Learner Experience and Usability in Online Education

Author: Bouchrika, Imed
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522542078
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In online education, there is a challenge to not only meet the pedagogical aspects of digital education but also to understand the user experience within learning platforms and student interaction. Through online functions and advanced technology, a student's learning style can be enhanced. Learner Experience and Usability in Online Education provides emerging research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of user experience in online learning systems. While highlighting topics such as computer-based assessments, educational digital technologies, and immersive learning environments, this publication explores the human-computer interaction in the educational realm. This book is an important resource for educators, school administrators, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the role of positive user experience in educational learning systems.

Innovations in Enterprise Information Systems Management and Engineering

Author: Michael Felderer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319327992
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume presents the revised and peer reviewed contributions of the ‘ERP Future 2015’ conference held in Munich, Germany on November 16-17, 2015. The ERP Future 2015 Research conference is a scientific platform for research on enterprise information systems in general and specifically on core topics like business process management (BPM), business intelligence (BI) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Besides the scientific community the event also addresses businesses developing, implementing and using enterprise information systems. The 7 full papers and 5 short papers accepted for ERP were selected from 23 submissions. The papers consider topics in education in enterprise systems; business process management; enterprise systems and solution providers; and IT-trends.

Wie digitale Technologien die Erwachsenenbildung ver ndern

Author: David Röthler
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3743196972
Format: PDF
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Die Verbreitung des Internets und die damit zusammenhängende Nutzung digitaler Technologien kann den Zugang zu Bildung für alle Bevölkerungsgruppen erleichtern. Die Medienkompetenz jeder und jedes Einzelnen von uns, d.h. der kompetente und verantwortungsbewusste Umgang mit digitalen Technologien wird dabei allerdings zu einer notwendigen Voraussetzung und damit auch zu einer weiteren Hürde der gesellschaftlichen Teilhabe. Die damit verbundenen Anforderungen verändern auch die Inhalte und Methoden von Erwachsenenbildung, die Formen der Kooperation untereinander und die Möglichkeiten der Erwachsenenbildungsforschung. Letztlich haben all diese Entwicklungen massiven Einfluss auf die Erwartungen an die Kompetenzen von ErwachsenenbildnerInnen. Das Magazin erwachsenenbildung.at (Meb) geht mit Ausgabe 30 aktuellen Entwicklungen und Veränderungen auf Seiten der Lernenden und auf Seiten der Organisationen nach. Es beschreibt Lern- und Lehrformate im Wandel und führt einen kritischen Diskurs über Herausforderungen und Chancen für die Erwachsenenbildung durch digitale Technologien. Thematisiert und reflektiert werden u.a. aktuelle Entwicklungen beim Einsatz digitaler Medien und Technologien im Strafvollzug, beim Sprachenlernen, in der Basisbildung und zur arbeitsplatzbezogenen Verbesserung von Grundkompetenzen. Gerahmt werden diese Beiträge von grundlegenden Diskussionen über die "digitale Bereitschaft" von ErwachsenenbildnerInnen, über die Notwendigkeit einer digitalen Grundbildung/Basisbildung und die Definition eines erwachsenenpädagogischen Medienkompetenzmodells. Weitere Beiträge widmen sich der Programmforschung bzw. den Herausforderungen bei Realisierung digital gestützter Weiterbildungsangebote. Die digitale Vielfalt von Erwachsenenbildung wird dabei ebenso sichtbar wie ein Navigieren im Spannungsfeld zwischen Möglichkeiten, Herausforderungen und Umsetzung.

The Digital Turn in Higher Education

Author: David Kergel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658199253
Format: PDF
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The book deals with the digital turn in higher education: One aim of this book is to address the challenge by providing a multi-disciplinary, international perspective on higher education during the digital turn. It presents epistemological, ethical and theoretical approaches, and best practice examples, from universities in different countries using different learning strategies. The book can be understood as an international and interdisciplinary collection providing heuristic strategies for handling the digitalization of higher education in theory and in practice.

