ERIC Number: ED528522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Digital Education: Opportunities for Social Collaboration. Digital Education and Learning
Thomas, Michael, Ed.
This timely collection of theoretical and applied studies examines the pedagogical potential and realities of digital technologies in a wide range of disciplinary contexts across the educational spectrum. By mixing content-based chapters with a theoretical perspective with case studies detailing actual teaching approaches utilizing digital technologies in the classroom or on campus, this work provides a valuable resource for teacher trainers, academic researchers, administrators, and students interested in interdisciplinary studies of education and learning technologies from around the world. This book begins with a foreword by Mark Warschauer and an article, "Digital Education: Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities," by Michael Thomas. Part I, Theoretical Perspectives, contains: (1) Modified, Multiplied and (Re-)mixed: Social Media and Digital Literacies (Mark Pegrum); (2) Research on Web 2.0 Digital Technologies in Education (Chaka Chaka); (3) The Role of Adult Educators in the Age of Social Media (Rita Kop and Paul Bouchard); (4) Educational Networking in the Digital Age (Cristina Costa); and (5) Integrating Digital Technologies in Education: A Model for Negotiating Change and Resistance to Change (Thomas Berger and Michael Thomas). Part II, Applying Digital Education, contains: (6) Virtual Learning Environments: Personalizing Learning or Managing Learners? (Philip Banyard, Jean Underwood, Lianne Kerlin, and James Stiller); (7) Teaching Spanish in Second Life (Dafne Gonzalez, Cristina Palomeque, and Paul Sweeney); (8) "The Wisdom of Practice": Web 2.0 as a Cognitive and Community-Building Tool in Indonesia (Mary Burns and Petra Wiyakti Bodrogini); (9) Teaching Research Methods with Social Media (Kelli S. Burns); (10) Deconstructing Formal and Informal Learning Spaces with Social Networking Sites (Joannah Portman Daley); and (11) Digital Education: Beyond the "Wow" Factor (Stephen Bax).
Descriptors: Informal Education, Distance Education, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Adult Educators, Teaching Methods, Computer Uses in Education, Social Networks, Computer Literacy, Web Sites, Internet, Adult Education, Networks, Technology Integration, Resistance to Change, Change Strategies, Online Courses, Spanish, Second Language Instruction
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators; Researchers
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia