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A Practical Guide to Using Second Life in Higher Education

A Practical Guide to Using Second Life in Higher Education Author Maggi Savin-Baden
ISBN-10 9780335242153
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 224
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This book is a pedagogically-informed text that guides staff in the use of Second Life for Higher Education, suggesting research-based ideas for practice and offers helpful suggestions for use.



The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research 2e

The SAGE Handbook of E learning Research  2e Author Caroline Haythornthwaite
ISBN-10 9781473955004
Release 2016-05-09
Pages 606
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The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES



Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education

Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education Author Susan Bridges
ISBN-10 9783319082752
Release 2015-10-20
Pages 265
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This evidence-packed guide explores the growing importance of new technologies and situated learning in the vanguard of medical and health sciences education, backed by real-world clinical applications. Its dual emphasis on problem-based learning (PBL) and applied learning is reflected in the range of author perspectives, from understanding how technologies engage learners to implications for program design. Innovations covered range from wider and more targeted use of mobile devices and electronic medical records to video cases and virtual patients, in clinical contexts from family practice to specialized surgery. At the same time, chapters detail both the necessary hardware for putting these systems into place and the software needed to make them accessible to learners. Among the featured topics: Technology and group processes in PBL: An ethnographic study. What is real? Using problem-based learning in virtual worlds. Are Wikipedia articles reliable learning resources in PBL curricula? Utilizing mobile electronic health records in clinical education. Measuring emotions in medicine: methodological and technological advances within authentic medical learning environments. The deteriorating patient smartphone app: towards serious game design. Medical/health sciences educators and researchers in educational technology will look to Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education to pinpoint current and future trends in an ever-important field.



Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Enhanced Learning Author Erik Duval
ISBN-10 9783319026008
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 180
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This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). It is organized as a collection of 14 research themes, each introduced by leading experts and including references to the most relevant literature on the theme of each cluster. Additionally, each chapter discusses four seminal papers on the theme with expert commentaries and updates. This volume is of high value to people entering the field of learning with technology, to doctoral students and researchers exploring the breadth of TEL, and to experienced researchers wanting to keep up with latest developments.



Transforming Virtual World Learning

Transforming Virtual World Learning Author Randy J. Hinrichs
ISBN-10 9781780520520
Release 2011
Pages 366
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This book is a practical guide on how to transform your ideas from virtual world course ware to virtual world learning experiences. The book argues that setting up learning in 3D virtual worlds requires a transformative approach. The advice given in this book comes from real world implementers of virtual world learning. The models presented here show how to transform your thinking in 3D spaces and achieving your organizational learning goals while motivating your learners. The practical articles and lesson plans come from those pioneers who have used virtual worlds to learn, teach and support their learners with in-world presence. Transforming starts with recognizing virtual worlds as a place, and then using the space to plan in 3D, design real-time and implement a "virtual biodome effect" for continuous learning. It is our hope the book inspires current educational institutions to think about creating persistent, scalable communities that thrive on communication, global collaboration and sustainable interactivity. The results are the same for K-12, community college, university, industry and lifelong learners. It's not just about being in a virtual world, it's about doing something engaging there to educate and entertain the work force of the interconnected internet.



Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education Author Jeanie Cockell
ISBN-10 9781118237045
Release 2012-07-13
Pages 256
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Praise for Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have crafted a meaningful story foreducational leaders by weaving their personal experiences asAppreciative Inquiry facilitators together with a wide range ofstrength-based practices and positive change theory. The result isa magical book for applying Appreciative Inquiry in highereducation." —Diana Whitney, Ph.D., author, AppreciativeLeadership and The Power of Appreciative Inquiry "Combining the history, philosophy, and principles ofAppreciative Inquiry with detailed guidance for how it can be usedin planning, leading, and teaching, Jeanie Cockell and JoanMcArthur-Blair have tapped the depth and breadth of theirsubstantive knowledge and skills to write a must-read text foradministrators, faculty, staff, and students in higher education.Here is a book grounded in hope and many years of experience with aprocess that begins by recognizing what works, rather than what'smissing—a refreshing and rather radical perspective."—Dr. Shauna Butterwick, associate professor, Adult EducationProgram Coordinator, Department of Educational Studies, Universityof British Columbia "Cockell and McArthur-Blair have delightfully woven together howAppreciative Inquiry has been applied in all of higher educationwith stories of people and relationships illustrating how AI bringslife to organizations. They provide guidance to AI practitioners inhigher education on the depth and breadth of experiences thatinspire those of us in this field." —Kathy Becker, CEO,Company of Experts, Inc.; CEO, Center for Appreciative Inquiry "This book is an inspiring and expansive guide to developingappreciative practice in higher education. It will be an invaluableresource to anyone interested in leading their college into a'positive' future." —Judith Kamber, dean of professionaldevelopment, Northern Essex Community College



Implementing the Information Literacy Framework

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework Author Dave Harmeyer
ISBN-10 9781538107584
Release 2018-03-05
Pages 276
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Implementing the Information Literacy Framework: A Practical Guide for Librarians is written with three types of people in mind: librarians, classroom educators, and students. This book and its website address the implementation of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework of Information Literacy in Higher Education. One of the few books written jointly by an academic librarian and a classroom faculty member, Implementing the Information Literacy Framework packs dozens of how-to ideas and strategies into ten chapters specifically intended for librarians and classroom instructors. If you have been waiting for a no-nonsense, carefully explained, yet practical source for implementing the Framework, this book is for you, your colleagues, and your students, all in the context of a discipline-specific, equal collaboration between the library liaison and classroom educator. Implementing the Information Literacy Framework gives you the tools and strategies to put into practice a host of Framework-based information literacy experiences for students and faculty, creating a campus culture that understands and integrates information literacy into its educational mission.



