Authored by some of the most inspirational researchers in the field, Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times provides a research-based blueprint for implementing pedagogical approaches that promote literacy engagement among low-income and minority students. Extensive case studies of classroom practice document how student diversity and technology can become catalysts for deeper learning. Instead of just pinpointing limitations in today's educational system, Jim Cummins, Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers move beyond critique and provide powerful action plans to help you in your classroom.
The infusion of technology into curriculum influences the methods and techniques used to educate the student population. By integrating effective technology in education, teachers are provided with a better opportunity to adapt and enhance the learning experience for students from various backgrounds. Diverse Learning Opportunities Through Technology-Based Curriculum Design provides innovative insights into the development and advancement of online instruction and educational technology to engage students from diverse backgrounds. The content within this publication addresses academic performance, technology integration, and online learning. It is geared towards educators, educational software developers, instructional designers, and researchers, and it covers topics centered on the methods to adjust, adapt, and implant the newest technology into contemporary curriculum.
In this book we outline an optimistic, aspirational and unashamedly ambitious agenda for schooling. We make cautious use of the concept of ‘future proofing’ to signal the commitment of the various authors to re-thinking the purposes, content and processes of schooling with a view to ensuring that all children, from all backgrounds are prepared by their education to make a positive contribution to the futures that are ahead of them. The book focuses on issues relating to technology and social justice to re-examine the traditional relationship between schools and technology, between schools and diverse learners, and between schools, children and knowledge. Drawing from examples from around the world, the book explores practical ways that diverse schools have worked to celebrate diverse understandings of what it means to be a learner, a citizen, a worker in these changed and changing times and the ways different technologies can support this agenda.
This book addresses the background of classroom flipping, explores the theoretical underpinnings for why flipping works, and shares current success stories in practice. It provides diverse international examples of classroom flipping for all ages, includes discussions of the authors’ studies in the context of the existing research, and illustrates the impact that classroom flipping has had across a range of educational settings instead of focusing on a specific domain or learner context. Intended as a handbook for practitioners, the analysis of commonly used, highly effective techniques for learners of various ages fills a major gap in the literature. It offers a valuable resource for educators, helping them make the flipped learning experience an impactful and meaningful one.
This edited volume contains reports of current research, and literature reviews of research, involving self-efficacy in various instructional technology contexts. The chapters represent international perspectives across the broad areas of K- 12 education, higher education, teacher self-efficacy, and learner self-efficacy to capture a diverse cross section of research on these topics. The book includes reviews of existing literature and reports of new research, thus creating a comprehensive resource for researchers and designers interested in this general topic. The book is especially relevant to students and researchers in educational technology, instructional technology, instructional design, learning sciences, and educational psychology.
Table of Contents Chapter 1 Technology and Media: Facilitating Learning Introduction Technology Media The Concrete-Abstract Continuum Learning Roles of Technology and Media in Learning Learning Settings Information and Instruction Instructional Strategies Summary Chapter 2 Instructional Strategies: Integrating Technology and Media Introduction Strategies in the Classroom Presentation Demonstration Drill and Practice Tutorials Discussion Cooperative Learning Games Simulations Discovery Problem Solving Teacher-Centered Strategies Student-Centered Strategies Creating Learning Experiences Learning Contexts and Settings Summary Chapter 3 Visual Principles: Designing Effective Materials Introduction Visual Literacy Roles of Visuals in Learning Types of Visuals Visual Design Guidelines Creating Images Capturing Images Summary Chapter 4 Introduction The ASSURE Model Analyze Learners State Standards and Objectives Select Strategies, Technology, Media, and Materials Utilize Technology, Media, and Materials Require Learner Participation Evaluate and Revise Summary Chapter 5 Computers and Multimedia: Accessing Digital Worlds Introduction Computers and Multimedia in the Classroom Advantages Limitations Integration Software Selection Computer Hardware Computer Facilities Summary Chapter 6 Distance Education: Connecting Learners Beyond the Classroom Introduction Distance Education Instruction at a Distance Audio in Distance Education Television in Distance Education Instructional Television Options Summary Chapter 7 Online Learning: Learning Through the Internet and Computer Networks Introduction Online Learning Networks Issues Summary Chapter 8 Instructional Materials and Displays: Using Media to Engage Learners Introduction Learning Centers Instructional Modules Manipulatives Printed Materials Display Surfaces Exhibits Summary Chapter 9 Visuals: Enhancing Learning with Visuals Introduction Visuals in the Classroom Nonprojected Visuals Projected Visuals Presentation Software Digital Images Document Camera Projection Overhead Projection Summary Chapter 10 Audio: Listening and Learning Introduction Using Audio in the Classroom Digital Audio Formats Analog Audio Formats Advantages of Audio Limitations of Audio Integration of Audio Hearing and Listening Developing Listening Skills Summary Chapter 11 Video: Enhancing Learning with Moving Images Introduction Using Video in the Classroom Special Attributes Digital Video Formats Analog Video Formats Advantages Limitations Integration Selecting Video Producing Video Summary Chapter 12 Trends in Technology and Media: Looking Ahead Introduction Trends in Technology and Media Innovations on the Horizon Schools of the Future Your Future in the Field Professional Organizations Professional Journals Summary Appendix: Equipment Safety and Setups Introduction Equipment Safety Equipment Selection and Identification Care and Handling of Equipment Projector Setups Video Setups Audio Setups.
"This book provides information on different styles of instructional design methodologies, tips, and strategies on how to use technology to facilitate active learning and techniques to help faculty and researchers develop online instructional and teaching materials. It enables libraries to provide a foundational reference for researchers, educators, administrators, and others in the context of instructional systems and technology"--Provided by publisher.
Organizational leaders in institutions of higher education expect instructors to implement blended learning courses without understanding instructor experiences with technology. Requiring faculty to teach blended learning courses without fully understanding the experiences instructors had implementing technology may lead to developing inappropriate professional training programs, ineffective use of technology, or to instructor disuse of technology in the future. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses in campus-based institutions of higher education worldwide. This qualitative phenomenological research study used a modified van Kaam method by Moustakas (1994) with in-depth, semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses. The analysis of the transcribed interviews revealed four themes: (a) facilitating instruction and learning, (b) frustrating, (c) satisfying and rewarding, and (d) socially connecting. The conclusions derived from the study suggest that learning about the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses may guide educational leaders in providing support and in preparing professional development workshops on how to teach blended learning courses.
How do education leaders demonstrate accountability? One proof is a clear, measurable assessment of teacher performance in meeting standards, and this book provides a perfect how-to. National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Resources for Assessment includes tools for gathering performance data, strategies for both formative and summative assessment, rubrics, guidelines, and a road map to NCATE accreditation of advanced programs for technology leaders and facilitators. This is a must-have book for teacher educators, college of education faculty, and K-12 school administrators and classroom teachers. Assessment rubrics for each of the NETS-T performance indicators Data-gathering tools and surveys for classroom observation Guidelines for selecting and creating teacher portfolio artifacts Also available: Transforming Classroom Practice: Professional Development Strategies in Educational Technology - ISBN 1564842460 Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership Accreditation - ISBN 1564842266