Fostering Meaningful Learning Experiences Through Student Engagement

Fostering Meaningful Learning Experiences Through Student Engagement

Despo Ktoridou (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Elli Doukanari (University of Nicosia, Cyprus) and Nikleia Eteokleous (Frederick University, Cyprus)
Release Date: October, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 317|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4658-1
ISBN13: 9781799846581|ISBN10: 179984658X|EISBN13: 9781799846598|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799868828
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Educators are continuously seeking ways to engage their students in active learning processes and are faced with challenges that include engaging students in learning activities, promoting meaningful learning experiences, and providing effective experiences for every student. Studies that investigate instructors’ experiences are limited since more focus is given to students. Future research calls for teachers’ innovative contributions in introducing new strategies and teaching approaches to further involve students, increase student attendance in online sessions, and employ a variety of technological tools.

Fostering Meaningful Learning Experiences Through Student Engagement is an essential reference source for the latest scholarly information on curriculum development, instructional design, and pedagogical methods for fostering student engagement learning initiatives. The book examines engagement and meaningful learning techniques in both face-to-face and online instruction. Covering topics that include active learning, language learning, teacher experiences, and teacher-student relationships, this book is ideally designed for teachers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, academicians, researchers, professionals, and students that believe that stronger or improved student engagement should be their instructional objectives and wish to engage students in learning activities that promote meaningful learning experiences.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Active Learning
  • Behavioral Engagement
  • Blended Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Language Learning
  • Meaningful Learning
  • Online Learning
  • Remote Learning
  • Student Engagement
  • Teacher-Student Relationship
  • Teaching Experiences
  • Technology Integration
  • Universal Design for Learning

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Despo Ktoridou is a professor at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. She is also the Head of the Management & MIS Department of the School of Business since 2012. Despo is a Certified Engineer of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) and a member of IEEE and ACM Associations. In the period 1993-1999 Despo worked as a Senior Computer Engineer for various organizations in Cyprus. In 1999 she entered academia, as an Assistant Professor of Educational Technologies until 2007. In 2007, she was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2019, she was ranked as Professor. Her research focuses on the areas of ICT Integration in the Educational Practice; Technology and Innovation Management Pedagogies; and Open and Online Distance Learning Practices. She has presented and published papers, chaired Sessions, served as reviewer and member of the Program Committee for numerous refereed international conferences. She has contributed several chapters in books, served as a guest editor and reviewer and published several papers in refereed journals. She has also participated in EU and local funded programs and has been invited by foreign universities as a guest lecturer.

Professor Ktoridou completed her BSc. and MSc. of Science in Engineering, in the field of Computer Systems & Networks in the Engineering & Science Department of Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University in Russia. Her PhD thesis title was 'Expert Systems in Education - Distance Learning Educational System for Early Childhood Education: Methods, Facilities and Means'.