Teaching and Learning in Technology Empowered Classrooms—Issues, Contexts and Practices Ajitha Nayar K 2018-06-21 Development of technologies has necessitated a shift and change in policies. Tracing the historical evolution of technology in various areas and levels of education reveals a late entry of effective policies. While recording the successful practices and case studies, it is seen that the felt need of technology-competent and resourceful teachers contributed to innovations and trends of educational technology companies. This work highlights policy guidelines and features of policy frameworks and guidelines. Teacher perspectives on curricular experiments and the skills required by teachers suited for an ICT-based classroom are documented. Various curricular experiments enacted in different regions are reported. The success and failures and reasons thereof are cited and detailed. The skills required by the teachers in these technology-enabled learning environments are described in association to technology used, learning skills of learner, and the nature of the technology-based learning environment. The mechanisms by which the opportunities were recognized by teachers as such is also narrated upon. How teachers investigate the possibilities of various technologies for pedagogical use is also reviewed. Teacher perspectives with regard to ICT possibilities and the opportunities are subsequently elucidated. The success is determined among other factorspracticability, suitability, feasibility, and optimal realization for technology for pedagogical potential. The tried out and successfully implemented technology-based instructional strategies are described in detail with the intention of how teachers can implement them by themselves in the classroom. Suitable topics suited for their use is also highlighted. It has long been confirmed that ICT can be used based on sound psychological and pedagogical bases. The social, cultural theories of reconstruction can be applied with the ICT-based education. ICT is a tool for introducing and building social contexts and collaborating with others for application, problem solution, and concept attainment. Technology-mediated instructional strategies can draw upon various theories of learning toward the best advantage of the student and to realize the objectives of instruction, viz. acquiring knowledge, developing understanding, attaining concepts, and acquiring skills.
Topical issues of modern science and education 2021-03-11 Abstracts of XI International Scientific and Practical Conference
Advancing Health Education With Telemedicine Lopez, Mildred 2021-12-10 While telemedicine was not a new concept before the COVID-19 pandemic, it has certainly helped to propel telehealth as a popular solution and tool for patients to continue to use well after the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt. However, telehealth also provided solutions for health institutions faced with the challenge of preparing the next generation of medical professionals remotely. Telemedicine allowed medical educators to accompany students in their first encounters with patients and to simulate practical scenarios. Through the pandemic, educators have striven to be more creative and propose solutions to overcome adversities such as language barriers, access to technological infrastructure, and lack of legal framework. Advancing Health Education With Telemedicine discusses and presents alternatives on taking advantage of available technologies and infrastructure of telemedicine and e-health to advance health professionals’ education. This need emerged amid the pandemic to provide patients and their families with support and guidance, but it also brought opportunities to students to continue their training and be involved in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Covering topics such as disease-awareness campaigns, medical education, and online clinical simulation, this book serves as a dynamic resource for medical students, medical professionals, medical directors, educational software developers, researchers, communications experts, professors, and academicians.
Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, 10th International Conference. Workshops Zuzana Kubincová 2020-08-13 This book features papers from workshops at the 10th International Conference on Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, which was hosted by the University of L'Aquila (Italy) from 17th to 19th June 2020. The workshops provided participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on emerging topics complementing the main conference. They particularly focused on multi-disciplinary and transversal aspects such as TEL in nursing education programs, social and personal computing for web-supported learning communities, interactive environments and emerging technologies for eLearning, and TEL for future citizens.
Blended Learning Anthony G. Picciano 2021-09-29 Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 3 offers new insights into the state of blended learning, an instructional modality that combines face-to-face and digitally mediated experiences. Education has recently seen remarkable advances in instructional technologies such as adaptive and personalized instruction, virtual learning environments, gaming, analytics, and big data software. This book examines how these and other evolving tools are fueling advances in our schools, colleges, and universities. Original scholarship from education’s top thinkers will prepare researchers and learning designers to tackle major issues relating to learning effectiveness, diversity, economies of scale, and beyond.
