Gamification in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Gamification in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522551997

Category: Education

Page: 677

View: 960

Serious games provide a unique opportunity to fully engage students more than traditional teaching approaches. Understanding the best way to utilize these games and the concept of play in an educational setting is imperative for effectual learning in the 21st century. Gamification in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an innovative reference source for the latest academic material on the different approaches and issues faced in integrating games within curriculums. Highlighting a range of topics, such as learning through play, virtual worlds, and educational computer games, this publication is ideally designed for educators, administrators, software designers, and stakeholders in all levels of education.

Virtual Reality in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Virtual Reality in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522581802

Category: Computers

Page: 845

View: 245

Modern technology has infiltrated many facets of society, including educational environments. Through the use of virtual learning, educational systems can become more efficient at teaching the student population and break down cost and distance barriers to reach populations that traditionally could not afford a good education. Virtual Reality in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an essential reference source on the uses of virtual reality in K-12 and higher education classrooms with a focus on pedagogical and instructional outcomes and strategies. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as immersive virtual learning environments, virtual laboratories, and distance education, this publication is an ideal reference source for pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, principles, higher education faculty, K-12 instructors, policymakers, and researchers interested in virtual reality incorporation in the classroom.

Mobile Devices in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Mobile Devices in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799817581

Category: Education

Page: 1076

View: 422

As technology advances, mobile devices have become more affordable and useful to countries around the world. The use of technology can significantly enhance educational environments for students. It is imperative to study new software, hardware, and gadgets for the improvement of teaching and learning practices. Mobile Devices in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of mobile technologies in learning and explores best practices of mobile learning in educational settings. Highlighting a range of topics such as educational technologies, curriculum development, and game-based learning, this publication is an ideal reference source for teachers, principals, curriculum developers, educational software developers, instructional designers, administrators, researchers, professionals, upper-level students, academicians, and practitioners actively involved in the education field.

Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522507796

Category: Psychology

Page: 898

View: 619

Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world. While typically associated with substances such as drugs and alcohol, technology and gaming addiction have become a concern in recent years as technology use has become ubiquitous. Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the social and psychological implications of technology and gaming addiction in addition to ways to manage and treat this unique form of addiction. Focusing on emerging research, case studies, and future outlooks, this comprehensive publication is an essential resource for psychologists, counselors, graduate-level students, and researchers studying psychology and technology use.

K-12 STEM Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

K-12 STEM Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522538332

Category: Education

Page: 1030

View: 462

Education is vital to the progression and sustainability of society. By developing effective learning programs, this creates numerous impacts and benefits for future generations to come. K-12 STEM Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a pivotal source of academic material on the latest trends, techniques, technological tools, and scholarly perspectives on STEM education in K-12 learning environments. Including a range of pertinent topics such as instructional design, online learning, and educational technologies, this book is an ideal reference source for teachers, teacher educators, professionals, students, researchers, and practitioners interested in the latest developments in K-12 STEM education.

Data Analytics Approaches in Educational Games and Gamification Systems

Data Analytics Approaches in Educational Games and Gamification Systems

Author: Ahmed Tlili

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813293359

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 791

Game-based learning environments and learning analytics are attracting increasing attention from researchers and educators, since they both can enhance learning outcomes. This book focuses on the application of data analytics approaches and research on human behaviour analysis in game-based learning environments, namely educational games and gamification systems, to provide smart learning. Specifically, it discusses the purposes, advantages and limitations of applying such approaches in these environments. Additionally, the various smart game-based learning environments presented help readers integrate learning analytics in their educational games and gamification systems to, for instance, assess and model students (e.g. their computational thinking) or enhance the learning process for better outcomes. Moreover, the book presents general guidelines on various aspects, such as collecting data for analysis, game-based learning environment design, system architecture and applied algorithms, which facilitate incorporating learning analytics into educational games and gamification systems. After a general introduction to help readers become familiar with the subject area, the individual chapters each discuss a different aim of applying data analytics approaches in educational games and gamification systems. Lastly, the conclusion provides a summary and presents general guidelines and frameworks to consider when designing smart game-based learning environments with learning analytics.

Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Learning and Teaching

Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Learning and Teaching

Author: Panayiotis Zaphiris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319911526

Category: Computers

Page: 543

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This two-volume set LNCS 10924 and 10925 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, LCT 2018, held as part of the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2018, in Las Vegas, NV, USA in July 2018. The 1171 papers presented at HCII 2018 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4346 submissions. The papers cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of applications areas. The papers in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: designing and evaluating systems and applications, technological innovation in education, learning and collaboration, learners, engagement, motification, and skills, games and gamification of learning, technology-enhanced teaching and assessment, computing and engineering education.​

