Handbook of Research on Applying Universal Design for Learning Across Disciplines: Concepts, Case Studies, and Practical Implementation

Author: Fovet, Frederic

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799871088

Category: Education

Page: 547

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Universal design for learning (UDL) has been hailed for over a decade as a revolutionary lens that allows campuses to shift their efforts to create inclusive environments. In recent years, UDL has gone beyond the field of disability and been explored with regards to international and indigenous students. There is now a sizable body of literature that details the benefits of implementing UDL in higher education, as well as a number of emerging studies examining the strategic challenges of developing UDL across institutions. There is, however, still a relative paucity of research discussing the transformation of instruction or assessment in concrete terms. Therefore, there is a necessity for research and information on UDL that has already been implemented in classrooms and the practical examples of what this process of transformation looks like. The Handbook of Research on Applying Universal Design for Learning Across Disciplines: Concepts, Case Studies, and Practical Implementation offers practical examples of UDL having successfully been embedded in courses within various disciplines and classroom formats, as well as across the undergraduate and graduate sectors. The chapters provide case studies and concrete examples of what the UDL reflection on practice might look like in specific faculties and departments. While highlighting UDL in areas such as educational technology, student engagement, assignment design, and inclusive education, this book is ideally intended for inservice and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, higher education professors and leaders, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the integration of UDL into strategic academic plans.
Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Applications and Services

Author: Constantine Stephanidis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540732839

Category: Computers

Page: 1022

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This is the third of a three-volume set that constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2007, held in Beijing, China. It covers applications and services, including Web and media accessibility and usability, universal access to information and communication, learning and entertainment, and universal access to e-services.
Project-Based Learning Across the Disciplines

Author: Acacia M. Warren

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506335087

Category: Education

Page: 257

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A turnkey and cost-effective PBL framework that is highly recommended! Are you tired of complex and costly PBL models? Support students’ academic, literacy, and life goals with the +1Pedagogy™ framework. You’ll learn to easily blend theory and practice, core standards, 21st Century Skills, and technology for a comprehensive – and unforgettable - learning experience. K-12 educators, coaches and administrators will learn to: Stimulate students’ interest across disciplines Implement a turnkey, interdisciplinary +1P framework Immerse students in authentic inquiry and real-world application Integrate college and career readiness and digital technology The book includes 9 inspiring sample units and over 30 helpful templates.
Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines

Author: Scheg, Abigail G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466665569

Category: Education

Page: 333

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In recent years, distance education programs have grown to allow greater educational opportunities to a diverse set of learners from all over the world. As remote learning becomes a widespread practice, universities too must adapt to this changing educational landscape. Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines provides an interdisciplinary look at the development of distance learning in higher education. This reference work bridges the gap between disciplines by offering practical tools and solutions for successful distance education implementation. Educators, administrators, and researchers across academia will find this publication a timely and relevant resource.
Blended Learning in Higher Education

Author: D. Randy Garrison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118180181

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 845

This groundbreaking book offers a down-to-earth resource for the practical application of blended learning in higher education as well as a comprehensive examination of the topic. Well-grounded in research, Blended Learning in Higher Education clearly demonstrates how the blended learning approach embraces the traditional values of face-to-face teaching and integrates the best practices of online learning. This approach has proven to both enhance and expand the effectiveness and efficiency of teaching and learning in higher education across disciplines. In this much-needed book, authors D. Randy Garrison and Norman D. Vaughan present the foundational research, theoretical framework, scenarios, principles, and practical guidelines for the redesign and transformation of the higher education curriculum. Blended Learning in Higher Education Outlines seven blended learning redesign principles Explains the professional development issues essential to the implementation of blended learning designs Presents six illustrative scenarios of blended learning design Contains practical guidelines to blended learning redesign Describes techniques and tools for engaging students
Blended Learning