Technology and Entrepreneurship Education Denis Hyams-Ssekasi 2022-03-17 This contemporary book offers valuable insights on digital technology and entrepreneurship education, highlighting the importance of adopting creative digital approaches to learning and teaching. It raises the questions as to whether the current approaches utilised to convey entrepreneurial knowledge are adequate enough when preparing graduates for prospective careers. The book directly addresses the need for effective practices in teaching and reinforces the rising interest and resilience in entrepreneurship. Comprising a number of distinct chapters that illuminate digitally assisted teaching methods that are used in practice to champion student engagement when learning enterprise and entrepreneurship. The contemporary practices allude to the notion that the adoption of simulations and game-based learning increases student’ comprehension, helps in retention of knowledge, and is an excellent way to introduce new content. With the substantial challenges caused by the global pandemic this book is a vital resource at a time when blended learning is the new norm and mode of instruction in Higher Education. It is ideal for researchers, instructors and students with a keen interest in game-based approaches, as it encourages application and outlook towards entrepreneurship education.
Machine Learning Approaches for Improvising Modern Learning Systems Gulzar, Zameer 2021-05-14 Technology is currently playing a vital role in revolutionizing education systems and progressing academia into the digital age. Technological methods including data mining and machine learning are assisting with the discovery of new techniques for improving learning environments in regions across the world. As the educational landscape continues to rapidly transform, researchers and administrators need to stay up to date on the latest advancements in order to elevate the quality of teaching in their specific institutions. Machine Learning Approaches for Improvising Modern Learning Systems provides emerging research exploring the theoretical and practical aspects of technological enhancements in educational environments and the popularization of contemporary learning methods in developing countries. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as game-based learning, intelligent tutoring systems, and course modelling, this book is ideally designed for researchers, scholars, administrators, policymakers, students, practitioners, and educators seeking current research on the digital transformation of educational institutions.
Blended Learning Anthony G. Picciano 2013-11-07 Blended learning, which combines the strength of face-to-face and technology-enhanced learning, is increasingly being seen as one of the most important vehicles for education reform today. Blended learning allows both teacher and learner access to radically increased possibilities for understanding how we transmit and receive information, how we interact with others in educational settings, how we build knowledge, and how we assess what we have taught or learned. Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 provides readers with the most current, in-depth collection of research perspectives on this vital subject, addressing institutional issues, design and adoption issues, and learning issues, as well as an informed meditation on future trends and research in the field. As governments, foundations, schools, and colleges move forward with plans and investments for vast increases in blended learning environments, a new examination of the existing research on the topic is essential reading for all those involved in this educational transformation.
Re-Envisioning and Restructuring Blended Learning for Underprivileged Communities Bosch, Chantelle 2021-05-14 Challenges in the educational arena are not new phenomena. However, with the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers and educators have been made even more aware of the need for a paradigm shift in education. Blended learning, as opposed to fully online learning or traditional face-to-face teaching, has been well-researched and has been found to have the potential to provide better educational solutions in challenging contexts. These contexts range from pandemic situations where social distancing is the order of the day to financial and time constraints regarding full-time study, as well as limited physical capacity at institutions. Blended learning solutions are often designed for resourceful institutions and cannot be easily implemented in developing countries and in communities where resources are limited. Typical issues like connectivity, accessibility, lack of suitable devices, and affordability need to be taken into consideration and in cognizance of blended learning interventions. These challenges are often neglected in blended learning research but are critical discussions to be had. Re-Envisioning and Restructuring Blended Learning for Underprivileged Communities shares how institutions in the developing world and less privileged communities have re-imagined and restructured blended education to enhance teaching and learning for underprivileged communities. This book aims to address blended learning solutions across institutional, program, course, and activity levels. The chapters will cover a variety of learning environments, from rural settings to less developed countries and more, and explore the programs and courses designed to improve student success and accessibility in diverse student populations. This book is ideally intended for teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students who are interested in blended learning opportunities in less-privileged settings and to underserved and marginalized populations.
Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships Nair, Pradeep 2020-12-11 Empowering learners for life requires a fundamental shift in higher education curriculum design. New priorities, pedagogies, technologies, spaces, and assessment strategies are required to enable learners to take ownership of their learning. “Student-centeredness” concepts are still prescriptive in nature as most decisions on curriculum, assessment, teaching, and learning approaches are still teacher-centric. Teachers are developing student-centered learning environments without the involvement of the learners in the planning, decision making, and/or design process. In addition, some lecturers are still practicing the traditional approaches of content delivery and conventional assessment methods rather than experimenting with innovative practices suited for student-centered approaches. Therefore, there is an ongoing need for research focused on the importance and effectiveness of a paradigm shift in education that involves student-teacher partnerships, fueled by innovative teaching and learning designs, where students take an active role and contribute as partners in learning. Transforming Curriculum Through Teacher-Learner Partnerships captures experiences and evidence among teachers in exploring the possibility of active student participation in curriculum design, delivery, and assessment through teacher-learner partnership. The chapters address issues of teacher-learner partnerships in designing the learning environment and how student-centered methods create resilient, adaptable, and future-capable learners. While highlighting topics within this scope such as learner autonomy, learning performance, self-efficacy, and teaching pedagogy, this book is ideally intended for teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, academicians, and students interested in issues related to the teacher-learner partnership.
Flipped Instruction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice Management Association, Information Resources 2017-01-05 The integration of technology into modern classrooms has enhanced learning opportunities for students. With increased access to educational content, students gain a better understanding of the concepts being taught. Flipped Instruction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly perspectives on promoting flipped learning strategies, tools, and theories in classroom environments. Featuring a range of extensive coverage across innovative topics, such as student engagement, educational technologies, and online learning environments, this is an essential publication for educators, professionals, researchers, academics, and upper-level students interested in emerging developments in classroom and instructional design.
The Handbook of Blended Learning Curtis J. Bonk 2012-06-29 This comprehensive resource highlights the most recent practices and trends in blended learning from a global perspective and provides targeted information for specific blended learning situations. You'll find examples of learning options that combine face-to-face instruction with online learning in the workplace, more formal academic settings, and the military. Across these environments, the book focuses on real-world practices and includes contributors from a broad range of fields including trainers, consultants, professors, university presidents, distance-learning center directors, learning strategists and evangelists, general managers of learning, CEOs, chancellors, deans, and directors of global talent and organizational development. This diversity and breadth will help you understand the wide range of possibilities available when designing blended learning environments. Order your copy today!
Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines Scheg, Abigail G. 2014-10-31 In recent years, distance education programs have grown to allow greater educational opportunities to a diverse set of learners from all over the world. As remote learning becomes a widespread practice, universities too must adapt to this changing educational landscape. Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines provides an interdisciplinary look at the development of distance learning in higher education. This reference work bridges the gap between disciplines by offering practical tools and solutions for successful distance education implementation. Educators, administrators, and researchers across academia will find this publication a timely and relevant resource.
Blended Learning for Inclusive and Quality Higher Education in Asia Cher Ping Lim 2021-02-22 This book demonstrates how blended learning improves access to and enhances the quality of higher education teaching and learning in Asian universities. It first discusses how leading universities in the region drive and support blended learning at the institutional level to enhance student learning engagement and outcomes. It then examines 10 effective implementations and lessons learned of blended learning practices across different disciplinary courses and programmes (humanities and language, science and engineering, social science and education, and others) in the region. The chapters in this book provide an overview of the opportunities and challenges of blended learning for improved access and enhanced quality of higher education, and offer insights into the promising blended learning policies and practices in Asian universities.
