Enhancing Learning Through Technology

Enhancing Learning Through Technology

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen (Aalborg University, Denmark) and Daithi O Murchu (Gaelscoil Ó Doghair & Innovative e-Learning/e-Tutoring, Hibernia College, Ireland)
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Release Date: March, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 335|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-971-7
ISBN13: 9781591409717|ISBN10: 1591409713|EISBN13: 9781591409731|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781591409724
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Digital technology for learning enhancement has been accepted in all levels of education, incorporating the ambitions of challenging traditional educational paradigms for the purpose of stimulating change and bringing about an innovation in the design of curricula.

Enhancing Learning Through Technology identifies and presents the latest research on theory, practice, and capturing learning designs and best-practices. It demonstrates significant and innovative ways of improving learning processes through responsible integration of technology.

Reviews and Testimonials

"The various chapters in this book are written by authors in many different countries and hence, provide a representative picture of the best uses of technology in education. This book is especially useful for teachers as it contains both vision and practical examples of how technology can truly enhance learning."

– Robin Mason, The Open University Institute of Educational Technology, United Kingdom

This book is an academic exploration of the impact of technology on learning; worthwhile to have for reference in your institution's library.

– Mark Caukill, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2007)

This book is written in a quite readable fashion.

– British Journal for Educational Technology, Vol.39, No.4 (2008)

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen is a senior lecturer in ICT and Learning in the Department of Communication, Aalborg University, Denmark. She is head of the online master programme in ICT & learning, offered collaboratively by five Danish universities. Her international research focuses on collaborative dialogue and knowledge building online, pedagogical design and delivery of networked learning, and implementation of electronic portfolios as reflective tools in online learning process. Sorensen presents her research at international conferences, frequently as keynote speaker, and she has published extensively in international journals and books within the field. She serves on the editorial board of several international journals, and on program committees of international conferences within the field.
Daithí Ó Murchú is an all-gaelic elementary school principal teacher. In 1996, he was awarded his MSt in Trinity College, Ireland. Following his PhD in technology and linguistics, and subsequently in elementary education and e-learning, he was elected executive vice-president of human language and technology with SITE (USA). As a cultural and technology expert with the EU’s MyEurope schools, he collaborated with international universities on their e-learning and teacher education programmes. Seconded to MIC, University of Limerick, Daithí continued to work internationally in Education and Technology. He is presently collaborating with AAU, Denmark and is national director of Gaelic methodologies in e-learning environments with Hibernia College, Ireland.

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