Technology Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach

Technology Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach
Author: Fun Man Fung,Christoph Zimmermann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-07-03
ISBN 10: 0128230797
ISBN 13: 9780128230794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach Book Review:

Technology-Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach discusses new technologies and their potential for the advancement of chemistry education, particularly in topics that are difficult to demonstrate in traditional 2d media. The book covers the theoretical background of technologies currently in use (such as virtual and augmented reality), introducing readers to the current landscape and providing a solid foundation on how technology can be usefully integrated in both learning and teaching chemistry content. Other sections cover the implementation of technology, how to design a curriculum, and how new tactics can be applied to both outreach and evaluation efforts. Case studies supplement the information presented, providing the reader with practicable examples and applications of covered theories and technologies. Drawing on the broad experiences and unique insights of a global team of authors from a whole host of different backgrounds, the book aims to stimulate readers’ creativity and inspire them to find their own novel applications of the techniques highlighted in this volume. Provides detailed information on the theoretical background of technology usage in chemistry education, including discussions of augmented and virtual reality Helps readers understand available options and make informed decisions on how to best utilize technology to enhance their chemistry teaching using concepts surrounding blended learning Presents examples of theory in practice through case studies that detail completed implementations from around the world

Future Ready Learning

Future Ready Learning
Author: U. S. Department U.S. Department of Education
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2016-06-06
ISBN 10: 9781533636058
ISBN 13: 1533636052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Future Ready Learning Book Review:

The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015.

Research and Practice in Chemistry Education

Research and Practice in Chemistry Education
Author: Madeleine Schultz,Siegbert Schmid,Gwendolyn A. Lawrie
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-04-06
ISBN 10: 9811369984
ISBN 13: 9789811369988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research and Practice in Chemistry Education Book Review:

This book brings together fifteen contributions from presenters at the 25th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education 2018, held in Sydney. Written by a highly diverse group of chemistry educators working within different national and institutional contexts with the common goal of improving student learning, the book presents research in multiple facets of the cutting edge of chemistry education, offering insights into the application of learning theories in chemistry combined with practical experience in implementing teaching strategies. The chapters are arranged according to the themes novel pedagogies, dynamic teaching environments, new approaches in assessment and professional skills – each of which is of substantial current interest to the science education communities. Providing an overview of contemporary practice, this book helps improve student learning outcomes. Many of the teaching strategies presented are transferable to other disciplines and are of great interest to the global community of tertiary chemistry educators as well as readers in the areas of secondary STEM education and other disciplines.

Lessons Learned from Blended Programs

Lessons Learned from Blended Programs
Author: Richard E. Ferdig,Cathy Cavanaugh,Joseph R. Freidhoff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780988423312
ISBN 13: 0988423316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accessible Elements

Accessible Elements
Author: Dietmar Karl Kennepohl,Lawton Shaw
Publsiher: Athabasca University Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1897425473
ISBN 13: 9781897425473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessible Elements Book Review:

Accessible Elements informs science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, and the relevant educational theory. Delivery of university-level courses through online and distance education is a method of providing equal access to students seeking post-secondary education. Distance delivery offers practical alternatives to traditional on-campus education for students limited by barriers such as classroom scheduling, physical location, finances, or job and family commitments. The growing recognition and acceptance of distance education, coupled with the rapidly increasing demand for accessibility and flexible delivery of courses, has made distance education a viable and popular option for many people to meet their science educational goals.

Web Based Engineering Education Critical Design and Effective Tools

Web Based Engineering Education  Critical Design and Effective Tools
Author: Russell, Donna,Haghi, A.K.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2010-06-30
ISBN 10: 1615206604
ISBN 13: 9781615206605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Web Based Engineering Education Critical Design and Effective Tools Book Review:

Rapid advances in computer technology and the internet have created new opportunities for delivering instruction and revolutionizing the learning environment. This development has been accelerated by the significant reduction in cost of the Internet infrastructure and the easy accessibility of the World Wide Web. This book evaluates the usefulness of advanced learning systems in delivering instructions in a virtual academic environment for different engineering sectors. It aims at providing a deep probe into the most relevant issues in engineering education and digital learning and offers a survey of how digital engineering education has developed, where it stands now, how research in this area has progressed, and what the prospects are for the future.

