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Data Analytics Applications in Education

Title: Data Analytics Applications in Education

Editors: Jan Vanithienen

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1498769276 | 276 Pages
Data Analytics Applications in Education

The abundance of data and the rise of new quantitative and statistical techniques have created a promising area: data analytics. This combination of a culture of data-driven decision making and techniques to include domain knowledge allows organizations to exploit big data analytics in their evaluation and decision processes. Also, in education and learning, big data analytics is being used to enhance the learning process, to evaluate efficiency, to improve feedback, and to enrich the learning experience.

As every step a student takes in the online world can be traced, analyzed, and used, there are plenty of opportunities to improve the learning process of students. First, data analytics techniques can be used to enhance the student’s learning process by providing real-time feedback, or by enriching the learning experience. Second, data analytics can be used to support the instructor or teacher. Using data analytics, the instructor can better trace, and take targeted actions to improve, the learning process of the student. Third, there are possibilities in using data analytics to measure the performance of instructors. Finally, for policy makers, it is often unclear how schools use their available resources to ‘produce’ outcomes. By combining structured and unstructured data from various sources, data analytics might provide a solution for governments that aim to monitor the performance of schools more closely.

Data analytics in education should not be the domain of a single discipline. Economists should discuss the possibilities, issues, and normative questions with a multidisciplinary team of pedagogists, philosophers, computer scientists, and sociologists. By bringing together various disciplines, a more comprehensive answer can be formulated to the challenges ahead. This book starts this discussion by highlighting some economic perspectives on the use of data analytics in education. The book begins a rich, multidisciplinary discussion that may make data analytics in education seem as natural as a teacher in front of a classroom.

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LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise

Title: LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise

Author: World Bank’s World Development Report

English | Oct. 16, 2017 | ISBN: 1464810966 | 239 Pages
World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education's Promise

Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR―LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise―is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education.
The 2018 WDR explores four main themes:
First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies―both within and outside the education system.
Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden―so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better.
Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship.

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Creativity, Technology & Education

Title: Creativity, Technology & Education

Authors: The Deep-Play Research Group
English |  2018 | 124 Pages | ISBN : 3319702742

Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence
In this collection of beautifully written essays, Mishra, Henriksen, and the Deep-play Research Group challenge myths about technology and creativity, debate time-honored instructional practices, and play with new ideas for schools to care for and nurture, rather than constrain, creativity. These essays are provocative … refreshing, [and] insightful —Dr. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas and Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University, Australia.
What is creativity? Why is it important? What does it look like across different disciplines and contexts? What role does technology play, if any, in the creative process? And finally, what do creativity and technology have to do with education? These are the questions that underlie the collection of articles in this book.

These essays provide a broad analytic frame for thinking about creativity, technology and education and describe classroom examples as well as strategies for evaluating creative artifacts and creative environments. All of these are grounded in specific examples from across a wide range of disciplines and contexts—art, mathematics, engineering, computer science, graphic design, architecture, science to name just a few. The final essays take a broader perspective on creativity and technology focusing both on our highly inter-connected YouTube world but also possibilities for the future.

Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence is a vital resource for educators and practitioners as they seek to incorporate creative work and thoughtful pedagogy in their personal and professional lives.

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Game-based Learning Across the Lifespan

Title: Game-based Learning Across the Lifespan

Editor: Margarita Romero
English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319417959 | 154 Pages
Game-Based Learning Across the Lifespan

The book provides a systemic view of the state-of-the- art of Digital Game Based Learning (DGBL) across the lifespan, from age-specific game design requirements to technological devices that could overcome child and older adult difficulties in the use of DGBL technologies.
In addition to the state-of-the-art methodologies provided for age-specific gamedesign, development, implementation and assessment, a significant portion of the book focuses on case studies where DGBL have been designed and implemented in every age groups and in cross-generational situations.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Experiential · Research · Teaching

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.

Books · Computer Science · ICT · Research · Smart Education · Teaching

Mental Penguins

Title: Mental Penguins

Author: Ivelin Sardamov

English | May 26th, 2017 | ASIN: B071V97SNV, ISBN: 178535342X | 211 Pages

Mental Penguins: The Neverending Education Crisis and the False Promise of the Information Age

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.

