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An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals: Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

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Book Series: Issues in Distance Education ISSN: 1919-4382; 1919-4390 ISBN: 9781771992077 9781771992084 9781771992091 Year: Pages: 225 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992077.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Education
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The interest in and demand for online terminal degress across disciplines by professionals wishing to conduct research and fulfill doctoral degree requirements at a distance is only increasing. But what these programs look like, how they are implemented, and how they might be evaluated are the questions that challenge administrators and pedagogues alike. This book presents a model for a doctoral program that bridges theory, research, and practice and is offered completely or largely online. In their described program model, Kumar and Dawson enable researching professionals to build an online communtiy of inquiry, engage in critical discourse within and across disciplines, learn from and with experts and peers, and generate new knowledge. Their program design is grounded in the theoretical and research foundations of online, adult, and doctoral education, curriculum design and community-building, implementation and evaluation. The authors, who draw on their experience of implementing a similar program at the University of Florida, not only share data collected from students and faculty members but also reflect on lessons learned working on the program in diverse educational contexts. An important guide for program leaders who wish to develop and sustain an online professional doctorate, An Online Doctorate for Researching Professionals will also be a valuable resource for higher education professionals seeking to include e-learning components in existing on-campus doctoral programs.

Assessment Strategies for Online Learning: Engagement and Authenticity

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Book Series: Issues in Distance Education ISSN: 1919-4382; 1919-4390 ISBN: 9781771992329 9781771992336 9781771992343 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771992329.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Education
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For many learners assessment conjures up visions of red pens scrawling percentages in the top right-hand corner of exams and feelings of stress, inadequacy, and failure. Although negative student reactions to evaluation have been noted, assessment has provided educational institutions with important information about learning outcomes and the quality of education for many decades. But how accurate is this data and has it informed practice or been fully incorporated into the learning cycle? Conrad and Open argue that the potential in many of the new learning environments to alter and improve assesment has yet to be explored by educators and students. In their investigation of assessment methods and learning approaches, Conrad and Openo aim to explore assessment that engages learners and authentically evaluates education. They insist that moving to new learning environments, specifically those online and at a distance, afford educators opportunities to embrace only the most effective face-to-face assessment methods and to realize the potential of delivering education in the digital age. In this volume practitioners will find not only an indispensable introduction to new forms of assessment but also a number of best practices as described by experienced educators.

Teaching Trends 2018

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Book Series: Digitale Medien in der Hochschullehre ISBN: 9783830940128 Year: Volume: 7 Pages: 232 Language: german
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Subject: Education --- Media and communication
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Der Tagungsband der Teaching Trends 2018 bietet allen Leser*innen spannende Einblicke in Präsenzhochschulen, die in geschickten Szenarien verschiedene digitale Medien für den Kompetenzerwerb ihrer Studierenden nutzen. In einer breiten Sicht auf die Digitalisierung beschäftigen sich die Tagungsbeiträge mit neuen Lernformaten wie Blended Learning und Inverted Classroom, deren aktuellen rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen in DSGVO und Urheberrecht und technischen Grundlagen, z.B. in Augmented / Virtual Reality oder Audience Response. Darüber hinaus jedoch kommen übergreifende Strategien und Entwicklungskonzepte zu Wort, die die Hochschule in eine digitale Zukunft führen. In allen Bereichen berichteten die Vortragenden sowohl direkt aus ihrer Lehrpraxis als auch aus der begleitenden Forschung. Zur Abrundung der Tagung haben die Herausgeber*innen das einleitende Streitgespräch zur Bedeutung der digitalen Transformation für Universitäten, die Podiumsdiskussion zu Herausforderungen, die sich daraus für das Studium ergeben, sowie eine Keynote zur Architektur von Lernräumen zu Papier gebracht.

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media

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Book Series: Issues in Distance Education ISSN: 19194390 ISBN: 9781927356807 9781927356814 9781927356821 9781771990004 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356807.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Education
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Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners.

