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Adaptation, Resistance and Access to Instructional Technologies

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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 education. This relevant research publication focuses on the various constituent groups, namely students, teachers, and communities, in education and the effects of educational technology on learning and empowerment. It is a must-read book for all K-12 school district administrators, principals, technology coordinators, and K-12 teachers, as well as undergraduate and graduate school of education, teacher preparation programs, and clinical field supervisors of teachers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
  5. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Access
    1. Chapter 1: The Digital Information Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFORMATION LITERACY AND THE REDEFINITION OF INFORMATION
      5. INFORMATION BEHAVIOR
      6. TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT INFORMATION
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: The Adoption and Sustainability of Technology-Enhanced Education in Higher Institutions of Learning in Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA AS AN ACTOR-NETWORK
      4. HIGHER EDUCATION IN POST-APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
      5. ICTS, HIGHER EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
      6. THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
      7. ICT INTEGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
      8. OBSTACLES TO ICT INTEGRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA
      9. BEYOND COMPUTERS: A SUSTAINABLE INTEGRATION ICTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN SOUTH AFRICA
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Technological Infrastructure and Implementation Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMING THE CONTEXT OF TEACHER ICT USE
      4. THE LAPTOPS FOR TEACHERS INITIATIVE AND EVALUATION
      5. PATTERNS OF TEACHER LAPTOP USE
      6. ESTABLISHING THE FIRST LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
      7. CONCEPTUALISING THE SECOND LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
      8. TOWARDS THE THIRD LEVEL OF IMPROVEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR LAPTOP USE
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Perceptions of Students and Teachers about the Use of E-Learning / Sharing Portal in Educational Activities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
  10. Section 2: Enabling Students
    1. Chapter 5: Student-Authored Textbooks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. USING WIKIS TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO WRITE THEIR OWN TEXTBOOKS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 6: Say It Down!
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
    3. Chapter 7: Design and Development of Personalized Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRANSFORMING TO PLEASE
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. ENGAGING STUDENTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Peer Assistance and Interaction in an Online Forum
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS & DISCUSSION
      6. EDUCATIONAL IMPORTANCE
  11. Section 3: Enabling Communities
    1. Chapter 9: Harnessing the Potential of Cooperative Interaction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 10: Empowering Faculty Communities for Fostering and Assessing Student Performance in Virtual Landscapes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE COHORT
      5. THE COURSE
      6. FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITY
      7. RIME ASSESSMENT MODEL
      8. RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY
      9. RIME OUTCOMES
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 11: Collaboration and the Use of Three Dimensional Interface within a Virtual Learning Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL UNDERPINNINGS
      4. METHOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      6. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
      7. IMPLICATIONS
      8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Field Notes from the Wild
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE STUDY
      5. SUMMARY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 13: Using the 3V Model to Explore Virtuality, Veracity and Values in Liminal Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A RICH HERITAGE OF RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES
      4. LIMINAL SPACES
      5. NETWORKING AND CONNECTIVISM
      6. A RESPONSE: 3V MODEL
      7. AN OPERATIONAL MODEL
      8. CASE STUDY
      9. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 4: Enabling Teachers
    1. Chapter 14: Social Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL NETWORK SITES
      3. BACKGROUND OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
      4. HOW SOCIAL NETWORKS SITES ARE EMERGING IN EDUCATION
      5. EDUCATIONAL USES OF SOCIAL NETWORKS
      6. CONCERNS ABOUT SOLUTIONS FOR USING SOCIAL NETWORKS IN EDUCATION
      7. DEVELOPING STRATEGIES TO USE SOCIAL NETWORKS
      8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS REGARDING SOCIAL NETWORKING APPLCIATIONS IN EDUCATION
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: The Integration of Social Networking in Creating Collaborative Partnerships in Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL NETWORKING: A DEFINITION
      5. WEB 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORKING TOOLS EXPLORED
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 16: A Dinosaur Hatches Its Eggs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE INCUBATION PERIOD: KEEPING TECHNOLOGY AT A “SAFE AND COMFORTABLE” LEVEL
      4. LAYING THE EGGS: INTEGRATION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE SEED PROGRAM
      5. HATCHING THE EGG: MY PERSONAL JOURNEY
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: The Trend of Commitment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 18: The Momentum of the Technology of the Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUDING COMMENTS
  13. Section 5: Training Teachers
    1. Chapter 19: ICT Ecologies of Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SOCIALLY ENGAGED LEARNING
      4. CASE STUDY EXAMPLES FROM A TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: ICT ECOLOGIES OF LEARNING
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 20: Exploring the Factors to Determine the Competence of Technology Integration for Teacher Candidates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 21: Access and Advancement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    4. Chapter 22: Bringing the Village to the University Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BRINGING THE VILLAGE TO THE UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM: UNCERTAINTY AND CONFUSION
      4. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 23: Preparing Teachers to Integrate Technology Effectively
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. FINDINGS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE TRENDS
      7. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 24: Developing an Online Mentoring Program for Beginning Teachers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEADERSHIP FOR ONLINE MENTORING PROGRAMS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 25: Electronic Portfolios in the Professional Development of Educators
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: SUSAN CHILDRESS’S BIG SUMMER
      3. BRIEF OVERVIEW OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION
      4. CURRENT STATUS AND ROLE(S) OF ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO USE IN PD FOR TEACHERS IN NORTH AMERICA
      5. POPULAR ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO SYSTEMS
      6. GRADUATE PROGRAM ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO EXAMPLE: LIVETEXT
      7. SCIENCE INSTRUCTIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO EXAMPLE: NSTA
      8. CONCLUSION: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER FOR TOMORROW
    8. Chapter 26: Teaching in the Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: LEARNING IN 2020 AND BEYOND
      4. FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors