Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development (2 Volumes)

Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development (2 Volumes)

Yigal Rosen (Harvard University, USA), Steve Ferrara (Pearson, USA) and Maryam Mosharraf (Pearson, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 824
ISBN13: 9781466694415|ISBN10: 1466694416|EISBN13: 9781466694422|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9441-5


Education is expanding to include a stronger focus on the practical application of classroom lessons in an effort to prepare the next generation of scholars for a changing world economy centered on collaborative and problem-solving skills for the digital age.

The Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development presents comprehensive research and discussions on the importance of practical education focused on digital literacy and the problem-solving skills necessary in everyday life. Featuring timely, research-based chapters exploring the broad scope of digital and computer-based learning strategies including, but not limited to, enhanced classroom experiences, assessment programs, and problem-solving training, this publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, professionals, and policymakers interested in the practical application of technology-based learning for next-generation education.

Topics Covered

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

  • Assessment Data
  • Computer-Based Learning
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Digital Literacy
  • Online Academic Research
  • Problem-Solving Learning
  • STEM Education
  • Technology-Assisted Learning

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Yigal Rosen is a Senior Research Scientist in The Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL) at Harvard University. He leads the Harvard VPAL Research Team that enables faculty to create and implement research-enabled online learning experiences for residential and online use, such as HarvardX Massively Open Online Courses. Prior to joining Harvard he was a Senior Research Scientist at Pearson, leading research and development of innovative learning and assessment technologies for real-life skill development. Yigal was a Head of Assessment & Evaluation at Time To Know. He was a member of OECD's PISA 2015 Assessment Framework Expert Group and consulted to Microsoft, Intel, ETS, Ministry of Education in Israel and the National Authority for Measurement & Evaluation. Yigal previously held academic appointments at the University of Haifa, the Open University of Israel and Ben-Gurion University. In 2009 he received the University of Haifa Faculty of Education's Outstanding Lecturer Award. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Haifa. Yigal was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Education and at Tel Aviv University School of Education. He began his career as a computer science, math and science teacher in grades 5 through 12. Yigal Rosen co-edited the book during his work as a Senior Research Scientist at Pearson.
Steve Ferrara is Vice President, Performance Assessment, and leads the Center for Next Generation Learning and Assessment in Pearson’s Research and Innovation Network. The center designs, develops, validates, and conducts research on performance assessment for summative and formative uses to support learning. Prior to joining Pearson, Steve was a Principal Research Scientist at CTB/McGraw-Hill, Managing Research Director in the assessment program at American Institutes for Research, and State Assessment Director in Maryland, and a Head Start and high school special education teacher. Steve conducts psychometric research and designs large scale and formative assessments for K-12 educational achievement. He serves on technical advisory panels for assessment programs and research projects. He was Editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice and serves on journal editorial advisory boards. Steve was co-recipient, AERA Cognition and Assessment Special Interest Group 2014 award for Outstanding Contribution to Practice in Cognition and Assessment; and co-recipient, AERA Division D 2006 award for Significant Contributions to Educational Measurement and Research Methodology.
Maryam Mosharraf has been working at Pearson since 2009. She has managed a number of national and global assessment product lines. In her most recent role she works as a Research to Practice Manager. In this role she brings innovation, research and new technology into educational solutions for teachers and students. Maryam has conducted research on developing innovative 21st century skills assessment tasks which have been administered in Turkey, South Africa, Singapore, UK, US and other countries. Some of her previous experience includes working at Procter and Gamble. Prior to moving to the States to attend business school, Mosharraf lived in Iran and worked at the British Embassy in Tehran as an interpreter. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin and a bachelor’s degree in Translation from Azad University.