Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments

Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments

Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 338
ISBN13: 9781466624672|ISBN10: 1466624671|EISBN13: 9781466624689|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2467-2

Description

Over the last decade there continues to be an increase in the technology and how it affects our lives. Since then the incorporation of electronic databases and other communication tools for students, faculty and staff, virtual learning environments have become an important innovation in the student learning experience.

Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments presents a widespread collection of research on the growth, innovation and implementation of learning technologies for educators, technologists and trainers. The book is a useful source for academics and professionals interested in information and communication technologies.

Topics Covered

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

  • Blended Learning Environments
  • Computer mediated communication
  • Curriculum Development
  • Emerging technologies
  • Game- Based Learning
  • Language Learning
  • Mobile learning environments and applications
  • Virtual Learning Environments

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D., Ph.D., FHEA FRSA is a Reader and Associate Professor at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He holds 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 33 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 book was Project-Based Language Learning with Technology (Routledge) and a four-volume reference work entitled Digital Language Learning and Teaching for Bloomsbury. He is currently a partner in the EU-funded VITAL project which explores the role of learning analytics and second language learning (http://project-vital.eu/).