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Rethinking University Teaching

Author : Diana Laurillard
ISBN : 9781136409127
Genre : Education
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Teachers in higher education have had to become more professional in their approach to teaching, matching their professionalism in research. The first edition of this book prepares teachers to do and undergo quality audits and appraisals, and to achieve their personal aims of improving their teaching and their students' learning. The strength of this book is that it provides a sound theoretical basis for designing and using learning technologies in university teaching. This new edition builds upon the success of the first and contains major updates to the information on learning technologies and includes the implications of using technology for the university context - both campus and electronic - which suggests a new approach to managing learning at institutional level.

Teaching As A Design Science

Author : Diana Laurillard
ISBN : 9781136448201
Genre : Education
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Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the twenty-first century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment. Teaching is now a design science. Like other design professionals – architects, engineers, programmers – teachers have to work out creative and evidence-based ways of improving what they do. Yet teaching is not treated as a design profession. Every day, teachers design and test new ways of teaching, using learning technology to help their students. Sadly, their discoveries often remain local. By representing and communicating their best ideas as structured pedagogical patterns, teachers could develop this vital professional knowledge collectively. Teacher professional development has not embedded in the teacher’s everyday role the idea that they could discover something worth communicating to other teachers, or build on each others’ ideas. Could the culture change? From this unique perspective on the nature of teaching, Diana Laurillard argues that a twenty-first century education system needs teachers who work collaboratively to design effective and innovative teaching.

Rethinking University Teaching

Author : Diana Laurillard
ISBN : 9780415092890
Genre : College teaching
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Teachers in higher education are slowly accepting the fact that they have to become more professional in their approach to teaching, matching their professionalism in research. The notions of quality audit and teacher appraisal are new, and in their existing forms ill-founded, but they represent a challenge that teachers will have to face. The book aims to prepare them for this: both to contribute towards a well-founded implementation of quality audits and appraisal, and to achieve their personal aims of improving their teaching and their students' learning. There is also a growing recognition that the technological media have the potential to improve student learning, or at least teach efficiency, and university teachers are looking for ways of increasing their understanding of what can be done with the new media, and how to do it. This book will inform them about what has been done and what is already known, helping them to think constructively and critically, and building toward a practical methodology for the design, development, and implementation of educational technologies. Part one explores students' learning, and what it is that they need from educational technology; part tow looks at individual teaching methods and media, including non-interactive media (lectures, print, audio, etc.), hypermedia (CD-ROM, etc.), and interactive media (simulations, modelling programs etc.); and part three discussed the design methodology, designing learning activities, setting up the learning context and maintaining quality. Diana Laurillard is Professor of Educational Technology, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning Technology and Teaching, at The Open University. She was a member of the National Committee for the Inquiry into Higher Education, chaired by Sir Ron Dearing.

Digital Technologies And Their Role In Achieving Our Ambitions For Education

Author : Diana Laurillard
ISBN : 0854737979
Genre : Education
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This lecture examines the ways in which digital technologies can contribute to rethinking existing educational models in order to achieve our ambitions for education.

A Handbook Of Techniques For Formative Evaluation

Author : Cowan, John (formerly Director, The Open University, Scotland)
ISBN : 9781135792763
Genre : Education
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This handbook provides all those teaching in higher and further education with a reference on how to develop and use a "toolkit" which is capable of exploring and assessing all the relevant aspects of their students' learning. It discusses how readers can assess their own teaching quality.

The Sage Encyclopedia Of Online Education

Author : Steven L. Danver
ISBN : 9781483318349
Genre : Education
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Online education, both by for-profit institutions and within traditional universities, has seen recent tremendous growth and appeal - but online education has many aspects that are not well understood. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Online Education provides a thorough and engaging reference on all aspects of this field, from the theoretical dimensions of teaching online to the technological aspects of implementing online courses—with a central focus on the effective education of students. Key topics explored through over 350 entries include: · Technology used in the online classroom · Institutions that have contributed to the growth of online education · Pedagogical basis and strategies of online education · Effectiveness and assessment · Different types of online education and best practices · The changing role of online education in the global education system

Handbook Of Research On Hybrid Learning Models Advanced Tools Technologies And Applications

Author : Wang, Fu Lee
ISBN : 9781605663814
Genre : Computers
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"This book focuses on Hybrid Learning as a way to compensate for the shortcomings of traditional face-to-face teaching, distance learning, and technology-mediated learning"--Provided by publisher.

