Computers for Librarians: An Introduction to the Electronic by Stuart J. Ferguson,Rodney Hebels

By Stuart J. Ferguson,Rodney Hebels

pcs for Librarians is aimed basically at scholars of library and knowledge administration and at these library and knowledge carrier pros who consider the necessity for a ebook that would supply them a vast evaluate of the rising digital library. It takes a top-down procedure, beginning with functions comparable to the web, info assets and providers, provision of entry to details assets and library administration platforms, ahead of info administration, computers and know-how, facts communications and networking, and library structures improvement. It additionally offers an enticing set of case reviews, which support to place theoretical and technical concerns into context. desktops for Librarians could be learn as a survey of the place we're by way of the digital library, however it can be meant as a tutorial source, and contains self-learning aids reminiscent of studying pursuits, keyword phrases and evaluation questions for every chapter.

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Game-Based Learning Across the Lifespan: Cross-Generational by Margarida Romero,Kimberly Sawchuk,Josep Blat,Sergio

By Margarida Romero,Kimberly Sawchuk,Josep Blat,Sergio Sayago,Hubert Ouellet

The e-book presents a systemic view of the state-of-the- paintings of electronic online game established studying (DGBL) around the lifespan, from age-specific online game layout specifications to technological units which may triumph over baby and older grownup problems within the use of DGBL applied sciences. different subject matters comprise cross-generational electronic game-based studying, place of work gaming, exergaming, critical video games to take on societal challenges,and implications of DGBL around the lifespan for video game designers.

In addition to the cutting-edge methodologies supplied for age-specific gamedesign, improvement, implementation and review, a good portion of the ebook makes a speciality of case reports the place DGBL were designed and carried out in all ages teams and in cross-generational situations.

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Youngsters Solving Mathematical Problems with Technology: by Susana Carreira,Keith Jones,Nélia Amado,Hélia Jacinto,Sandra

By Susana Carreira,Keith Jones,Nélia Amado,Hélia Jacinto,Sandra Nobre

This booklet contributes to either mathematical challenge fixing and the communique of arithmetic by way of scholars, and the position of non-public and residential applied sciences in studying past institution. It does this via reporting on significant effects and implications of the Problem@Web venture that investigated children’ mathematical challenge fixing and, specifically, their use of electronic applied sciences in tackling, and speaking the result of their challenge fixing, in environments past university. The publication has focuses: Mathematical challenge fixing abilities and techniques, varieties of representing and expressing mathematical pondering, technological-based recommendations; and scholars´ and lecturers´ views on arithmetic studying, specifically university in comparison to beyond-school mathematics.

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Subtle Challenges of Big Data: Diving into Big Data by Abdallah Bari

By Abdallah Bari

large information has created radical shifts, in below a decade, with implications which are extra refined than they seem. whereas the know-how is taking some distance significant leaps forward this day, developing an remarkable quantity of knowledge there's additionally an pressing have to deal with those sophisticated implications and new demanding situations similar for example to the institution of theoretical frameworks to scale inferences and desktop studying algorithms.
Big facts has an incredible strength to empower man made intelligence and laptop studying at scale. There are, although, matters that giant info may perhaps lose a lot of its usefulness, possibly producing new accidental outcomes if epistemological demanding situations should not addressed. Conceptual investigations and mathematical frameworks are to idea formula what method is to info collecting and information analytics. an absence of conceptual frameworks to deal with epistemological demanding situations of massive Data's complexity may perhaps gradual development in suggestions and hold up the improvement of massive Data's potential functions.
There is an pressing have to tackle monstrous Data's epistemological demanding situations in addition to technological demanding situations, in either private and non-private sectors, and to meet up with either shortages in talents and ideas to higher leverage colossal information for an more and more data-driven society.