Coming of Age in Second Life

Coming of Age in Second Life Author Tom Boellstorff
ISBN-10 9781400874101
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 344
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Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. At the time of its initial publication in 2008, Coming of Age in Second Life was the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and observing its residents in exactly the same way anthropologists traditionally have done to learn about cultures and social groups in the so-called real world. He conducted his research as the avatar "Tom Bukowski," and applied the rigorous methods of anthropology to study many facets of this new frontier of human life, including issues of gender, race, sex, money, conflict and antisocial behavior, the construction of place and time, and the interplay of self and group. Coming of Age in Second Life shows how virtual worlds can change ideas about identity and society. Bringing anthropology into territory never before studied, this book demonstrates that in some ways humans have always been virtual, and that virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself. Now with a new preface in which the author places his book in light of the most recent transformations in online culture, Coming of Age in Second Life remains the classic ethnography of virtual worlds.



Developing Effective Assessment In Higher Education A Practical Guide

Developing Effective Assessment In Higher Education  A Practical Guide Author Bloxham, Sue
ISBN-10 9780335221073
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 260
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Provides comprehensive practical guidance on managing and improving assessment within higher education.



Off to College

Off to College Author Jessica Linnell
ISBN-10 9781601383143
Release 2009
Pages 288
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According to the US Census Bureau's report on the number of college students in the United States, more than 500,000 high school seniors pack up and leave their homes for college each year, intent on starting the next level of their education. The freshman year of college is an initiation into independent living, but it can be incredibly stressful on someone who is not prepared. It is estimated that almost 150,000 students will dropout before starting their second year, and it is not always because of the angry professor or sub-par living conditions. Everything from the cost of living on your own to the stress of trying to balance a job, school, and a completely new kind of social life will weigh heavily on you. The key to being successful in your first year of college is to be prepared for anything that might arise, maintaining a strict, well-organized schedule, balancing your free time and new found social freedom, and putting the right amount of energy into your studies. This unique, groundbreaking book will provide you with a milestone from which to set forth in your new college career. You will learn how you can transition from the rigid daily rules of life with your parents to a rule-free environment, without giving up the education you have worked so hard for. You will learn the four essential cornerstones of a healthy, successful college career: Study, Friends, Health, and Involvement. Many hours of interviews have helped to compile a comprehensive list of studying and living habits and also routines that will keep you locked in and on target throughout your college career. The Freshman 15 is not a simple joke. According to Kidshealth.org, the average college freshman actually gains ten pounds in their first year away from home. You will learn how to balance your small budget with a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight and health you enjoyed when you left home using the resources every major college provides its students. You will also learn how to balance your classes and choose a schedule that will help you in the arduous process of selecting your major and minor. In addition, learn how to deal with your first college roommate, decide whether you want to join a fraternity or sorority, and decide how to handle parties on campus. An entire section is included on how to make extra money while in college by working part-time on- and off-campus. The chapter on college dating will help you decide when and how you should dip into the massive college dating pool. For any college freshman who wants to learn the best tips and tricks to staying organized, acing that first semester, and being the life of the campus, all without losing focus, this book is for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.



Demonstrating Student Success

Demonstrating Student Success Author Marilee J. Bresciani Ludvik
ISBN-10 1579225160
Release 2012-03-12
Pages 224
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This practical guide to outcomes-based assessment in student affairs is designed to help readers meet the growing demand for accountability and for demonstrating student learning. The authors offer a framework for implementing the assessment of student learning and development and pragmatic advice on the strategies most appropriate for the readers’ particular circumstances. Beginning with a brief history of assessment, the book explains how to effectively engage in outcomes-based assessment, presents strategies for addressing the range of challenges and barriers student affairs practitioners are likely to face, addresses institutional, divisional, and departmental collaboration, and considers future developments in the assessment of student success. One feature of the book is its use of real case studies that both illustrate current best practices in student affairs assessment that illuminate theory and provide examples of application. The cases allow the authors to demonstrate that there are several approaches to evaluating student learning and development within student affairs; illustrating how practice may vary according to institutional type, institutional culture, and available resources. The authors explain how to set goals, write outcomes, describe the range of assessment methods available, discuss criteria for evaluating outcomes-based assessment, and provide steps and questions to consider in designing the reflection and institutional assessment processes, as well as how to effectively utilize and disseminate results. Their expert knowledge, tips, and insights will enable readers to implement outcomes-based assessment in ways that best meet the needs of their own unique campus environments.