Emerging Strategies For Supporting Student Learning

Author : Barbara Allan
ISBN : 9781783300709
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides a straightforward and accessible guide to the latest learning and teaching practices appropriate for use with higher education students. It is both an exciting and challenging time to be working in higher education as the sector experiences rapid changes including: an increasingly diverse student population with changing expectations; changes in technology including the rise in the use of social media; increased emphasis on employability and internationalisation; development of new social learning spaces; as well as an ever-decreasing resource base. As a result of these changes, new approaches to supporting student learning are developing rapidly. In the past five years, developments in both the theory and practice of learning and teaching have created a complex landscape which it is sometimes difficult to navigate. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides practical guidance and brings together theory and practice in an accessible style. The book covers a wide range of tools and techniques (relevant to face-to-face, blended learning and online practices) which will suit students in different contexts from large groups of 500+ to very small classes of research students. This practical book makes extensive use of case studies, examples, checklists and tables and contains: - An analysis of the current higher education landscape, the changes that are occurring and the diverse nature of students populations - An exploration of new theories of digital literacy including case studies demonstrating how library and information workers have applied these models in practice - A demonstration of the many different ways in which academic library and information services are working in support of student employability - A theoretical overview of different approaches to teaching and learning including Kolb’s learning cycle, Laurillard’s conversational framework for university teaching, Entwistle’s teaching for understanding at university, Land and Meyer’s threshold concepts, and the Higher Education Academy’s work on flexible pedagogies - Practical guidance on designing, developing and evaluating courses and other learning and teaching events in different situations in including face-to-face, flipped classroom, blended learning, and online learning - An exploration of approaches to personal and professionals development including 90+ approaches to workplace learning; accredited courses; short courses, conferences and workshops; networking through professional organisations; and developing online networks. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning will be essential reading for different groups working in colleges and universities including library and information workers, staff developers, educational technologists, educational development project workers, educational change agents and students of library and information science who are planning their careers in higher education institutions.

E Tivities

Author : Gilly Salmon
ISBN : 9781135114459
Genre : Education
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The world of learning and teaching is at a watershed; confronted by challenges to previous educational models. One learning future lies in impactful, purposeful, active online activities, or ‘e-tivities’, that keep learners engaged, motivated, and participating. Grounded in the author’s action research, E-tivities, 2nd Edition assuredly illustrates how technologies shape and enhance learning and teaching journeys. In this highly practical book, Gilly Salmon maintains her exceptional reputation, delivering another powerful guide for academics, teaching professionals, trainers, designers and developers in all disciplines. This popular text has been comprehensively updated; addressing key technological changes since 2002, offering fresh case studies and ‘Carpe Diem’ - a unique approach to learning design workshops. Readers will find E-tivities, 2nd Edition a wonderful resource on its own or as a companion to the author’s bestselling e-Moderating, 3rd Edition. Find e-tivities on the web at e-tivities.com or connect at gillysalmon.com

Podcasting For Learning In Universities

Author : Gilly Salmon
ISBN : 9780335236480
Genre : Education
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Podcasting for Learning in Universitiesdetails several examples of research to practice for the successful use of podcasts in Higher Education, drawing from studies in the UK, Australia and South Africa. The book offers a practical transferable model and guidelines for integrating podcasts in higher education contexts. There is a dedicated website atwww.podcastingforlearning.comwith further links and examples. "The sheer range of ideas for using podcasts shown by the case studies, will hopefully spark off a number of ideas for ways in which practice in one subject can be re-used in another. Case studies covering reflective learning, active learning, students voices, fieldwork, distance learning and learning transferable skills, show that podcasts are flexible enough as a medium to deliver effective learning outcomes regardless of the subject." ESCalate, 2nd October 2008.To read more of the ESCalate reviewclick here. "This book is exactly what is required for a wide range of potential readers - it is practical, yet derived from research; it is focused on student learning, yet has a technical component; it is leading-edge, yet it draws on many case studies." Professor Robin Mason, The Open University, UK "I recommend this book to all academics in higher education." Peter Bullen, Ford Professor of Automotive Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This book shows how podcasts can help transform the teaching and learning experience in Higher Education...a blueprint for podcast use." Professor David Nicol, University of Strathclyde, Scotland "The students' views are represented strongly throughout the book, which helps to make it a compelling and extremely worthwhile read." Dr Linda Creanor, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland "Finally, a Podcasting Bible for education!" Mazlan Hasan, Senior Instructional Designer, National Institute of Education, Singapore "The 10-step pedagogic model for developing podcasting provides an essential step-by-step guide for anyone venturing into this area for the first time." Richard Wallis, TwoFour Learning "After reading this book, I am attracted to offering another flexible learning choice. Podcasting affords active learning whether individual, cooperative or collaborative contributions, either formal or informal." Denise Nelson, Course Designer, SIAST Virtual Campus, Canada Contributors:Marialuisa Aliotta, Simon Bates, David Bell, Keith Brunton, Chris Cane, Annette Cashmore, Claire Chambers, Brian Cox, Chris Dennett, Stuart Downward, Palitha Edirisingha, John Fothergill, Derek France, Martin Jenkins, Mark J. W. Lee, David Livingstone, Jo Lonsdale, Kenny Lynch, Raymond Macharia, Matthew Mobbs, Richard Mobbs, Nick Mount, Dick Ng'ambi, Ming Nie, Chris Ribchester, Libby Rothwell, Gilly Salmon, Nick Short, Adam Stevens, John Traxler, Belinda Tynan and Kim Whittlestone.

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