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Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Author Alan Bain
ISBN-10 9781317313441
Release 2016-02-26
Pages 188
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Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education proposes a dynamic new model for educational measurement by reconceptualizing the field of learning analytics. Revolving around the agency and daily work of those in the field, this book describes how colleges and universities can be better structured for quality learning, showcases new tools for gathering emergent feedback, and demonstrates how that feedback can be used effectively across higher education organizations. Leaders and practitioners at all levels are offered new approaches for organizational and technological design that ensure the type of data and the way it is gathered serve the ultimate goal of high quality learning and teaching.



Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Author Ruksana Osman
ISBN-10 9783319461762
Release 2017-10-13
Pages 222
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Universities face the prospect of becoming redundant unless the way teaching and learning takes place changes. This book explores the idea of transformation and pedagogy, In particular, it will highlight how universities are transformed through a set of pedagogical interventions and stances that integrate a sense of moral and ethical purpose to learning. Actively integrating cultural pluralism in developing knowledge and understanding aspires to liberate the learner from existing power structures by fostering a desire to challenge and change the social system in which we live and connects the reality around us and its many problems to the knowledge generation process.



Transforming Students

Transforming Students Author Charity Johansson
ISBN-10 9781421414379
Release 2014-02-21
Pages 128
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The recent trend of trying to measure higher education’s return on investment misses a fundamental point, argue Charity Johansson and Peter Felten. The central purpose of a college or university is to transform the lives of students—not to merely change them or help them mature. This transformation is an ongoing process of intentionally aligning one’s behavior with one’s core sense of personal identity. It is the university’s central role to lead students in this transformation, a process that shapes students into intentional, critical, and engaged individuals. Recognizing the remarkable influence of the college experience on peoples’ lives, the authors offer a guide to how colleges and universities can effectively lead students through this life-changing process. Drawn from extensive interviews with students and graduates, faculty and staff, Transforming Students gathers diverse stories to show how students experience the transformation process, which rarely follows a neat or linear path. The interviews illustrate central themes from the literature on transformative learning and the undergraduate student experience. A sequel of sorts to George Keller’s classic Transforming a College—which chronicled Elon University’s metamorphosis from struggling college to a top regional university— Transforming Students addresses the school’s core educational mission: to shape students into engaged adults who embrace learning as a lifelong endeavor. Given this effect, the college experience is much more than preparation for a career. It is preparation for life.



DIY U

DIY U Author Anya Kamenetz
ISBN-10 9781603582766
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 208
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The price of college tuition has increased more than any other major good or service for the last twenty years. Nine out of ten American high school seniors aspire to go to college, yet the United States has fallen from world leader to only the tenth most educated nation. Almost half of college students don't graduate; those who do have unprecedented levels of federal and private student loan debt, which constitutes a credit bubble similar to the mortgage crisis. The system particularly fails the first-generation, the low-income, and students of color who predominate in coming generations. What we need to know is changing more quickly than ever, and a rising tide of information threatens to swamp knowledge and wisdom. America cannot regain its economic and cultural leadership with an increasingly ignorant population. Our choice is clear: Radically change the way higher education is delivered, or resign ourselves to never having enough of it. The roots of the words "university" and "college" both mean community. In the age of constant connectedness and social media, it's time for the monolithic, millennium-old, ivy-covered walls to undergo a phase change into something much lighter, more permeable, and fluid. The future lies in personal learning networks and paths, learning that blends experiential and digital approaches, and free and open-source educational models. Increasingly, you will decide what, when, where, and with whom you want to learn, and you will learn by doing. The university is the cathedral of modernity and rationality, and with our whole civilization in crisis, we are poised on the brink of Reformation.



Mobile Learning and Higher Education

Mobile Learning and Higher Education Author Helen Crompton
ISBN-10 9781315296715
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 210
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Mobile Learning and Higher Education provides case studies of mobile learning in higher education settings to showcase how devices can transform learning at the undergraduate and graduate levels. With the rapid diffusion of networked technologies among the adult populations of many countries and the supersession of the once-ubiquitous lecture approach with active learner-centered teaching for deep understanding, mobile devices are increasingly used in higher education classrooms to offer unique and effective new approaches to teaching and learning. A cutting-edge research volume, this collection also provides a springboard for building better practices in higher education institutions.



Assessment Learning and Judgement in Higher Education

Assessment  Learning and Judgement in Higher Education Author Gordon Joughin
ISBN-10 9781402089053
Release 2008-12-11
Pages 233
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There has been a remarkable growth of interest in the assessment of student learning and its relation to the process of learning in higher education over the past ten years. This interest has been expressed in various ways – through large scale research projects, international conferences, the development of principles of assessment that supports learning, a growing awareness of the role of feedback as an integral part of the learning process, and the publication of exemplary assessment practices. At the same time, more limited attention has been given to the underlying nature of assessment, to the concerns that arise when assessment is construed as a measurement process, and to the role of judgement in evaluating the quality of students’ work. It is now timely to take stock of some of the critical concepts that underpin our understanding of the multifarious relationships between assessment and learning, and to explicate the nature of assessment as judgement. Despite the recent growth in interest noted above, assessment in higher education remains under-conceptualized. This book seeks to make a significant contribution to conceptualizing key aspects of assessment, learning and judgement.