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Scenario-based e-Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines for by Ruth C. Clark,Richard E. Mayer

By Ruth C. Clark,Richard E. Mayer

Scenario-Based e-Learning

Scenario-Based e-Learning deals a brand new tutorial layout method that may speed up services, construct severe pondering talents, and advertise move of studying. This e-book specializes in the what, whilst, and how of scenario-based e-learning for team studying. through the e-book, Clark defines and demystifies scenario-based e-learning via supplying a realistic layout version illustrated with examples from veterinary technological know-how, automobile troubleshooting, revenues and mortgage research between different industries. packed with important directions and a wealth of illustrative reveal photographs, this booklet provide you with the data wanted to:

  • Identify some great benefits of a SBeL layout for beginners and studying outcomes
  • Determine while SBeL could be applicable in your needs
  • Identify particular results of SBeL correct to universal organizational goals
  • Classify particular educational pursuits into a number of studying domains
  • Apply a layout version to give content material in a task-centered context
  • Evaluate results from SBeL lessons
  • Identify tacit professional wisdom utilizing cognitive job research techniques
  • Make a enterprise case for SBeL on your organization

Praise for Scenario-Based e-Learning

"Clark has performed it again—with her uncanny skill to make complicated rules available to practitioners, the ideas during this booklet supply a major source so that you can construct your individual on-line, problem-centered tutorial strategies."

—M. David Merrill, professor emeritus at Utah country collage; writer, First rules of Instruction

"Clark's remarkable booklet offers a superb clarification of the how, what, and why of scenario-based e-learning. The instruments, concepts, and assets during this e-book supply a roadmap for growing attractive, informative eventualities that bring about tangible, measurable studying results. with the intention to layout extra enticing e-learning, you must learn this book."

—Karl M. Kapp, Professor of educational know-how, Bloomsburg college; writer, The Gamification of studying and Instruction

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Principal 2.0 by Matthew Militello,Jennifer Friend

By Matthew Militello,Jennifer Friend

This quantity of essays offers insights into academic expertise from a various set of vantage issues. each one bankruptcy presents tuition leaders with either conceptual insights and sensible courses. furthermore, the authors of those insights and publications are eclectic together with: present K-12 institution educators and scholars, professors and graduate scholars of academic know-how and academic management, and know-how leaders. Our target was once to supply a considerate and thought-provoking set of essays that propels your personal paintings on this planet of academic know-how forward.

The viewers for this ebook contains lecturers, college and district leaders, academic technologists, academic policymakers, and better schooling school. Chapters exhibit a couple of particular makes use of of complex applied sciences in faculties, in academic management, and in management preparatory courses. Chapters are observed by means of screen-captured pictures and hyperlinks to multimedia examples which are obtainable to readers through the web, together with electronic artifacts of management and studying that may advisor readers to implementation in various academic settings.

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Evaluation of Online Higher Education: Learning, Interaction by Ana Balula,António Moreira

By Ana Balula,António Moreira

The paintings provides a theoretical framework for the evaluate of e-Teaching that goals at positioning the web actions designed and constructed via the trainer as to the training, interplay and expertise Dimensions.

The theoretical learn that underlies the learn used to be built reflecting present pondering at the advertising of caliber of educating and of the mixing of data and verbal exchange instruments into the curriculum in better schooling (HE), i.e., taking into consideration a few ecu guidance and rules in this topic. this manner, a solution used to be sought to take delivery of to at least one of the goals recommend during this examine, specifically to give a contribution in the direction of the advance of a conceptual framework to aid examine on assessment of e-teaching within the context of HE. in line with the theoretical examine performed, an assessment instrument (SCAI) was once designed, which integrates the 2 questionnaires built to assemble the lecturers' and the scholars' perceptions concerning the improvement of e-activities. accordingly, an empirical research used to be established and performed, permitting SCAI software to be demonstrated and established in actual situations. From the comparability of the theoretical framework verified and the research of the information bought, we discovered that the diversities in instructing can be valued and noticeable as resources via HE associations instead of annihilated in a globalizing perspective.

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Embracing Diversity in the Learning Sciences: Proceedings of by Yasmin B. Kafai,William A. Sandoval,Noel Enyedy,Althea Scott

By Yasmin B. Kafai,William A. Sandoval,Noel Enyedy,Althea Scott Nixon,Francisco Herrera

greater than a decade has handed because the First foreign convention of the training Sciences (ICLS) was once held at Northwestern collage in 1991. The convention has now develop into a longtime position for researchers to assemble. The 2004 assembly is the 1st below the respectable sponsorship of the foreign Society of the educational Sciences (ISLS). The subject of this convention is "Embracing range within the studying Sciences." As a box, the training sciences have constantly drawn from a various set of disciplines to check studying in an array of settings. Psychology, cognitive technological know-how, anthropology, and synthetic intelligence have all contributed to the advance of methodologies to review studying in faculties, museums, and agencies. because the box grows, although, it more and more acknowledges the demanding situations to learning and altering studying environments throughout degrees in advanced social structures. This calls for awareness to new types of range in who, what, and the way we learn; and to the problems raised to boost coherent bills of the way studying happens. starting from colleges to households, and throughout all degrees of formal education from pre-school via better schooling, this ideology may be supported in a large number of social contexts. The papers in those convention complaints reply to the call.

