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Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture eBook

, University of Victoria, Canada ; , California State University, United States ; , University of North Carolina, United States

Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture Published . Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This book encompasses the technological influence on learning and cognition from a cultural prospective. It weaves together different kinds of learning technologies with the thread of cultural diversity to meet local and global educational needs and includes the latest developments in education, particularly emerging technologies. The book offers successful examples of student modeling for multimedia learning environment design, instructional delivery systems, and applications of technology where computer and mobile technologies play an indispensable role. Innovative ideas, as well as issues related to learning, teaching and assessment, work place learning, assistive technology, the roles of current and future technologies in learning are discussed by authors from various countries and educational settings.

Citation

Bhattacharya, M., Mach, N. & Moallem, M. (2011). Emerging Technologies in Learning: Impact on Cognition and Culture. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword 1

7

Foreword 2

9

Preface

 11

Acknowledgements

13

About the editors

 15

About the contributing authors

Section I

Technological augmentation and the changing educational scenario Introduction

23

Learning in a playful way: A theme based approach towards development
of a technology facilitated integrative model for 21st century education


Madhumita Bhattacharya and Rajni Dwivedi

25

Building bridges across the Atlantic: The impact of technology facilitated classroom partnerships on cultural competency and language skills

Margaret M. Thombs, Lena Ivarsson and Maureen M. Gillis

35

Meeting the needs of all learners: The intertwining of culturally responsive pedagogy and emerging technologies


Colleen R. Swain

 45

Understanding global learners and bridging cultural differences in distance and online Education

Yang Yang

57

The current and future use of emerging technologies in higher education

in Iran: A case study


Morteza Karami and Mahnaz Moallem

73

 Creating a decentralized statewide online course network: A case study of the Texas virtual school network

D. L. Bearden

 99

Section II

Social learning and emerging technologies
Introduction  

111

Understanding how learning takes place in social practices


Natalie Senjov-Makohon

113

Learning 2.0, gaming and the digital divide


Nada L. Mach

123

How web 2.0 empowered relationships enhance learning 2.0


Reet Cronk

 133

Interaction in a planetary community: A case study of EFL integrated Web 2.0 technologies at a Japanese university

Yayoi Anzai

141

Section III Practical implications of new technologies for specific populations or purposes

Introduction

 151

Assistive technology for students with learning disabilities: An overview
of an educational implementation


Caron Mellblom-Nishioka, Gwen Brockman and Clayton Brockman

153

Blindness, computing, cognition and culture: Four case studies of blind programmers

Simon J. Hayhoe

 159

Using narrative inquiry for online educational assessment

Lesley S. J. Farmer

171

Developing a personal learning network for the workplace

Elizabeth Langran

183

Online counseling: The emergence of information technology in support
of learning and cognition


O.F. Adebowale and S.A. Ehindero

195

Section IV

Technology enhanced learning and research: New or not so new directions?

Introduction

 205

Scenes of struggle: Emerging technologies as tools for multicultural engagement

Candace Thompson, Mahnaz Moallem and Hengameh Kermani

209

A sociocultural evaluation of an online learning community: Personal, interpersonal and community planes of development and transformations


Elaine Khoo and Bronwen Cowie

225

Blending culture into learning: A toolkit developed for academics through
learner feedback on culture and trust


Siew Mee Barton, Daniel Novotný and Jason Sargent
 

241

Guidelines for effective b-learning in teacher education: Experience
gathered from the three cycles of higher education


Lúcia Pombo, Maria João Loureiro and António Moreira

259

 e and b-learning in a developing country: A transdisciplinary perspective

Laura Herrera Corona, Norma Elena Mendoza Zaragoza and
Alys del Refugio Ávalos Rivera

269

A personalized learning approach: Reducing adolescent obesity


O. Jerome Hoskins

299

Copyleft and copyright and the culture of sharing: New models for
accessing media


David M. Marcovitz

317

 


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