Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web

Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web

Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 338
ISBN13: 9781466646117|ISBN10: 146664611X|EISBN13: 9781466646124|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4611-7

Description

As new and emerging technologies continue to become more familiar to educators and the education system, the vast opportunities for web-based learning has transformed the ideals of the traditional classroom.

Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web concentrates on theory, application, and the development of web-based technologies for teaching and learning and its influence on the education system. This book would be of particular interest to academics, professionals, and researchers interested in the best practices of virtual learning environments.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adaptive Environments
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Multimedia Applications
  • Virtual Learning Environments

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D., Ph.D., PFHEA is Professor in Higher Education and Online Learning at the University of Central Lancashire, UK and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He holds two Ph.Ds. from Newcastle University and Lancaster University in the UK and has previously taught at universities in the UK, Germany and Japan. He has authored or edited over 35 books and journal special editions and is lead editor of the book series Digital Education and Learning (Palgrave) and Advances in Digital Language Learning and Teaching (Bloomsbury). His most recent authored monograph was Project-Based Language Learning with Technology (Routledge) and was editor of a four-volume reference work entitled Digital Language Learning and Teaching for Bloomsbury. He is currently coordinating the EU-funded GUINEVERE project which explores the role of digital game-based learning in 3D immersive environments (http://guinevereproject.eu/). He founded the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) and is a member of leading journal editorial boards including the ALT Journal of Research in Learning Technologies.

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