Opening Up Education

Opening Up Education
Author: Toru Iiyoshi,M. S. Vijay Kumar
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0262033712
ISBN 13: 9780262033718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opening Up Education Book Review:

Experts discuss the potential for open education tools, resources, and knowledge to transform the economics and ecology of education.

Using ICTs and blended learning in transforming technical and vocational education and training

Using ICTs and blended learning in transforming technical and vocational education and training
Author: Latchem, Colin,Commonwealth of Learning
Publsiher: UNESCO Publishing
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-04-17
ISBN 10: 9231002120
ISBN 13: 9789231002120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Preparing for Blended E learning

Preparing for Blended E learning
Author: Allison Littlejohn,Chris Pegler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-04-25
ISBN 10: 1134140746
ISBN 13: 9781134140749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing for Blended E learning Book Review:

Blended and online learning skills are rapidly becoming essential for effective teaching and learning in universities and colleges. Covering theory where useful but maintaining an emphasis on practice, this book provides teachers and lecturers with an accessible introduction to e-learning. Beginning by exploring the meaning of 'e-learning', it supports tutors in identifying how they plan to use technology to support courses that blend online and face-to-face interactions. Illustrated by a range of case of studies, the book covers: designing quality, appropriate effective and online learning efficient and sustainable e-learning activity providing appropriate feedback to learners devising student activities and sourcing learning resources managing online and offline interactions Packed with practical advice and ideas, this book provides the core skills and knowledge that teachers in HE and FE need when starting out and further developing their teaching course design for blended and online learning.

Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education

Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education
Author: Anders D. Olofsson,J. Ola Lindberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781613500828
ISBN 13: 1613500823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education Book Review:

"This book presents recent and important theoretical and practical advances in educational technology design in higher education, examining their possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning"--Provided by publisher.

Distance Education for Teacher Training

Distance Education for Teacher Training
Author: Hilary Perraton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2002-03-11
ISBN 10: 1134868464
ISBN 13: 9781134868469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distance Education for Teacher Training Book Review:

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Teaching Lab Science Courses Online

Teaching Lab Science Courses Online
Author: Linda Jeschofnig,Peter Jeschofnig
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-02-02
ISBN 10: 9781118010013
ISBN 13: 1118010019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Lab Science Courses Online Book Review:

Teaching Lab Science Courses Online is a practical resource for educators developing and teaching fully online lab science courses. First, it provides guidance for using learning management systems and other web 2.0 technologies such as video presentations, discussion boards, Google apps, Skype, video/web conferencing, and social media networking. Moreover, it offers advice for giving students the hands-on “wet laboratory” experience they need to learn science effectively, including the implications of implementing various lab experiences such as computer simulations, kitchen labs, and commercially assembled at-home lab kits. Finally, the book reveals how to get administrative and faculty buy-in for teaching science online and shows how to negotiate internal politics and assess the budget implications of online science instruction.

University Teaching in Focus

University Teaching in Focus
Author: Lynne Hunt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415644062
ISBN 13: 9780415644068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

University Teaching in Focus Book Review:

University Teaching in Focus provides a foundational springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities. Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality/leadership - this succinct resource offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. The book empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies, and knowledge, as well as linking theory to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style by internationally acclaimed experts, topics include: learning theories, assessment, discipline-based teaching, curriculum design, problem-based and work-integrated learning, effective classroom teaching, and flexible modes of delivery. The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The book also makes reference to seminal works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your Thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts. University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in life-long learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, to enter the workforce, to understand their discipline, and to interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

Blended Learning Educational Innovation for Personalized Learning

Blended Learning  Educational Innovation for Personalized Learning
Author: Simon K. S. Cheung,Lap-Kei Lee,Ivana Simonova,Tomas Kozel,Lam-For Kwok
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-06-17
ISBN 10: 3030215628
ISBN 13: 9783030215620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blended Learning Educational Innovation for Personalized Learning Book Review:

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Blended Learning, ICBL 2019, held in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, in July 2019. The 28 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 80 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections named: personalized and adaptive learning; content development for blended learning; experience in blended learning; analytics and evaluation for blended learning; open educational resources; and pedagogical and psychological issues.

