Visualizing ICT Change in the Academy

Visualizing ICT Change in the Academy

G. Parchoma (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-328-9.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter introduces complexity theory as a theoretical framework for analyzing the influences of information and computer technologies (ICTs) on the structures, cultures, economies (reward systems), and pedagogical praxes within the Academy. An argument is made that the strategic adaptation of the academy’s structures, cultures, economies, and pedagogical praxes to the knowledge economy can help build a future where Academy-based distributed learning networks will transmit ICT-mediated learning opportunities around the world, thus providing flexible access for a wide range of learners to fully participate in the global learning society. The author posits attunements to policies and practices to support institution-wide involvement in ICT initiatives.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Jenny Preece
Acknowledgments
Elspeth McKay
Chapter 1
G. Parchoma
This chapter introduces complexity theory as a theoretical framework for analyzing the influences of information and computer technologies (ICTs) on... Sample PDF
Visualizing ICT Change in the Academy
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Chapter 2
W. Hürst
This chapter focuses on HCI aspects to overcome problems arising from technologies and applications that may hinder the normal teaching process in... Sample PDF
Human Computer Interaction for Computer-Based Classroom Teaching
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Chapter 3
M. Axmann
This chapter reports on an ongoing trial project that is being conducted at seven Australian Universities. The chapter summarizes the project and... Sample PDF
Project Student Rescue: Online Learning Facilitation in Higher Education to Improve Retention Rates for Distance Learners
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Chapter 4
M. Berry
The mission of this chapter is to explore ways in which mobile computing via the employment of Tablet PCs can assist the human computer interaction... Sample PDF
Enhancing Learning Through Mobile Computing
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Chapter 5
S. Jones
This chapter explores how information and communications technology (ICT) can be designed to maximize human computer interactions (HCI) in order to... Sample PDF
Online Discourse: Encouraging Active Student Participation in Large Classes
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Chapter 6
R. Tarsiero
This chapter introduces communities of practice as a means to explore human computer interaction in online collaborative environments. Through a... Sample PDF
Facilitating Social Learning in Virtual Communities of Practice
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Chapter 7
J. Martin
Ever since the enthralling book Rethinking University Teaching: A Framework for the Effective Use of Educational Technology (Laurillard, 1993) the... Sample PDF
Design-Personae: Matching Students' Learning Profiles in Web-Based Education
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Chapter 8
K. Kaur
An important dimension in education is interaction, that is, the coming together of a number of people to discuss, debate, and deliberate about... Sample PDF
Enlivening the Promise of Education: Building Collaborative Learning Communities Through Online Discussion
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Chapter 9
C. S. Lin, C. C. Chou
This chapter introduces how APEC Cyber Academy, an international networked learning environment designed for K-12 students, can foster global... Sample PDF
APEC Cyber Academy: Integration of Pedagogical and HCI Principles in an International Networked Learning Environment
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Chapter 10
D. Loi
This chapter proposes that, as approaches to human computer interaction (HCI), tangible user interfaces (TUIs) can scaffold rich classroom... Sample PDF
Tangible User Interfaces as Mediating Tools within Adaptive Educational Environments
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Chapter 11
G. Latham
This chapter describes how two lecturers in teacher education (with the assistance of critical friends) developed a virtual primary school as a... Sample PDF
Building the Virtual into Teacher Education
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Chapter 12
G. Parchoma, S. M. Taylor, J. M. Naylor
This chapter discusses contemporary global challenges facing veterinary educators and summarizes some of the economic, social, political, and... Sample PDF
Integrating Human Computer Interaction in Veterinary Medicine Curricula
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Chapter 13
R. Horne, J. Kellett
A case study approach is taken to illustrate a design approach to the development of a Masters course. Over a 10-year period, the course was... Sample PDF
Problem-Based Learning at a Distance: Course Design and HCI in an Environmental Management Master's Programme
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Chapter 14
C. Sánchez-del-Valle
The argument presented here is that computer courses must reach beyond the comfortable cushion of conventional teaching practices, and provide... Sample PDF
An Integrative Approach to Teaching 3D Modelling in Architecture
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