Books · Emerging Trends · ICT · Springer

ICT Innovations 2015

Title: ICT Innovations

English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319257315 | 296 Pages
ICT Innovations 2015: Emerging Technologies for Better Living

This book offers a collection of selected papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on ICT Innovations held in October 2015, in Ohrid, Macedonia, with main topic Emerging Technologies for Better Living. The conference gathered academics, professionals and industrial practitioners that work on developing the emerging technologies, systems, applications in the industrial and business arena especially innovative commercial implementations, novel application of technology, and experience in applying recent ICT research advances to practical solutions.

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Books · Emerging Trends · Mobile · Springer · Teaching

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Title: Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

English | 2018 | 984 Pages | ISBN : 3319751743

Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning

Interactive mobile technologies have now become the core of many—if not all—fields of society. Not only do the younger generation of students expect a mobile working and learning environment, but also the new ideas, technologies and solutions introduced on a nearly daily basis also boost this trend.
Discussing and assessing key trends in the mobile field were the primary aims of the 11th International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL2017), which was held in Thessaloniki from 30 November to 01 December 2017.

Since being founded in 2006, the conference has been devoted to new approaches in interactive mobile technologies, with a focus on learning. The IMCL conferences have in the meanwhile become a central forum of the exchange of new research results and relevant trends, as well as best practices.
This book contains papers in the fields of:
Future Trends and Emerging Mobile Technologies
Design and Development of Mobile Learning Apps and Content
Mobile Games—Gamification and Mobile Learning
Adaptive Mobile Environments
Augmented Reality and Immersive Applications
Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Interactive Collaborative and Blended Learning
Digital Technology in Sports
Mobile Health Care and Training
Multimedia Learning in Music Education
5G Network Infrastructure
Case Studies
Real-World Experiences

The content will appeal to a broad readership, including policymakers, academics, educators, researchers in pedagogy and learning theory, school teachers, the learning industry, further education lecturers, etc.

Books · Springer · STEM · Teaching

Digital Workplace Learning

Title: Digital Workplace Learning: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital Technologies

Digital Workplace Learning: Bridging Formal and Informal Learning with Digital TechnologiesAuthor: Dirk Ifenthaler
English | 2018 | 337 Pages | ISBN : 3319462148


This book aims to provide insight into how digital technologies may bridge and enhance formal and informal workplace learning.
It features four major themes:

1. Current research exploring the theoretical underpinnings of digital workplace learning.
2. Insights into available digital technologies as well as organizational requirements for technology-enhanced learning in the workplace.
3. Issues and challenges for designing and implementing digital workplace learning as well as strategies for assessments of learning in the workplace.
4. Case studies, empirical research findings, and innovative examples from organizations which successfully adopted digital workplace learning.

Blended · Books · Data · Emerging Trends · Geography · Smart Education · Springer · Teaching

Data-driven approaches to Digital Education

Title: Data-driven approaches to Digital Education

Authors: Springer Conference

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319666096 | 621 Pages
Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education: 12th European Conference

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2017, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in September 2017.

The 24 full papers, 23 short papers, 6 demo papers, and 22 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions.

The theme for the 12th EC-TEL conference on Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education’ aims to explore the multidisciplinary approaches that eectively illustrate how data-driven education combined with digital education systems can look like and what are the empirical evidences for the use of datadriven tools in educational practices.

Books · Smart Education · Springer · Uncategorized

Citizen, Territory and Technologies

Title: Citizen, Territory and Technologies

Author: Springer Conference

English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319613219 | 228 Pages

Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference


This book gathers a selection of the articles accepted for presentation and discussion at the 2nd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Developments (SLERD 2017), held 22–23 June What characterizes smart learning ecosystems? What is their role in city and regional development and innovation? How can we promote the engagement of citizens in smart learning ecosystems? These are some of the questions addressed at SLERD 2017 and documented here.

The proceedings include scientific papers that endeavor to understand, devise and promote innovative human-centric design and development methods, education/training practices, informal social learning, and citizen-driven policies. The individual papers elaborate on the notion of smart learning ecosystems, study the relation of smart learning ecosystems with As such, they help to foster the social innovation sectors, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and economic development and deployment strategies, alongside new policies for smarter, proactive citizens – making them a valuable resource for researchers and policymakers alike.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Experiential · Gamification · Play · Research · Springer · Teaching

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.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Springer · STEM

STEM Learning

Title: STEM Learning

Author: Mesut Duran
English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319261770 | 183 Pages


This book reports the result

STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

s of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers– an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.

