Enhancing Learning Through Technology

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Sorensen, Elsebeth Korsgaard, O Murchu, Daithi
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Mar 31, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 335 pages

Digital technology for learning enhancement has been accepted in all levels of education, incorporating the ambitions of challenging traditional educational paradigms for the purpose of stimulating change and bringing about an innovation in the design of curricula.

Enhancing Learning Through Technology identifies and presents the latest research on theory, practice, and capturing learning designs and best-practices. It demonstrates significant and innovative ways of improving learning processes through responsible integration of technology.

 

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Contents

Affordances and Challenges
1
Bridging Communities Through Technology
29
An Outsider Perspective
56
Chapter IV Enhanced Learning and Leading in a TechnologyRich 21st Century Global Learning Environment
75
Chapter V Enhancing Learning Through 3D Virtual Environments
103
The Evolution of a Constructivist Approach for WebBased Instruction
125
Enhancing Research and Design
155
Shifting the Focus to Learning Activities
184
Two Illustrative Vignettes
203
Chapter X Identifying an Appropriate Pedagogical Networked Architecture for Online Learning Communities
227
Embedding ICT in Professional Praxis
253
A Research Agenda
269
Chapter XIII BrainBased Learning
292
About the Authors
323
Index
330
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Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen is a senior lecturer in ICT and Learning in the Department of Communication, Aalborg University, Denmark. She is head of the online master programme in ICT & learning, offered collaboratively by five Danish universities. Her international research focuses on collaborative dialogue and knowledge building online, pedagogical design and delivery of networked learning, and implementation of electronic portfolios as reflective tools in online learning process. Sorensen presents her research at international conferences, frequently as keynote speaker, and she has published extensively in international journals and books within the field. She serves on the editorial board of several international journals, and on program committees of international conferences within the field.

Daith¡ ? Murch£ is an all-gaelic elementary school principal teacher. In 1996, he was awarded his MSt in Trinity College, Ireland. Following his PhD in technology and linguistics, and subsequently in elementary education and e-learning, he was elected executive vice-president of human language and technology with SITE (USA). As a cultural and technology expert with the EU?s MyEurope schools, he collaborated with international universities on their e-learning and teacher education programmes. Seconded to MIC, University of Limerick, Daith¡ continued to work internationally in Education and Technology. He is presently collaborating with AAU, Denmark and is national director of Gaelic methodologies in e-learning environments with Hibernia College, Ireland. [Editor]

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