Critical Approaches to Online Learning

Critical Approaches to Online Learning

"This text: synthesises the current research into online learning in higher education; takes theory into critical practice for online learning in higher education; covers learning, teaching and assessment and their dynamic inter ...

Author: Julian McDougall

Publisher: Critical Practice in Higher Education

ISBN: 1914171012

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Page: 96

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An essential read for all those involved in teaching and learning in higher education with the pivot to fully online - made urgent by Covid-19 - but also drawing on best practice to rethink the role of digital more broadly in the social practices of university learning and teaching.
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Critical Approaches to Online Learning

Critical Approaches to Online Learning

The critical approaches in online learning explored and proposed in this book will concur with his assertion . The lines of enquiry will be cast to investigate how people , in online spaces in and around higher education , work with one ...

Author: Julian McDougall

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781914171048

Category: Computers

Page: 102

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Online learning has become an increasing presence in higher education course design, with most courses combining physical real time engagement with asynchronous learning activity. Now, however, there is a greater need for this one-stop guide to critical practice in this area, as we rethink the role of digital in the social practices of university learning and teaching. This book provides a critical and contemporary ‘deep dive’ into the socio-material, technological and pedagogical practices at work in virtual and digital higher education. Examples are drawn from across and between disciplinary pedagogies with a focus on blended and hybrid approaches and the pivot to fully online made urgent by Covid-19 but drawing on existing best practice. The Critical Practice in Higher Education series provides a scholarly and practical entry point for academics into key areas of higher education practice. Each book in the series explores an individual topic in depth, providing an overview in relation to current thinking and practice, informed by recent research. The series will be of interest to those engaged in the study of higher education, those involved in leading learning and teaching or working in academic development, and individuals seeking to explore particular topics of professional interest. Through critical engagement, this series aims to promote an expanded notion of being an academic – connecting research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement and leadership – while developing confidence and authority.
Categories: Computers

Critical Approaches Toward a Cosmopolitan Education

Critical Approaches Toward a Cosmopolitan Education

Applying game mechanics and student generated questions to an online puzzle-based game learning system to promote algorithmic thinking skills. Computers & Education, 121, 73–88. Hughes, J., Laffler, J., Mamolo, A., Morrison, L., ...

Author: Sandra R. Schecter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000393149

Category: Education

Page: 217

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This book aims to reconceptualize teaching and learning in spaces with diverse populations of young people. Chapters focus on the schooling experiences and social and cultural adaptation issues of individuals who, through the meaning that they assign to their lived experiences, ascribe to multiple identity qualifiers. Contributors explore the impact of this cosmopolitan awareness on students, educators, and educational institutions, presenting issues such as curricular concerns around civic engagement, individual subjectivity versus social identity, and the convergence of context-specific policy and teaching environments on global dynamics in education reform. An emphasis on this understanding promises to better equip educators and policy-makers to plan instructional approaches and devise pedagogic resources that serve the needs and career aspirations of an expanding cohort of multifaceted learners.
Categories: Education

Information Technology in Librarianship New Critical Approaches

Information Technology in Librarianship  New Critical Approaches

New Critical Approaches Gloria J. Leckie, John E. Buschman ... debate over computerization has touched higher education, where proposals for automated online learning have met determined faculty resistance in the name of human values.

Author: Gloria J. Leckie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591587750

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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In the last 15 years, the ground - both in terms of technological advance and in the sophistication of analyses of technology - has shifted. At the same time, librarianship as a field has adopted a more skeptical perspective; libraries are feeling market pressure to adopt and use new innovations; and their librarians boast a greater awareness of the socio-cultural, economic, and ethical considerations of information and communications technologies. Within such a context, a fresh and critical analysis of the foundations and applications of technology in librarianship is long overdue.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education

Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education

For the majority of higher education institutions, however, this storm is threatening to forever change the postsecondary landscape as for-profits and massive open online courses flood the market without the burden of traditional and ...

Author: Ana M. Martínez-Alemán

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421416663

Category: Education

Page: 430

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An essential guide to incorporating critical research into higher education scholarship. Winner of the Outstanding Publication Award of the Post-secondary Education Division of the American Educational Research Association Critical theory has much to teach us about higher education. By linking critical models, methods, and research tools with an advocacy-driven vision of the central challenges facing postsecondary researchers and staff, Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education makes a significant—and long overdue—contribution to the development of the field. The contributors argue that, far from being overly abstract, critical tools and methods are central to contemporary scholarship and can have practical policy implications when brought to the study of higher education. They argue that critical research design and critical theories help scholars see beyond the normative models and frameworks that have long limited our understanding of students, faculty, institutions, the organization and governance of higher education, and the policies that shape the postsecondary arena. A rigorous and invaluable guide for researchers seeking innovative approaches to higher education and the morass of traditionally functionalist, rational, and neoliberal thinking that mars the field, this book is also essential for instructors who wish to incorporate the lessons of critical scholarship into their course development, curriculum, and pedagogy.
Categories: Education

A critical approach to the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures

A critical approach to the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures

He is working with colleagues in the Synergia Cooperative Institute to re-offer Towards Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Age, a popular education Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) designed to share charismatic ...

