Engaging the Digital Generation

Author: Edmund T. Cabellon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119316685
Format: PDF, Docs
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Take an in depth look at technology trends and the practices, possibilities, and direction needed to integrate a technology-open mindset into the work of a student affairs educator. This volume explores ways practitioners can engage the digital generation of students and colleagues on their campuses and beyond. Topics covered include: Student affairs administrators’ use of digital technology and how to develop and utilize their digital identities Increasing digital fluency and creating a more intentional digital mindset among senior student affairs officers College student development in digitized spaces and the application of digital data in student engagement efforts The development of guiding documents to inform digital and social strategies. This is the 155th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

Using Data Informed Decision Making to Improve Student Affairs Practice

Author: Kathleen M. Goodman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111945963X
Format: PDF
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Is the data available on your college campus fully utilized? Analyzing data does not have to be a complex process, but there can be obstacles to putting data to good use: overworked staff or understaffed departments; silos that prevent crossing institutional boundaries; lack of research training; or simply being overwhelmed by the possibilities. Addressing these obstacles, this volume presents pragmatic ideas for implementing data-informed decision making to improve student affairs practice. It first illustrates how to easily analyze quantitative data and read assessment reportsï¿1⁄2demonstrating that advanced research knowledge is not necessary to make meaning of survey findings. It then provides suggestions for utilizing findings from large data sets typically available on campus and gives practical guidance for making sense of and using quantitative data to inform practice. Also included is how to use data to understand the experiences of non-dominant populations on campus, which is especially relevant given the diversity of todayï¿1⁄2s college students. Several chapters speak directly to using data to understand marginalized groups based on race, religion, and sexual orientation, while others focus on using data to understand campus diversity experiences. This is the 159th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

Going Digital in Student Leadership

Author: Josie Ahlquist
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119378559
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Educators, do you want to be better prepared for the unique opportunities and challenges inherent in this digital age? This volume covers topics such as: How technology has impacted leadership development, both in traditional leadership development models and by advancements in digital tools, platforms, and devices The intersections of student leadership development, leadership identity, and social media A model for exploring and teaching digital citizenship across P-20 curriculums Preparing practitioners to support and educate students in the complex spaces of activism in the digital age The influence of technology and digital tools in defining and developing relevant skills in student leaders An expanded mindset for career and professional development in the digital workplace. This volume include timely discussions on technology trends and tools and how leadership educators need to integrate digital tools into their practice, pedagogy, and curriculum. It explores the complex intersections of leadership in the digital age, both for students learning to lead and the educators guiding their learning and development. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.

The Learning Paradigm College

Author: John Tagg
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9781882982585
Format: PDF
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In The Learning Paradigm College, John Tagg builds on the ground-breaking Change magazine article he coauthored with Robert Barr in 1995, “From Teaching to Learning; A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education.” That piece defined a paradigm shift happening in American higher education, placing more importance on learning outcomes and less on the quantity of instruction. As Tagg defines it, “Where the Instruction Paradigm highlights formal processes, the Learning Paradigm emphasizes results or outcomes. Where the Instruction Paradigm attends to classes, the Learning Paradigm attends to students.” The Learning Paradigm College presents a new lens through which faculty and administrators can see their own institutions and their own work. The book examines existing functional frameworks and offers a way to reenvision and recast many familiar aspects of college work and college life, so that readers may better understand their learners and move toward a framework that focuses on learning outcomes. Divided into five parts, the book introduces the Learning Paradigm, concentrates on understanding our learners, provides a framework for producing learning, discusses the six essential features of the Learning Paradigm college, and focuses on how to become a Learning Paradigm college. Eminently clear and accessible descriptions of the features of the Learning Paradigm are paired with examples of how institutions of higher education around the country are transforming themselves into Learning Paradigm colleges. The Learning Paradigm College is both hopeful and realistic about what all those involved in higher education can achieve.

Understanding College Student Subpopulations

Author: Lyle A. Gohn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780931654435
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Today's college students are an extremely diverse group of people. Many subpopulations can be identified within this larger group. Understanding College Student Subpopulations: A Guide for Student Affairs Professionals looks at who college students are, how they have changed, and how they will be different in the future. It analyzes the unique qualities of various subpopulations found on college and university campuses nationwide, and examines how these factors affect student success"--P. 4 cover.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139472100
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications

Author: Minhua Ma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319516450
Format: PDF
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With the continued application of gaming for training and education, which has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, this book offers an insightful introduction to the current developments and applications of game technologies within educational settings, with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights, providing a greater understanding into current and future developments and advances within this field. Following on from the success of the first volume in 2011, researchers from around the world presents up-to-date research on a broad range of new and emerging topics such as serious games and emotion, games for music education and games for medical training, to gamification, bespoke serious games, and adaptation of commercial off-the shelf games for education and narrative design, giving readers a thorough understanding of the advances and current issues facing developers and designers regarding games for training and education. This second volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications offers further insights for researchers, designers and educators who are interested in using serious games for training and educational purposes, and gives game developers with detailed information on current topics and developments within this growing area.

The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration

Author: George S. McClellan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119101891
Format: PDF
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The Foremost Authorities on Student Affairs Address Issues Facing The Field Today The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration is a comprehensive and thoughtful resource for the field, with expert insight on the issues facing student affairs. This fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect the most current and effective practices in student affairs administration. New chapters address persistence, retention, and completion; teaching and learning; working with athletics and recreation; leadership; purpose and civic engagement; spirituality; and fundraising. Emerging populations are discussed throughout, featuring specific advice for working with veterans and dual-enrolling high school students. New material includes the role of student affairs in study abroad programs, student use of technology and using social media to serve students, working with student athletes, and more. Professionals at all levels of student affairs administration need practical, timely, and applied information on the myriad issues that fall under the student affairs umbrella. This NASPA-sponsored guide collects the latest information, methods, and advice from the field's leading authorities to bring you up to date on the latest solutions and best practices. Learn about the dominant organization and administration models in student affairs Stay up to date on core competencies and professional development models Examine the latest literature, and consider both the newest and lasting issues facing student affairs Instructor resources available As both the student population and the college experience grow more diverse, student affairs professionals need to update their toolset to face the broader scope of the field and the new challenges that arise every day. The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration provides invaluable guidance to graduate students and professionals alike, and is the one resource you should not be without.

Building Synergy for High Impact Educational Initiatives

Author: Janine Graziano
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1942072139
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Published in partnership with the Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education First-year seminars and learning communities are two of the most commonly offered high-impact practices on U.S. campuses. The goals of these initiatives are similar: helping students make connections to faculty and other students, improving academic performance, and increasing persistence and graduation. As such, it is not surprising that many institutions choose to embed first-year seminars in learning communities. This volume explores the merger of these two high-impact practices. In particular, it offers insight into how institutions connect them and the impact of those combined structures on student learning and success. In addition to chapters highlighting strategies for designing, teaching in, and assessing combined programs, case studies offer practical insights into the structures of these programs in a variety of campus settings.

Engaging Learners Through Emerging Technologies

Author: Kam Cheong Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642313981
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning, ICT 2012, held in Hong Kong, China, in July 2012. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They explore the use of information technology to improve learning and teaching and showcase innovative pedagogical practices. The papers are organized in topical sections on the construct of student engagement and the applications of ICT; emerging pedagogies through ICT; applications of ICT in teaching and learning; research/case studies on ICT in engaged learning; and finally three papers on open textbooks, which address the current problems with conventional textbooks in Hong Kong.