This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education Challenges, LTEC 2021, held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in July 2021. The 11 revised full papers and 6 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 83 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: learning tools and environment; e-learning and transferability strategies; serious games technologies; learning practices and knowledge transfer.
An ever-widening gap exists between how students and schools use communication technology. Using Network and Mobile Technology to Bridge Formal and Informal Learning introduces new methods (inspired by ‘pedagogy 2.0’) of harnessing the potential of communication technologies for teaching and learning. This book considers how attitudes towards network and mobile technology (NMT) gained outside the school can be shunted into new educational paradigms combining formal and informal learning processes. It begins with an overview of these paradigms, and their sustainability. It then considers the pedagogical dimension of formal/informal integration through NMT, moving on to teachers’ professional development. Next, the organizational development of schools in the context of formal and informal learning is detailed. Finally, the book covers the role of technologies supporting formal/informal integration into subject-oriented education. Includes a framework for the sustainability of new educational paradigms based on the combination of formal and informal learning processes supported by network and mobile technology (NMT) Provides a series of recommendations on how to use attitudes towards NMT gained outside the school to integrate formal and informal learning Gives a teacher training approach on how to use network and mobile technology-based informal learning to enhance formal learning pathways
This is a textbook for use in technology teacher training and also a reference book for technology teachers. It will provide a foundation for new teachers entering the area of technology, and also the opportunity for practicing teachers to keep up to date with research informed ideas about teaching technology. Technology in the curriculum has continually faced a range of challenges throughout its history in many counties. Often the basis of the challenges is the result of a lack of understanding about good technology practice. It is hoped that this book can encourage excellent practice in technology teaching and so increase the number of schools positively engaged with technology. The chapter authors are internationally respected and experienced educators who have been able to draw on both their teaching experience and their research in order to discuss a range of aspects of teaching technology. The book has been developed with an international audience in mind. While authors are naturally most familiar with their own country, efforts have been made to generalize from the principles of sound theory and research based practice to maximize applicability to local contexts. John Williams is the Director of the Technology, Environmental, Mathematics and Science Education Research Centre at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He has worked as a designer and builder, and began his career as a secondary school Manual Arts teacher. He has taught and studied in Australia and the USA, and in a number of African and Indian Ocean countries. He has published and presented widely, and enjoys fishing.
"The book is accessible to a wide range of readers, regardless of experience. It includes cases from the UK, the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, the Pacific and Canada. They raise a range of issues that affect anyone aiming to improve their teaching, and concentrate on four key areas: student interaction; teaching and assessment issues; planning and development; policy, planning and management." "Online Learning and Teaching with Technology will be welcomed by a wide range of teachers, lecturers, tutors, support staff and course leaders and developers - whatever their subject area or level of experience."--BOOK JACKET.
The rise of technology within educational settings has allowed for a substantial shift in the way in which educators teach learners of all ages. In order to implement these new learning tools, school administrators and teachers alike must seek new research outlining the latest innovations in the field. Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities presents broad coverage of topics pertaining to the development and use of technology both in and out of the classroom. Including research on technology integration in K-12, higher education, and adult learning, this publication is ideal for use by school administrators, academicians, and upper-level students seeking the most up-to-date tools and methodologies surrounding educational technology.
Packed full of practical ideas, Teaching Design and Technology Creatively is a stimulating source of guidance for busy trainee and practising teachers. Grounded in the latest research, it offers a wealth of suggestions to foster creative development in D&T and supports teachers in providing their students with more authentic, enjoyable experiences. Providing a wealth of ready-to-use ideas for creative lessons, key topics covered include: Understanding links between D&T and creativity Creating a foundation for D&T in the early years Using objects, books and real-life contexts as imaginative starting points Developing designerly thinking Making the most of construction kits Helping children draw to develop their ideas Encouraging dialogic talk in D&T to drive learning Exploring food as a creative resource Practical approaches to embedding IT and programming in the curriculum Taking learning outside the classroom. Teaching Design and Technology Creatively provides practical teaching suggestions to ensure teachers of all levels understand how to teach for creativity. It shows how learning experiences in D&T have the potential to extend children’s technological knowledge, and to promote problem-solving and evaluation skills. Drawing on examples from real-world projects, this text is invaluable for all those who wish to engage students in D&T and encourage creative classroom practice.
Award-winning in its first edition, this book is an essential guide to the use of technology in flexible and distance learning, weighing up the pros and cons of different media. Fully updated, this second edition: examines criteria and guidelines for the design and delivery of effective teaching, using modern learning technologies focuses on the use of the Internet for distance and flexible education considers the design and use of emerging technologies such as web-based video-conferencing and speech recognition places emphasis on organisational and management issues and how these influence the effective use of technology gives attention to the integration of online teaching with campus-based face-to-face teaching. With a focus on basic principles and general guidelines this guidance applies to existing and emerging technologies. It is essential reading not just for those specialising in flexible and distance learning and distance education, but anyone concerned with the integration of technology with teaching.
Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language provides new and experienced teachers of Chinese with a timely review and evaluation of the use of technology in the language classroom. The book draws from Second Language Acquisition theories and empirical studies to demonstrate the use of technologies in facilitating language learning. With a strong practical and pedagogical focus, this is an ideal resource for current and prospective teachers of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Key features include: Demonstration and analysis of technologies in use Principles and methods to evaluate instructional technologies Summary tables presenting the key functions of each technology tool Online resources include up-to-date information on new technologies and tools to address the ever-changing nature of the topic.
GIVE EDUCATION AND LEARNING A HIGH-TECH UPGRADE! In Teaching Technology, the first training guide for tomorrow’s educator, teachers and parents will discover a complete range of activities and workshops for integrating technology into the modern classroom and household. Suitable for grades K-12, tweens, teens, college and beyond, it offers a full set of tools for teaching online safety, privacy and positive high-tech usage. Featured programs cover: • Internet Access & Online Safety • Apps, Software & Web Services • Social Media & Social Networks • Computer Use & Screen Time • Responsibility & Digital Citizenship Compiling leading experts top hints, tips and advice into one essential educational workbook, Teaching Technology is a must-read for those hoping to bridge the generation gap. • High-Tech Classroom Activities for All Ages • Lesson Planning Tools: K-12 + College • Best Sites, Services & Tools • Expert Guides: Social Media, Safety & More • Workbooks: Communications and Privacy