Handbook of Research on Transformative and Innovative Pedagogies in Education

Handbook of Research on Transformative and Innovative Pedagogies in Education

Author: Keengwe, Jared

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799895626

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 114

Various pedagogies, such as the use of digital learning in education, have been used and researched for decades, but many schools have little to show for these initiatives. This contrasts starkly with technology-supported initiatives in other fields such as business and healthcare. Traditional pedagogies and general digital technology applications have yet to impact education in a significant way that transforms learning. A primary reason for this minimal impact on learning is that digital technologies have attempted to make traditional instructional processes more efficient rather than using a more appropriate paradigm for learning. As such, it is important to look at digital technology as a partner and use transformative applications to become partners with students (not teachers) to empower their learning process both in and out of school. The Handbook of Research on Transformative and Innovative Pedagogies in Education is a comprehensive reference that identifies and justifies the paradigm of transformative learning and pedagogies in education. It provides exemplars of existing transformative applications that, if used as partners to empower student learning, have the potential to dramatically engage students in a type of learning that better fits 21st century learners. Covering topics such as gamification, project-based learning, and professional development, this major reference work is an essential resource for pre-service and in-service teachers, educational technologists, instructional designers, educational administration and faculty, researchers, and academicians seeking pedagogical models that inspire students to learn meaningfully.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Economic and Social Development Through Serious Games

Handbook of Research on Promoting Economic and Social Development Through Serious Games

Author: Bernardes, Oscar

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799897347

Category: Computers

Page: 665

View: 577

While gaming has become an increasingly popular leisure activity in society, the success of the videogame market has also contributed to the application of serious games in many different contexts and most importantly for learning purposes. This technological novelty is the basis for an innovative change in myriad environments such as education, commerce, marketing, healthcare, and many more. It is of great import to understand these applications in order to improve organizational development. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Economic and Social Development Through Serious Games provides reflection on the multidisciplinary applications of serious games. This book contextualizes the importance of serious games in organizational and societal improvement. Covering topics such as cultural heritage, mental health, and tourism, this book is a dynamic resource for policymakers, academicians, interdisciplinary researchers, graduate and post-graduate students, technology developers, faculty of K-12 and higher education, and government officials.

Journalism and Ethics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Journalism and Ethics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522583608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 913

View: 781

In the modern hyperconnected society, consumers are able to access news from a variety of channels, including social media, television, mobile devices, the internet, and more. From sensationalist headlines designed to attract click-throughs to accusations of bias assigned to specific news sources, it is more important now than ever that the media industry maintains best practices and adheres to ethical reporting. By properly informing citizens of critical national concerns, the media can help to transform society and promote active participation. Journalism and Ethics: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the impacts of journalism on society and the media’s responsibility to accurately inform citizens of government and non-government activities in an ethical manner. It also provides emerging research on multimedia journalism across various platforms and formats using digital technologies. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as investigative journalism, freedom of expression, and media regulation, this publication is an ideal reference source for media professionals, public relations officers, reporters, news writers, scholars, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students interested in journalism and journalistic ethics.

Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work

Applied Degree Education and the Future of Work

Author: Christina Hong

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811531422

Category: Education

Page: 363

View: 167

This edited volume sets the stage for discussion on Education 4.0, with a focus on applied degree education and the future of work. Education 4.0 refers to the shifts in the education sector in response to Industry 4.0 where digital transformation is impacting the ways in which the world of work and our everyday lives are becoming increasingly automated. In the applied degree sector, significant change and transformation is occurring as leaders, educators and partners evolve smart campus environments to include blended learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics, BYOD devices, process automation and engage in curriculum renewal for and with industries and professions. This volume aims to profile and enhance the contribution of applied educational practice and research particularly in the applied degree sector and includes contributions that show case real world outcomes with students and industry as partners. This edited volume includes a wide range of topics, such as rethinking the role of education and educators; curriculum and the future of work; industrial partnership, collaboration and work integrated learning; vocational and professional practices; students, industry and professions as partners; employability skills and qualities for the 21st century world of work; innovative pedagogy and instructional design; adaptive learning technologies; and data analytics, assessment and feedback. The contributors come from different parts of the world in higher education, including, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

Esports Research and Its Integration in Education

Esports Research and Its Integration in Education

Author: Harvey, Miles M.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799870715

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 313

View: 474

The world of esports in education is booming, and the field needs empirical studies to help ground much of what is going on in the field. Over the last couple years, there appears to be a large amount of anecdotal evidence surrounding esports and its role in education, but researchers, teachers, coaches, and organizations need peer-reviewed, research-based evidence so they can evolve the field at large. As the amount of esports teams and organizations continues to rise, so will the need for the field to provide empirical research about esports and education and the effect it has on students and those who partake in it. Esports Research and Its Integration in Education is an essential reference source for those interested in educational research related to esports topics as they are approached through multiple ages of schooling and infused throughout a variety of content areas and research methodologies. The book covers empirical studies that help practitioners to understand how esports is developing within and around learning institutions and what the impact may be on students and their contemporary educational experiences. Covering topics such as college and career readiness, literacy practices, and urban education, this text is essential for stakeholders involved in the rise of esports, administrators, teachers, coaches, researchers, students, and academicians.