Self-directed learning research: An imperative for transforming the educational landscape

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ISBN: 9781928396017 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.4102/aosis.sdlr.2016.03 Language: English
Publisher: AOSIS Grant: North-West University
Subject: Education
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This book will benefit specialists in the field of the education sciences. It represents significant progress in knowledge production. Self-directed learning has become increasingly important, not only for education in South Africa but also for education sciences in the international arena. This is a result of the changing education landscape, caused by the demands of the 21st century as well as the rapid change in knowledge production. Learners should be equipped with skills to take responsibility for their own learning. New innovative strategies should be incorporated into teaching and learning in order to meet the changing demands in education. Traditional teacher-centred practices are still the norm in most South African schools and higher-education institutions and do not adequately prepare students for lifelong learning in the 21st century. The content focuses on the theory behind self-directed learning, explores strategies such as cooperative learning, problembased learning, case-based teaching and large-group teaching that enhance self-directed learning and the use of blended learning in a self-directed learning environment. The book demonstrates how self-directed learning can be enhanced in mathematics, computer-science and life-science education and through the use of student tutors for geography. Digital technology could, for example, also be used in innovative ways for education in isiZulu folk poetry. The findings are based on original empirical research and a sound theoretical-conceptual framework. In an environment of rapidly changing knowledge production, this book responds to the challenge of how to equip learners with the necessary skills to take responsibility for their own learning. The book presents innovative teaching and learning strategies for meeting the changing demands in education. Group activities, the responsibilities of learners and the obstacles that hinder their learning are analysed, and the way in which educators can support them is discussed. Educational values such as mutual trust are discussed, and self-directed assessment is explored. This is a timely collective work authored by experts who subscribe to the approach of self-directed learning. Educators should discover new teaching and learning strategies and value the integration of self-directed learning in the classroom.

Analyse von Lern-Service-Geschaeftsmodellen vor dem Hintergrund eines sich transformierenden Bildungswesens

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Book Series: Bochumer Beitraege zur Unternehmensfuehrung ISBN: 9783631572382 Year: Pages: 262 DOI: 10.3726/b14006 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Business and Management --- Education
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Sowohl für die etablierten als auch für potenzielle neue Akteure im Bildungswesen ist gegenwärtig eine systematische Planung bzw. Analyse ihrer Aktivitäten angesichts der sich wandelnden Wertschöpfungs- und Wettbewerbsstrukturen von hoher Relevanz. Peter Weber zeigt in dieser Arbeit exemplarisch für den Hochschulbereich auf der Basis des diesbezüglich in der Betriebswirtschaftslehre anerkannten Instruments der Geschäftsmodellanalyse Ansatzpunkte für eine Lern-Service-spezifische Interpretation des integrierten Geschäftsmodellansatzes auf. Die besonderen Herausforderungen liegen dabei zum einen in der für eine solche Betrachtung notwendigen ökonomischen Interpretation der implizit thematisierten Bildungsangebote, für die der Begriff der Lern-Services entwickelt wird. Zum anderen zeichnet sich das Handlungsfeld von Lern-Service-Anbietern durch eine Interdisziplinarität aus, die neben der Berücksichtigung ökonomischer auch die Berücksichtigung didaktischer Aspekte notwendig macht.

“We’re better, connected”

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Book Series: Empirische Erziehungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783830940371 Year: Volume: 74 Pages: 302 DOI: 10.31244/9783830990376 Language: english
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Subject: Education
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How to improve science teacher effectiveness? In order to find answers to this question a first step in this study is a close observation and critical reflection on the level of science teacher training courses. During an international science teacher training course, which had been previously developed in a three-year European project (CAT4U), informal conversations of the participants were recorded and analysed allowing genuine insight in the ways that teachers exchange about profession-related content among themselves. This work is a first exploratory step into a fairly new field of professional development research, which hopes to come up with some reasonable hypotheses gained from the combination of current research literature and from deeper analyses of field data, that hopefully serves as an inspiration for teacher trainers in practice as well as for further educational research.

