Strategies for Building a Web 2 0 Learning Environment

Author: Chih-Hsiun Tu
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598846876
Format: PDF, ePub
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Imagine replacing your current online Learning Management System (LMS) with social media and Web 2.0 tools! This book provides a comprehensive and easy-to-understand guide for making the most of the online learning environment.

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E Learning Environments

Author: Charles Wankel
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905169
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Web 2.0 and blended learning technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how e-learning technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement and retention.

E Learning 2 0 Technologies and Web Applications in Higher Education

Author: Pelet, Jean-Eric
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466648775
Format: PDF, Docs
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Once considered the traditional approach to education, brick and mortar institutions are no longer the norm due to e-learning technologies. Populations are turning into ubiquitous human beings, and educational practices are reflecting this change. E-Learning 2.0 Technologies and Web Applications in Higher Education compiles the latest empirical research findings in the area of e-learning and knowledge management technologies assessment. Highlighting specific comparisons and practices of e-m-learning and knowledge management technologies, this book is an essential guide for professionals and academics who want to improve their understanding of the strategic role of e-learning at different levels of the information and knowledge society.

Virtual Learning Environments

Author: Martin Weller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134122543
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Virtual learning environments are widely spread in higher education, yet they are often under utilised by the institutions that employ them. This book addresses the need to move beyond thinking about the VLE simply in terms of the particular package that an institution has adopted, and viewing it as a significant educational technology that will shape much of the teaching and learning process in the coming years. Considering how virtual learning environments can be successfully deployed and used for effective teaching, it sets out a model for effective use, focussing on pedagogic application rather than a specific technology, and seeks to provide a bridge between pedagogical approaches and the tools educators have at their disposal. It contains essential advice for those choosing a VLE and encourages all those involved in the deployment of a VLEs to use them more productively in order to create engaging learning experiences.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Online and Hybrid Learning Design Fundamentals

Author: Atsusi "2c" Hirumi
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 1564845540
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Online and Hybrid Learning Design Fundamentals covers the basic tasks associated with the systematic design of online and hybrid learning environments. The contributors emphasize the importance of, and illustrate methods for, aligning learner assessments to learning objectives, and they present a framework for designing and sequencing meaningful e-learning interactions. This book discusses practical tools for preparing students for successful online learning, interprets laws, and provides examples of how online instruction can and should be universally designed for children with special needs.

Developing Technology Rich Teacher Education Programs Key Issues

Author: Polly, Drew
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466600152
Format: PDF, ePub
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"This book offers professional teacher educators a rare opportunity to harvest the thinking of pioneering colleagues spanning dozens of universities, and to benefit from the creativity, scholarship, hard work, and reflection that led them to the models they describe"--Provided by publisher.