Innovation and Teaching Technologies

Author: Marta Peris-Ortiz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319048252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focus on organizational changes that are taking place in higher education. Universities are currently experiencing a period of change and restructuring into what is known as the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). EHEA represents a process of educational reform based on three types of transformations: structural, curricular and organizational. The integration of universities in this new EHEA is bringing conceptual and methodological changes not just to the structure of university education, but also to the teaching-learning processes and the conditions under which they take place. EHEA is prompting a change in the teaching model towards the consideration of students as the main actors in the educational process. This change requires new teaching strategies where students are asked to resolve problems with tools provided by the teacher. This book presents ideas, results and challenges related to new information and communication technologies, innovations and methodologies applied to education and research, as well as demonstrating the latest trends in educational innovation.

Technology in Education Transforming Educational Practices with Technology

Author: Kam Cheong Li
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662461587
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Education, ICTE 2014, held in Hong Kong, in July 2014. The 18 revised full papers and 4 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 45 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on application of mobile technologies in e-learning; technology advancement in e-learning systems; innovations in e-learning pedagogy; open education and institution e-learning policy.

Digital Tools for Seamless Learning

Author: ?ad, Süleyman Nihat
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152251693X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In recent years, the use of technology has become increasingly integrated into classroom settings. By utilizing new innovations, students can be provided with a deeper learning experience. Digital Tools for Seamless Learning is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly material on the implementation of technology in modern classrooms and provides a thorough overview of how such applications assist in the learning process. Highlighting pedagogical approaches, theoretical foundations, and curriculum development strategies, this book is ideally designed for teachers, researchers, professionals, upper-level students, and practitioners actively involved in the education field.

Wearable Technologies Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522554858
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Advances in technology continue to alter the ways in which we conduct our lives, from the private sphere to how we interact with others in public. As these innovations become more integrated into modern society, their applications become increasingly relevant in various facets of life. Wearable Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the development and implementation of wearables within various environments, emphasizing the valuable resources offered by these advances. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as assistive technologies, data storage, and health and fitness applications, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for researchers, academics, professionals, students, and practitioners interested in the emerging applications of wearable technologies.

Concepts of Matter in Science Education

Author: Georgios Tsaparlis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400759142
Format: PDF, ePub
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Bringing together a wide collection of ideas, reviews, analyses and new research on particulate and structural concepts of matter, Concepts of Matter in Science Education informs practice from pre-school through graduate school learning and teaching and aims to inspire progress in science education. The expert contributors offer a range of reviews and critical analyses of related literature and in-depth analysis of specific issues, as well as new research. Among the themes covered are learning progressions for teaching a particle model of matter, the mental models of both students and teachers of the particulate nature of matter, educational technology, chemical reactions and chemical phenomena, chemical structure and bonding, quantum chemistry and the history and philosophy of science relating to the particulate nature of matter. The book will benefit a wide audience including classroom practitioners and student teachers at every educational level, teacher educators and researchers in science education. "If gaining the precise meaning in particulate terms of what is solid, what is liquid, and that air is a gas, were that simple, we would not be confronted with another book which, while suggesting new approaches to teaching these topics, confirms they are still very difficult for students to learn". Peter Fensham, Emeritus Professor Monash University, Adjunct Professor QUT (from the foreword to this book)

New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts

Author: Anne Fliotsos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319897675
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reflects the changes in technology and educational trends (cross-disciplinary learning, entrepreneurship, first-year learning programs, critical writing requirements, course assessment, among others) that have pushed theatre educators to innovate, question, and experiment with new teaching strategies. The text focuses upon a firm practice-based approach that also reflects research in the field, offering innovative and proven methods that theatre educators may use to actively engage students and encourage student success. The sixteen essays in this volume are divided into five sections: Teaching with Digital Technology, Teaching in Response to Educational Trends, Teaching New Directions in Performance, Teaching Beyond the Traditional, and Teaching Collaboratively or Across Disciplines. Study of this book will provoke readers to question both teaching methods and curricula as they consider the ever-shifting arts landscape and the potential careers for theatre graduates.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317508351
Format: PDF
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Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.

Vulnerability in Technological Cultures

Author: Anique Hommels
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027100
Format: PDF, Docs
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Analysis and case studies explore the concept of vulnerability, offering a novel and broader approach to understanding the risks and benefits of science and technology.

Emerging Research Practice and Policy on Computational Thinking

Author: Peter J. Rich
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331952691X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book reports on research and practice on computational thinking and the effect it is having on education worldwide, both inside and outside of formal schooling. With coding becoming a required skill in an increasing number of national curricula (e.g., the United Kingdom, Israel, Estonia, Finland), the ability to think computationally is quickly becoming a primary 21st century “basic” domain of knowledge. The authors of this book investigate how this skill can be taught and its resultant effects on learning throughout a student's education, from elementary school to adult learning.

New Developments in Science and Technology Education

Author: Martin Riopel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319229338
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores the beneficial impact of pedagogically updated practices and approaches in the teaching of science concepts as well as elaborates on future challenges and emerging issues that address Science and Technology Education. By pointing out new research directions it informs educational practices and bridges the gap between research and practice providing information, ideas and new perspectives. The book also promotes discussions and networking among scientists and stakeholders such as researchers, professors, students and companies developing educational software and ICT tools. The volume presents papers from the First International Conference on “New Developments in Science and Technology Education” (1st NDSTE) that was structured around four main thematic axes Modern Pedagogies in Science and Technology Education, New Technologies in Science and Technology Education, Teaching and Learning in the light of Inquiry learning Methods and Interest, Attitude and Motivation in Science.