Leadership in the Age of Blended Learning: A Mixed Methods Comparative Case Study of Four Middle Schools Xianhui Grace Dong 2020 This study examined the school-wide implementation of one blended learning program, Acceleration, at four middle schools in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Implementation was examined in the context of adoption and performance, with a focus on challenges and resolutions. The sample was comprised of 30 teachers and administrators at four middle schools serving students in grades 6-8. This mixed methods study was in two phases. For the first phase, I analyzed quantitative data on Acceleration adoption and performance at 73 public and public charter K-12 schools during the 2018-2019 school year. For the second phase, I selected four middle schools serving students in grades 6-8 from my phase one sample. These four middle schools had contrasting low and high adoption and performance levels (LaLp, LaHp, HaLp, HaHp). Then, I identified challenges and resolutions across low and high adoption schools. I also determined how a school's leadership structure influenced how challenges were defined and resolved. My findings show that while low and high adopter schools did not vary by the type of challenge or by the type of resolution, high adopter schools tended to resolve blended learning challenges systematically while low adopter schools tended to resolve blended learning challenges on a case-by-case basis. I also found that high adopter schools tended to have interconnected leadership cultures that facilitated the creation of systems and structures, ensuring that adoption and performance resolutions occurred at the system-wide, school-wide level. Low adopter schools tended to have disjointed leadership cultures with limited facilitation of systems and structures, ensuring that adoption and performance resolutions occurred on a case-by-case basis.
Effective Blended Learning Practices: Evidence-Based Perspectives in ICT-Facilitated Education Stacey, Elizabeth 2009-04-30 Provides insight into the practice of blended learning in higher education.
Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience Scheg, Abigail G. 2015-01-31 In the past decade, traditional classroom teaching models have been transformed in order to better promote active learning and learner engagement. Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience seeks to capture the momentum of non-traditional teaching methods and provide a necessary resource for individuals who are interested in taking advantage of this pedagogical endeavor. Using narrative explanations and foundation materials provided by experienced instructors, this premier reference work presents the benefits and challenges of flipped methodology implementation in today’s classroom to educators and educational administrators across all disciplines and levels.
Re-imagining Curriculum Lynn Quinn 2019-11-15 The book argues that academics, academic developers and academic leaders need to undertake curriculum work in their institutions that has the potential to disrupt common sense notions about curriculum and create spaces for engagement with scholarly concepts and theories, to re‑imagine curricula for the changing times. Now, more than ever in the history of higher education, curriculum practices and processes need to be shared; the findings of research undertaken on curriculum need to be disseminated to inform curriculum work. We hope the book will enable readers to look beyond their contextual difficulties and constraints, to find spaces where they can dream, and begin to implement, innovative and creative solutions to what may seem like intractable challenges or difficulties.
Sustainable Education and Development – Making Cities and Human Settlements Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable Joseph N. Mojekwu
Examining the Roles of Teachers and Students in Mastering New Technologies Podovšovnik, Eva 2020-02-21 The development of technologies, education, and economy play an important role in modern society. Digital literacy is important for personal development and for the economic growth of society. Technological learning provides students with specific knowledge and capabilities for using new technologies in their everyday lives and in their careers. Examining the Roles of Teachers and Students in Mastering New Technologies is a critical scholarly resource that examines computer literacy knowledge levels in students and the perception of computer use in the classroom from various teacher perspectives. Featuring a wide range of topics such as higher education, special education, and blended learning, this book is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, policymakers, administrators, researchers, and students.
Information in Motion:: The Journal Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology (Volume 7) Eli Cohen
Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education Keengwe, Jared 2018-07-20 Online and blended courses are becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education settings, and the pressures to incorporate these environments highlights the increased demand to serve a generation that prefers learning through experience or through interacting with learning tools. Challenges arise in assisting instructors in facilitating and designing blended learning environments that will provide effective learning for all students. The Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education is a critical research publication that delves into the importance of effective professional development for educators planning and teaching online or blended courses. It also establishes the benefits of technology-mediated learning environments over traditional learning methods. Highlighting a wide array of topics such as online learning environments, active learning model, and educational development, this publication explores technology-based teaching methods in higher education. This book is targeted toward educators, educational administrators, academicians, researchers, and professionals within the realm of higher education.