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Teaching Mathematics using popular culture

Title: Teaching Mathematics using popular culture

Author: Elana Reiser
2015 | ISBN-10: 0786477067 | 244 pages

Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Culture: Strategies for Common Core Instruction from Film and Television

Mathematics teachers often struggle to motivate their students. One way to cultivate and maintain student interest is for teachers to incorporate popular media into their methodology. Organized on the subject strands of the Common Core, this book explores math concepts featured in contemporary films and television shows and offers numerous examples high school math teachers can use to design lessons using pop culture references. Outlines for lessons are provided along with background stories and historical references.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Research · Springer · Teaching

Collaboration and Technology

Collaboration and Technology: 22nd International ConferenceTitle: Collaboration and Technology

Author: Takaya Yuizono
English | 2016 | ISBN: 331944798X | 177 Pages
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Collaboration and Technology, CRIWG 2016, held in Kanazawa, Japan, in September 2016.
The 10 revised full papers presented together with 3 work-in-progress papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 27 submissions. The papers reflect the current diversity of collaborative computing research and its evolution and deal with topics such as group support, AR and 3D technology, wearable technology, intercultural collaboration, remote physical tasks, recommendation systems, collaborative learning, and health support.
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Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education

Title: Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education

Authors:  Jared Keengwe and Justus G. Mbaeglob
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1466699485 | 446 Pages


Teachers, students of education, administrators, and policy makers will find this publication offers a number of innovative solutions.

There is no question that all aspects of modern life have been imbued with technology. In education, students are becoming increasingly savvy in their use of the myriad technologies and virtual tools and must be taught adequate complimentary skills to be effective in the 21st century workforce. To answer this call, teachers’ education must reflect modern demands by integrating the use of these tools as part of their teaching practices.The addresses this need with precise, comprehensive research and case studies. With strategies and emerging research on the empowerment of tomorrow’s inspirational educational leaders, this handbook of research outlines the challenges, benefits, and opportunities of engaging teachers with the 21st century skills their students require. Teachers, students of education, administrators, and policy makers will find this publication offers a number of innovative solutions.

Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations for Next-Generation Education

Title: Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations

Author: Janet Holland
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1522500693 | 388 Pages

Focusing on technical considerations, lessons learned, and real-world examples, this book is ideally designed for instructors, researchers, upper-level students, and policy makers interested in the effectiveness of wearable applications.

Advances in technology continue to alter the ways in which we conduct our lives, from the private sphere to how we interact with others in public. As these innovations become more integrated into modern society, their applications become increasingly relevant in various facets of life. is an authoritative reference source on the development and implementation of wearables within learning and training environments, emphasizing the valuable resources offered by these advances. Focusing on technical considerations, lessons learned, and real-world examples, this book is ideally designed for instructors, researchers, upper-level students, and policy makers interested in the effectiveness of wearable applications.

Title: Art and Technology

Authors: Luisa Menano and Patricia Fidalgo
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9463008616 | 157 Pages 41oHqGW8OTL

 

The challenge of how to integrate art and technology in education faces educators all around the world. Approaches for addressing this challenge in ways that enhance the learner’s educational experience can be found in different cultures and in different disciplines. Embracing the idea of collaboration among art and technology educators and practitioners, was what Menano and Fidalgo proposed to the authors of the chapters in this book. This book presents ideas that help educators to re-evaluate and re-think how to approach art and technology in the educational setting and offers solutions to develop new experiences for students and communities.

Each chapter presents teaching practices and successful activities that address the challenges facing art and technology education professionals. Along with descriptions of the learners, the settings, the schools and the communities in which they work, the authors share their thoughts and concerns about the changing educational landscape around them. The authors are respected and experienced instructors who are engaged with the use of art and technology and each chapter reflects the authors’ diverse practices, their students at different educational levels, and the different educational and socio-cultural contexts in which the learning and teaching takes place. The authors hope that the varied approaches presented in this book will motivate educators to connect beyond the classroom as well as to embrace new strategies and think more creatively and broadly about educational practices.

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Challenges and Innovations in Educational Psychology Teaching and Learning

Title: Challenges and Innovations in Educational Psychology Teaching and Learning

Authors: M. Cecil Smith and Nancy DeFrates-Densch
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1681233967 | 460 Pages chall.png

 

Leading faculty members in educational psychology, who are expert classroom teachers, describe inherent difficulties encountered when teaching different subject matter in educational psychology to diverse populations of students, including undergraduate teacher candidates, psychology and child development majors, and graduate students in education and psychology. Educational psychology addresses subject matter as diverse as child and adolescent development, motivation, learning theories, student assessment, teacher expertise, and research methods and statistics. Drawing from their years of classroom experience, as well as their expertise in designing and conducting educational research, the contributing authors report their successful instructional efforts and innovations designed to increase student learning and knowledge of the discipline.