Digital Media in Teaching and its Added Value

Author: David F. Conway
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830982879
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book project was initiated in fall 2013 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Nebraska during a Global Engagement Research and Teaching Workshop between faculty from UNO and the University of Agder (UiA), Norway. The anthology presents articles that center on the application of digital technologies that add value to the teaching and learning process in a globalized context. The unique focus of the book is the intersection between pedagogy and technology, specifically the innovative use of technology to improve higher education teaching and learning. With the increased mobility of faculty and students, more diversity among our students and faculty, increased cross-disciplinary designs, alternative environments enabled by technology, and greater demand from the millennial generation for increased access and flexibility, it is important to share accounts where technology has made a positive impact on the instructional process. Topics that are discussed are local studies with implications for the global environment and the innovative use of technology to improve higher education teaching and learning. The target audiences for the book are researchers, teachers and stakeholders in learning organizations interested in using IT for teaching and learning.

Behaviorism

Author: John B. Watson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351314300
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Watson was the father of behaviorism. His now-revered lectures on the subject defined behaviorism as a natural science that takes the whole field of human adjustment as its own. It is the business of behaviorist psychology to predict and control human activity. The field has as its aim to be able, given the stimulus, to predict the response, or seeing the reaction, to know the stimulus that produced it. Watson argued that psychology is as good as its observations: what the organism does or says in the general environment. Watson identified "laws" of learning, including frequency and recency. Kimble makes it perfectly clear that Watson's behaviorism, while deeply indebted to Ivan Pavlov, went beyond the Russian master in his treatment of cognition, language, and emotion. It becomes clear that Behaviorism is anything but the reductionist caricature it is often made out to be in the critical literature. For that reason alone, the work merits a wide reading. Behaviorism, as was typical of the psychology of the time, offered a wide array of applications?all of which can be said to fall on the enlightened side of the ledger. At a time of mixed messages, Watson argued against child beating and abuse, for patterns of enlightened techniques of factory management, and for curing the sick and isolating the small cadre of criminals not subject to correction. And anticipating Thomas Szasz, he argued against a doctrine of strictly mental diseases, and for a close scrutiny of behavioral illness and disturbances. Kimble's brilliant introduction to Watson ends with a challenge to subjectivism to provide evidence that Watson's behaviorism cannot explain human actions without introspective notions of the mind. This genuine classic of social science hi our century remains relevant not just for the conduct of psychological research, but for studies in the philosophy of science and the sociology of knowledge.

Visible Learning

Author: John Hattie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134024126
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning. A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand. Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.

Theories of Learning Value Pack W Mysearchlab

Author: Gordon H. Bower
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205705665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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MySearchLab provides students with a complete understanding of the research process so they can complete research projects confidently and efficiently. Students and instructors with an internet connection can visit www.MySearchLab.com and receive immediate access to thousands of full articles from the EBSCO ContentSelect database. In addition, MySearchLab offers extensive content on the research process itself–including tips on how to navigate and maximize time in the campus library, a step-by-step guide on writing a research paper, and instructions on how to finish an academic assignment with endnotes and bibliography. This introduction to theories of learning focuses on major schools such as behaviorism, Gestalt, cognitivism, and information processing as well as major intellectual figures including Thorndike, Pavlov, Guthrie, Hull, Tolman, Skinner, and Estes.

Universities in Change

Author: Andreas Altmann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461445906
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Universities find themselves in dynamic change. They are confronted with growing expectations from their stakeholders, increasing international competition, and new technological challenges. Featuring insights and in-depth case studies from leading researchers and university decision makers from around the world, this book argues that institutions of higher education, in order to be successful, have to actively reflect on circumstances, visions, and strategies to master the future. Drawing from their experiences across a diverse array of institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, the authors explore the pressures on today’s universities and the opportunities for excelling in the contest for resources. They discuss operational issues, such as strategic management, IT governance, leadership development, and entrepreneurial culture, and broader concerns, such as the roles and responsibilities of universities in promoting technology transfer and economic and social development. The result is a resource that not only reveals and analyzes universities from an organizational perspective, but presents best practice models and concrete inspiration for management and policymaking.