Educational Foundations

Aesthetics and design for game based learning

Aesthetics and design for game-based learning

by Michele D. Dickey

callnumbericon  LB 1029 G3 D53 2015       ED-61608

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     Aesthetics and Design for Game-based Learning provides learning designers with insight into how the different elements that comprise game aesthetics can inform the design of game-based learning. Regardless of the cognitive complexities involved, games are essentially entertainment media, and aesthetics play a large role in how they are experienced. Yet too often the role of aesthetics in the research about game-based learning has been relegated to a surface discussion of graphics or neglected altogether. Aesthetics and Design for Game-based Learning begins by addressing the broad context of game aesthetics, then addresses specific elements with chapters focusing on: * player positioning * game mechanics * narrative design * environment design * character design. Each chapter includes research and guidelines for design, and a conclusion addresses aesthetics in the research of game-based learning.

Annual editions aging

Annual editions : aging, 28/e

by Elaina Osterbur

callnumbericon  HQ 1061 A56 2015       ED-61715

Edition: 28th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : McGraw-Hill Education Create, [2015]

Summary:       This volume represent the field of gerontology in that it is interdisciplinary I its approach, including articles from the biological sciences, medicine, nursing, psychology, sociology, and social work. The articles are taken from the popular press, government publication, and scientific journals. They represent a wide cross-section of author’s perspectives and issues related to the aging process. They were chosen because they address the most relevant and current problems in the field of aging and present divergent views on the appropriate solutions to these problems. The topics covered include demographic trends; the aging process; the quality of later life; social attitudes toward old age; problems and potentials of aging; retirement; death; living environments in later life; and social policies, programs, and services for older Americans. The articles are organized into an anthology issued for both student and the teacher. Learning Outcomes outline the key concepts that students should focus on as they read the material. Critical thinking questions allow student to test their understanding of the key concepts and a list of recommended Internet References guides them to the best sources of additional information on a topic. – Preface

Annual editions child growth and development

Annual editions : child growth and development

by Ellen N. Junn; Chris J. Boyatzis

callnumbericon HQ 767.8 A55 2014       ED-61716

Edition: 21st ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, [2014]

Summary:     The authors hope to achieve at least four major goals with this volume. First, to present you with the latest research and thinking to help you better appreciate the complex interactions that characterize human development in infancy and childhood. Second, in light of the feedback they received on previous editions, they have placed greater emphasis on important contemporary issues and challenges, exploring topics such as understanding development in the context of current societal and cultural influences. Third, attention is given to articles that also discuss effective, practical applications. Finally, they hope that this anthology will serve as a catalyst to help students become more effective future professionals and parents. To achieve these objectives, they carefully selected articles from variety of sources, including scholarly research journals and text as well as semiprofessional journals and popular publications. Every selection was scrutinized for readability, interest level, relevance, and currency. - Preface

Becoming a new instructor a guide for college adjuncts and graduate students

Becoming a new instructor : a guide for college adjuncts and graduate students

by Erika Falk

callnumbericon LB 2331 F35 2012       ED-61609

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012

Summary:     "Becoming a New Instructor guides new instructors through the planning, preparation, and execution of their first class, whether it is in person or online. Like any good mentor, this book provides clear, simple instructions and makes best-practice recommendations. Becoming a New Instructor provides a step-by-step guide to writing a syllabus, a simple explanation for how to calculate grades, and many additional suggestions from an experienced teacher about how to run a class. Chronologically arranged from conceptualizing the class through putting together the syllabus, planning in-class time, running the class, and assigning grades, this book will answer any new instructors questions. Adjuncts and graduate students charged with teaching a college course will find this succinct guide invaluable. Special Features Include : An entire chapter on teaching online, plus "Concerns Specific to Online Instructors" throughout that connect chapter content to online teaching and CMS platforms examples of best practice, checklists, sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics that guide readers in creating materials for their own courses. Guidance specific to the needs of adjuncts and graduate students teaching a course for the first time"--Provided by publisher.

Best practices for flipping the college classroom

Best practices for flipping the college classroom

by Julee B. Waldrop; Melody A. Bowdon

callnumbericon  LB 2395.7 B47 2016         ED-61610

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016

Summary:     Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom provides a comprehensive overview and systematic assessment of the flipped classroom methodology in higher education. The book: * Reviews various pedagogical theories that inform flipped classroom practice and provides a brief history from its inception in K-12 to its implementation in higher education. * Offers well-developed and instructive case studies chronicling the implementation of flipped strategies across a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, physical environments, and student populations. * Provides insights and suggestions to instructors in higher education for the implementation of flipped strategies in their own courses by offering reflections on learning outcomes and student success in flipped classrooms compared with those employing more traditional models and by describing relevant technologies. * Discusses observations and analyses of student perceptions of flipping the classroom as well as student practices and behaviors particular to flipped classroom models. * Illuminates several research models and approaches for use and modification by teacher-scholars interested in building on this research on their own campuses. The evidence presented on the flipped classroom methodology by its supporters and detractors at all levels has thus far been almost entirely anecdotal or otherwise unreliable. Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom is the first book to provide faculty members nuanced qualitative and quantitative evidence that both supports and challenges the value of flipping the college classroom.

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