ERIC Number: ED537111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Education and Development
Lazinica, Aleksandar, Ed.; Calafate, Carlos, Ed.
The widespread deployment and use of Information Technologies (IT) has paved the way for change in many fields of our societies. The Internet, mobile computing, social networks and many other advances in human communications have become essential to promote and boost education, technology and industry. On the education side, the new challenges related with the integration of IT technologies into all aspects of learning require revising the traditional educational paradigms that have prevailed for the last centuries. Additionally, the globalization of education and student mobility requirements are favoring a fluid interchange of tools, methodologies and evaluation strategies, which promote innovation at an accelerated pace. Curricular revisions are also taking place to achieve a more specialized education that is able to respond to the society's requirements in terms of professional training. In this process, guaranteeing quality has also become a critical issue. On the industrial and technological side, the focus on ecological developments is essential to achieve a sustainable degree of prosperity, and all efforts to promote greener societies are welcome. In this book we gather knowledge and experiences of different authors on all these topics, hoping to offer the reader a wider view of the revolution taking place within and without our educational centers. In summary, we believe that this book makes an important contribution to the fields of education and technology in these times of great change, offering a mean for experts in the different areas to share valuable experiences and points of view that we hope are enriching to the reader. Enjoy the book! This book contains the following chapters: (1) Competence-based Curriculum Development in Higher Education: a Globalised Concept? (Wim Kouwenhoven); (2) Quality Assurance in University Administrative Services: Models, Techniques and Tools (Juan Jose Tari); (3) The Active Participation of Students in Teaching Evaluation Processes within Universities (Debora Aquario); (4) The Benefits of Schooling: A Human Capital Allocation into a Continuous Optimal Control Framework (Athanasios A. Pantelous and Grigoris I. Kalogeropoulos); (5) Communication in the Distance Education Interaction Modes and the Pedagogical Design (Ademilde Silveira Sartori); (6) Teams in Virtual Classes: an Experiential Perspective (Joao Nogueira and Carmo Machado); (7) E-learning Platforms in Physics Education (Teresa Martin-Blas); (8) Virtual Laboratory Methodologies in Electrical Engineering (Maria Isabel Jimenez Gomez, Alberto Izquierdo Fuente, Juan Jose Villacorta Calvo, Lara del Val Puente and Mariano Raboso Mateos); (9) Customisation of Learning Paths and Network Optimisation in E-learning Systems (Cristina De Castro and Paolo Toppan); (10) Integration of Information Technology in Science Education at Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Abdulkarem Eid S. Al-Alwani and Safeeullah Soomro); (11) Managing the Transition towards the EHEA through Learning-Style Assessment and the Adoption of Concept Maps (Calafate, Cano and Manzoni); (12) Problem-based Learning: an Approach to Chemical Engineering Education within the EHEA (Santiago Gomez-Ruiz, Damian Perez-Quintanilla and Isabel Sierra); (13) Cooperation between Universities to Develop an Online Learning Environment in Mathematics (Maria Luisa Sein-Echaluce, Dolores Leris, Joaquin Castello, Vicente Martinez, Jose Manuel Correas and Natalia Boal); (14) Blended Learning in University Education: Activities, Results and Quality (J.C. Jimenez-Saez and S. Ramirez); (15) ETCS Experiences in Zoology: Under and Postgraduate Courses (Maria-Isabel Arnaldos and Maria-Dolores Garcia); (16) Adaptive Blended Learning: A Literature of Assets (Francisco Arcos and Pablo Ortega); (17) Learning Network Assisted by Means of Symbolic Computation (J.J. Miralles, J.A. Martinez, I. Marin and M.M. Artigao); (18) The Value of ICT and the Students' Heterogeneity(Javier Bilbao, Miguel Rodriguez, Eugenio Bravo, Olatz Garcia, Concepcion Varela, Purificacion Gonzalez, Veronica Valdenebro and Izaskun Baro); (19) From the Point of View of Ready-to-Wear Industrial Practices of the Vocational High School Students Getting Clothing Education in Turkey (Nurgul Kilinc and Meral Akkaya); (20) ICT Use in VET: The Virtual Training Centre for Shoe Design as a Model (Aura Mihai and Mehmet Sahin); (21) Factors Contributing to Poor Performance of First Year Chemistry Students (Fiona Marais and Andile Mji); (22) Different Approach to Information Technology--Teaching the Intelligent Systems Course (Ana Madevska Bogdanova and Nevena Ackovska); (23) Research Informed Teaching: Enhancing the Teaching-Research Nexus in Science Disciplines(Emilia Bertolo); (24) Learning by Teaching in Engineering: a Step beyond Learning by Doing (Miguel Roma); (25) Cooperative Project-based Learning for Machine Design in the Industrial Engineering Program: Methodologies and Experiences (Emilio Perez, Ignacio Penarrocha, Antonio Perez, Julio Serrano, Enrique Belenguer and Roberto Sanchis); (26) Unchain Your Traditions in Teaching with the Power of Technology (Muge Topcuoglu Gunkan); (27) Pod it All? The Use of Podcasting in Curriculum Delivery, Assessment and Feedback (Steve Spencer); (28) Use of Audio Files Improves Students' Performance in Higher Education (Itziar Alonso-Arbiol); (29) Computerized Adaptive Testing, the Item Bank Calibration and a Tool for Easing the Process (Javier Lopez-Cuadrado, Anaje Armendariz, Tomas A. Perez, Rosa Arruabarrena and Jose A. Vadillo); (30) The Use of Computer Algebra Systems in Calculus Teaching: Principles and Sample Applications (Tolga Kabaca, Yilmaz Aksoy, Muharrem Aktumen and Seref Mirasyediglu); (31) Development of a Computational Software to Forecast Ozone Levels (Elena Agirre, Albaro Anta and Luis Javier R. Barron); and (32) Criteria for Promotion of Low Energy Buildings in Europe. The Italian Case (Andrea Boeri and Danila Longo).
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Adaptive Testing, Engineering Education, Internet, Telecommunications, Social Networks, Technology Integration, Global Education, Student Mobility, Educational Quality, Competence, Curriculum Development, Quality Assurance, College Administration, Student Participation, Human Capital, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms, Physics, Science Education, Science Laboratories, Computer Uses in Education, Cognitive Style, Concept Mapping, Problem Based Learning, Chemistry, Institutional Cooperation, Online Courses, Mathematics Education, Blended Learning, Zoology, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Student Characteristics, Vocational Education, High School Students, Manufacturing Industry, Clothing, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Research Utilization, Industry, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Feedback (Response), Audio Equipment, Computer Assisted Testing, Calculus, Energy
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia; Turkey