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Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings

Book Description

The integration of technology has become so deeply rooted into modern society that the upcoming generation of students has never known a world without such innovations. This defining trait calls for an examination of effective methods in which to support and motivate these learners. The Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings focuses on the importance of educational institutions implementing technology into the learning and teaching process in order to prepare for students born into a digital world. Highlighting relevant issues on teaching strategies and virtual education, this book is a pivotal reference source for academicians, upper-level students, practitioners, and researchers actively involved in higher education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
    1. BEYOND THE DIGITAL NATIVE METAPHOR
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Digital Natives
    1. Chapter 1: Native or Novice?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHOD AND METHODOLOGY
      6. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      7. IMPLICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Turning Digital Natives from Consumers of Digital Products to Producers of Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. THE 21ST CENTURY SKILLS
      6. KNOWLEDGE CREATION IN MODERN SOCIETIES
      7. THE USE OF WEB 2.0-BASED TECHNOLOGIES, MEDIA, AND APPLICATIONS
      8. THE USE OF PORTABLE DEVICES AND THE POSSIBILITIES THEY OFFER IN LEARNING
      9. THE USE OF OERS AND MOOCS IN EDUCATION
      10. THE USE OF MULTIPLE FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE PRODUCTS IN EDUCATION
      11. THE USE OF BLENDED LEARNING SETTINGS IN A FACE-TO-FACE SITUATION
      12. CASE STUDIES
      13. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. APPENDIX: ADDITIONAL READING
    3. Chapter 3: Profiling Internet Use of Portuguese Higher Education Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ACCESS
      5. INTENSITY
      6. BREADTH
      7. CREATION AND CONTENT SHARING
      8. DIGITAL LITERACY
      9. OPPORTUNITIES
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Social Space or Pedagogic Powerhouse
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Strategies to Reduce Attrition among First Year Computer Science Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPING AN ACTION PLAN TO REDUCE THE ATTRITION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Assessment ‘for' Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPRAISAL OF THE LEARNING RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
      5. EMPIRICAL OBSERVATIONS AND ANALYSIS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: Model for Identifying Competencies and Learning Outcomes (MICRA)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEM, QUESTIONS, OBJECTIVES, AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. THE MICRA MODEL
      6. CASE STUDY: APPLYING MICRA
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTE
  10. Section 2: Strategies of Teaching and Learning
    1. Chapter 8: Competences and Learning Profiles of Digital Age's Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOCIAL AND COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENTS IN E-LEARNING
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Digital Natives in Online Learning Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 10: Framework for Non-Invasive Learning Experience Management in Third Millennium Higher Education Ecosystems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FRAMEWORK PROPOSAL
      4. EMPATHISE: IDENTIFY DRIVERS OF INNOVATION
      5. DEFINE: DETERMINING ECOSYSTEM’S RESOURCES
      6. IDEATE: DEFINE DESIGN THINKING FRAMEWORK
      7. PROTOTYPE: BUILDING A DESIGN THINKING FRAMEWORK
      8. TEST: ANALYSE, REFINE THE MODEL
      9. FINAL THOUGHTS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 11: Advances in Anatomical and Medical Visualisation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ADVANCES IN ANATOMICAL AND MEDICAL EDUCATION
      5. DIGITAL IMAGING OF THE HUMAN BODY
      6. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO MEDICAL VISUALISATION IN GLASGOW, UK
      7. TAUGHT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME: MSC IN MEDICAL VISUALISATION AND HUMAN ANATOMY
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINTIONS
    5. Chapter 12: Learning Management System 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Researching the Use of Communication Technologies in Higher Education Institutions in Portugal
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ANALYSIS MODEL
      5. A STUDY IN THE PORTUGUESE PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 14: Using the WebQuest Approach to Elicit Student Engagement in a University Course
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
  11. Section 3: Virtual Education
    1. Chapter 15: Tips Towards Tackling Distance Education Modules
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ONLINE PEDAGOGY ELEMENTS AND TEACHING METHODOLOGIES
      5. THE METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION MODULES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 16: Master in Innovative Tourism Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. INTERVENTION PLAN
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. CLOSING REMARKS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 17: The Problems and Support Services in Web-Based Distance Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 18: Web-Based Course Design Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 19: Towards a Model of a Didactics of eLearning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 20: Motivational Active Learning in Blended and Virtual Learning Scenarios
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
      4. PLAYFUL LEARNING WITH MOTIVATIONAL ACTIVE LEARNING
      5. MAL IN BLENDED LEARNING
      6. MAL IN VIRTUAL LEARNING
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors