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What is Ubiquitous Access & Social Networking

Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
We live in a digitally connected world with ubiquitous and everywhere access. The classroom is no longer the locus of control; the network is. We live in an age where we can access all the world’s information and almost anyone from the palms of our hands.
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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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