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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Designing and Teaching by Joan Thormann,Isa Kaftal Zimmerman

By Joan Thormann,Isa Kaftal Zimmerman

In this worthy source, specialists proportion deep wisdom together with useful “how-to” and preventive trouble-shooting advice. teachers will know about path layout and improvement, educational equipment for on-line educating, and scholar engagement and neighborhood development innovations. The publication includes winning educating recommendations, information for facilitating interactions and responding to range, and checks, in addition to destiny instructions for on-line studying. With many field-tested examples and perform assignments, and with voices from scholars, academics, and specialists, this ebook hands teachers and directors with the instruments they should train powerful and empowering on-line classes. This one-stop source addresses all the middle parts of on-line instructing in phrases which are universally acceptable to any content material region and at any educational level.

“A infrequent ebook in schooling: person who is not just hugely priceless but additionally intellectually coherent and in line with robusta>, transferable ideas of studying and educating. All educators—in on-line environments and in brick-and-mortar schools—will locate this a useful resource.”
—From the Foreword by Grant Wiggins

“We now comprehend we will get elevated participation with on-line instruments to make considering extra obvious and turn the normal supply of guide to customize studying. whereas it truly is inevitable that on-line studying becomes a tremendous ability for everybody, the tips, thoughts, ideas, layout components, and instruments within the publication through Thormann and Zimmerman is also utilized to combined learning.”
Alan November, Senior associate and Founder, November Learning

“The authors of this ebook have created a superb source for a person attracted to changing into an internet teacher or enhancing his or her abilities in on-line instructing. The authors proportion a wealth of step by step actions, examples of assignments and educating options that would advisor either amateur and skilled lecturers as they extend their talents into the web realm. at the same time a ‘veteran’ on-line teacher the ebook supplied me with new rules to attempt in my subsequent on-line class.”
Sam Gladstein, Coordinator, Edmonds eLearning application at Edmonds university District, WA

“Cheers to Thormann and Zimmerman for offering a must-read for on-line teaching.  This transparent and functional consultant takes the teacher from layout to implementation of on-line classes. The authors eliminate the nervousness approximately on-line instructing for these brooding about on-screen guide, and supply new pondering and examples for these already immersed in it. it's a nice consultant for these getting into the sector and a very good source for these actively engaged in it.”
Anthony J. Bent, Chairman, international Studies-21st Century talents Committee of the Massachusetts organization of college Superintendents

Book Features:

  • The development blocks essential to create a profitable on-line course.
  • The knowledge of long-time on-line instructors.
  • Models for Skype conferencing with teams of students.
  • Templates for path development, together with pattern assignments, actions, checks, and emails.
  • Detailed therapy of range within the on-line environment

Joan Thormann is professor within the department of expertise in schooling at Lesley college, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She edits a column on know-how and distinctive wishes for Learning and prime with TechnologyIsa Kaftal Zimmerman is the significant of IKZ Advisors in Boston, Massachusetts, an academic consulting company serving educators and stakeholders within the technology, expertise, Engineering, and arithmetic (STEM) fields.

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Learning Analytics: Fundaments, Applications, and Trends: A by Alejandro Peña-Ayala

By Alejandro Peña-Ayala

This publication offers a conceptual and empirical point of view on studying analytics, its target being to disseminate the middle suggestions, learn, and results of this emergent box. Divided into 9 chapters, it deals stories orientated on chosen subject matters, contemporary advances, and cutting edge functions. It provides the large studying analytics panorama and in-depth stories on larger schooling, adaptive review, instructing and studying. additionally, it discusses beneficial techniques to dealing with personalization and large info, in addition to conceptual issues and really expert functions that experience formed the present kingdom of the art.

By choosing basics, highlighting purposes, and stating present developments, the ebook deals a vital assessment of studying analytics to reinforce studying success in different academic settings. As such, it represents a important source for researchers, practitioners, and scholars drawn to updating their wisdom and discovering inspirations for his or her destiny work.


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