This book opens up ways to engage critically with what counts as innovatory practice in lifelong learning today, locating its discussion of innovations in lifelong learning within an international and comparative framework.
Reshaping Learning, edited by Ronghuai Huang, Kinshuk, and J. Michael Spector, presents selected papers from distinguished experts and professors in learning technologies and related fields, all of them pioneers with innovative approaches to the development of learning technologies. This book will address the main issues...
In Explaining Inequalities in School Achievement, author Roy Nash argues that a realist framework for the sociological explanation of educational group differences can, and must be, constructed. A move to such an explanatory framework will allow society to take into account the...
Providing models of exemplary use and the latest research, Educational Leadership and Technology by Virginia Garland and Chester Tadeja reveals the transformational power of emerging technologies to improve student learning, and explores how leaders can bring about this technology integration. This book provides an...
In Education 3.0: Seven Steps to Better Schools, renowned educator and technology expert Jim Lengel provides a refreshing and hopeful picture of what schools should look like, including a groundbreaking seven-step process for envisioning and building them that draws on the...
March 25, 2011
This Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) book provides many ways to check for understanding, explaining why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and exploring formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. It includes:
March 23, 2011
Teaching: what works, what doesn’t, and why? Within the fields of reading, math, and science, author and educator Linda Darling-Hammond and colleagues describe, in clear and practical terms, the best teaching methods for K-12 student understanding. Rich classroom stories show that students designing and working together on engaging projects are challenged to do more than just memorize facts. This invaluable resource offers innovative strategies to support student learning.
March 22, 2011
As library educators help the academic community incorporate information literacy into the curriculum and instruct students so they become information literate, the role of assessment becomes key—and problematic. What should be assessed, how should it be examined, and is there even a valid and feasible set of assessment tools?
March 21, 2011
This book provides needed guidance and advice for how colleges and universities can reorganize to foster more collaborative work. In a time of declining resources, financial challenges, changing demographics, and staff overturn, institutions are looking for ways to maximize their resources and still be effective. This book is based on a study of campuses that have been successful in recreating their environments to support collaborative work.
March 18, 2011
This book provides political science perspective on higher education reform in Central and Eastern Europe. It examines the impact of historical institutions and transnational networking on institutions of higher education and assesses whether Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Romania are converging towards a common model of market-based governance.
March 16, 2011
Making Online Teaching Accessible offers online teachers, instructional designers, and content developers a comprehensive resource for designing online courses and delivering course content that is accessible for all students including those with visual and audio disabilities.