Activity Theory Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education

Activity Theory Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education

Activity Theory Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education

Activity Theory is a tool that can help make sense of the complex changes taking place in higher education because of the integration of technology. Unlike other theories, it allows for a focus that includes elements in the social, cultural, and historical setting in which the technology is used. In addition, it supports consideration of the practices of individual students and educators as well as practices at the institutional level. Activity Theory Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education presents a compelling theory that will be useful for researchers, academics, policy makers, administrators, and instructors interested in understanding and controlling the shifts that are occurring in education due to the integration of technology.

Technology Segregation

Technology Segregation

Technology Segregation

Technology segregation is an ongoing practice within early childhood programs in the United States. This research, which includes two qualitative studies in the Northeast, reveals that school segregation and technology segregation are one in the same. Utilizing critical race theory, as the theoretical framework, this research finds that young Black children are denied technological access directly affecting their learning trajectories. PTO fundraising and other monetary donations to public schools vary by district and neighborhood and are based on segregation. Therefore, structural racism flourishes within these early childhood programs as black students are excluded from another important content area and practice. This book defines the problem of technology segregation in terms of policy, racial hierarchies, funding, residential segregation, and the digital divide. It challenges the racist framework and reveals disruptions (strategies) to counter this deficit discourse based on white supremacy.

Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education

Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education

Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education

In recent years, the use of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, along with the evolving needs of students, professionals, and academics, has grown rapidly. New ways of bringing learning content to students, new learning environments, and new teaching practices are necessary to keep up with these changes. Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education provides a comprehensive understanding of m-learning processes by discussing challenges in higher education and the role of information technologies for effective learning. This reference book offers both real experiences and theoretical input for academicians, professionals, students, practitioners, policymakers, and managers.

Handbook of Research on Applied E Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education

Handbook of Research on Applied E Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education

Handbook of Research on Applied E Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education

The integration of technology in education has provided tremendous opportunity for learners of all ages. In today?s technology-focused society, the traditional classroom setting is being transformed through online learning platforms, collaborative and experimental methods, and digital educational resources that go hand-in-hand with non-digital learning devices. The Handbook of Research on Applied E-Learning in Engineering and Architecture Education reviews the latest research available on the implementation of digital tools and platforms within the framework of technical education, specifically in the subjects of architecture and engineering. Taking a global approach to the topic of online learning environments for technical education at all grade levels, this comprehensive reference work is ideally designed for use by educators, instructional designers, and researchers from around the world. This handbook contains pertinent research on a variety of educational topics including online learning platforms, mobile and blended learning, collaborative learning environments, gaming in education, informal learning, and educational assessment.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education

With the widespread implementation of tablet computers in Higher Education (HE), this book will be of interest to academics from a variety of disciplines, and to learning technologists who are considering the use of iPads for teaching and learning or have an interest in mobile learning in general. The proceedings from the 2nd International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2016) cover articles in the following areas: health, education, environmental management, fieldwork, medical education, law, teacher training and education, design, academic technologies, online assessments, and professional development. The contributors here use a wide variety of research methodologies to investigate the use of iPads in HE, including: surveys, questionnaires, focus groups, long-term studies, qualitative methods, pilot projects, multimodal approaches, observations, technology implementation models, action research case studies, ethnographic approaches, field studies, content analysis, and mixed methods.

Technology and Engineering Bundle

Technology and Engineering Bundle

Technology and Engineering Bundle

Technology and Engineering will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, suchas tomorrows Technology Today, Technology Explained, Academic Connections, STEM Connections, Think Green, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book contains information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy. Strategic Reading features help students focus on the material in each chapter.STEM Connections and Academic Connections relate chapter content to math, science, history, and communication. Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues. Technology Explained features highlight ad discuss a variety of current technologies. Career Corner features presentinformation about careers related to various technological fields. Test Your Knowledge questions and STEM applications are included at the end of each chapter This bundle includes a copy of the Student Text and an Online Text (6-Year Classroom Subscription). Students can instantly access the Online Text with browser-based devices, including iPads, netbooks, PCs, and Mac computers.With G-W Online Textbooks, students easily navigate linked table of contents, search specific topics, quickly jump to specific pages, enlarge for full-screen reading mode, and print selected pages for offline reading.

