Media in Education

Author: António Moreira
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461431751
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With the aim of discussing “old” and “new” teaching technologies, based on research and on the strategies and praxis of the use of technologies and methodologies in the different teaching levels, and also embracing the contribution and active participation of researchers, teachers, creators, managers and other specialists, the work will provide inputs on the following topics: Students’ perspectives on media in the classroom, Students and media (as content and as tools for learning), Educational Media Design, Institutional Impact of the integration of Educational Media, Old v. New Media: what really matters, Research and Evaluation, Personal and/or social learning environments/networks, Media and inclusion, Media and informal learning, Immersive learning environments, Virtual mobility in Education, Mobile learning, Media and literacies.

Serious Games Analytics

Author: Christian Sebastian Loh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319058347
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume brings together research on how gameplay data in serious games may be turned into valuable analytics or actionable intelligence for performance measurement, assessment, and improvement. Chapter authors use empirical research methodologies, including existing, experimental, and emerging conceptual frameworks, from various fields, such as: computer science software engineering educational data mining statistics information visualization. Serious games is an emerging field where the games are created using sound learning theories and instructional design principles to maximize learning and training success. But how would stakeholders know what play-learners have done in the game environment, and if the actions performance brings about learning? Could they be playing the game for fun, really learning with evidence of performance improvement, or simply gaming the system, i.e., finding loopholes to fake that they are making progress? This volume endeavors to answer these questions.

New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship

Author: Ribeiro, Filipa M.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466672455
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Higher Education systems and universities worldwide are constantly being transformed due to ever-changing practices and policies. Recent research reveals the challenges between society and higher education continue to grow. New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship explores the role of higher education in today’s society. It discusses the rapidly changing nature of higher education around the globe, especially the relationship between higher education and social development. This reference book will be of use to policymakers, academicians, researchers, students, and government officials.

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook

Author: Michael Orey
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319063146
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The latest edition of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, from the Association for Education, Communication and Technology (AECT), notes the most current trends in the field of learning design and technology, taking into account the implications for both formal and informal learning. Pivotal research and discussion surrounding educational trends, leadership, organizations and programs have all been updated from volume 37. Chapters train their focus on graduate and professional goals, including an analysis of doctoral programs in educational technology and new collaborative learning platforms. Library science is a featured component of this analysis and Library Science programs are featured prominently in this analysis. This edition also features new content on mediagraphy.

Computer Supported Qualitative Research

Author: António Pedro Costa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319611216
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This book includes a selection of the articles accepted for presentation and discussion at the second International Symposium on Qualitative Research (ISQR2017), held in Salamanca, Spain, July 12-14, 2017. ISQR2017 is part of the Iberian-American Congress on Qualitative Research (CIAIQ), and featured four main application fields (Education, Health, Social Sciences, and Engineering and Technology) and seven main subjects: Rationale and Paradigms of Qualitative Research; Systematization of approaches with Qualitative Studies; Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research; Data Analysis Types; Innovative Processes of Qualitative Data Analysis; Qualitative Research in Web Contexts; Qualitative Analysis with the Support of Specific Software. This book is a valuable resource for academics, researchers, teachers and students who need information on the above topics, as well as on the use of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS).

Teaching and Learning in Information Retrieval

Author: Efthimis Efthimiadis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642225116
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Information Retrieval has become a very active research field in the 21st century. Many from academia and industry present their innovations in the field in a wide variety of conferences and journals. Companies transfer this new knowledge directly to the general public via services such as web search engines in order to improve their information seeking experience. In parallel, teaching IR is turning into an important aspect of IR generally, not only because it is necessary to impart effective search techniques to make the most of the IR tools available, but also because we must provide a good foundation for those students who will become the driving force of future IR technologies. There are very few resources for teaching and learning in IR, the major problem which this book is designed to solve. The objective is to provide ideas and practical experience of teaching and learning IR, for those whose job requires them to teach in one form or another, and where delivering IR courses is a major part of their working lives. In this context of providing a higher profile for teaching and learning as applied to IR, the co-editor of this book, Efthimis Efthimiathis, had maintained a leading role in teaching and learning within the domain of IR for a number of years. This book represents a posthumous example of his efforts in the area, as he passed away in April 2011. This book, his book, is dedicated to his memory.

Neuro Education and Neuro Rehabilitation

Author: Eduardo Martínez-Montes
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889450066
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In the last decade, important discoveries have been made in cognitive neuroscience regarding brain plasticity and learning such as the mirror neurons system and the anatomo-functional organization of perceptual, cognitive and motor abilities.... Time has come to consider the societal impact of these findings. The aim of this Research Topic of Frontiers in Psychology is to concentrate on two domains: neuro-education and neuro-rehabilitation. At the interface between neuroscience, psychology and education, neuro-education is a new inter-disciplinary emerging field that aims at developing new education programs based on results from cognitive neuroscience and psychology. For instance, brain-based learning methods are flourishing but few have been rigorously tested using well-controlled procedures. Authors of this Research Topic will present their latest findings in this domain using rigorously controlled experiments. Neuro-rehabilitation aims at developing new rehabilitation methods for children and adults with learning disorders. Neuro-rehabilitation programs can be based upon a relatively low number of patients and controls or on large clinical trials to test for the efficiency of new treatments. These projects may also aim at testing the efficiency of video-games and of new methods such as Trans Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for therapeutic interventions in children or adolescents with learning disabilities. This Research Topic will bring together neuroscientists interested in brain plasticity and the effects of training, psychologists working with adults as well as with normally developing children and children with learning disabilities as well as education researchers directly confronted with the efficiency of education programs. The goal for each author is to describe the state of the art in his/her specific research domain and to illustrate how her/his research findings can impact education in the classroom or rehabilitation of children and adolescents with learning disorders.

Social Computing and Social Media

Author: Gabriele Meiselwitz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319076329
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2014, held as part of the 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2014, in Heraklion, Crete, Greece in June 2014, jointly with 13 other thematically conferences. The total of 1476 papers and 220 posters presented at the HCII 2014 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4766 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The 56 papers included in this volume are organized in topical sections on designing and evaluating social computing and social media; designing, analyzing and visualizing social networks; online communities and engagement; presence and self in social media; social media, games, gamification and entertainment.