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Plass, Jan L., Ed.; Mayer, Richard E., Ed.; Homer, Bruce D., Ed. – MIT Press, 2020
This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the latest research on learning and instruction with computer games. Unlike other books on the topic, which emphasize game development or best practices, Handbook of Game-Based Learning is based on empirical findings and grounded in psychological and learning sciences theory. The contributors, all…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Computer Games, Educational Improvement, Instructional Effectiveness
Madden, Amanda G., Ed.; Margulieux, Lauren, Ed.; Kadel, Robert S., Ed.; Goel, Ashok K., Ed. – MIT Press, 2019
Blended learning combines traditional in-person learning with technology-enabled education. Its pedagogical aim is to merge the scale, asynchrony, and flexibility of online learning with the benefits of the traditional classroom--content-rich instruction and the development of learning relationships. This book offers a guide to both theory and…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction
Aoun, Joseph E. – MIT Press, 2018
Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win "Jeopardy," analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Employment Qualifications
Stewart, Abigail J.; Valian, Virginia – MIT Press, 2018
How colleges and universities can live up to their ideals of diversity, and why inclusivity and excellence go hand in hand. Most colleges and universities embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusion, but many fall short, especially in the hiring, retention, and advancement of faculty who would more fully represent our diverse world--in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Selection
Garcia, David R. – MIT Press, 2018
The issues and arguments surrounding school choice are sometimes hijacked to make political points about government control, democratic ideals, the public good, and privatization. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, David Garcia avoids partisan arguments to offer an accessible, objective, and comprehensive guide to school…
Descriptors: School Choice, Home Schooling, Private Schools, Magnet Schools
Margolis, Jane – MIT Press, 2017
The number of African Americans and Latino/as receiving undergraduate and advanced degrees in computer science is disproportionately low. And relatively few African American and Latino/a high school students receive the kind of institutional encouragement, educational opportunities, and preparation needed for them to choose computer science as a…
Descriptors: African American Students, Hispanic American Students, Computer Science Education, Disproportionate Representation
Vickery, Jacqueline Ryan – MIT Press, 2017
It's a familiar narrative in both real life and fiction, from news reports to television storylines: a young person is bullied online, or targeted by an online predator, or exposed to sexually explicit content. The consequences are bleak; the young person is shunned, suicidal, psychologically ruined. In this book, Jacqueline Ryan Vickery argues…
Descriptors: Internet, Barriers, Low Income Groups, High Schools
Palfrey, John – MIT Press, 2017
Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microaggressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks--debate over these issues began in lecture halls and on college quads but ended up on op-ed pages in the "New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal," on cable news, and on social media. Some of these critiques…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Safety, Student Diversity, Inclusion
Black, Les – MIT Press, 2016
Is a university education still relevant? What are the forces that threaten it? Should academics ever be allowed near Twitter? In "Academic Diary," Les Back has chronicled three decades of his academic career, turning his sharp and often satirical eye to the everyday aspects of life on campus and the larger forces that are reshaping it.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Universities, School Culture
Greenhow, Christine, Ed.; Sonnevend, Julia, Ed.; Agur, Colin, Ed. – MIT Press, 2016
How are widely popular social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram transforming how teachers teach, how kids learn, and the very foundations of education? What controversies surround the integration of social media in students' lives? The past decade has brought increased access to new media, and with this new opportunities and…
Descriptors: Social Media, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
DeMillo, Richard A. – MIT Press, 2015
Colleges and universities have become increasingly costly, and, except for a handful of highly selective, elite institutions, unresponsive to twenty-first-century needs. But for the past few years, technology-fueled innovation has begun to transform higher education, introducing new ways to disseminate knowledge and better ways to learn--all at…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Paying for College
James, Carrie – MIT Press, 2014
Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them worthless virtual accessories for high prices. In "Disconnected", Carrie James examines how young…
Descriptors: Ethics, Interviews, Adolescents, Preadolescents
Kafai, Yasmin B.; Burke, Quinn – MIT Press, 2014
Coding, once considered an arcane craft practiced by solitary techies, is now recognized by educators and theorists as a crucial skill, even a new literacy, for all children. Programming is often promoted in K-12 schools as a way to encourage "computational thinking"--which has now become the umbrella term for understanding what computer…
Descriptors: Coding, Programming, Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Science
Alper, Meryl – MIT Press, 2014
Most research on media use by young people with disabilities focuses on the therapeutic and rehabilitative uses of technology; less attention has been paid to their day-to-day encounters with media and technology--the mundane, sometimes pleasurable and sometimes frustrating experiences of "hanging out, messing around, and geeking out."…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Recreational Activities, Leisure Time, Information Technology
Williamson, Ben – MIT Press, 2013
Although ideas about digital media and learning have become an important area for educational research, little attention has been given to the practical and conceptual implications for the school curriculum. In this book, Ben Williamson examines a series of contemporary curriculum innovations in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development
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