Ipads And Tablets

Ipads And Tablets

Ipads And Tablets

STOP Giving YOUR Prospects Boring To Read Text Only - Impress Them With Some EYE CANDY :-) With its compatible and favorable size the convenience of the iPads is simply beyond reproach. Controlled by a multi touch display it depicts a virtual onscreen keyboards experience. Allowing the user to view the information with clarity most other tools are not able to provide the iPads are certainly capable of making everything look clearer and crispier and more lifelike. For the individual who is using the iPad for work purposes, it allow for streamlining the daily business tasks with application that eliminate paper based process to an almost minimum, while giving real time information and improving efficiency of all common office activities. These may include accessing files, editing office documents, creating forms, used in meetings to make presentation and taking notes and a host of other beneficial actions that make the business operations easier. As for those in education, the iPads also present an attractive alternative where creativity and hands on learning experiences are available to be explored. The powerful built-in applications and allow the user to engage in informative content in an interactive way, finding information instantaneously and access entire libraries of work as needed. These would include access to textbooks, applications relevant to the users studying needs, iTunes U and classroom works and interactions. All these features allow the versatility of the iPad to be explored by almost anyone and everyone who is keen on exploring the technical world of internet accessing information.

First Grade Technology Curriculum

First Grade Technology Curriculum

First Grade Technology Curriculum

Used world-wide as a definitive technology curriculum, this six-volume series (Fourth Edition, 2011) is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program whether you re the lab specialist, IT coordinator, classroom teacher, or homeschooler. It is the choice of hundreds of school districts across the country, private schools nationwide and teachers around the world. Each volume includes step-by-step directions for a year's worth of projects, samples, grading rubrics, reproducibles, wall posters, teaching ideas and hundreds of online connections to access enrichment material and updates from a working technology lab. Aligned with ISTE national technology standards, the curriculum follows a tested timeline of which skill to introduce when, starting with mouse skills, keyboarding, computer basics, and internet/Web 2.0 tools in Kindergarten/First; MS Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Earth, internet research, email and Photoshop in Second/Fifth. Each activity is integrated with classroom units in history, science, math, literature, reading, writing, critical thinking and more. Whether you're an experienced tech teacher or brand new to the job, you'll appreciate the hundreds of embedded links that enable you to stay on top of current technology thinking and get help from active technology teachers using the program. Extras include wall posters to explain basic concepts, suggestions for keyboarding standards, discussion of how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into the classroom curriculum and the dozens of online websites to support classroom subjects.

Opening Up Education for Inclusivity Across Digital Economies and Societies

Opening Up Education for Inclusivity Across Digital Economies and Societies

Opening Up Education for Inclusivity Across Digital Economies and Societies

The evolution of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media as well as the needs of students, workers, and academics have experienced rapid changes in the past several years. This complex and dynamic reality requires new forms of delivery of learning content to students, the building of special learning environments, and new teaching methodologies for academics. Opening Up Education for Inclusivity Across Digital Economies and Societies is an essential reference source that aims to foster the international exchange of academic insights and approaches in order to broaden visibility in the development of technology for education, establish an international platform for interactions on information technology and application in education, accelerate innovation in education technology, and analyze the latest achievements and progress in new and emerging information technology for education with a special focus on higher education institutions. The book addresses applications of technology use and digital competence development in education systems around the world including both specific uses in classrooms and broader uses in national and regional policies. The book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, policymakers, managers, politicians, and academicians.

Tablet Computers in the Academic Library

Tablet Computers in the Academic Library

Tablet Computers in the Academic Library

This roundup of the latest discussions on the topic is a relevant prism through which readers can discover ways to improve reference and instructional services at all academic libraries.