Educational Technology

Blogging for dummies

Blogging for dummies

by Amy Lupold Bair; Susannah Gardner

callnumbericon TK 5105.8884 G37 2014       ED-61731

Edition: 5th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2014]

Summary:     The best book on blogging, updated and better than ever! The blogosphere keeps changing and evolving, and so does this top blogging guide. A terrific book whether you're just starting out or are already blogging regularly, this book provides solid information on blogging basics, the anatomy of a good blog, and the tools you need to get started. You'll learn how to set up an account, find ample coverage of social plug-ins and emerging platforms like Squarespace and Overblog, and discover savvy ways to write your first post. Best of all, the book explores how you can make real money from your passion and become a professional blogger. * Updates you on the latest blogging software and utilities * Explains search engine optimization, so new readers will find your blog * Reviews advertising tools and techniques you can use to attract readers * Helps you integrate your blog with social media * Delves into professional blogging and how to make money from your blog.

Developing interactive teaching and learning using the IWB a resource for teachers

Developing interactive teaching and learning using the IWB : a resource for teachers

by Sara Hennessy; Paul Warwick; Lloyd Brown; Diane Rawlins; Caroline Neale

callnumbericon LB 1044.88 H46 2014       ED-61746

Language: English  

Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : Open University Press/McGraw-Hill Education, 2014

Summary:     Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are now found in over 70% of UK classrooms (Futuresource Consulting, 2010). Yet research suggests that, at least in the initial years of use by teachers, they are used primarily to support pre-existing approaches to teaching and learning, rather than developing these in tandem with advancing technological expertise. It is also clear from research into classroom practices that, despite the need to develop interactive approaches that promote learning - in particular by engaging pupils in dialogue - evidence of the use of such approaches in classrooms is rare. The aim of this resource it to address these two strands of classroom activity. As the IWB is often the focus of whole-class activity, opportunities can be lost for better interactive engagement around the technology because teachers do not have a rationale, a model and examples that would lead them to adapt their practices in ways that are more productive for learning.

Evaluating online teaching implementing best practices

Evaluating online teaching : implementing best practices

by Thomas J. Tobin; B. Jean Mandernach; Ann Holmes Taylor

callnumbericon LB 2395.7 T63 2015       ED-61632

Language: English  

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2015]

Summary:     Create a more effective system for evaluating online faculty Evaluating Online Teaching is the first comprehensive book to outline strategies for effectively measuring the quality of online teaching, providing the tools and guidance that faculty members and administrators need. The authors address challenges that colleges and universities face in creating effective online teacher evaluations, including organizational structure, institutional governance, faculty and administrator attitudes, and possible budget constraints. Through the integration of case studies and theory, the text provides practical solutions geared to address challenges and foster effective, efficient evaluations of online teaching. Readers gain access to rubrics, forms, and worksheets that they can customize to fit the needs of their unique institutions. Evaluation methods designed for face-to-face classrooms, from student surveys to administrative observations, are often applied to the online teaching environment, leaving reviewers and instructors with an ill-fitted and incomplete analysis. Evaluating Online Teaching shows how strategies for evaluating online teaching differ from those used in traditional classrooms and vary as a function of the nature, purpose, and focus of the evaluation. This book guides faculty members and administrators in crafting an evaluation process specifically suited to online teaching and learning, for more accurate feedback and better results. Readers will: * Learn how to evaluate online teaching performance * Examine best practices for student ratings of online teaching * Discover methods and tools for gathering informal feedback * Understand the online teaching evaluation life cycle The book concludes with an examination of strategies for fostering change across campus, as well as structures for creating a climate of assessment that includes online teaching as a component. Evaluating Online Teaching helps institutions rethink the evaluation process for online teaching, with the end goal of improving teaching and learning, student success, and institutional results.

International handbook of E learning

International handbook of E-learning

by Badrul H. Khan; Mohamed Ally

callnumbericon (R) LB 1044.87 I63 2015         ED-61643 v.1       ED-61644 v.2

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     The International Handbook of e-Learning, Volume 1 provides a comprehensive compendium of research and theory in all aspects of e-learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Covering history, design models, instructional strategies, best practices, competencies, evaluation, assessment, and more, these twenty-seven contributions tackle the tremendous potential and flexibility inherent to this rapidly growing new paradigm. Past and present empirical research frames each chapter, while future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field.

The International Handbook of e-Learning, Volume 2 provides a comprehensive compendium of implementation and practice in all aspects of e-learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Covering the integration, challenges, implications, and context-appropriate use of open education networks, blended learning, mobile technologies, social media, and other platforms in a variety of unique international settings, these thirty contributions illustrate the wide-ranging applications and solutions made possible by this rapidly growing new paradigm. Case studies are driven by empirical research and attention to cultural specificity, while future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field.

Media now understanding media culture and technology

Media now : understanding media, culture, and technology

by Joseph D. Straubhaar; Robert LaRose; Lucinda Davenport

callnumbericon HE 7775 S79 2014       ED-61654

Edition: 8th ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: Australia : Wadsworth Cengage Learning, [2014]

Summary:     MEDIA NOW, Eighth Edition, empowers you to think critically about the media and its effects on culture by providing a thorough understanding of how media technologies develop, operate, converge, and affect society. MEDIA NOW prepares you for encounters in the expanding fields of the Internet, interactive media, and traditional media industries through engaging, up-to-date material that covers the essential history, theories, concepts, and technical knowledge you need to thrive. Extensively updated in a new eighth edition, MEDIA NOW provides a comprehensive introduction to today's global media environment and ongoing developments in technology, culture, and critical theory that continue to transform this rapidly evolving industry and affect our daily lives.

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