Recontextualising Geography in Education Mary Fargher 2021-11-10 In this book international geography educators discuss the ways in which geographical knowledge is recontextualised in schools and consider effective approaches to facilitate, improve and advance geography education in research and practice. It addresses key topics in recontextualising geography such as the epistemic relationships between the university discipline and the school subject, designing and evaluating the geography curriculum, the role of students in the transformation of knowledge in the classroom and selecting and transforming geographical content knowledge for the primary school curriculum. At an international level, the contributors and editors bring together an advanced collection of research and discussion surrounding the opportunities and challenges of recontextualising geography in education. The book is of interest to geography educators internationally, including academics at universities, teachers in schools, and professional geographers with an interest in education.
e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries Tegawendé F. Bissyandé 2014-08-13 This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries, AFRICOMM 2013, held in Blantyre, Malawi, in November 2013. The 32 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The papers discuss issues and trends, resent research, innovation advances and on-the-field experiences related to e-governance, e-infrastructure, and e-business with a focus on developing countries.
Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments Kyei-Blankson, Lydia 2013-12-31 Learning environments continue to change considerably and is no longer confined to the face-to-face classroom setting. As learning options have evolved, educators must adopt a variety of pedagogical strategies and innovative technologies to enable learning. Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments compiles pedagogical strategies and technologies and their outcomes that have been successfully applied in blended instruction. Highlighting best practices as elementary, secondary, and tertiary educational levels; this book is a vital tool for educators who teach or plan to teach in blended learning environments and for researchers interested in the area of blended education knowledge.
ECEL 2019 18th European Conference on e-Learning Rikke Ørngreen 2019-11-07
Adopting Blended Learning for Collaborative Work in Higher Education Alan Hogarth 2009 The main aim of this book is to gain a deeper understanding of the attitudes of undergraduate university students to group work and group based technology and how this adds to the concept of blended learning. To advance this aim organisational culture and group work, group based technology in the work place, students and group work and blended learning were all considered important issues for this research.
Higher Education in the Face of a Global Pandemic 2022-02-28 The manuscript reflects on the extent to which COVID-19 influenced the education system in Africa, notably South Africa. The purpose was to document lessons learned to inform decision-making and practice while drawing conclusions for future usage.
Leading Issues in elearning Melanie Ciussi 2015-03-09 Volume two of Leading Issues in e-Learning Research brings together a collection of the latest ideas in the area of e-Learning research. e-Learning is undergoing a revolution. The expectations of X and Y generation learners are changing the way we teach. They want more interactive, social and mobile course presentation formats which are resulting in novel teaching methods like flipped classrooms, new tools for learning, apps, social learning and augmented reality. Also, the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) can offer free education for learners around the world. Behind the trends is an ever more globalised, complex and interconnected world which has led to new expectations regarding training, especially in higher education settings: students need to be digitally literate and able to manage uncertainty through creative thinking. This is a profound change which draws its inspiration from the world of business, fostering pedagogical innovation to create new e-Learning initiatives. Melanie Ciussi has put together an excellent collection of leading research papers on the pedagogical innovations that are part of this digital revolution. The general reader as well as researchers, teachers and students will find this book very rewarding."
TOPICAL ASPECTS OF MODERN SCIENCE AND PRACTICE 2020-09-21 Abstracts of I International Scientific and Practical Conference
Hybrid Teaching and Learning Kathryn E. Linder 2017-04-17 Hybrid, or blended, classrooms are expanding on campuses across the United States (and internationally). Intentionally combining in-class instruction with online activities not only aids student learning, it also provides more self-directed, technology-mediated learning experiences for students who will incorporate technology into their professional lives post-college. In addition to explaining and defining the phenomenon of hybrid teaching and learning, this volume answers: • What is hybrid teaching and learning? • How does it promote student learning? • Why should faculty and administrators consider it? • How are its components different from traditional classrooms? • What are the best practices of hybrid course design? • How can instructors incorporate accessibility into their hybrid courses? • What models can be used to train faculty as hybrid teachers? • Where is it being practiced? • How can institutions best prepare students for and promote their success in hybrid courses? • Who should be involved in implementing and supporting these initiatives at the institutional level? This is the 149th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.