Author: Susana Batel

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030736996

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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This book provides a critical approach to research on the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures and on energy transitions in general by questioning prevalent principles and proposing specific research pathways and lines of inquiry that look beyond depoliticised, business-as-usual discourses and research agendas on green growth and sustainability. It brings together authors from different socio-geographical and disciplinary backgrounds within the social sciences to reflect upon, discuss and advance what we propose to be five cornerstones of a critical approach: overcoming individualism and socio-cognitivism; repoliticisations – recognising and articulating power relations; for interdisciplinarity; interventions – praxis and political engagement with research; and overcoming localism and spatial determinism: As such, this book offers academics, students and practitioners alike a comprehensive perspective of what it means to be critical when inquiring into the social acceptance of renewable energy and associated infrastructures.
Categories: Political Science

Digital Learning Teaching and Assessment for HE and FE Practitioners

Digital Learning  Teaching and Assessment for HE and FE Practitioners

Mayes, T and de Freitas, S (2004) Review of e-Learning Theories, Frameworks and Models. [online] Available at: https://tinyurl.com/ycfzgahb (accessed 11 June 2018). McDougall, J (2021) Critical Approaches to Online Learning.

Author: Daniel Scott

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 9781914171185

Category: Education

Page: 244

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An accessible, practical and up-to-date book on digital learning and teaching, relevant for all those involved in teaching and assessment in higher and further education (HE and FE), whatever your academic or vocational specialism. It is essential reading for HE or FE practitioners, or those undertaking level 3, 4 and 5 qualifications in Education and Training, Postgraduate Certificates in Education (PGCEs), Certificates in Education (CertEds) and Postgraduate Certificates in Academic Practice (PGCAPs), as well as those in learning technologist roles. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of understanding and developing your digital capabilities as a basic competence in order to embrace current digital technologies and pedagogies to improve student outcomes. This book provides you with the practical knowledge and skills required to source and apply technology enhanced learning, teaching and assessment (TELTA) and adapt traditional learning and teaching materials and approaches for an online environment. It is designed around each aspect of the teaching and training cycle – identifying needs, planning and designing, delivering and facilitating, assessing and evaluating – and also includes: • how to build a positive and effective relationship with digital technology; • guidance on topics such as selecting appropriate digital technologies and creating digital and online activities, resources and assessments; • an emphasis on digital well-being and accessibility issues, and digital leadership; • ways of keeping up to date and continuing professional development.
Categories: Education

Reshaping International Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Reshaping International Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

an This chapter examines first-hand experience of lecturing in an online course on critical approaches to management as part of a graduate Cultural Management program. Cultural management education has traditionally relied on classroom ...

Author: Paul G. Nixon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000343755

Category: Education

Page: 236

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This volume provides a broad examination of how technology and globalisation have influenced contemporary higher education institutions and how moves towards internationalisation within and between educational providers continue to be a force for change in this context. Showcasing the varied responses to and utilisation of new technologies to support international teaching and learning endeavours at a range of higher education institutions, this book introduces content from around the world, emphasising the global importance of the internationalisation of education. Featuring contributions from some fresh young voices alongside the work of experienced and internationally renowned scholars this collection critically scrutinises the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the capacities and patterns of university education; assesses and refines the contention that ICTs are facilitating the (re-)shaping of university practices as well as challenging traditional educational models and learning strategies; provides a comprehensive portrait of the ways in which ICT use engages higher education providers, society, and individuals to facilitate potentially more democratic, globally focussed access to knowledge generation, creation, investigation, and consumption processes through internationally focussed education; and examines the differing pace and scope of change in international educational practice and context between and within countries and disciplines. With an international range of carefully chosen contributors, this book is a must-read text for practitioners, academics, researchers, administrators, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future of the university in an information age.
Categories: Education

Designing Intersectional Online Education

Designing Intersectional Online Education

Mainstream classrooms as engaging spaces for emergent bilinguals: SFL theory, catalyst for change. In R. Harman (Ed.), Bilingual learners and social equity: Critical approaches to Systemic Functional Linguistics (pp. 127–151).

Author: Xeturah M. Woodley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000528626

Category: Education

Page: 268

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Designing Intersectional Online Education provides expansive yet accessible examples and discussion about the intentional creation of online teaching and learning experiences that critically center identity, social systems, and other important ideas in design and pedagogy. Instructors are increasingly tasked with designing their own online courses, curricula, and activities but lack information to support their attention to the ever-shifting, overlapping contexts and constructs that inform students’ positions within knowledge and schooling. This book infuses today’s technology-enhanced education environments with practices derived from critical race theory, culturally responsive pedagogy, disability studies, feminist/womanist studies, queer theory, and other essential foundations for humanized and socially just education. Faculty, scholars, technologists, and other experts across higher education, K-12, and teacher training offer fresh, robust insights into how actively engaging with intersectionality can inspire designs for online teaching and learning that are inclusive, intergenerational, anti-oppressive, and emancipatory.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research on Advancing Teaching and Teacher Education in the Context of a Virtual Age

Handbook of Research on Advancing Teaching and Teacher Education in the Context of a Virtual Age

Applied online classroom approaches that sustain criticality Approaches Problem-based approach (Problematizing) ... discussion of the critical language pedagogy in the Philippines, I highlighted that “pandemic becomes a form of learning ...

Author: Zimmerman, Aaron Samuel

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668484098

Category: Education

Page: 433

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The possibilities of the virtual age can provide many valuable resources and opportunities for teachers, preservice teachers, and teacher educators. However, in order to utilize these resources responsibly and productively, the researchers and practitioners of teaching and teacher education must better understand the new potentials and pitfalls related to teaching and learning that are present within the virtual age. The Handbook of Research on Advancing Teaching and Teacher Education in the Context of a Virtual Age focuses on the recent innovations in teaching and teacher educations as well as innovations in the curriculum and pedagogy of teacher education. It deepens discussions related to how teacher education can address educational possibilities within this digital age. Covering topics such as learning material adaptation, teacher talent pipelines, and metaverse, this major reference work is a comprehensive resource for administrators and educators of both K-12 and higher education, teacher educators, pre-service teachers, government officials, librarians, researchers, and academicians.
Categories: Education