Teilhabe in der digitalen Bildungswelt

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Book Series: Medien in der Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783830940067 Year: Volume: 75 Pages: 288 Language: german
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Subject: Ecology --- Education --- Media and communication
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Auf der Jahrestagung 2019 der Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. (GMW) diskutierten Expertinnen und Experten aus Bildungs-, Medien- und Informationswissenschaften theoretische und praktische Perspektiven auf digitale Medien vor dem Hintergrund der Teilhabe an Bildung und Wissenschaft. Die in diesem Band dokumentierten Beiträge der GMW 2019 beleuchten zentrale Felder von Teilhabe in einer digitalen Bildungswelt, wobei die Beiträge das Spektrum heutiger Medienpraxis aufzeigen. Der Band zeigt, dass das Verständnis und die Praxis der Teilhabe durch und an digitalen Medien in einer doppelten Perspektive betrachtet werden muss: wie mit digitalen Medien die Möglichkeiten der Teilhabe durch innovative Anwendungen und Entwicklungen erweitert werden können und welche Herausforderungen an die entsprechenden Rahmenbedingungen gestellt sind. Ziel ist es, aufzuzeigen, wie Forschende, Lehrende und Medienschaffende darauf Einfluss nehmen (können), Teilhabe als Bildungsziel zu erhalten und zu erweitern.

Digitalisierung und Hochschulentwicklung

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Book Series: Medien in der Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783830938682 Year: Volume: 74 Pages: 294 Language: german/english
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
Subject: Education --- Media and communication
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Die Proceedings zur 26. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Medien in der Wissenschaft e.V. an der Universität Duisburg-Essen geben einen Einblick in die aktuelle Debatte zur Digitalisierung und zu ihren Implikationen für die Hochschulentwicklung. Die Beiträge des Bandes lenken die Aufmerksamkeit auf bildungspolitische, institutionelle und mediendidaktische Aspekte der Digitalisierung und zeigen mögliche Entwicklungsrichtungen für die weitere Diskussion. Hochschulen stehen vor der Herausforderung, Lehrenden und Studierenden ein breites Angebot an digitalen Lehr- und Lernressourcen und -services zur Verfügung zu stellen, das auch Unterschieden in der Vorbildung, der sozialen Herkunft und dem Studierverhalten Rechnung trägt und zugleich mehr Menschen den Zugang zu Wissenschaft und Bildung eröffnet. Vorgestellt werden aktuelle Ansätze aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum, wie entsprechende Zielhorizonte in Projekten und durch strukturelle Innovationen an Hochschulen angestrebt werden.

The Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Education ISBN: 9789811526831 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-2683-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Education
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This book provides a practical philosophy for promoting students' sophisticated thinking from Early Childhood to PhD in ways that explicitly interconnect across the years of education. It will help teachers, academics and the broader learning and teaching community to understand and implement these connections by introducing a conceptual framework, the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT). By covering the nature, philosophy, practice and implications of MELT for teachers and students alike, the book will help teachers to facilitate students’ awareness of, and increasing responsibility for, the thinking demanded by subject and discipline-specific learning as well as interdisciplinary learning, whether face to face, online or in blended modes. The book will also provide educators with ways to effectively engage with complex, and sometimes conflicting, contemporary educational concepts, and with a diverse variety of colleagues involved in the learning and teaching enterprise. The book provides guidance that allows curriculum improvement, teacher action research and larger-scale research to be reported on from a common perspective, bridging the gap between those readers focused on research and those focused on teaching. The book shares valuable insights and ways of addressing the contemporary issue of discipline-based learning versus transdisciplinary learning, reducing the dichotomy and enabling the two approaches to complement each other. This is an Open Access book.

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