Description : This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the Researcher Links Workshop: Higher Education for All, held in Maceió, Brazil, in March 2017. The 12 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 31 submissions. The papers deal with a large spectrum of topics, including higher education, technology-enhanced solutions, user modelling, user grouping, gamification, educational games, MOOCs, e-learning, open educational resources, collaborative learning, student modelling, serious games, language analysis.
Description : From Pong to virtual reality, Understanding Video Games, 4th Edition, takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the area, including mobile, social, and casual gaming. In this new edition of the pioneering text students learn to assess the major theories used to analyze games, such as ludology and narratology, and gain familiarity with the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry. Drawing from historical and contemporary examples, the student-friendly text also explores the aesthetics of games, evaluates the cultural position of video games, and considers the potential effects of both violent and "serious" games. Extensively illustrated, and featuring discussion questions, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed video game history timeline, this new edition is an indispensable resource for students, scholars and teachers interested in examining the ways video games continue to reshape entertainment and society.
Description : This book shares original innovations, research, and lessons learned regarding teaching and technological perspectives on trust-based learning systems. Both perspectives are crucial to enhancing the e-Assessment process. In the course of the book, diverse areas of the computer sciences (machine learning, biometric recognition, cloud computing, and learning analytics, amongst others) are addressed. In addition, current trends, privacy, ethical issues, technological solutions, and adaptive educational models are described to provide readers with a global view on the state of the art, the latest challenges, and potential solutions in e-Assessment. As such, the book offers a valuable reference guide for industry, educational institutions, researchers, developers, and practitioners seeking to promote e-Assessment processes.
Description : "The collection of cases in the book analyzes and evaluates how organizations and institutions of learning in the developing and developed world are adapting to technology enhanced learning environments and exploring transnational collaborative opportunities"--Provided by publisher.
Description : In this important resource, experienced higher education presidents and senior leaders come together with respected scholars to tackle the most important and timely issues facing leaders in colleges and universities today. Challenges in Higher Education Leadership advances critical leadership and management skills across a broad array of topics, including student learning, access and affordability, racism, fundraising, athletics, and new technology. Chapters strike a balance between theory and practical advice while promoting the notion that all leaders can learn lessons from one another that can be useful in their own specific contexts. This book poses strategic questions readers should answer, along with advice about how to effectively address today's challenges, providing leaders with the skills and perspectives necessary to respond to higher education students’ needs.
Description : This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2013, held in Paphos, Cyprus, in September 2013. The 31 full papers, 18 short papers, 14 demonstrations and 29 posters presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 194 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections. The topics addressed include open educational resources (OER), massive open online courses (MOOC), schools of the future, orchestration of learning activities, learning networks, teacher networks, bring your own device (BYOD), social media, learning analytics, personalization, mobile learning, computer-supported collaborative learning, game-based and simulation-based learning, and learning design.
Description : Both educators and their students are involved in the process of assessment – all parties are expected to meet and exceed expectations in the face of competing conditions. New practices are being developed to enhance students’ participation, especially in their own assessment, be it though peer-review, reflective assessment, the introduction of new technologies, or other novel solutions. Though widely researched, few have measured these innovations’ effectiveness in terms of satisfaction, perceived learning, or performance improvements. Innovative Practices for Higher Education Assessment and Measurement bridges the gap between political discourse, theoretical approach, and teaching practices in terms of assessment in higher education. Bringing new insights and presenting novel strategies, this publication brings forth a new perception of the importance of assessment and offers a set of successful, innovative practices. This book is ideal for educators, administrators, policy makers, and students of education.
Description : The quality of students’ learning experiences is a critical concern for all higher education institutions. With the assistance of modern technological advances, educational establishments have the capability to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their learning programs. Developing Effective Educational Experiences through Learning Analytics is a pivotal reference source that focuses on the adoption of data mining and analysis techniques in academic institutions, examining how this collected information is utilized to improve the outcome of student learning. Highlighting the relevance of data analytics to current educational practices, this book is ideally designed for researchers, practitioners, and professionals actively involved in higher education settings.