Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments

Author: Charles D. Dziuban
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317804988
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Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments examines various perspectives, issues, and methods for conducting research in online and blended learning environments. The book provides in-depth examinations of the perspectives and issues that anyone considering research in online or blended learning will find insightful as they plan their own inquiries. Grounded in educational research theory, this is invaluable to both the serious researcher as well as the occasional evaluator. Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments provides comprehensive, useful information on research paradigms, methodologies, and methods that should be considered in designing and conducting studies in this area. Examples of the most respected research in the field enhance each chapter’s presentation.

Blended Learning

Author: Anthony G. Picciano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134742029
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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.

Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Modern Education Delivery

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522573666
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Recent innovations and new technologies in education have altered the way teachers approach instruction and learning and can provide countless advantages. The pedagogical value of specific technology tools and the cumulative effects of technology exposure on student learning over time are two areas that need to be explored to better determine the improvements needed in the modern classroom. Advanced Methodologies and Technologies in Modern Education Delivery provides emerging research on educational models in the continually improving classroom. While highlighting the challenges facing modern in-service and pre-service teachers when educating students, readers will learn information on new methods in curriculum development, instructional design, and learning assessments to implement within their classrooms. This book is a vital resource for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher education professionals, higher education administrative professionals, and researchers interested in new curriculum development.

Online Education Policy and Practice

Author: Anthony G. Picciano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317372816
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Online Education Policy and Practice examines the past, present, and future of networked learning environments and the changing role of faculty within them. As digital technologies in higher education increasingly enable blended classrooms, collaborative assignments, and wider student access, an understanding of the creation and ongoing developments of these platforms is needed more than ever. By investigating the history of online education, the rise and critique of MOOCs, the mainstreaming of social media, mobile devices, gaming in instruction, and more, this expansive book outlines a variety of potential scenarios likely to become realities in higher education over the next decade.

Pedagogical Psychology Beyond the 21st Century

Author: Gretchen M. Reevy
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889195627
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Frontiers in Psychology is introducing a new research topic, Pedagogical Psychology: Beyond the 21st Century, which will be released as an online journal issue in summer 2014. The purpose of Beyond the 21st Century will be to publish goal- oriented articles leading to improvement of teaching and learning at all levels of psychology education. Until perhaps 20 years ago, educational approaches to teaching were largely informed by a “Stand and Deliver” pedagogical attitude. The psychology of this approach has often invested unrealistic and unrealizable responsibilities in both teachers and students. With the emergence of electronic data sharing (e.g., the Internet) and global cooperation/competition, newer approaches to teaching have begun to supplement and sometimes replace the older model of teaching. These newer approaches have simultaneously taken advantage of technological advances, global changes, and an evolving understanding of successful student-mentor relationships. As the pedagogical models driven by these changes evolve into the 22nd century and beyond, what seems groundbreaking today will, in hindsight, be seen as hidebound. Thus, the major goal of Beyond the 21st Century will be to publish manuscripts which imaginatively, but realistically anticipate future trends in teaching undergraduate psychology. Types of manuscripts which are appropriate for Pedagogical Psychology should be visionary, yet empirically and/or theoretically based. We welcome manuscripts in all domains of pedagogical psychology, with a special interest on topics that are new, or expected to evolve rapidly. Such innovative topics include, but are not limited to: Online and hybrid teaching; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). How has student success improved with the introduction of online/distance education? Are there dangers associated with online/distance education, especially MOOCS? How can student success be improved as technology evolves beyond the MOOC concept? What technological advances will make psychology education available and useful for more, and more diverse students? How can the physical classroom be transformed into a student centered, effective, virtual environment? Using the internet as resources for classes (e.g., stat tutorials, etc.) Uses of technology, such as social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), wikis, and clickers in the classroom The challenge of teaching particular courses online, such as psychology laboratory courses or practicums Seeking effective user feedback (i.e., regarding user friendliness, teaching effectiveness) for online courses, including MOOCs The Wikipedia initiative of the Association for Psychological Science Teaching “Generation Me;” anticipating changing generational needs Teaching international students Teaching non-traditional-age students Undergraduate research projects Integrating multiculturalism into all courses Infusing social justice issues into psychology courses Creating opportunities for interdisciplinary learning Teaching techniques for psychology courses which are often offered as electives rather than core curriculum (e.g., evolutionary psychology, psychology and the law, cross-cultural psychology, health psychology, positive psychology) Assessing institutional student learning objectives across the curriculum Contingent faculty/adjunct faculty/lecturers in psychology departments Working with changing legislative & accreditation constraints and unpredictable budgets Co-Hosts of Pedagog

The Great American Education Industrial Complex

Author: Anthony G. Picciano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136322302
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The Great American Education-Industrial Complex examines the structure and nature of national networks and enterprises that seek to influence public education policy in accord with their own goals and objectives. In the past twenty years, significant changes have taken place in the way various interest groups seek to influence policies and practices in public education in the United States. No longer left to the experience and knowledge of educators, American education has become as much the domain of private organizations, corporate entities, and political agents who see it as a market for their ideas, technologies, and ultimately profits. Piccciano and Spring posit that educational technology is the vehicle whereby these separate movements, organizations, and individuals have become integrated in a powerful common entity, and detail how the educational-industrial complex has grown and strengthened its position of influence. This timely, carefully documented, well argued book brings together Picciano’s perspective and expertise in the field of technology and policy issues and Spring’s in the history and politics of education in a unique critical analysis of the education-industrial complex and its implications for the future.

ELL Frontiers

Author: Heather Parris
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343538
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Your GPS for improving ELLs’ academic outcomes Grounded in the latest research on EL language and literacy development and technology integration, this timely book will serve as your road map for navigating the exciting new frontier of digital instruction. Learn how to improve academic outcomes, enhance language acquisition, and cultivate digital citizenship through ELL Frontiers’: An overview of current digital age learning experiences and trends Step-by-step guides to implementing technology-infused lessons that are specifically adapted for English learners, including a sample lesson seed in each chapter Authentic vignettes of current uses of technology in the classroom Professional Learning Network questions for group discussion

Social Media for Educators

Author: Tanya Joosten
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118118286
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"This important book includes case studies and practical strategies to help design learning activities within a course that will take advantage of social media in order to better meet pedagogical needs and increase the course effectiveness. Administrators will also find the information useful for planning programmatic implementations and faculty development programs for the use of social media. Although the practical uses shared will focus on pedagogy in higher education, these uses can be generalized to other sectors such as K-12 or organizational learning. The issues addressed in the best practices and in faculty development can be informative for individuals involved in professional development and network building"--