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Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
We too quickly think of standardized testing or other forms of summative assessment when we should be incorporating formative tools like feeding forward ( Goldsmith, 2009 ) or educative assessments that help the learner to align outcomes with activities and assessment ( Fink, 2003 ).
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Using the COVA Approach to Promote Active Learning in Digital Learning Environments
Cindy Cummings (Lamar University, USA), Dwayne Harapnuik (Lamar University, USA), and Tilisa Thibodeaux (Lamar University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2953-8.ch002
Active learning pedagogies using digital technologies hold much promise. Yet over the past several decades despite all the advances we see in how technology impacts most aspects of society, the advances in our educational institutions have been much smaller. Why? We have focused on the technology as a quick fix and have not focused on the learning. Rather than look to the latest teaching trend or hottest activity of the day, we must reimagine all aspects of our teaching and learning and purposefully build our programs as significant digital learning environments that inspire, foster, and facilitate deeper learning. This chapter reveals how we have built a Master's program that uses the active learning principles of choice, ownership, and voice through authentic learning (COVA approach) and how we have created a significant learning environment (CSLE) that fully engages and equips our learners to be digital leaders.
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