Getting Smart

Getting Smart
Author: Tom Vander Ark
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1118115872
ISBN 13: 9781118115879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting Smart Book Review:

A comprehensive look at the promise and potential of online learning In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United States and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blend of online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schools and programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning" opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake our schools into "smart schools." Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combine online and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" for learning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines the new employment bargain, examines online universities and "smart schools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies that create better learning, studies smart cultures

Pedagogy and Practice

Pedagogy and Practice
Author: Patricia Murphy,Kathy Hall,Janet Soler
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-06-21
ISBN 10: 1446202631
ISBN 13: 9781446202630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedagogy and Practice Book Review:

This book foregrounds pedagogy in a way that challenges readers to reflect on themselves as teachers and learners, and to be reflexive about their own practices and contexts. Learning involves a transformation of identity which occurs through negotiation and repositioning, through new ways of relating, and through different ways of participating in practices. This book examines the meaning and implications for pedagogy in educational and workplace settings, and the role of the teacher in this sociocultural view of learning. By illustrating the mediated nature of agency and identity, the chapters (re)conceptualise the teacher and the learner and show different ways of supporting learning and being a teacher. The settings represented range from nursery to university and from out-of-school to insitutionally-based and work place situations. Curricular aspects represented include popular culture, critical literacy, multimodality, the arts, and new technologies. Teachers and student teachers, as learners, are also represented in the accounts assembled. The book takes a sociocultural view of learning and considers the pedagogical implications of this view. It explores different meanings of pedagogy and considers notions of cultural bridging and the processess of transforming identities. The contributions challenge ways of thinking about practice, both teaching and assessment, and argue for practices that bridge between learners′ worlds, their communities and educational institutions. Drawing on the international literature, this book will be essential reading for students of curriculum learning and assessment in all sectors from pre-primary to further and higher education. It is suitable as a core text for masters and taught doctorate programmes. It will also be of interest to a wide range of professionals involved with curriculum, learning and the practice of teaching and assessment. This book is relevant to those in work-based and professional education and training, and in informal educational settings, as well as traditional educational institutions at all levels. A unique collection in a field that is underrepresented, it will also be of interest to an academic audience.

Active Learning in College Science

Active Learning in College Science
Author: Joel J. Mintzes,Emily M. Walter
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1001
Release: 2020-02-23
ISBN 10: 303033600X
ISBN 13: 9783030336004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Learning in College Science Book Review:

This book explores evidence-based practice in college science teaching. It is grounded in disciplinary education research by practicing scientists who have chosen to take Wieman’s (2014) challenge seriously, and to investigate claims about the efficacy of alternative strategies in college science teaching. In editing this book, we have chosen to showcase outstanding cases of exemplary practice supported by solid evidence, and to include practitioners who offer models of teaching and learning that meet the high standards of the scientific disciplines. Our intention is to let these distinguished scientists speak for themselves and to offer authentic guidance to those who seek models of excellence. Our primary audience consists of the thousands of dedicated faculty and graduate students who teach undergraduate science at community and technical colleges, 4-year liberal arts institutions, comprehensive regional campuses, and flagship research universities. In keeping with Wieman’s challenge, our primary focus has been on identifying classroom practices that encourage and support meaningful learning and conceptual understanding in the natural sciences. The content is structured as follows: after an Introduction based on Constructivist Learning Theory (Section I), the practices we explore are Eliciting Ideas and Encouraging Reflection (Section II); Using Clickers to Engage Students (Section III); Supporting Peer Interaction through Small Group Activities (Section IV); Restructuring Curriculum and Instruction (Section V); Rethinking the Physical Environment (Section VI); Enhancing Understanding with Technology (Section VII), and Assessing Understanding (Section VIII). The book’s final section (IX) is devoted to Professional Issues facing college and university faculty who choose to adopt active learning in their courses. The common feature underlying all of the strategies described in this book is their emphasis on actively engaging students who seek to make sense of natural objects and events. Many of the strategies we highlight emerge from a constructivist view of learning that has gained widespread acceptance in recent years. In this view, learners make sense of the world by forging connections between new ideas and those that are part of their existing knowledge base. For most students, that knowledge base is riddled with a host of naïve notions, misconceptions and alternative conceptions they have acquired throughout their lives. To a considerable extent, the job of the teacher is to coax out these ideas; to help students understand how their ideas differ from the scientifically accepted view; to assist as students restructure and reconcile their newly acquired knowledge; and to provide opportunities for students to evaluate what they have learned and apply it in novel circumstances. Clearly, this prescription demands far more than most college and university scientists have been prepared for.