Emerging Trends · Springer · STEM · Teaching

What’s Your STEM?

Title: What’s Your STEM

Author: Rihab Sawah
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages

What's Your STEM?: Activities to Discover Your Child's Potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and MathSet 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 enjoy”and 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 curios. 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!

Robotics in STEM Education: Redesigning the Learning Experience

Title: Robotics in STEM Education

Author: Myint Swe Khine
English |2017 | 260 Pages | ISBN : 3319577859


This book describes recent approaches in advancing STEM education with the use of robotics, innovative methods in integrating robotics in school subjects, engaging and stimulating students with robotics in classroom-based and out-of-school activities, and new ways of using robotics as an educational tool to provide diverse learning experiences.
It addresses issues and challenges in generating enthusiasm among students and revamping curricula to provide application focused and hands-on approaches in learning . The book also provides effective strategies and emerging trends in using robotics, designing learning activities and how robotics impacts the students’ interests and achievements in STEM related subjects.
The frontiers of education are progressing very rapidly. This volume brought together a collection of projects and ideas which help us keep track of where the frontiers are moving. This book ticks lots of contemporary boxes: STEM, robotics, coding, and computational thinking among them. Most educators interested in the STEM phenomena will find many ideas in this book which challenge, provide evidence and suggest solutions related to both pedagogy and content. Regular reference to 21st Century skills, achieved through active collaborative learning in authentic contexts, ensures the enduring usefulness of this volume.
John Williams
Professor of Education and Director of the STEM Education Research Group
Curtin University, Perth, Australia

Books · Educational Philosophy · Organizations · Springer · STEM

Application of Management Theories for STEM Education

Title: Application of Management Theories for STEM Education

Author: Orit Hazzan

Application of Management Theories for STEM Education: The Case of SWOT AnalysisEnglish |  2017 (2018 Edition) | 82 Pages | ISBN 3319689495

This work describes the application of management theories in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education systems. Two chapters examine STEM education on the K-12 national level and one chapter focuses on the higher education institutional level. All chapters are based on comprehensive research.

Thus, it will appeal to teachers, school principals, researchers, graduate students, government policymakers, and all practitioners who care about STEM education in schools, academia and government. In each chapter, SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis is used as a managerial strategic tool for the examination of factors that focus either on internal circumstances (strengths and weaknesses), or external ones (opportunities and threats).

STEM Learning: IT Integration and Collaborative Strategies

Title: STEM Learning

Author: Mesot Duran

English | 2016 | ISBN: 3319261770 | 183 Pages


This book reports the results of a three-year research program funded by the National Science Foundation which targeted students and teachers from four Detroit high schools in order for them to learn, experience, and use IT within the context of STEM (IT/STEM), and explore 21st century career and educational pathways.

The book discusses the accomplishment of these goals through the creation of a Community of Designers– an environment in which high school students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate student assistants, and STEM area faculty and industry experts worked together as a cohesive team. The program created four project-based design teams, one for each STEM area. Each team had access to two year-round IT/STEM enrichment experiences to create high-quality learning projects, strategies, and curriculum models. These strategies were applied in after school, weekend, and summer settings through hands-on, inquiry-based activities with a strong emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and understanding. The book represents the first comprehensive description and analysis of the research program and suggests a plan for future development and refinement.

Discourse Analytic Perspectives on STEM Education: Exploring Interaction and Learning in the Multilingual Classroom

Title: Discourse Analytic Perspectives on STEM Education

Author: Juliet Langman

English | ISBN: 3319551159 | 2017 | 215 pages


This volume explores the nature of discourse in secondary and upper elementary mathematics and science classrooms. Chapters examine conditions that support or hinder teachers and students, in particular language learners, in employing language as a tool for learning. The volume provides rich oral and written language examples from a range of classroom contexts to illustrate how linguistic practices affect students’ appropriation and display of disciplinary specific knowledge. Chapters further explore linguistic practices through with the support of discourse analytic models that foreground the authentic classroom data with the aim of understanding the dynamics of the classroom. The authors investigate the intersection between discourse and learning from a range of perspectives, including an examination of key concepts such as intertextuality, interaction, mediation, scaffolding, appropriation, and adaptations. This volume offers concrete suggestions on how teachers might benefit from a discourse approach to teaching in the areas of mathematics and science.