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|Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education
Jared Keengwe, Joachim Jack Agamba.
As classrooms fill with a generation of learners seeking to interact with their course materials in an increasingly experiential way, the demand for instructional technology as a supplement to, or replacement for, traditional in-class instruction has soared.
Models for Improving and Optimizing...
Activity Theory Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education
Elizabeth Murphy, María A. Rodríguez-Manzanares.
Activity Theory is a tool that can help make sense of the complex changes taking place in higher education because of the integration of technology. Unlike other theories, it allows for a focus that includes elements in the social, cultural, and historical setting in which the technology is used. In...
E-Learning 2.0 Technologies and Web Applications in Higher Education
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...
Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training
Jared Keengwe, Gary Schnellert, Kenneth Kungu.
The rapid growth in online and virtual learning opportunities has created culturally diverse university classes and corporate training sessions. Instruction for these learning opportunities must adjust to meet participant needs.
Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate...
Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in Online Higher Education
Online education continues to permeate mainstream teaching techniques in higher education settings. Teaching upper-level classes in an online setting is having a major impact on education as a whole and is fundamentally altering global learning.
Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in...
Cutting-Edge Technologies and Social Media Use in Higher Education
Vladlena Benson, Stephanie Morgan.
The inclusion of social media in higher education has transformed the way instructors teach and students learn. In order to effectively reach their students in this networked world, teachers must learn to utilize the latest technologies in their classrooms.
Cutting-Edge Technologies and Social Media...
Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives
Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias, Piet Kommers.
Diversity among university students plays a significant role in raising awareness of numerous issues surrounding cultural heritage, language differences, cross-cultural collaboration, and international education. The integration of technological tools can assist students in cooperating nationally and...
Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology
Russell G. Carpenter.
Higher education spaces are undergoing radical transformations in an attempt to respond to the needs of 21st-century learners and a renewed interest in collaboration that spans beyond the walls of departments, colleges, and libraries. Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and...
Social Media in Higher Education: Teaching in Web 2.0
Monica Patrut, Bogdan Patrut.
In today’s businesses and society, social media continues to play a vital role in the transformation of communication into an interactive dialogue. The success of social media has encouraged the integration of these aspects in higher education teaching practices. Social Media in Higher Education...
Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education
Diane J. Salter.
Although educators continue to face the issue of maintaining quality teaching practices, academic managers and educational developers face significant challenges when changing in higher education teaching strategies.
Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education presents international case...
Fostering Scholarly Approaches to Peer Review of Teaching in a Research-Intensive University
Harry Hubball, Anthony Clarke, Daniel D Pratt.
This chapter examines a recently launched institutional initiative around scholarly approaches to summative and formative peer-review of teaching within and across the disciplines at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. The peer-review of teaching initiative, led by a team of UBC national...
eLearning for Industry: A Case Study of the Project Management Process
Stephen R. Rodriguez, Dennis A. Thorp.
This chapter presents a case study of the project planning and management processes—originally employed at a university instructional development center—now utilized in an evolved format at LearnSomething, A Xerox Company (LS). The authors focus upon the overall course development process, which...
Higher Education Institutions and Learning Management Systems: Adoption and Standardization
Rosalina Babo, Ana Azevedo.
E-learning plays a significant role in education, and its importance increases day by day. Learning environments can take a myriad of distinct forms. Learning management systems (LMS) have emerged as an important platform to support effective learning environments. Learning management systems are used...
Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources
Alexandra Okada, Teresa Connolly, Peter J. Scott.
Current advances and convergence trends in Web 2.0 have changed the way we communicate and collaborate, and as a result, user-controlled communities and user-generated content through Web 2.0 are expected to play an important role for collaborative learning. Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational...
Cases on Technologies for Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education
Institutions of higher learning rely heavily on technological innovation to effectively deliver educational services and provide students with a quality experience. Thus, the ability of leaders and administrators at these institutions to produce effective policy and to innovate in an evolving world...
Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organizational Aspects
Daniel W. Surry, Robert M. Gray Jr., James R. Stefurak.
As technology expands and becomes more powerful and pervasive, there is growing discussion of the innovative ways that technology can be used. While it is obviously important to consider the technical aspects of any new technology, there is a critical need for more discussion related to the social and...
Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes
Charles Wankel, J. Sibley Law.
There is no question to the fact that online video is as ubiquitous today as any phenomenon of the past. Countless hours of digital video are uploaded to various online video platforms every minute. Faced with the incredible changes underway, it only makes sense for educators of all kinds to not only...
Cases on Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges
Rocci Luppicini, A.K. Haghi.
Institutions of higher education are at the forefront of the technological interface with life and society. Such technological innovations within university research centers, university library resource developments, and new tools available for teaching and learning, are nurturing in new educational...
Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice
Roisin Donnelly, Jen Harvey, Kevin O'Rourke.
Introducing change to higher education has always been a difficult and slow process. But over the last two decades, information and communication technologies have served to transform the traditional classroom and break down the barriers to education despite any insecurity educators have felt. Online...