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The book explores the role of higher education in increasing social mobility and reducing social inequality in today’s world. The first part examines the cultural openness of the knowledge society and its contribution to reducing social inequalities. The second part examines inclusive higher education in support of social mobility. The third part reveals digital technologies in higher education and their significance for the growth of social mobility. The fourth part discusses the best international practices and offers recommendations for educational management in support of reducing social inequalities.
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In an attempt to foster effective learning for the students, educators and researchers have been examining the complex relations between psychological, biological, sociological, and cultural aspects of the educative process. The common goal is to promote deep learning and maximize the potential of next-generation students in constructing knowledge, understanding, supporting, and advancing skills in their chosen fields. In the past decades, scientists and educational researchers are developing a new understanding of how the brain works and gaining knowledge of brain research that can transform how they teach in class. Recent discoveries in non-invasive brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience are providing fresh perspectives and mechanisms of learning. The chapters in this book will portray theoretical frameworks, thought-provoking ideas, and promising efforts in framing new science of learning.
Technology-mediated learning is the reality of this digital age. Although a major disruptor, the global pandemic inspired innovation and collaboration to advance 21st century teaching and learning. Thus, leaders must understand the dynamics and complexities of large-scale technology implementations to realize educational gains. This includes the dynamics of procurement, instructional design, and the challenges from inadequate network security, internet and technology access to support faculty and learners.

Through storytelling and narrative case studies, Large-Scale Technology Implementation Stories to Inspire Change provides evidence-based practices, practical strategies, and inclusive excellence considerations to any current or aspiring school leader. The diverse perspectives of institutional and industry leaders help school leaders discover opportunities resulting in more effective processes, partnerships, and technologies for engaging instruction and lasting change.
The Florida Research Ensemble (Ulmer, Revelle, Freeman and Tilson) is an interdisciplinary collaborative arts and research group developing choragraphy, a method of inquiry which applies modernist arts practices and poststructural theory to the design and testing of image as category. The authors argue that image categories functions for networked digital media the way Aristotle's word categories functioned for literate concepts. “Chora” was retrieved for contemporary philosophy by Jacques Derrida, in the context of his deconstruction of Western metaphysics. Grounded in grammatology (the history and theory of writing), Derrida’s critique of Being and Becoming as primary concepts of reality is that the category or classification system invented within literacy is not adequate for the apparatus of electracy that has developed since the industrial revolution. The FRE project in Miami designed and tested a prototype for a choral category, capable of coordinating real places, cultural collective information, digital technologies, and personal experience. Miami Virtue tested choragraphy as a method for adopting a particular region (the Miami River), including primary discourses organizing its lifeworld, and articulating it as a category of thought. The designed and recorded virtual site functions for electracy the way concepts function for literacy: as a navigable set supporting holistic intelligence and public discourse.
Teaching the Ongoing Process of Becoming Ethnotechnologically Literate
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Although technology education is in desperate need of reform, the new refuses to be born. Despite the introduction of technological literacy, the evolving merger with science, mathematics and engineering (STEM), and even a proposed merger between STEM and the arts (STEAM), nothing has changed. The subject continues to be a craft-based, vocationally orientated subject.

Human beings have always had a relationship with technology, but never before has the progression of technological development had such an impact on the environment, one which has led to the birth of the Anthropocene. This poses the greatest existential threat ever known to the future of human existence.

Those in power continue to turn a blind eye to this threat. Moreover, technology education today does not reflect issues relating to our technologically textured lifeworld. Given that it is the young who will inherit this potentially dystopic future, they must be given a voice, one in which they can reimagine their futures in a sustainable way. This book explores the development of ethnotechnological literacy, as delivered by a radical new nomadic pedagogy inspired by the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari; one that can enable these voices to be expressed and more importantly, to be heard.
The Survey of Instructional Design Models, now in its 6th edition, is part literature review, part discussion. The literature review provides a broad foundation to understanding the diversity and use of instructional design models used in research and practice while reflecting on the many changes experienced in the field.

The updated taxonomy and assumptions provide guidance on how to consider instructional design models as conceptual and operational tools. From learning space to contextual factors and elements, the taxonomy benefits anyone of interest with practically any level of prior knowledge about the systematic design of instruction. However, the taxonomy is likely to be most useful to people at the ends of the instructional design knowledge continuum: novice instructional designers on one end and instructional design scholars on the other end.

