Stem
Authors: Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1118925815 | 337 Pages
Educational research has repeatedly shown that compared to traditional teacher-centered instruction, certain learner-centered methods lead to improved learning outcomes, greater development of critical high-level skills, and increased retention in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.Teaching and Learning STEM presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students’ learning. The book draws on the authors’ extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The book will help you:- Plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is
– Make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms
– Assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach
– Help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning
– Meet the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds
The strategies presented in Teaching and Learning STEM don’t require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of traditional and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your students’ learning.
Two leading documents are a sequel to Shifting Minds 3.0 Redefining the Learning Landscape in Canada. They are designed to help leaders continue to seek evidence and growth of innovative system cultures that promote competencies needed in a digital economy.
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Shifting Minds Imagine A New Generation
Shifting Systems Imagine the Possibilities