Blended Learning in Practice Amanda G. Madden 2019-04-09 A guide to both theory and practice of blended learning offering rigorous research, case studies, and methods for the assessment of educational effectiveness. Blended learning combines traditional in-person learning with technology-enabled education. Its pedagogical aim is to merge the scale, asynchrony, and flexibility of online learning with the benefits of the traditional classroom—content-rich instruction and the development of learning relationships. This book offers a guide to both theory and practice of blended learning, offering rigorous research, case studies, and methods for the assessment of educational effectiveness. The contributors to this volume adopt a range of approaches to blended learning and different models of implementation and offer guidelines for both researchers and instructors, considering such issues as research design and data collection. In these courses, instructors addressed problems they had noted in traditional classrooms, attempting to enhance student engagement, include more active learning strategies, approximate real-world problem solving, and reach non-majors. The volume offers a cross-section of approaches from one institution, Georgia Tech, to provide both depth and breadth. It examines the methodologies of implementation in a variety of courses, ranging from a first-year composition class that incorporated the video game Assassin's Creed II to a research methods class for psychology and computer science students. Blended Learning will be an essential resource for educators, researchers, administrators, and policy makers. Contributors Joe Bankoff, Paula Braun, Mark Braunstein, Marion L. Brittain, Timothy G. Buchman, Rebecca E. Burnett, Aldo A. Ferri, Bonnie Ferri, Andy Frazee, Mohammed M. Ghassemi, Ashok K. Goel, Alyson B. Goodman, Joyelle Harris, Cheryl Hiddleson, David Joyner, Robert S. Kadel, Kenneth J. Knoespel, Joe Le Doux, Amanda G. Madden, Lauren Margulieux, Olga Menagarishvili, Shamim Nemati, Vjollca Sadiraj, Donald Webster
Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education Padilla Rodriguez, Brenda Cecilia 2021-02-12 Active blended learning (ABL) is a pedagogical approach that combines sensemaking activities with focused interactions in appropriate learning settings. ABL has become a great learning tool as it is easily accessible online, with digitally rich environments, close peer and tutor interactions, and accommodations per individual learner needs. It encompasses a variety of concepts, methods, and techniques, such as collaborative learning, experiential learning, problem-based learning, team-based learning, and flipped classrooms. ABL is a tool used by educators to develop learner autonomy, engaging students in knowledge construction, reflection, and critique. In the current educational climate, there is a strong case for the implementation of ABL. Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education explores strategies and methods to implement ABL in higher education. It will provide insights into teaching practice by describing the experiences and reflections of academics from around the world. The chapters analyze enablers, barriers to engagement, outcomes, implications, and recommendations to benefit from ABL in different contexts, as well as associated concepts and models. While highlighting topics such as personalized university courses, remote service learning, team-based learning, and universal design, this book is ideal for in-service and preservice teachers, administrators, instructional designers, teacher educators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in pedagogical approaches aligned to ABL and how this works in higher education institutions.
Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications Management Association, Information Resources 2018-03-02 The rapid growth in online and virtual learning opportunities has created culturally diverse classes and corporate training sessions. Instruction for these learning opportunities must adjust to meet participant needs. Online Course Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the trends, techniques, and management of online and distance-learning environments and examines the benefits and challenges of these developments. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as blended learning, social presence, and educational online games, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for administrators, developers, instructors, staff, technical support, and students actively involved in teaching in online learning environments.
Learning Environment and Design Will W.K. Ma 2020-11-07 This special edition of the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook Series bears a title of “Learning Environment and Design: Current and Future Impact”. It provides a timely forum to share theoretical and practical insights in both the local and international contexts in response to the fact that new media and technologies have infiltrated and shaped the learning environments from mere physical spaces into multifaceted possibilities, impacting the ways individuals teach and learn. Designs of learning environments to harness technologies appropriately to engage learners better, as well as the roles of learners and educators play in this changing learning environment, are examples of important global issues in the discourse of the contemporary educational developments. Having gathered a diverse collection of research papers written by scholars and practitioners in the fields of education, communication and humanities across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the United States, this book gives readers a cross-cultural background on the developments of technological designs and educational practices, investigating areas in redefining of quality education; online learning and blended learning; new media in education; gamification, AI, and innovative learning technologies. Aimed to catalyze knowledge exchanges and provide fresh views on interdisciplinary research, the book sheds light on how emerging technologies can be adapted in the fields of education and communication, so as to facilitate the current and future designs of learning environments to improve learners’ performances.