The streamlined layout in the latest edition reviews 12 instructional design models currently encountered in a variety of contexts and should assist you in creating a personal mental model to aid in adopting or adapting existing models or when encountering a new model.
The book reflects on the extent to which the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic influenced the education system in Africa, notably South Africa. The advent of the pandemic has brought a new context to the challenges of access, deepening the precarious position of African higher education systems. The pandemic underscored that African higher education systems are fragile and not uniformly resilient. The book discusses the challenges created or further entrenched by COVID-19 and how the typology of inequality across the differentiated institutions impacted the management of education delivery during COVID-19. Per se, lessons learned were documented to inform decision-making and practice while drawing conclusions for future usage. Even though the shift to emergency remote teaching was not foreseen and thus not coordinated, the authors argue that students’ learning styles, perceptions of online learning and digital pedagogy should be considered in the post-COVID-19 curricula development processes.
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Are you looking for evidence-based hands-on approaches to quality assurance in online programs in higher education? Then this is the book you are looking for. Quality in Online Programs includes approaches and practices to creating and maintaining quality in online programs from across disciplines, institutions, and countries. In this book, leaders in the field of online higher education share their lessons learned using customized approaches to online program quality, student support, and faculty development. These cases will be useful to those seeking to adopt or adapt such practices in their own contexts. The authors also focus on quality assurance at the program level, which has not often been addressed before and which is crucial to ensure faculty satisfaction, program outcomes, and a successful student experience.

Contributors are: Beverly Araújo Dawson, Patricia Arnold, Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, Bettyjo Bouchey, Elizabeth Counselman-Carpenter, Michelle Dennis, Henrik Dindas, Cathy DuBois, Jo Anne Durovich, Sarah Fornero, John C. Gillham, Michael Graham, Amy Grincewicz, Montse Guitert, James D. Halbert, Paul Huckett, Kevin Hulen, Swapna Kumar, Nikki Lyons, Olysha Magruder, Bernhard Minke, Steven T. Nagel, Marleigh L. Perez, Jennifer L. Plahovinsak, Amy Poland, Mary L. Raber Johnson, Teresa Romeu, Albert Sangrà, Frank P. Schulte, Zaina Sheets, Bethany Simunich, Alfredo Soeiro, Nicole V. Williams and Veronica Wilson.
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Winner of the Distance Education Book Award!

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The rapid rise of e-learning worldwide means that campuses are creating new positions in distance learning leadership, often at the vice-president or vice-provost level. Frequently, those applying for such positions are recently graduated doctoral students or faculty members who have never served in administration. Unlike any other book to date, this Guide to Administering Online Learning provides easy access to an overview of tasks to be accomplished or maintained and perspectives to consider in order to direct dynamic online initiatives. In it, experienced distance learning teachers and administrators share their insights regarding what must be done to administer effective online learning, including theoretical insights as well as practical principles. They provide comprehensive guidelines for addressing issues and needs that distance learning administrators currently face: barriers to adoption, policies, legalities, ethics, strategic planning, emerging technologies, design of professional development, management of the course development process, quality assurance, student support, and recruitment and marketing. This book is a timely offering from those who have effectively led distance learning initiatives for those who are interested in leading distance learning for the next generation of learners. Each chapter includes questions, prompts, or activities to help readers relate the concept to their own experiences.
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How would you implement Critical Digital Literacies in your own classrooms and educational programs?

You will find a valuable resource to answer that question in this volume, with a pronounced focus on social justice. Seventeen contributors advance the theories and praxis of Critical Digital Literacies. Aimed at literacy, teacher education, and English Education practitioners, this volume explores critical practices with digital tools. The chapters highlight activities and approaches which cross the boundaries of: genre; critical data literacy; materiality; critical self-reflection; preservice teacher education; gender; young adult literature; multimodal composition; assessment; gaming; podcasting; and second-language teacher education. Authors also explore the challenges of carrying out both the critical and the digital within the context and confines of traditional schooling.

Contributors are: Claire Ahn, JuliAnna Ávila, Alexander Bacalja, Lourdes Cardozo-Gaibisso, Edison Castrillón Angel, Elena Galdeano, Matthew Hall, Amber Jensen, Elisabeth Johnson, Raúl Alberto Mora, Luci Pangrazio, Ernesto Peña, Amy Piotrowski, Amanda Miller Plaizier, Holger Pötzsch, Mary Rice and Anna Smith.