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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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Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Math · Play · Teaching

Mathematics Education for a New Era

Title: Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning

Author: Keith Devlin

Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning

English | 2011 | ISBN-10: 1568814313 | 218 pages

Stanford mathematician and NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin explains why, fun aside, video games are the ideal medium to teach middle-school math.
Aimed primarily at teachers and education researchers, but also of interest to game developers who want to produce videogames for mathematics education, Mathematics Education for a New Era: Video Games as a Medium for Learning describes exactly what is involved in designing and producing successful math educational videogames that foster the innovative mathematical thinking skills necessary for success in a global economy.
Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Organizations · Teaching

PISA 2015 World Equity Report

Title: PISA 2015 Results

Author: OECD Report

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9264267328 | 492 pages

 

PISA 2015 Results: Excellence and Equity in Education (Volume I)

The Oecd Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from Pisa show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. Pisa 2015 Results (Volume I): Excellence and Equity in Education, is one of five volumes that present the results of the Pisa 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It summarises student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and defines and measures equity in education. It focuses on students’ attitudes towards learning science, including their expectations of working in science-related careers. The volume also discusses how performance and equity have evolved across Pisa-participating countries and economies over recent years.

PISA 2015 Results: Policies and Practices for Successful Schools (Volume II)

 

Title PISA 2015 Result Volume 2

English | 2017 | ISBN: 9264267492 | 268 pages


The Oecd Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from Pisa show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. Pisa 2015 Results (Volume Ii): Policies and Practices for Successful Schools, is one of five volumes that present the results of the Pisa 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It examines how student performance is associated with various characteristics of individual schools and school systems, including the resources allocated to education, the learning environment and how school systems select students into different schools, programmes and classes.

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Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation

Title: Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation

Author: OECD Report
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9264265082 | 152 pages
Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation: The Power of Digital Technologies and Skills

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.

Educational Research and Innovation Education Governance in Action: Lessons from Case Studies

 

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.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Storytelling · Teaching

Teaching Naked Techniques

Title: Teaching Naked Techniques

Author: Jose Antonio Bowen, Edward Watson
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1119136113 | 264 pages
Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes

Put Teaching Naked to work in your classroom with clear examples and step-by-step guidance

Teaching Naked Techniques (TNT) is a practical guide of proven quick ideas for improving classes and essential information for designing anything from one lesson or a group of lessons to an entire course. TNT is both a design guide and a ‘sourcebook’ of ideas: a great companion to the award-winning Teaching Naked book.

Teaching Naked Techniques helps higher education faculty design more effective and engaging classrooms. The book focuses on each step of class preparation from the entry point and first encounter with content to the classroom ‘surprise.’ There is a chapter on each step in the cycle with an abundance of discipline-specific examples, plus the latest research on cognition and technology, quick lists of ideas, and additional resources.

By rethinking the how, when, and why of technology, faculty are able to create exponentially more opportunities for practical student engagement. Student-centered, activity-driven, and proven again and again, these techniques can revolutionize your classroom.

Create more effective, engaging lessons for higher education
Utilize technology outside of the classroom to better engage during class time
Examine discipline-specific examples of Teaching Naked Techniques
Prepare for each class step by step from the student’s perspective

Teaching Naked flips the classroom by placing the student’s first contact with the material outside of class. This places the burden of learning on the learner, ensures student preparation, and frees up class time for active engagement with the material for more effective learning and retention. Teaching Naked Techniques is the practical guide for bringing better learning to your classroom.

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.

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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.

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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Particle Physics Brick by Brick

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

English | 21 Sept. 2017 | ISBN: 184403934X | 176 Pages

Using LEGO blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is the perfect introduction to the enigmatic and fascinating world of Quantum Physics.

Particle Physics Brick by Brick

Our story starts with the Big Bang, and along the way, the constructs and interactions within and among atoms and sub-atomic particles, and the forces that play upon them, are clearly explained, with each LEGO block representing a different atomic or sub-atomic particle. The different colours and size denote what that particle is and its relationship with the other ‘building blocks’.

Each chapter is presented in digestible chunks, using toy building blocks to illustrate the ideas and experiments that have led to some of the biggest discoveries of the past 150 years.

Soon you’ll be able to construct every element in the Universe using a box of LEGO and this book!