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Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education

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Although there is broad agreement that preparing global citizens for the digital age is a core responsibility of educators and schools, there is debate and uncertainty about how best to prepare students for this future.Technologies for Enhancing Pedagogy, Engagement and Empowerment in Education: Creating Learning-Friendly Environments explores how technology-based learning can enhance student engagement, performance, and empowerment. This book provides researchers, educators, and practitioners with insights from educational programs, classroom teaching, and theory-into-practice research; places educational technologies appropriately in their social and cultural contexts; and reflects upon challenges and problems in evaluating and implementing changes in the field. It shows how computer-enhanced education can improve teaching and learning without confusing the increase of computer facilities with the quality of education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1: Enhancing Pedagogy through Digital Technologies
    1. Chapter 1: Enhancing Pedagogy with mLearning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. WHY ISN’T MLEARNING HAPPENING AT HOME?
      7. CONTENT ANALYSIS OF INTERVIEWS
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Digital Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITALLY BASED ASSESSMENT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDIES
      5. ISSUES ARISING AND CHALLENGES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Technology-Enhanced Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ICT-FRIENDLY CLASSROOMS
      5. SOLUTIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Using Prediction Markets to Deliver Authentic Learning Experiences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PREDICTION MARKETS AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL
      5. PREDICTION MARKETS AS A PEDAGOGICAL TOOL: A CASE STUDY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: New Challenges in Web-Based Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE WEB AS A POWERFUL RESOURCE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
      4. THE WEB WITH A NEW PARADIGM
      5. SOCIO-CULTURAL CHALLENGES
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 6: Online Facilitator Strategies of Professors Rated as Providing Different Levels of Support
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ONLINE COURSE MODEL AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX:
    7. Chapter 7: Technology Empowerment and the Deployment of Netbooks in Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS A NETBOOK?
      4. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE NETBOOK
      5. THE NETBOOK’S ADVANTAGES
      6. THE PERFORMANCE ISSUE
      7. THE SECURITY ISSUE
      8. NETBOOKS TO ENHANCE EDUCATION
      9. NETBOOKS FOR ENTERPRISE DEPLOYMENT
      10. THE IDEAL NETBOOK
      11. NETBOOKS AND THE ETERNAL DEBATE OF FAT VS. THIN CLIENTS
      12. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      13. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Investigating Higher Education and Secondary School Web-Based Learning Environments Using the WEBLEI
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE-STUDIES CONDUCTED USING THE WEBLEI
      5. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: Digital Learning Environments and Student-Centered Curriculum in a University Context
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE 1
      5. CASE 2
      6. CONCLUSION
    10. Chapter 10: Creating an Environment for Pre-Service Teachers to Develop Technical Pedagogical and Content Knowledge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TPACK
      5. DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF THE NEW CURRICULUM
      6. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW CURRICULUM
      7. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      8. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      9. SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 11: MyLO
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POSITION OF WEB-BASED COURSEWARE
      4. ELEMENTS OF WEB-BASED COURSEWARE
      5. COURSEWARE EVALUATION
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Engagement and Empowerment: Social and Cultural Dimensions
    1. Chapter 12: Privacy Concerns in Social Network Sites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      4. METHODS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: Participatory Culture, New Media, and Civic Engagement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPEALING TO A NEW GENERATION: MEDIA LITERACY AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
      4. TEACHING A PARTICIPATORY GENERATION: TEACHERS “WHO THINK THEY CAN,” AND STUDENTS “WHO CAN”
      5. NEW MEDIA FOR PARTICIPATORY YOUNG VOTERS
      6. IF WE REALLY WANT IT: ENCOURAGING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN A PARTICIPATORY CULTURE
      7. NEW MEDIA IN ACTION: YES, WE CAN
    3. Chapter 14: ICT in Vietnamese Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ICT DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES IN VIETNAMESE EDUCATION SYSTEM
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 15: Intercultural Awareness in E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CULTURE AND E-LEARNING
      4. IMPROVING INTERCULTURAL AWARENESS THROUGH E-LEARNING
      5. DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 16: Implications of ICT for Society and Individual
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE
      4. CHARACTERISTICS OF ICT
      5. HAZARDS AND PROBLEMS WITH ICT
      6. TECHNOLOGICAL DEPENDENCY
      7. IMPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
      8. ETHICAL PROBLEMS
      9. SECURITY AND PRIVACY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
      10. INTERNET CENSORSHIP
      11. INFORMATION TRADE-OFFS
      12. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 17: Empowering Students in Computer-Supported Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
      4. LEARNING THEORIES AND WEB-BASED LEARNING
      5. POSITIVE IMPACTS OF CAL
      6. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Evaluative and Reflective Aspects
    1. Chapter 18: Mixed Realities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE REALITY CONTINUUM
      4. VIRTUAL REALITY
      5. MIXING REALITIES
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Web-Based Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS
      4. DEVELOPMENT OF CAL AND WEB-BASED LEARNING
      5. INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE WEB IN AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY CONTEXT
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Student Engagement with Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONTEXT: THE KIDS, CLASSROOM AND COMPUTERS
      4. RESEARCH AIM, METHOD AND DATA COLLECTION
      5. FINDINGS
      6. STUDENT GROUPS, COLLABORATION, AND WORKING INDIVIDUALLY
      7. THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND COGNITIVE EFFORT
      8. BETTER WORK MORE EASILY? STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF HOW COMPUTERS HELPED THEM
      9. KEEPING ON TRACK: STUDENT USE OF ‘SOFTWARE DIVERTERS’
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
    4. Chapter 21: Web Conferencing and Remote Laboratories as Part of Blended Learning in Engineering and Science
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A REVIEW OF THE GROWTH OF E-LEARNING
      4. ASYNCHRONOUS, SYNCHRONOUS AND BLENDED LEARNING
      5. DIFFERENT FORMS OF SYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING
      6. VIRTUAL AND REMOTE LABS
      7. RESEARCH AS APPLIED TO ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE
      8. APPLICATION OF RESEARCH
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 22: Evaluating Educational Software
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. HOW TO AID TEACHERS’ EVALUATION OF SOFTWARE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 23: Accessibility Issues of Educational Web Sites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CURRENT STATUS OF ACCESSIBILITY
      4. ACHIEVING WEB ACCESSIBILITY
      5. WEB ACCESSIBILITY EVALUATION TOOLS
      6. PRACTICAL ACCESSIBILITY RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 24: Is All that Glitters Gold?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RE-THINKING E-LEARNING AND EDUCATION REVOLUTIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 25: ICT in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. REFLECTION ON IMPLICATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. About the Contributors