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    • Education
      May 2015

      Worlds of Making

      Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

      by Laura Fleming

      The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations

    • Education
      March 2016

      Digital Citizenship

      A Community-Based Approach

      by Susan Bearden

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      March 2015

      Redesigning Learning Spaces

      by Erin Klein, Thomas C. Murray, A.J. Juliani, and Ben Gilpin

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      January 2013

      Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

      New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

      by Jason B. Ohler

      This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: " Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique." Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art." Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand." Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      November 2015

      Teaching the Last Backpack Generation

      A Mobile Technology Handbook for Secondary Educators

      by Zachary Walker,Kara Rosenblatt, and Donald McMahon

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      January 2002

      Enhancing Undergraduate Learning with Information Technology

      A Workshop Summary

      by Margaret Hilton, Editor, Center for Education, National Research Council

      Enhancing Undergraduate Learning with Information Technology reports on a meeting of scientists, policy makers, and researchers convened to discuss new approaches to undergraduate science, mathematics, and technology education. The goal of the workshop was to inform workshop participants and the public about issues surrounding the use of information technology in education. To reach this goal, the workshop participants paid particular attention to the following issues: What educational technologies currently exist and how they are being used to transform undergraduate science, engineering, mathematics, and technology education; What is known about the potential future impact of information technology on teaching and learning at the undergraduate level; How to evaluate the impact of information technology on teaching and learning; and What the future might hold.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      May 2002

      Improving Learning with Information Technology

      Report of a Workshop

      by Steering Committee on Improving Learning with Information Technology; Gail E. Pritchard, Editor; National Research Council

      In spring 2000, representatives from the U.S. Department of Education (DOEd) and senior staff at the National Research Council (NRC) recognized a common frustration: that the potential of information technology to transform K-12 education remains unrealized. In fall 2000 the U.S. DOEd formally requested that the National Academies undertake an interdisciplinary project called Improving Learning with Information Technology (ILIT). The project was launched with a symposium on January 24-25, 2001. This report summarizes the proceedings of the symposium and is intended for people interested in considering better strategies for using information technology in the educational arena. While it offers insights from the presenters on both the challenges to and the opportunities for forging a better dialogue among learning scientists, technologists, and educators, it does not contain conclusions or recommendations. Rather, it highlights issues to consider, constituents to engage, and strategies to employ in the effort to build a coalition to harness the power of information technologies for the improvement of American education. Every effort has been made to convey the speakers' content and viewpoints accurately. Recognizing the speculative nature of many of the speaker contributions, most attributions identify a speaker by area of expertise rather than by name. The report reflects the proceedings of the workshop and is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all the issues involved in the project to improve learning with information technology.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      September 2003

      Information Technology (IT)-Based Educational Materials

      Workshop Report with Recommendations

      by Committee of Achieving Compatibility in IT-Based Educational Materials, National Academy of Engineering Committee on Engineering Education, National Research Council

      In the last half-century, we have witnessed the birth and development of a new era: the information age. Information Technology (IT), the primary vehicle of the information age, has transformed the modern workplace and is pervasive in the development of new knowledge and wealth. IT has also dramatically influenced our capacity to educate. Yet, the application of IT in education has been disorganized and uneven. Pockets of innovation in localized environments are thriving, but the promise of open access, greatly enhanced teaching and learning, and large-scale use has not been realized. IT-Based Educational Materials: Workshop Report with Recommendations identifies critical components that support the development and use of IT-based educational materials. The report points to three high priority action areas that would produce a transitional strategy from our fragmented environment to an IT-transformed future in engineering education--Build Community; Create Organizational Enablers; and Coordinate Action. The report outlines six recommendations, including a call to establish a national laboratory to carry out evidenced-based investigations and other activities to insure interoperability and effective teaching and learning. The report stresses the need to pursue open architectures and to engage multidisciplinary researchers, including social scientists and others who address the transformation of faculty cultures. The report also discusses the need to engage users and developers of the IT-products in activities that are driven by student learning outcomes.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      August 2003

      Planning for Two Transformations in Education and Learning Technology

      Report of a Workshop

      by Roy Pea, Wm. A. Wulf, Stuart W. Elliott, and Martha A. Darling, Editors, Committee on Improving Learning with Information Technology, National Research Council

      In response to concerns about the continued unrealized potential of IT in K-12 education, the National Research Council’s Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education (CFE), Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS), and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) undertook a collaborative project to help the IT, education research, and practitioner communities work together to find ways of improving the use of IT in K-12 education for the benefit of all students.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      July 2001

      The Power of Video Technology in International Comparative Research in Education

      by Board on International Comparative Studies in Education, Monica Ulewicz and Alexandra Beatty, Editors, Board on Testing and Assessment, Center for Education, National Research Council

      Video technology offers a number of important potential benefits to researchers and policy makers interested in international comparative research. However, a number of practical and methodological issues remain to be addressed, including sample sizes and the confidentiality of research participants. In light of the potential benefits and recognizing the unresolved issues, the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE) offers four recommendations to researchers, funding agencies, and policy makers.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      December 2015

      Creative Learning and MOOCs

      Harnessing the Technology for a 21st Century Education

      by Editor(s): Nabil Sultan, Haifa Jamal Al-Lail

      This volume brings together a collection of selected (and revised) articles that were presented at the 11th Learning and Technology Conference held by Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in February 2014. The conference is an annual event that explores the latest research and practice in innovative technologies and their impact on education. The contributions to this volume are all authored by practicing academics and research students, with the central theme the realisation that learning and teaching are strongly influenced by technology and innovation. Schools, colleges and academic institutes took the lead in harnessing this technology and created innovative opportunities for learning that did not exist before, one of which being the field of e-Learning. One of the latest innovations in education is the introduction of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which represents an interesting development in the use of technology and innovation by providing opportunities for learning to massive numbers of students (regardless of their location) at almost no cost. This phenomenon is subject to a great deal of analysis in this book, and will provide an interesting read for students, teachers, decision makers and ordinary people. A particular strength of this book is that the contributors are drawn from, and represent, a number of cultural backgrounds, which provides a range of insights that is often missing from other publications on such important subjects.

    • Human-computer interaction
      June 2011

      Simulation-based Medical Training

      A User-Centred Design Perspective

      by Author(s): Erik Lövquist

      This volume explores the development process of a Virtual Reality (VR) and web-based medical training system from a user-centred perspective. It highlights the importance of user participation in this context by analysing two case studies concerned with the development of a VR and web-based medical training system for Spinal Anaesthesia.It illustrates the relationship between user participation and the development process of a VR and web-based medical training system. User groups, along with their input and degrees of participation and influence, are classified. It shows how a democratic arrangement between users and developers is beneficial and maybe even mandatory in order to utilise the users’ guidance efficiently. In this arrangement, the use of prototypes is instrumental in bridging the expertise and knowledge gap between users and developers.Reading this volume may aid other research teams developing VR and web-based medical training systems in deciding if, why and how to involve relevant user groups in the overall development process.

    • Computing: general
      February 2016

      E-teaching History

      by Editor(s): Joanna Wojdon

      Incorporating Information and Communication Technology tools into the teaching and learning of history has become a common practice worldwide. It is no longer a question of if, but of how to introduce it in the classroom in order to make history education more effective and enjoyable. This book gathers the experiences and reflections of researchers from three continents, based on their own activities and on empirical studies. The contributions concentrate on videogames related to the past, history e-textbooks, and applications for mobile devices with historical content. Some texts deal explicitly with global phenomena, such as the “Assassin’s Creed” or “Colonization” games, some present materials developed for the international market, such as a European e-textbook or mobile phone applications, while others concentrate on local experiences, such as a Chinese e-schoolbag, a Swiss tablet application, Polish and Estonian e-textbooks, or English teacher training. The book is a result, and a reinforcement, of the belief that history educators can benefit from the lessons learnt in other places of the globalising world.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 2013

      Communication and Information Technology in (Intercultural) Language Teaching

      by Author(s): Mariusz Marczak

      The topic of this book is in congruence with the current trends in foreign language education worldwide. On the one hand, it tackles the concept and implementation of intercultural language teaching; on the other, it analyses the circumstances in which information and communication technology may be utilised in the contemporary EFL classroom. Both intercultural teaching and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) have been promoted by national/international educational documents in Europe, the USA and Asia, and endorsed by international organisations, including the Council of Europe and UNESCO. This book constitutes a pioneering attempt at establishing the role of ICT in English language and culture teaching within the Polish education system. However, the research instruments used within both research modules are applicable to other education systems worldwide, while the results obtained have implications for intercultural and computer-assisted language education in international contexts.The research results presented in the book highlight to the broad EFL profession a wide range of issues relating to the use of ICT in the foreign language classroom. They also offer materials writers, software designers and EFL teachers criteria with which to evaluate the intercultural component of CALL software.

    • Educational: Technology
      February 2014

      Game-Based Learning

      Challenges and Opportunities

      by Editor(s): Patrick Felicia

      This book is an invitation to delve into the world of Game-Based Learning, to understand the many facets that make games a truly interesting and effective tool to teach and train in the 21st century.It includes nine chapters which were initially presented at the iGBL conference, a conference held throughout Ireland, where researchers, practitioners, students and other stakeholders meet and share their interest in games and education. These chapters touch on some very important topics, including games for health; formal education; poetry and games; science teaching through mobile games; relaxation with gaming devices; and accounting for disabilities with handheld devices. Together, these chapters illustrate the advancements in the field of Game-Based Learning, the challenges faced by developers and educators, as well as the opportunities that this medium can offer.Each chapter is written with practicality in mind in an effort to provide the reader with both a solid theoretical approach and background, coupled to some practical guidelines and suggestions that can be applied easily.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      November 2015

      Teaching Theology in a Technological Age

      by Editor(s): Yvette Debergue, James R. Harrison

      The iGeneration has learned to adapt rapidly to technological change. Tech-savvy students multi-task with consummate ease, accessing email on smart-phones, researching assignments on tablets, reading a book on Kindle, while drinking a flat white and listening to iTunes in the background. How does the tertiary educational curriculum meet the learning needs of students whose attention transitions rapidly between mediums and messages?The complexity and pace of modern technological change has left the theological educational sector gasping, as it struggles to devise pedagogically engaging online distance learning materials in traditional disciplines and teach units with significant relational and pastoral components. The technological benefits are vast, the instant availability of information unprecedented, and the opportunities to provide theological education to groups marginalised by the tyranny of distance and time enormous. How should the theological sector address these challenges and opportunities?Although the benefits are massive, the media is replete with stories of the casualties of technological change, including cyber-bullying, internet predators, the psychic damage from trolls, addiction to gaming, and issues of body image, among others. How should the theological sector, drawing upon its scriptural and teaching heritage, come to grips with the deficits spawned by the technological revolution? What is the theological, pastoral, social and pedagogic responsibility of theology teachers in nurturing this new generation? Teaching Theology in a Technological Age draws together in an inspiring volume a series of cutting-edge essays from Australian, New Zealand and South African scholars on the learning and teaching of theology in a digital age.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      May 2015

      iPads in Higher Education

      Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2014)

      by Editor(s): Nicos Souleles, Claire Pillar

      The proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2014) gathered in this volume will be of interest to a wide range of academics regardless of research discipline. With the widespread implementation of the use of tablets, particularly iPads, in Higher Education, this book will be useful to academics that are interested in using iPads in teaching and learning, irrespective of the scale of implementation. The contributions to this volume cover a wide range of academic areas, including Urban Planning and Management; Urban Studies; Education; Environmental Management; Biology; Medical Education; Business Administration; Teacher Training and Education; Physics; Languages; Conference and Meetings Management; Art and Design; Computing and Mathematics; and Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy. They also utilise a variety of research methods, such as surveys, questionnaires, focus groups, and field studies.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      December 2013

      The Effect of Interactivity in e-Learning Systems

      by Author(s): Luis Palacios, Chris Evans

      This book is based on research conducted to investigate whether interactivity yields a learning effect when used appropriately in e-Learning Systems, and whether this effect enhances learning. There is no doubt interactivity is vital in learning. This statement is emphasized to such an extent that it is claimed that students with higher levels of interaction will obtain more positive and higher levels of achievement. However, little scientific evidence can be found to support this relationship.The importance of this book is based on the fact that it provides evidence of the impact of interactivity on e-Learning Systems considering the three main agents of an educational activity: the learner, the teacher and the environment.In addition, the concept of feedback as a key element in any interactive mechanism for enhancing learning is well documented in several studies throughout this book.Three empirical studies are presented that investigated interactivity within the educational triangle. These three studies were conducted based on the framework of positivism and action research paradigms. The first study, entitled “Interactive Pedagogical Feedback”, gathers evidence for how highly interactive pedagogically designed formative feedback enhances students’ memory and understanding.The second study, entitled “Interactive Audio Feedback”, examines whether the speed enhancements of oral feedback improve the conditions for the production of the lecturer’s feedback and the quality of the feedback delivered to the students.The final study, “Interactive Texting Feedback”, takes a pedagogical approach to provide formative feedback to a student audience using mobile text messages, and determines whether Interactive Texting Feedback enhances the learning experience within the e-Learning environment.The information contained in the book is useful for academics and institutions to improve their teaching and the efficiency of their learning delivery mechanisms, and will guide the design of instructional content. It will also be of utility to other researchers and those in roles that require an understanding of interactivity.

    • Writing & editing guides

      Wiring The Writing Center

      by Eric Hobson

    • Educational: History

      Family Album

      Teachers' Resource Pack

      by Chris S. Stephens

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