Author: Francine S. Glazer

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579227197

Category: Education

Page: 150

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This is a practical introduction to blended learning, presenting examples of implementation across a broad spectrum of disciplines. For faculty unfamiliar with this mode of teaching, it illustrates how to address the core challenge of blended learning—to link the activities in each medium so that they reinforce each other to create a single, unified, course—and offers models they can adapt. Francine Glazer and the contributors to this book describe how they integrate a wide range of pedagogical approaches in their blended courses, use groups to build learning communities, and make the online environment attractive to students. They illustrate under what circumstances particular tasks and activities work best online or face-to-face, and when to incorporate synchronous and asynchronous interactions. They introduce the concept of layering the content of courses to appropriately sequence material for beginning and experienced learners, and to ensure that students see both the online and the face-to-face components as being equal in value and devote equal effort to both modalities. The underlying theme of this book is encouraging students to develop the skills to continue learning throughout their lives. By allowing students to take more time and reflect on the course content, blended learning can promote more student engagement and, consequently, deeper learning. It appeals to today’s digital natives who are accustomed to using technology to find and share information, communicate, and collaborate, and also enables non-traditional students to juggle their commitments more efficiently and successfully.
Blended Learning: Convergence between Technology and Pedagogy

Author: Antonio Víctor Martín-García

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030457815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 293

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This book focuses on essential aspects of the theoretical foundations that support blended learning (BL) as a teaching training modality in tertiary education. Analyzing the changes in the world of education that lead to new ways of thinking and learning, it redefines the concept of blended learning at a time of constant growth in many universities around the world. This involves a shared reflection on the role of technology in the current university teacher education programs, as well as on the role that pedagogy plays in increasingly technology-driven contexts. Furthermore, the book presents pedagogical approaches to guide university professors in the design and implementation of blended learning courses. To this end, it describes some of the major models and approaches to BL instructional design, and examines issues related to the quality of BL training and the indicators to measure it, in order to identify those models that contribute to a better understanding of the dimensions that increase its effectiveness.
Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies

Author: Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466645752

Category: Education

Page: 301

View: 466

Blended learning continues to emerge as a more proactive and high quality method of teaching and learning. Yet as the academic landscape shifts towards technology-based efforts, the lack of economic support in developing countries has hindered its educational growth. Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies provides an insight on blended learning approaches and its importance in the educational development of emerging economies. This book is a vital resource for researchers, academics, professionals, and students involved in the management and organizational development of technology use in educational settings.
Game-based Learning Across the Disciplines

Author: Carmela Aprea

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030751425

Category: Education

Page: 415

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The volume focuses on epistemological, theoretical and empirical issues of game-based learning in various disciplines. It encompasses questions of game design as well as instructional integration and organizational implementation of game-based learning across various disciplines and includes contributions from different levels of the formal educational system (i.e., primary, secondary and tertiary education) as well as contributions reporting the use of game-based learning in informal learning settings. The volume addresses scholars, practitioners and students who are interested in how games and game-based learning can be designed, implemented and evaluated in a cross-, inter- and transdisciplinary perspective.
Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines

Author: Wang, Victor C.X.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522577317

Category: Reference

Page: 372

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There is no singular ‘best’ method of research. The differing nature of various research endeavors warrant multiple ways of generating knowledge, sharing knowledge, and more importantly, avoiding errors. More recently, the dichotomy between quantitative and qualitative approaches has begun to dissolve as the integrated approach of mixed methods gains popularity. Scholarly Publishing and Research Methods Across Disciplines is a collection of innovative findings on the methods and applications of research in scholarly publishing, ranging from the analyzation of mixed methods and qualitative/quantitative research, to Dewey’s scientific method and more. Highlighting a range of topics including higher education, digital divide, and model development, this publication applies a cross-disciplinary viewpoint that will appeal to researchers, graduate students, academicians, librarians, scholars, and industry-leading experts around the globe seeking an understanding of the limitations and strengths in research techniques.
Handbook of Distance Education

Author: Michael Grahame Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136635564

Category: Education

Page: 754

View: 151

The third edition of this award-winning Handbook continues the mission of its predecessors: to provide a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of distance education, arguably the most significant development in education over the past three decades. While the book deals with education that uses technology, the focus is on teaching and learning and how its management can be facilitated through technology. Key features include: Comprehensive coverage that includes all aspects of distance education, including design, instruction, management, policy, and a section on different audiences. Chapter authors frame their topic in terms of empirical research (past and present) and discuss the nature of current practice in terms of that research. Future research needs are discussed in relation to both confirmed practice and recent changes in the field. Section one provides a unique review of the theories that support distance education pedagogy. Section six includes a unique review of distance education as a component of global culture. This book will be of interest to anyone engaged in distance education at any level. It is also appropriate for corporate and government trainers and for administrators and policy makers in all these environments. Recipient of the 2013 IAP Distance Education Book Award