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Learning in the Digital Age

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Tutaleni Asino, Oklahoma State University

Rebecca Bayeck

Wilmon Brown

Raymond W. Francis

Tammi Kolski

Kathy Essmiller

Cathy L. Green

Sarah L. Lewis

Corrine McCabe

Josephine Shikongo

Tammy Wise

Jose Fulgencio

Copyright Year: 2020

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Youxin Zhang, Instructional Designer, Kapiolani Community College on 11/2/21

It might be helpful to include one chapter focusing on learning theories (e.g., Cognitive Development, Behaviorism, Constructivism) and another one on learner styles/preferences/characteristics if the vision of this textbook is to understand... read more

Table of Contents

Introduction

Board Games and Learning: Why Care in the Digital Age?

Effective Instruction in Blended Learning Environments

Podcasting as a Mode of Motivation in Online and Blended Learning

Virtual Proctoring and Academic Integrity

Personal Learning Networks: Defining and Building a PLN

Digital Learners in the Workplace

Digital Literacies and the Skills of the Digital Age

Playful Approaches to Learning

The Digital Divide

Ignored Conversations: Higher Education Funding in the Digital Age

Literacy in the Digital Age: From Traditional to Digital to Mobile Digital Literacies

The Digital Divide and the Lack of Financial Literacy Among First Generation 

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  • About the Book

    This book is designed to serve as a textbook for classes exploring the nature of learning in the digital age. The genesis of this book is a desire to use OERs in all my teachings, coupled with the realization that the resources that I was looking for were not available and as such I needed to contribute in creating them. It is thus a small attempt to contribute to the vast repository of Open Educational Resources. When discussing learning in the digital age, most focus on the technology first. However, the emphasis made in this book is that it’s about the learner not just the technology. One of the things that is easy to lose track of when talking about learning in the digital age is the learner. Technology is important and it has significant impact but it is still about the person who is using the technology. Many people conflate learning in the digital age with technology in today’s age. This important misconception is common and results from our failure to examine our understanding of what “learning” really is. Of course, Most of this depends on a person’s epistemology. There are numerous definitions of what learning is and often they come to how a person sees the world. Some argue that learning is about a change in behavior due to experiences, others state simply that learning is being able to do something new that you were not able to do before. Regardless of what side you choose, to understand what learning in the digital age is, one has to understand what learning itself is. I am immensely thankful to the authors for sharing their ideas freely and for the reviewers who volunteered their time to give feedback.

    About the Contributors

    Authors

    Rebecca Bayeck

    Wilmon Brown

    Raymond W. Francis

    Tammi Kolski

    Kathy Essmiller

    Cathy L. Green

    Sarah L. Lewis

    Corrine McCabe

    Josephine Shikongo

    Tammy Wise

    Jose Fulgencio

    Editor

    Dr. Tutaleni Asino is an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University. His areas of research revolve around diffusion of innovations in teaching and learning, mobile learning, design for mobile devices, indigenous knowledge, comparative international education, and the role of culture in the development and evaluation of learning technologies.