Blended Learning Anthony G. Picciano 2013-11-07 Blended learning, which combines the strength of face-to-face and technology-enhanced learning, is increasingly being seen as one of the most important vehicles for education reform today. Blended learning allows both teacher and learner access to radically increased possibilities for understanding how we transmit and receive information, how we interact with others in educational settings, how we build knowledge, and how we assess what we have taught or learned. Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, Volume 2 provides readers with the most current, in-depth collection of research perspectives on this vital subject, addressing institutional issues, design and adoption issues, and learning issues, as well as an informed meditation on future trends and research in the field. As governments, foundations, schools, and colleges move forward with plans and investments for vast increases in blended learning environments, a new examination of the existing research on the topic is essential reading for all those involved in this educational transformation.
Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees Hogan, Robert P. 2019-08-30 In recent decades, community colleges and universities have struggled with less funding, increased competition, and shrinking enrollment. Borderless online degrees offer opportunities to make higher education more accessible and to make foreign study without having to travel abroad an option. Lower cost, high retention, and reduced time to graduate are all key selling points for these degrees. Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees is an essential research publication that provides the benefits, risks, and solutions for entering the borderless online degree market and discusses novel online approaches that are cost-effective for higher education institutions and affordable for customers at home and abroad. This book describes innovative pedagogy in fused learning classrooms that builds relationship and promotes retention and student satisfaction. Featuring a wide range of topics such as community college, accreditation, and international education, this book is ideal for university presidents, provosts, rectors, chancellors, international educators, administrators, academicians, policymakers, researchers, and students.
Education and Learning Noury Bakrim 2021-08-20 These chapters have the attempt to present my own dealing as an instructor/professor with the innovative approach of the University of the People (USA-Pasadena) within the frame of education and learning strategies. The book bases on four components : Critical Thinking, Learning, Writing Strategy and Plagiarism. Furthermore, it is meant to be a comprehensive reading for students, education specialists, education students, teachers. Curious minds will find an introductory insight into state of art research and other significant topics.
Teaching in Blended Learning Environments Norman D. Vaughan 2013-12-01 Teaching in Blended Leaning Environments provides a coherent framework in which to explore the transformative concept of blended learning. Blended learning can be defined as the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies. A direct result of the transformative innovation of virtual communication and online learning communities, blended learning environments have created new ways for teachers and students to engage, interact, and collaborate. The authors argue that this new learning environment necessitates significant role adjustments for instructors and generates a need to understand the aspects of teaching presence required of deep and meaningful learning outcomes. Built upon the theoretical framework of the Community of Inquiry – the premise that higher education is both a collaborative and individually constructivist learning experience – the authors present seven principles that provide a valuable set of tools for harnessing the opportunities for teaching and learning available through technology. Focusing on teaching practices related to the design, facilitation, direction and assessment of blended learning experiences, Teaching in Blended Learning Environments addresses the growing demand for improved teaching in higher education.
Education for the Elderly in the Asia Pacific Pennee Narot 2021-09-25 In many countries across the Asia Pacific region, people are adapting to the new demographic shift, but there is nonetheless much concern. This book documents the various educational approaches rendered by both public and private sectors to enable elderly individuals in their own countries to re-engage in society more inclusively, to stay longer in the labour market, and to become less dependent on the state or their families. In order to produce active, healthy, and productive aging citizens, the experiments showcased by this book highlight how adaptive action is needed across many policy areas, with emphasis on shaping structural differences in the composition and organisation of higher education systems that can better foster lifelong learning among elderly citizens. The book is a great venue to underline the interplay of the theory and practices of vastly complex challenges.

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