The Reflective Spin

The Reflective Spin Author Ai-Yen Chen
ISBN-10 9789814493789
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 388
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The new millennium brings with it new challenges and possibilities. A globalised world in which education will be the key to cross-national relations necessitates a fundamental understanding of the way education is practised in different cultures across the world. The Reflective Spin is the first book of its kind — about university teachers, about professionals sharing their experiences in improving learning and teaching practices. The writers of the cases generously share their concerns, struggles, knowledge and insights as they examine the values, assumptions, presuppositions and perspectives about learning and teaching in higher education. Readers will benefit from this sharing of a new reflective experience in a multi-layered, multi-faceted and multi-perspective context. Contents:Preface to the Reflective Spin (S Gopinathan)Dialogue: How to Reflect in a Group (E H Schein)Landscaping the Reflective Spin (A-Y Chen)Perspectives and Contexts of Reflection:Reflecting on the Reflective Practitioners (R Pring)Storying and Restorying Ourselves: Narrative and Reflection (D J Clandinin & F M Conelly)Case Studies: Why, Now, More Than Ever, Cases Are Important (J Van Maanen)The Contexts that Transform Learning (A-Y Chen & J James)Reflecting on Self and Text:Confession of a Recovering Classroom Talking Addict (L Schmier)Teacher Knowledge and Classroom Teaching (A Watson)Embedding Chinese Classical Ideas in a Business Law Course (S-L Loi & J Teo)Cross-Cultural Reading: The Case of King Lear (K Singh)Learning in Community:Teacher Perspectives: As a Tool for Reflection, Partnerships and Professional Growth (C Bennett)Reflective Classroom Practice: Case Studies of Hong Kong Student Teachers (O W Y Kwo)A Teacher's Use of the Reflective Process in Implementing Cooperative Learning (C K-E Lee & M Ng)Group Learning for Doing Case Studies in an Engineering and Technology Management Course (Z-Q Liao & A-Y Chen)The Reflection on a Masters of Educational Administration Programme (M Neville)Reflecting on University Teaching Practices (M O'Neill)Educating the Larger Life:Educating the “Larger Life” (L Breslow)Solving Problems in a Saturated Dental Curriculum (L-P Lim)Accounting for Manufacturing: Reflecting on the Grading System (F Kofman)Reflection on 44 Years of Teaching (H Mehlinger)The Continual Dialogue on the Reflective Spin (A-Y Chen & J Van Maanen) Readership: Lecturers and professionals in universities, polytechnics and colleges. Keywords:Reflective Practice;Reflection;Reflective Teaching;Reflective Thinking;Active Learning;Reflective Learning Strategies;Action Research;Learning in Higher Education



Transforming Teacher Education through ServiceLearning

Transforming Teacher Education through ServiceLearning Author Virginia M. Jagla
ISBN-10 9781623964207
Release 2013-12-01
Pages 287
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Transforming Teacher Education through ServiceLearning provides a fresh look at educational reform through the lens of teacher preparation. It poses the question “Why servicelearning now?” as it discusses the meaningful ways servicelearning pedagogy can transform the approaches used to prepare teachers to educate tomorrow’s children. The pedagogy of servicelearning has significant implications for teacher education. Its transformative aspects have far reaching potential to address teacher candidate dispositions and provide deeper understanding of diversity. Knowledge of the pedagogy and how to implement it in candidates’ future classrooms could alter education to a more powerful experience of democracy in action and enhance the civic mission of schools. The current and ongoing research found within this volume is meant to continue support of the notion of educational reform. Because the vision we hold becomes the reality we experience, it is imperative to consider the question—Why servicelearning now?—as we adjust teacher preparation programs to promote engaging opportunities for today’s youth.



Managing Technology in Higher Education

Managing Technology in Higher Education Author A. W. Bates
ISBN-10 9780470584729
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 262
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This book deals with the escalation of technology for teaching. The aimed at senior academic administrators who want to integrate communications technologies within coleges and nuiversities. The book 'argues for a radical new approach' 'focused on cost-effectiveness'. One of the subjects touched upon is holistic non-linear management.



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.



Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research

Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research Author Askell-Williams, Helen
ISBN-10 9781466674967
Release 2015-01-31
Pages 381
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The field of education is a vital component of today’s society, enriching and facilitating the attainment of new knowledge. Progress continues to be achieved in this area as new methods are envisioned that increase education’s value. Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research brings together diverse perspectives that underscore the importance of research practices toward the enrichment of teaching. Highlighting themes of learning, diversity, education communities, and student wellbeing, this book is an essential reference source for teacher educators, researchers, teaching practitioners, and professionals interested in the value of research within the field of education.



Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Author Mukerji, Siran
ISBN-10 9781466644595
Release 2013-08-31
Pages 750
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The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a domain of support services, academic programs, and educational products which are made available to learners. The Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education is a unique compilation of the most recent research done by higher education professionals in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development. This publication succeeds in highlighting the most important strategies and policies for professionals, policymakers, administrators, and researchers interested in higher education management.



Changing Cultures in Higher Education

Changing Cultures in Higher Education Author Ulf-Daniel Ehlers
ISBN-10 9783642035821
Release 2010-03-10
Pages 533
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More and more educational scenarios and learning landscapes are developed using blogs, wikis, podcasts and e-portfolios. Web 2.0 tools give learners more control, by allowing them to easily create, share or reuse their own learning materials, and these tools also enable social learning networks that bridge the border between formal and informal learning. However, practices of strategic innovation of universities, faculty development, assessment, evaluation and quality assurance have not fully accommodated these changes in technology and teaching. Ehlers and Schneckenberg present strategic approaches for innovation in universities. The contributions explore new models for developing and engaging faculty in technology-enhanced education, and they detail underlying reasons for why quality assessment and evaluation in new – and often informal – learning scenarios have to change. Their book is a practical guide for educators, aimed at answering these questions. It describes what E-learning 2.0 is, which basic elements of Web 2.0 it builds on, and how E-learning 2.0 differs from Learning 1.0. The book also details a number of quality methods and examples, such as self-assessment, peer-review, social recommendation, and peer-learning, using illustrative cases and giving practical recommendations. Overall, it offers a step-by-step guide for educators so that they can choose their own quality assurance or assessment methods, or develop their own evaluation methodology for specific learning scenarios. The book addresses everyone involved in higher education – university leaders, chief information officers, change and quality assurance managers, and faculty developers. Pedagogical advisers and consultants will find new insights and practices for the integration and management of novel learning technologies in higher education. The volume fosters in lecturers and teachers a sound understanding of the need and strategy for change, and it provides them with practical recommendations on competence and quality methodologies.



Sustainable Transformation in African Higher Education

Sustainable Transformation in African Higher Education Author Felix Maringe
ISBN-10 9789463009027
Release 2017-04-18
Pages 10
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The book is a must read for policy makers, academics, university administrators and post graduate research students in the broad field of education and in higher education studies in particular. The book brings together a wealth of information regarding the imperatives of transformation in Africa’s higher education systems. Not only do some of the chapters provide critical discussion about the conceptualisation of transformation, the majority of the chapters reflect on empirical evidence for transformation in diverse fields of mathematics, science, gender, the training of doctoral students and the governance and management of universities. This central theme of sustainable change and reform runs across the chapters of the book. For students, the book provides exemplars of practical research in higher education. For scholars in higher education and policy makers, specific issues for reform are identified and discussed.



Digital Technologies Sustainable Innovations for Improving Teaching and Learning

Digital Technologies  Sustainable Innovations for Improving Teaching and Learning Author Demetrios Sampson
ISBN-10 9783319734170
Release 2018-02-28
Pages 310
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The aim of this volume entitled Digital Technologies: Sustainable Innovations for improving Teaching and Learning is to contribute in the global discussion on digital technologies as the means to foster sustainable educational innovations for improving the teaching, learning and assessment from K-12 to Higher Education. It compiles papers presented at the CELDA (Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age) conference, which has as its goal continuing to address these challenges and promote the effective use of new tools and technologies to support teaching, learning and assessment. The book consists of four parts and showcases how emerging educational technologies and innovative practices have been used to address core global educational challenges; spanning from rethinking and transforming learning environments across educational contexts to effectively cultivating students’ competences for the digital smart society of the future. The book comprises Part I: Transforming the Learning Environment; Part II: Enriching student learning experiences; Part III: Measuring and Assessing Teaching and Learning with Educational Data Analytics; Part IV: Cultivating student competences for the digital Smart society. It targets researchers and research students, educational professional practitioners (including teachers, educators and education leaders) as well as education policy makers, who are interested in keeping up-to-date on the global development in this field.



Higher Education Assessments

Higher Education Assessments Author Gary L. Kramer
ISBN-10 9781442206205
Release 2010
Pages 258
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Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters by Gary L. Kramer and Randy L. Swing, reflects the work of a select group of researchers, scholars, and practitioners in higher education assessment. The contributors bring to the forefront key issues relevant to advancing assessments in higher education-principles that culminate in improving student learning and development. The extraordinary scholarship of the authors and contributors summarizes essential imperatives to which senior leaders may apply their political wisdom and leadership talents before, during, and after assessments have taken place.



Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education

Leading the e Learning Transformation of Higher Education Author Gary Miller
ISBN-10 9781579227982
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 270
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Published in association with The Online Learning Consortium. Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social and institutional change. This important volume: • Shares success stories, interviews, cases and insights from a broad range of leadership styles • Reviews how technology is transforming higher education worldwide • Provides an overview of how distance education is organized in a range of institutional settings • Breaks down current leadership challenges in both unit operations and institutional policy This volume launches the new Stylus series that is aimed at the online learning and distance education market. It offers readers the opportunity to benefit from the collective experience and expertise of top leaders in the field. All of the contributors have held leadership roles in national and international distance education organizations. Five of the contributors have been recognized as Sloan Consortium Fellows in 2010 and they have all collaborated with the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning. These contributors have helped pave the way and now share their insights, advice, and broad vision with the future leaders of the field.