Education at all levels will continue to be dominated by technology for the foreseeable future. The rush to respond to the health concerns of the pandemic led to a mass adoption of online learning tools without careful consideration and placement within a conceptual framework that would have occurred prior to adoption in best practice scenarios. Cases on Innovative and Successful Uses of Digital Resources for Online Learning evaluates and describes successful initiatives in remote and hybrid learning during the pandemic disruption to traditional schooling for early childhood through college and job training levels. During the pandemic disruption, remote and hybrid tools were adopted rapidly without the benefit of careful utilization. This text conducts that careful consideration in the past tense. Covering topics such as artificial intelligence, connected learning, and educational simulation games, this book is an excellent reference for educators of K-12 and higher education, school faculty and administrators, researchers, pre-service teachers, policymakers, and academicians.
The unwelcomed arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities and inequalities in accessing educational opportunities among different social groups. Abruptly, the idea of inclusivity in education has become more of an abstract phenomenon that widens the digital divide and creates social injustice. The resulting intensification of digital disparities demands an immediate coordinated response from all education and government stakeholders to guarantee that no one is left behind as we navigate the so-called new normal. Without an appropriate intervention and sound policy guidance, negative repercussions may be so widespread that they will remain a problem in the education sector far into the future. Socioeconomic Inclusion During an Era of Online Education aims to answer emerging questions on inclusive online education by exploring and collating the experiences and lessons learned during the implementation of emergency remote education. With the earlier-than-expected arrival of the online education era, best practices and innovative approaches from various educational institutions are concrete paradigms for safeguarding the promise of an undivided future of learning through equal access to quality education from a distance. Covering topics from learning space to education governance, this reference work is ideal for policymakers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, scholars, instructors, and students seeking to adjust and adapt to technology-enabled education during and after the COVID-19 era.
Online learning poses a multitude of challenges for educators as there are oftentimes limited resources, and in most cases educators are forced to rely on trial-and-error strategies. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an urgent need has risen for a better understanding of creating and maintaining an engaging digital classroom environment. Pedagogy, Presence, and Motivation in Online Education provides best practice techniques and utilizes analogies from brick-and-mortar education to provide a conceptual framework to a better understanding of how online education functions and shows how to engage students and build a positive digital culture. Covering topics such as hybrid classrooms, self-directed learning skills, and principal leadership, this book is an excellent resource for educators of both higher and K-12 education, educational administration, pre-service teachers, government institutions, policymakers, researchers, and academicians.
Several factors have resulted in increased intra- and inter-state migration. This has led to an increase in the enrollment of students with diverse linguistics backgrounds, placing more academic demands on educators. Linguistic diversity presents both opportunities and challenges for educators across the educational spectrum. Language ideologies profoundly shape and constrain the use of language as a resource for learning in multilingual or linguistically diverse classrooms. While English has become the world language, most communities remain, and are becoming more and more multicultural, multilingual, and diverse. The Handbook of Research on Teaching in Multicultural and Multilingual Contexts moves beyond the constraints of current language ideologies and enables the use of a wide range of resources from local semiotic repertoires. It examines the phenomenon of language use, language teaching, multiculturalism, and multilingualism in different learning areas, giving practitioners a voice to spotlight their efforts in order to keep their teaching afloat in culturally and linguistically diverse situations. Covering topics such as Indigenous languages, multilingual deaf communities, and intercultural competence, this major reference work is an essential resource for educators of both K-12 and higher education, pre-service teachers, educational psychologists, linguists, education administrators and policymakers, government officials, researchers, and academicians.
This Asian Higher Education Outlook (AHEO) series is produced in collaboration with the Asian Universities Alliance (AUA), a network of 15 leading universities. This book focuses on education innovation in the world’s biggest higher education region. With contributions from every AUA university, the book articulates innovations in teaching innovation, reforms in doctoral education, and maturing forms of online and mobile education. The book reveals the growing role universities are playing in sustainable development, charts strategies for boosting universities’ social contributions, and reviews the futures being designed by these leading universities. The book offers case studies and authoritative insights from primary research, and reveals trends in policy and practice. It is a must-read for people working anywhere in the world with an interest in higher education.
Advancements in the digital world are bringing about rapid waves of change in organizational management. As such, it is increasingly imperative to discover ways for businesses to adapt to changes in the markets and seize various digital market opportunities. Driving Innovation and Business Success in the Digital Economy is an essential reference source for the latest research on the impact of digital computing and emerging technological innovations in the realm of business success. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as IT outsourcing, sustainable development and online advertising, this publication is ideally designed for researchers, professionals and students seeking current research on the complex scope of the new economy.
After centuries of rethinking education and learning, the current theory is based on technology’s approach to and affect on the planned interaction between knowledge trainers and trainees. Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and Case Studies for Successful Learning demonstrates, through the exposure of successful cases in online education and training, the necessity of the human factor, particularly in teaching/tutoring roles, for ensuring the development of quality and excellent learning activities. The didactic patterns derived from these experiences and methodologies will provide a basis for a more powerful and efficient new generation of technology-based learning solutions for high school teachers, university professors, researchers, and students at all levels of education.
While online learning has become pervasive in many fields in higher education, it has been adopted somewhat slower in teacher education. In addition, more research is needed to empirically evaluate the effectiveness of online education in teacher preparation. Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation presents information about current online practices and research in teacher education programs, and explores the opportunities, methods, and issues surrounding technologically innovative opportunities in teacher preparation. It presents empirical evidence of teacher candidate learning and assessment in the context of various online aspects of teacher licensure.
"This book targets pressing needs in distance education by connecting theory and practice, addressing emerging leadership issues, and identifying best practices in teaching and learning"--Provided by publisher.
This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve second language task design through novel resources such as drama, poetry, literature and online resources; and it maps out a number of unusual connections between theory and practice in the field of ELT materials development. The first section of the book discusses how innovative task-writing ideas can stretch materials beyond the current quality to make them more original and inspiring; the second part examines how different arts and technologies can drive innovation in coursebooks; the third section describes how teachers and learners can participate in materials writing and negotiate ways to personalize learning.