Learning in Virtual Worlds

Learning in Virtual Worlds Author Sue Gregory
ISBN-10 9781771991339
Release 2016-04-01
Pages 347
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Three-dimensional (3D) immersive virtual worlds have been touted as being capable of facilitating highly interactive, engaging, multimodal learning experiences. Much of the evidence gathered to support these claims has been anecdotal but the potential that these environments hold to solve traditional problems in online and technology-mediated education—primarily learner isolation and student disengagement—has resulted in considerable investments in virtual world platforms like Second Life, OpenSimulator, and Open Wonderland by both professors and institutions. To justify this ongoing and sustained investment, institutions and proponents of simulated learning environments must assemble a robust body of evidence that illustrates the most effective use of this powerful learning tool. In this authoritative collection, a team of international experts outline the emerging trends and developments in the use of 3D virtual worlds for teaching and learning. They explore aspec ts of learner interaction with virtual worlds, such as user wayfinding in Second Life, communication modes and perceived presence, and accessibility issues for elderly or disabled learners. They also examine advanced technologies that hold potential for the enhancement of learner immersion and discuss best practices in the design and implementation of virtual world-based learning interventions and tasks. By evaluating and documenting different methods, approaches, and strategies, the contributors to Learning in Virtual Worlds offer important information and insight to both scholars and practitioners in the field.



Student Success in Community Colleges

Student Success in Community Colleges Author Deborah J. Boroch
ISBN-10 9780470606612
Release 2010-02-22
Pages 240
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Student Success in Community Colleges As more and more underprepared students enroll in college, basic skills education is an increasing concern for all higher education institutions. Student Success in Community Colleges offers education leaders, administrators, faculty, and staff an essential resource for helping these students succeed and advance in college. By applying the book's self-assessment instrument, colleges can pinpoint how their current activities align with the most effective proven practices. Once the gaps are identified, community college leaders can determine the best strategic direction for improvement. Drawing on a broad knowledge base and illustrative examples from the most current literature, the authors cover organizational, administrative, and instructional practices; program components; student support services and strategies; and professional learning and development. Designed to help engage community college leadership and practitioners in addressing the practices, structures, and obstacles that enhance or impede the success of basic skills students, the book's strategies can be tailored to various institutional levels, showing how to unite faculty, staff, and administrators in a cooperative effort to effect institutional change. Finally, Student Success in Community Colleges reveals how investing in a comprehensive basic skills infrastructure can be a financially sustainable model for the institution as well as substantially beneficial to students and society. "This is a most unusual and valuable book; it is packed with careful analysis and practical suggestions for improving basic skills programs in community colleges. Compiled by a team of practicing professionals in teaching, administration, and research, it is knowledgeable about what has been done and imaginative and practical about what can be done to improve the access and success of community college students."—K. Patricia Cross, professor of higher education, emerita, University of California, Berkeley "For its first hundred years the community college was committed primarily to access; in its second hundred years the commitment has changed dramatically to success. This book provides the best road map to date on how community colleges can reach that goal."—Terry O'Banion, president emeritus, League for Innovation, and director, Community College Leadership Program, Walden University "This guide is the most comprehensive source of information about all facets of basic skills or developmental education. It will be invaluable not just to community college educators across the nation, but also to those in high schools and four-year colleges who share similar problems."—W. Norton Grubb, David Gardner Chair in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley



The Chicago Handbook for Teachers Second Edition

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers  Second Edition Author Alan Brinkley
ISBN-10 9780226075280
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 213
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This new edition is thoroughly revised for contemporary concerns, with updated coverage on the use of electronic resources and on the challenge of creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom. A new chapter on science education and new coverage of the distinctive issues faced by adjunct faculty broaden the book's audience considerably.



Planning Programs for Adult Learners

Planning Programs for Adult Learners Author Rosemary S. Caffarella
ISBN-10 9780470770375
Release 2013-02-26
Pages 422
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The third edition of Planning Programs for Adult Learners explores the development of adult education programs in clear and specific detail. The book offers a popular step-by-step guide that contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities to incorporating technology appropriately. This important resource is written for educators and practitioners for whom planning programs is a full-time responsibility or only a part of their jobs, as well as volunteers in a variety of organizations. This new edition integrates the relevant literature from the past decade on globalization, culture, and technology that has influenced the world in which adult educators now practice. The book is filled with examples and scenarios that illustrate the precepts and advice from Caffarella's proven Interactive Model of Program Planning and the handy chapter checklists remind practitioners what to focus on in their practice. In addition, the third edition puts the focus on critical administrative tasks and explores the ethical issues related to program planning. With the Interactive Model of Program Planning, the authors provide adult educators and practitioners in all fields a set of intellectual and practical tools to plan effective educational programs for adults.



A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Heather Fry
ISBN-10 9781317650225
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.



Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology

Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology Author Song, Holim
ISBN-10 9781605667836
Release 2009-10-31
Pages 658
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"This book addresses the connection between human performance and instructional technology with teaching and learning, offering innovative ideas for instructional technology applications and elearning"--Provided by publisher.