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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 Online...
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 Training...
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...
Introduction: From Common Sense to a Complex Theory
This chapter presents an Activity Theory perspective on technology in a context of higher education. It introduces the reader to the basic constructs and principles of Activity Theory through the experiences of a hypothetical first-year university student, Anne. Her experiences highlight the complex...
An Overview of Activity Theory in Technology-Mediated Higher Education
This chapter provides an overview of Activity Theory. It outlines the origins and development of the theory, situates it in relation to other approaches, and explains the important role of history and culture in the theory. The second part of the chapter provides an overview of the components of an...
The Activity System of Higher Education Students Using Technology
This chapter presents a review of studies and reports of students’ use of technology in higher education published primarily in the U.S. and Canada from 2005 to 2012. The review is conducted using an Activity Theory framework that organizes information from the literature according to the components of...
Contradictions and Technology in Higher Education
This chapter is about how new forms of activity emerge in higher education and the role that contradictions in general and tools specifically play in that emergence. Activity system components such as norms, division of labour, and tools develop but at different rates and in different ways over long...
Conclusion: Beyond Activity Theory
The chapter begins with a discussion of the value of having adopted an Activity Theory perspective to write this book. It follows with consideration of the role of tradition and beliefs in transforming higher education. The subsequent sections summarize opportunities for expansion which readers may...
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...
E-Learning and Web 2.0: A Couple of the 21st Century Advancements in Higher Education
Mohamed Ali Bejjar, Younes Boujelbene.
The fundamental goal of e-learning is to provide applications to share information, knowledge, and help learners in their learning activities efficiently and effectively by involving technologies. More recently, Web 2.0 has become a buzzword in education, and academics around the world have explored...
Effective E-Learning Strategies for a Borderless World
e-Commerce, e-Business, e-Shopping, and other terms beginning with the letter “e” are used to refer to the electronic world and the Internet. Hence, when we talk today about e-Learning, we think of a site in the Internet or Intranet that is available to everybody, an illustrated encyclopedia in...
Higher Education and Web 2.0: Theory and Practice
Pedro Isaías, Sara Pífano, Paula Miranda.
The inclusion of Web 2.0 in education has been a polemic process comprised both with enthusiasm and scepticism. There is empirical evidence of Web 2.0’s effective employment in educational contexts and it seems that the background of hesitation that has always accompanied Web 2.0’s didactic progress is...
Online Learning Communities: Use of Micro Blogging for Knowledge Construction
Xavier Inghilterra, William Samuel Ravatua-Smith.
This chapter highlights the potential of educational microblogging as a mediation system to support the process of distance learning. In their experimental approach, the authors conducted participant observations with university students who used their pedagogical device over the course of two...