Curriculum Development and Instructional Design
Includes 17 Titles

Curriculum Development and Instructional Design

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The increased popularity of higher education in the last decade has greatly impacted the practice of devising instructional plans and curricula, as professors must cater to a wider variety of learners. This notable book bundle of 17 scholarly titles addresses topics on instructional design, adult learning, blended and mobile learning, as well as applied e-learning, and much more. This compilation of research aids professors and instructors in improving learning strategies that focuses on today's learner.
Release date: March 1, 2012
ISBN13: 9781466603479|EISBN13: 9781466603462

Description

With the increased demand for adult education in order to further one's career, as well as the growth of online education, the target audience for higher education has drastically changed.

The Curriculum Development and Instructional Design book bundle is an explorative reference into the field of educational technology. This assortment of 17 scholarly titles addresses topics on instructional design, adult learning, blended and mobile learning, as well as applied e-learning. These titles signify IGI Global's extraordinary coverage on the improvement of curriculum and instructional design that aims to benefit today's student.

Topics Covered

  • Adult Learning
  • Applied E-Learning
  • Blended & Mobile Learning
  • Engineering Education
  • Instructional Design
  • Technologies in Higher Education
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Web-Based Teaching & Learning

Books Included in this Collection

Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education: Enhanced Learning and Teaching
Anders D. Olofsson (Umeå University, Sweden), J. Ola Lindberg (Mid Sweden University, Sweden). © 2012. 548 pages.
During the last decade, the Internet has driven some of the most significant changes in higher education. Since information and communication technologies (ICTs) impact how we educate, teach, and learn, researchers, teachers, and other stakeholders in higher education must be prepared to meet students...
Instructional Technology Research, Design and Development: Lessons from the Field
Nor Aziah Alias (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia), Sulaiman Hashim (Aminudin Baki Institute, Malaysia). © 2012. 505 pages.
Design and development research, which has considerable implications for instructional design, focuses on designing and exploring products, artifacts and models, as well as programs, activity, and curricula. Instructional Technology Research, Design and Development: Lessons from the Field is a...
Teaching, Learning and the Net Generation: Concepts and Tools for Reaching Digital Learners
Sharmila Pixy Ferris (William Paterson University, USA). © 2012. 488 pages.
Although a growing body of research demonstrates the need for education to adapt to the needs of the Net Generation, research also shows that traditional teaching methods continue to dominate the classroom. To stay effective, higher education must adapt to the needs of this unique generation of digital...
Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues
Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Clif Mims (University of Memphis, USA), Kay A. Persichitte (University of Wyoming, USA). © 2012. 625 pages.
Though technology is expanding at a rate that is alarming to many skilled laborers concerned for the welfare of their industry and jobs, teachers should feel safe in their position; however, teachers who refuse to adapt to technology will be left behind. Developing Technology-Rich Teacher Education...
Evaluating the Impact of Technology on Learning, Teaching, and Designing Curriculum: Emerging Trends
Eugenia M. W. Ng (Hong Kong Institute of Education, China), Nikos I. Karacapilidis (University of Patras, Greece), Mahesh S. Raisinghani (Texas Woman’s University, USA). © 2012. 310 pages.
Although Web-based technologies have fundamentally changed human interaction and behavior in many ways, they have not yet had a considerable impact on theory and practice in education. Encouraging open communication about the opportunities, challenges, and potential issues introduced by new methods in...
Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science
Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University, USA), Kimberely Fletcher Nettleton (Morehead State University, USA). © 2012. 676 pages.
There exists a wealth of information about inquiry and about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but current research lacks meaningfully written, thoughtful applications of both topics. Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science represents the work of...
Adaptation, Resistance and Access to Instructional Technologies: Assessing Future Trends In Education
Steven D'Agustino (Fordham University, USA). © 2011. 556 pages.
It is imperative for schools today to create a competitive advantage for both the students and their communities. Adaptation, Resistance, and Access to Instructional Technologies: Assessing Future Trends in Education captures the current trends in technology integration from PreK-12 to higher...
Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches
Amy Cheney (Appalachian State University, USA), Robert L. Sanders (Appalachian State University, USA). © 2011. 366 pages.
Virtual worlds are an area of growing interest in many sectors, including higher education. While Web-based tools have existed for years to help deliver course content, these tools have not traditionally provided means for creation of community with the embedded communication and collaboration...
Software Industry-Oriented Education Practices and Curriculum Development: Experiences and Lessons
Matthew Hussey (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Bing Wu (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Xiaofei Xu (Harbin Institute of Technology, China). © 2011. 254 pages.
The development of practical software is exceedingly dynamic in nature and the software industry itself plays a key role in this process. As a result, higher education institutions need to produce graduates at primary and postgraduate degree levels that are well matched to the needs of local and...
Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching
Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA). © 2010. 470 pages.
Adult students demand a wider variety of instructional strategies that encompass real-world, interactive, cooperative, and discovery learning experiences. Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching explores how technology impacts...
Digital Imagery and Informational Graphics in E-Learning: Maximizing Visual Technologies
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA). © 2010. 348 pages.
E-learning has evolved with numerous IT-enabled affordances, including many that involve digital imagery and informational graphics. Not only are traditional images like drawings, blueprints, and photos widely used in e-learning, but also many new graphics have become useful learning aids. Digital...
Handbook of Research on Human Performance and Instructional Technology
Holim Song (Texas Southern University, USA), Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA). © 2010. 658 pages.
Not only have educators and trainers alike begun to harness the power of instructional technology and human performance techniques, but now businesses and industries have incorporated these technologies for training development and performance improvement. The Handbook of Research on Human Performance...
Strategies and Technologies for Developing Online Computer Labs for Technology-Based Courses
Lee Chao (University of Houston-Victoria, USA). © 2008. 374 pages.
For technology-based online courses, computer labs are necessary to support hands-on practice for IT products. The implementation of an online computer teaching lab is a challenging task. Strategies & Technologies for Developing Online Computer Labs for Technology-Based Courses discusses design...
Instructional Design: Case Studies in Communities of Practice
Michael J. Keppell (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia). © 2007. 426 pages.
Instructional designers hold the responsibility of selecting, sequencing, synthesizing, and summarizing unfamiliar content to subject matter experts. To successfully achieve legitimate participation in communities of practice, instructional designers need to utilize a number of communication strategies...
Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy
Patricia McGee (The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA), Colleen Carmean (Arizona State University West, USA), Ali Jafari (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA). © 2005. 399 pages.
Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy is a comprehensive overview of standards, practices and possibilities of course management systems in higher education. Course Management Systems for Learning: Beyond Accidental Pedagogy focuses on what the current knowledge is (in best...
Managing E-Learning Strategies: Design, Delivery, Implementation and Evaluation
Badrul Khan (George Washington University, USA). © 2005. 424 pages.
Managing E-Learning Strategies: Design, Delivery, Implementation and Evaluation provides readers with a broad understanding of the emerging field of e-learning and also advises readers on the issues that are critical to the success of a meaningful e-learning environment. It walks you through the...
Developing an Online Curriculum: Technologies and Techniques
Lynnette R. Porter (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA). © 2004. 316 pages.
Developing an Online Curriculum: Technologies and Techniques acts as a guidebook for teachers and administrators as they look for support with their online education programs. It offers teaching suggestions for everything from course development to time management and community building. The book is...