Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E-learning Environments

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E-learning Environments

Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies

Book - 2013
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Baker & Taylor
Uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to critically examine how these technologies are being used to improve writing and publishing skills, and literacy create engaging communities of practice, and as experiential learning tools. This volume discusses frameworks for deploying and assessing the effectiveness of these technologies.

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Educators at St. John's University, New York, introduce how Web 2.0 tools are being integrated into college curricula for enhancing experiential learning. With case studies, international contributors discuss barriers to, adoption principles and best practices for, such integration. E.g., Wikipedia was used in an undergraduate historical studies course in a collaborative project to reach a broader audience. Blogs helped nursing students in clinical placement communicate better with faculty. Web-based lessons of WebQuests were used to re-think second language teacher education. Chapters include screenshots of online student projects, references and websites. Distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and WebQuests" uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to critically examine how these technologies are being used to improve writing and publishing skills, student subject awareness, and literacy create engaging communities of practice, and as experiential learning tools. Chapters include ones on the design for a robust use of wikis, using blogs to enhance student engagement by creating a community of practice around a course, integrating blogs across a range of college level courses, publishing activist biographies on Wikipedia, using blogs to increase off-campus student engagement, using video and wiki technology to engage learners in large international cohorts, using wikis as an experiential learning tool, consuming and constructing knowledge through WebQuests, and rethinking WebQuests in second language teacher education. This volume will also discuss frameworks for deploying and assessing the effectiveness of these technologies.

Publisher: Bingley, United Kingdom : Emerald, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781781902363
1781902364
9781781905159
Characteristics: x, 423 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm

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