Technology Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach

Technology Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach
Author: Fun Man Fung,Christoph Zimmermann
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2021-07-03
ISBN: 0128230797
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach Book Excerpt:

Technology-Enabled Blended Learning Experiences for Chemistry Education and Outreach discusses new technologies and their potential for the advancement of chemistry education, particularly in topics that are difficult to demonstrate in traditional 2d media. The book covers the theoretical background of technologies currently in use (such as virtual and augmented reality), introducing readers to the current landscape and providing a solid foundation on how technology can be usefully integrated in both learning and teaching chemistry content. Other sections cover the implementation of technology, how to design a curriculum, and how new tactics can be applied to both outreach and evaluation efforts. Case studies supplement the information presented, providing the reader with practicable examples and applications of covered theories and technologies. Drawing on the broad experiences and unique insights of a global team of authors from a whole host of different backgrounds, the book aims to stimulate readers’ creativity and inspire them to find their own novel applications of the techniques highlighted in this volume. Provides detailed information on the theoretical background of technology usage in chemistry education, including discussions of augmented and virtual reality Helps readers understand available options and make informed decisions on how to best utilize technology to enhance their chemistry teaching using concepts surrounding blended learning Presents examples of theory in practice through case studies that detail completed implementations from around the world

Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Author: Prudence C. Layne,Peter Lake
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN: 3319104829
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book examines current trends in higher education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. It introduces readers to pedagogical strategies that instructors worldwide are using to overcome some of the challenges they face in higher education. To maximize their students’ learning, this work argues that institutions are compelled to innovate their policies and instructors must be collaborative and creative in their practices in response to students’ growing demands, needs, challenges to their learning, and the shifting terrain of a rapidly globalizing world. The text explores the idiosyncrasies and challenges that drive innovation across particular cultures, disciplines and institutions. It suggests that the responses to these drivers offer some universal and compatible lessons that not only optimize teaching and learning, but also transgress institutional, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries in higher education. The contributors to this collection work in the United States, the United Kingdom, Africa, Asia, Australia, Scandinavia and the Middle East. They represent a broad range of disciplines, fields and institutional types. They teach in varied contexts, durations, delivery modes, and formats, including online, study abroad, blended, accelerated, condensed, intensive and mortar-and-brick settings. Their higher education students are equally as diverse, in age, cultural backgrounds and needs, but willingly lend their voices and experiences to their instructors’ study of teaching and learning in their particular contexts. This book harnesses the rich diversities and range our contributors represent and shares the results of their expertise, research, and assessments of some of the most creative and effective ways to improve student learning in the face of stagnant practices, limited resources, and other deficiencies that instructors and students face in higher education.