ERIC Number: ED564052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development (2 Volumes)
Rosen, Yigel, Ed.; Ferrara, Steve, Ed.; Mosharraf, Maryam, Ed.
Education is expanding to include a stronger focus on the practical application of classroom lessons in an effort to prepare the next generation of scholars for a changing world economy centered on collaborative and problem-solving skills for the digital age. "The Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development" presents comprehensive research and discussions on the importance of practical education focused on digital literacy and the problem-solving skills necessary in everyday life. Featuring timely, research-based chapters exploring the broad scope of digital and computer-based learning strategies including, but not limited to, enhanced classroom experiences, assessment programs, and problem-solving training, this publication is an essential reference source for academicians, researchers, professionals, and policymakers interested in the practical application of technology-based learning for next-generation education. Following a foreword by Andreas Schleicher, a foreword by Chris Dede, a preface, and an acknowledgment section, this 2-volume set is organized into the following volumes, sections, and chapters: Volume I: Section 1: Defining Real-World Skills in Technology-Rich Environments: (1) Twenty First Century Skills vs. Disciplinary Studies? (Lars Vavik and Gavriel Salomon); (2) Digital Competence: A Net of Literacies (Edith Avni and Abraham Rotem); (3) The Application of Transdisciplinary Theory and Practice to STEM Education (Susan Malone Back, Heather Greenhalgh-Spencer, and Kellilynn M. Frias); (4) The SOAR Strategies for Online Academic Research: Helping Middle School Students Meet New Standards (Carolyn Harper Knox, Lynne Anderson-Inman, Fatima Terrazas-Arellanes, Emily Deanne Walden, and Bridget Hildreth); (5) The Value of Metacognition and Reflectivity in Computer-Based Learning Environments (Sammy Elzarka, Valerie Beltran, Jessica Decker, Mark Matzaganian, and Nancy T. Walker); and (6) A Framework for Defining and Evaluating Technology Integration in the Instruction of RealWorld Skills (J. Christine Harmes, James L. Welsh, and Roy J. Winkelman); (7) Equipping Advanced Practice Nurses with Real-World Skills (Patricia Eckardt, Brenda Janotha, Marie Ann Marino, David P. Erlanger, and Dolores Cannella). Section 2: Technology Tools for Learning and Assessing Real-World Skills: (8) Simulations for Supporting and Assessing Science Literacy (Edys S. Quellmalz, Matt D. Silberglitt, Barbara C. Buckley, Mark T. Loveland, and Daniel G. Brenner); (9) Using the Collegiate Learning Assessment to Address the College-to-Career Space (Doris Zahner, Zachary Kornhauser, Roger W. Benjamin, Raffaela Wolf, and Jeffrey T. Steedle); (10) Rich-Media Interactive Simulations: Lessons Learned (Suzanne Tsacoumis); (11) An Approach to Design-Based Implementation Research to Inform Development of EdSphere®: A Brief History about the Evolution of One Personalized Learning Platform (Carl W. Swartz, Sean T. Hanlon, E. Lee Childress, and A. Jackson Stenner); (12) Computer Agent Technologies in Collaborative Assessments (Yigal Rosen and Maryam Mosharraf); (13) A Tough Nut to Crack: Measuring Collaborative Problem Solving (Lei Liu, Jiangang Hao, Alina A. von Davier, Patrick Kyllonen, and Diego Zapata-Rivera); (14) Animalia: Collaborative Science Problem Solving Learning and Assessment (Sara Bakken, John Bielinski, Cheryl K. Johnson, and Yigal Rosen); (15) Using Technology to Assess Real-World Professional Skills: A Case Study (Belinda Brunner, Kirk A. Becker, and Noel Tagoe); Volume II: (16) Assessment in the Modern Age: Challenges and Solutions (Mahmoud Emira, Patrick Craven, Sharon Frazer, and Zeeshan Rahman); (17) Technology-Assisted Learning for Students with Moderate and Severe Developmental Disabilities (Diane M. Browder, Alicia Saunders, and Jenny Root); (18) Mitigation of Test Bias in International, Cross-National Assessments of Higher-Order Thinking Skills (Raffaela Wolf and Doris Zahner); (19) Evidence-Centered Concept Map in Computer-Based Assessment of Critical Thinking (Yigal Rosen and Maryam Mosharraf); (20) "Visit to a Small Planet": Achievements and Attitudes of High School Students towards Learning on Facebook--A Case Study (Rikki Rimor and Perla Arie); and (21) Cross-Border Collaborative Learning in the Professional Development of Teachers: Case Study--Online Course for the Professional Development of Teachers in a Digital Age (Rafi Davidson and Amnon Glassner). Section 3: Automated Item Generation and Automated Scoring Techniques for Assessment and Feedback: (22) Using Automated Procedures to Generate Test Items That Measure Junior High Science Achievement (Mark Gierl, Syed F. Latifi, Hollis Lai, Donna Matovinovic, and Keith A. Boughton); (23) Automated Scoring in Assessment Systems (Michael B. Bunch, David Vaughn, and Shayne Miel); (24) Automated Scoring of Multicomponent Tasks (William Lorié); (25) Advances in Automated Scoring of Writing for Performance Assessment (Peter W. Foltz); and (26) Using Automated Feedback to Improve Writing Quality: Opportunities and Challenges (Joshua Wilson and Gilbert N. Andrada). Section 4: Analysis, Interpretation, and Use of Learning and Assessment Data from Technology Rich Environments; (27) Assessing Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments: What Can We Learn from Online Strategy Indicators? (Jean-Francois Rouet, Zsofia Vörös, and Matthias von Davier); (28) Analyzing Process Data from Technology-Rich Tasks (Lisa Keller, April L. Zenisky, and Xi Wang); (29) Analyzing Process Data from Problem-Solving Items with N-Grams: Insights from a Computer-Based Large-Scale Assessment (Qiwei He and Matthias von Davier); (30) Assessment of Task Persistence (Kristen E. DiCerbo); and (31) Assessing Engagement during the Online Assessment of Real-World Skills (J. Christine Harmes and Steven L. Wise). A compilation of References, a section about the contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Problem Solving, Skill Development, Electronic Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theory Practice Relationship, STEM Education, Middle School Students, Academic Standards, Metacognition, Web Based Instruction, Technology Integration, Nursing Education, Simulation, Scientific Literacy, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning, Assistive Technology, Developmental Disabilities, Test Bias, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Concept Mapping, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Social Media, International Cooperation, Professional Development, Test Construction, Test Items, Science Achievement, Writing Achievement, Computer Assisted Testing, Scoring
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