for a Digital World

Present Realities and Future Possibilities

Editor: Rocci Luppicini, PhD
A. K. Haghi, PhD

Education <br>for a Digital World

Available now.
Pub Date: July 2012
Hardback Price: $129.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895109
Pages: 252 pp. with index
Binding Type: hardcover

Education for a Digital World edited by Dr. Rocci Luppicini is a timely work, written for today's educators and educational technologists. It deals with cutting-edge issues regarding the use of technology to facilitate the teaching and learning process. The book also addresses the various ways learners digitally communicate and create virtual communities. All of the topics in this book are a must read for anyone in the field of education.”
--Heidi L. Schnackenberg, PhD, Associate Professor in Educational Technology, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, New York

This important book explores key areas of educational technology research and development within an education system infused by technology. The book explores the opportunities and challenges associated with planning and implementing educational technology within higher education. It is unique in that it is a multi-perspective view of key contemporary work on education and technology and draws on the common struggles and best practices from experts. Readers will gain a balanced understanding of educational technology and how it is used across a broad educational spectrum as well as ways to stimulate an ongoing dialog and sharing among those dedicated to optimizing the use of technology in educational settings.

The book covers topics such as:
• The development and application of e-learning technology standards
• Distance learning approaches to online instruction
• Multimedia classroom practices
• Perspectives on online learning design
• Web-based training strategies
• Research on students and student experiences with technology within and beyond the classroom learning experience.

Digital Technology for Educational Consumption
Educating Student 2.0: Fact Or Fantasy

Chapter 1. The Development and Applications of E-learning Technology Standards
B. Noroozi and A. K. Haghi
Introduction • E-learning, Definitions, Applications, and Performance • E-learning for Engineering Education • E-learning Benefits and Difficulties for Engineering Education • Instructional Design and Engineering Education • International Potential for Designing E-learning: Selected Case Studies in Developing Countries • Discussion

Chapter 2. Beyond the Classroom Walls: A Review of the Evidence On Social Networking Sites and Youth
Anton Van Hamel and Rocci Luppicini
Introduction • Background • North American Perspective • the International Perspective • Discussion • Future Research • Conclusion • Concluding Remarks

Chapter 3. Perspectives On Learning Design
M. Mahdavi and A. K. Haghi
Introduction Background: Learning Activity Management Systems (LAMS) • Learning Activities and Roles in Lams Lams Key Features and Functions for Different Roles • Modules of Emu-lms • Conclusion

Chapter 4. A Framework for E-learning in Digital World
B. Noroozi and A. K. Haghi
Introduction Integrating “What” Into “Why” in Engineering Education • Fundamental Aspects Teaching • Fundamental Aspects • Teaching Culture • Teaching Methodology • Teaching Instruments • Discussion • Concluding Remarks

Chapter 5. Web-based Training: Design and Implementation Issues
B. Noroozi and A. K. Haghi
Introduction • Engineering • Requirements to Make the Best Engineer • Engineering Education Requirements • Web-based Training • Web-Based Training for Engineering Students • Conclusion

Chapter 6. Teaching Qualitative Research Methods to Students 2.0: A Reflexive Arts-Based Approach
Rocci Luppicini and Jessica Backen
Introduction • Background • Method • Findings • Discussion

Chapter 7. Distance Learning, Virtual Classrooms, and Teaching Pedagogy in the Internet Environment
B. Noroozi and A. K. Haghi
Introduction • Background • the Virtual Reality Environment • Conclusion

Chapter 8. Student 2.0: A Look At Student Values in A Digital Age
Rocci Luppicini and Carol Myhill
Introduction • Background • Method • Findings • Discussion

Chapter 9. Interweaving Education, Technology, and Life: University Student Perspectives On Icts and Personal Relationships
Rocci Luppicini and Janine Moir
Introduction • Background Culture • Teaching Methodology • Teaching Instruments • Discussion • Concluding Remarks • Background Method • Findings • Paradox of Technology Mediated Relationships • Discussion • Recommendations and Implications for Education • Conclusion

Chapter 10. Inside Student 2.0: Student Perspectives On Navigating Online and Offline Identities
Rocci Luppicini and Patricia Barber
Introduction • Background • Method • Findings • Interpretation • Conclusion

Chapter 11. Student 2.0 Revisited: the Paradox of Anonymity and Identity in the Digital World
Rocci Luppicini and Xue Lin
Introduction • Methodology • Findings • Interpretation • Discussion

Chapter 12. Education for A Digital World: Current Challenges and Future Possibilities
Rocci Luppicini
Introduction • Strategic Planning and the Challenge of Shared Vision • Re-aligning University Planning Vision • Technoethics and Technology Planning Within Educational Institutions


About the Authors / Editors:
Editor: Rocci Luppicini, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa, Canada; Editor in Chief, International Journal of Technoethics

Rocci Luppicini, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and is an expert on digital technologies. He has published eight authored and edited books and over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in various areas of digital technologies within organizational settings. Dr. Luppicini is also the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Technoethics, which focuses on areas of human life and society impacted by new technologies.

A. K. Haghi, PhD
Associate Member of University of Ottawa, Canada; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering; Editor-In-Chief, Polymers Research Journal

Dr. A. K. Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 65 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities.

He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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