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This invaluable guide provides a creative, informative, and practical introduction to the general principles of information design. With chapters on understanding the audience, structure, legibility and readability, selection of media, experimentation, and multi-platform delivery, An Introduction to Information Design gives a complete overview of this fundamental aspect of visual communication.
This Handbook goes beyond the mechanics of how to create and direct an online learning experience to consider such a new approach to pedagogy in doing so. The editors primary purpose is to clarify the conceptual issues that underlie effective online teaching and to offer practical guidance to educators and corporate trainers who plan to teach in a virtual environment.
The authors pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic.
InTech is the publisher of one of the largest multidisciplinary open access collection of books covering the fields of science, technology, and medicine, with a heavy emphasis on physical sciences, engineering and technology among other subjects. Since 2004, InTech has collaborated with over 87,000 authors and published over 2,400 books and 6 journals with the aim of providing free online access to research.
Includes online, open access instructional materials (books and articles) to support educators.
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Books on Information Technologies are arranged according to the Library of Congress classification system. Each book is assigned a call number, and the beginning letters correspond to a specific subject. For example, books about computer software will have “QA 76.75” at the beginning of their call numbers. The following list comprises the subject headings that will be most relevant to you:
Please note that teaching with technology is located within the "Teaching" subject. Of particular interest might be call numbers that begin "LB1028."
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17 seminal works on educational technology are gathered together to form this valuable collection. These previously published, difficult to locate, articles have contributed to the conceptual underpinnings of the field and are widely used in educational technology courses.
Offers useful methods for creating digital imagery as well as leading pedagogical theories and research on the implementation of inherited images. Features applied, hands-on strategies related to capturing and authoring tools used to acquire and create graphics.
A practical map to navigate some of today's most complicated instructional challenges. Drawing on research and years of experience in international schools, the authors identify five critical keys to personalizing learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.
Reviews the basics of instructional design and then lifts the lid on some common misconceptions about ISD. Focuses on how to think differently about ISD and shows where and how it needs to be modified to make applicable to the unique world of e-learning.
The first available book that specifically focuses on “i Learning”. Includes descriptive case studies that describe how the “i-Learning” framework has been instanced and implemented. Presents social and cultural aspects of society that influence the “dynamics” and the “styles” of the learning processes.
Offers insight into evolving methodologies and tools impacting education in the 21st century. Investigations of topics such as Web-based forums, multimedia tools and mobile e-learning benefit students, educators, and researchers who develop and use new pedagogical technologies and techniques.
Investigates how traditional learning institutions can become as innovative, flexible, robust, and collaborative as the best social networking sites. Proposes an alternative definition of "institution" as a "mobilizing network"--emphasizing its flexibility, the permeability of its boundaries, its interactive productivity, and its potential as a catalyst for change--and explores the implications for higher education.
Bridges the gap between digital media and education by presenting an intriguing look on the future of education. Combining theory, research, and practice, this book paints a broad picture of ubiquitous learning by focusing on the integration of instructional design, models of course design, and the application of mobile and social media technology to create, support, and deliver a ubiquitous learning environment.
Educational Media Reviews Online database Contains more than 2000 reviews of educational videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs, written by librarians and teaching faculty from the United States and Canada. The University at Buffalo-SUNY sponsors the database, which focuses on adult media, but also contains reviews for grades K-12 media.
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