Optimizing STEM Education With Advanced ICTs and Simulations

Optimizing STEM Education With Advanced ICTs and Simulations

Ilya Levin (Tel Aviv University, Israel) and Dina Tsybulsky (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Release Date: June, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 344
ISBN13: 9781522525288|ISBN10: 1522525289|EISBN13: 9781522525295|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2528-8


The role of technology in educational settings has become increasingly prominent in recent years. When utilized effectively, these tools provide a higher quality of learning for students.

Optimizing STEM Education With Advanced ICTs and Simulations is an innovative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the integration of digital tools for enhanced STEM-based learning environments. Highlighting a range of pivotal topics such as mobile games, virtual labs, and participatory simulations, this publication is ideally designed for educators, professionals, academics, and students seeking material on emerging educational technologies.

Topics Covered

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

  • Collaborative Learning
  • Learning Assessment
  • Mobile Games
  • Participatory Simulations
  • Tablets
  • Virtual Labs
  • Wearable Technology

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ilya Levin received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering in 1987 from the Institute of Computer Technologies, Latvian Academy of Science. From 1987 he was the Head of the Computer Science Department in the Leningrad Institute of New Technologies (in the former USSR). He moved to Israel 1990. Between 1993 and 1997, Ilya Levin was the Head of the Computer Systems Department in Holon Institute of Technology. In 1997, he worked as a Research fellow in the Computer Science Department of University of Massachusetts. During four years between 2003-2006, Dr. Ilya Levin was an Associate Professor of the School of Engineering in the Bar Ilan University. Presently, Prof. Ilya Levin is a Full Professor in the School of Education of Tel Aviv University. His recent research interests include: Computer Design, Cultural Studies of Information Society. Ilya Levin is the author of around 160 research papers both in Computer Engineering and in Humanities.
Dina Tsybulsky received her PhD degree in Science Education in 2014 from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Her research interests include: inquiry-based learning biology and chemistry, nature of science and science education in digital age. Currently, Dina is a lecturer and a research fellow of the School of Education of Tel Aviv University. Her postdoctoral research deals with transformations of science teachers’ worldviews and their implementations in teachers’ “digitalized” educational practices.