Pedagogy and Learning Technology

Pedagogy and Learning Technology
Author: Keith Smyth,Christina Mainka,Napier University
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780902703841
ISBN 13: 0902703846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Relevant Chemistry Education

Relevant Chemistry Education
Author: Ingo Eilks,Avi Hofstein
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2015-07-22
ISBN 10: 9463001751
ISBN 13: 9789463001755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relevant Chemistry Education Book Review:

This book is aimed at chemistry teachers, teacher educators, chemistry education researchers, and all those who are interested in increasing the relevance of chemistry teaching and learning as well as students' perception of it. The book consists of 20 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a certain issue related to the relevance of chemistry education. These chapters are based on a recently suggested model of the relevance of science education, encompassing individual, societal, and vocational relevance, its present and future implications, as well as its intrinsic and extrinsic aspects. “Two highly distinguished chemical educators, Ingo Eilks and AviHofstein, have brought together 40 internationally renowned colleagues from 16 countries to offer an authoritative view of chemistry teaching today. Between them, the authors, in 20 chapters, give an exceptional description of the current state of chemical education and signpost the future in both research and in the classroom. There is special emphasis on the many attempts to enthuse students with an understanding of the central science, chemistry, which will be helped by having an appreciation of the role of the science in today’s world. Themes which transcend all education such as collaborative work, communication skills, attitudes, inquiry learning and teaching, and problem solving are covered in detail and used in the context of teaching modern chemistry. The book is divided into four parts which describe the individual, the societal, the vocational and economic, and the non-formal dimensions and the editors bring all the disparate leads into a coherent narrative, that will be highly satisfying to experienced and new researchers and to teachers with the daunting task of teaching such an intellectually demanding subject. Just a brief glance at the index and the references will convince anyone interested in chemical education that this book is well worth studying; it is scholarly and readable and has tackled the most important issues in chemical education today and in the foreseeable future.” – Professor David Waddington, Emeritus Professor in Chemistry Education, University of York, United Kingdom

Distance Education Technologies in Asia

Distance Education Technologies in Asia
Author: Jon Baggaley,Tian Belawati
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2010-11-10
ISBN 10: 8132105613
ISBN 13: 9788132105619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distance Education Technologies in Asia Book Review:

In Asia, Distance Education (DE) is providing major solutions in the areas of education and training. DE methods that are standard in other parts of the world, however, have yet to demonstrate their full potential in Asia. Covering nine DE projects by 39 researchers from 13 countries, this book analyses the DE scenario in Asia, the successes, the failures and the reasons behind them. This book is a unique collation of the results of studies of educational technologies across an extensive network of Asian countries. It also provides a useful snapshot of DE's development in Asia in the early years of the 21st century. The surveys reported cover different DE contexts, methodologies, and levels of generalisability, and add to the existing scholarship on the subject by providing previously unavailable, firm evidence about DE's prospects in Asia. The contributors give important recommendations that can be translated into practical and political actions to help solve critical socio-economic problems of Asia as well as other parts of the world.