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Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines and Effective Practice from Around Globe

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Sandy Hirtz

David Harper, Harvard Medical School

Pub Date: 2008

ISBN 13: 9781894975292

Publisher: BCcampus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jill Channing, Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University on 10/7/18

The text covers a variety of topics from diverse perspectives such as challenges involving online education, quality assurance issues, and effective design and communication strategies. read more

 

Reviewed by Dana Brackney, Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University on 2/2/18

This textbook is very comprehensive. It provides global context for digital education read more

 

Reviewed by George Robinson, Learning Technologist, University of Sussex on 2/2/18

The text overall covers a lot of ground regarding digital education covering everything from LMS systems to gamification. There is a focus on the pedagogical application of a large variety of technologies and the text looks at how and why these... read more

 

Reviewed by Lilian Baeza-Mendoza, Associate Director, Spanish Language Program, American University on 2/2/18

Education for a Digital World is a thought-provoking book that gives the reader a comprehensive view of the impact of technology in education. The book is divided into five different sections, covering topics such as the impact of instructional... read more

 

Reviewed by Victoria Raish, Assistant Librarian, Penn State University on 2/2/18

This is an edited book so there is no index or glossary but there are references at the end of each chapter. One really nice piece of the book is that the abstracts for each chapter are listed at the beginning of the book. The chapters cover a... read more

 

Reviewed by Diane Wilcox, Professor, James Madison University on 6/21/17

Education for a Digital World is comprehensive in its coverage of educational technology. The edited book format provides the breadth and depth of coverage one would expect in a book on this topic. The book would be useful for either undergraduate... read more

 

Reviewed by Seth Leibowitz, Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University on 4/12/17

Education for a Digital World while not covering every issue associated with on-line education explores a wide range of issues and practical considerations for educators. The textbook presents a balance of practical issues to consider (i.e,course... read more

 

Reviewed by Carrie Lewis Miller, Instructional Designer and Adjunct Faculty, Minnesota State University, Mankato on 2/9/17

This book is very comprehensive, touching on all of the major aspects of eLearning through the lens of instructional design. The chapters are laid out and grouped in a logical manner that provide a good sense of digital tools and teaching. This... read more

 

Reviewed by Dev Bose, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona on 2/9/17

The book covers a wide array of topics relating to online education. The first part provides a broad background of readings related to instructional technologies. Some of the sections in the second part, which covers preparation of online courses,... read more

 

Table of Contents

Chapter Abstracts
Introduction
Part 1: The Impact of Instructional Technologies

  • 1 Emerging Technologies in E-learning
  • 2 Virtual Design Studios: Solving Learning Problems in Developing Countries
  • 3 Challenges Confronted and Lessons (Un)Learned: Linking Students from the University of Ghana and
  • Kwantlen University College
  • 4 Addressing Diversity in Design of Online Courses
  • 5 Mobile Learning in Developing Countries: Present Realities and Future Possibilities
  • 6 The Impact of Technology on Education

Part 2: Preparing Online Courses

  • 7 Learning Management Systems
  • 8 Exploring Open Source for Educators: We're Not in Kansas Anymore – Entering OS
  • 9 Quality Assurance by Design
  • 10 General Principles of Instructional Design
  • 11 Accessibility and Universal Design
  • 12 Articulation and Transfer of Online Courses
  • 13 Planning Your Online Course
  • 14 Assessment and Evaluation

Part 3: Implementing Technology

  • 15 Understanding Copyright: Knowing Your Rights and Knowing When You're Right
  • 16 ‘Open Licences' of Copyright for Authors, Educators, and Librarians
  • 17 E-learning Standards
  • 18 Leadership and E-learning: Change Processes for Implementing Educational Technologies
  • 19 Building Communities of Practice

Part 4: E-learning in Action

  • 20 Instructional Strategies
  • 21 Media Selection
  • 22 Computer-Based Resources for Learning
  • 23 Computer-Based Games for Learning
  • 24 Evaluating and Improving Your Online Teaching Effectiveness

Part 5: Engagement and Communication

  • 25 Tools for Online Engagement and Communication
  • 26 Techno Expression
  • 27 Social Media for Adult Online Learners and Educators
  • 28 Online Collaboration: An Overview
  • 29 Identity in Online Education
  • 30 Supporting E-learning through Communities of Practice
  • 31 Looking Forward: Stories of Practice

Contributors

About the Book

Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making, instructional choices, as well as program and course planning, and development.

Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives about structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities.

Education for a Digital World is an indispensable guide, resource, textbook and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries.

About the Contributors

Authors

David G. Harper, PhD, is the associate director for research for the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital. He is also an assistant professor in psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Harper’s research focuses on the behavioral symptoms of neurodegenerative illnesses. He is author of numerous journal articles and has presented national and internationally on this topic.