The following books on Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities will make your teaching the best in your institution. I am the editor of this series and share this information on them with. –Charles Wankel, St. John’s University, New York, [log in to unmask] . I hope you’ll have your acquisitions librarian get them all for you and your colleagues.
Volume 6 is comprised of seven key books on the topic of ‘Increasing Student Engagement’ These titles provide international coverage on the subject with a variety of practical applications and how they can be used in real settings by students and teachers.
Volume 6A - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and Webquests
This volume examines 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 address the use of wikis and blogs to enhance student engagement by creating a community of practice around a course, using blogs to increase off-campus student engagement and rethinking WebQuests in second language teacher education.
Volume 6B - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Social Technologies: Facebook, E-Portfolios and Other Social Networking Services
Examines how these social media technologies are being used for e-Mentoring and constructing online reputations. The authors discuss applying positive psychology and cognitive styles in user design, designing outcome based curricula using student personality types, engaging second language students through electronic writing tasks and using social media to motivate students to take charge of their own learning processes, and creatively using technology to enhance teacher education.
Volume 6C - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Immersive Interfaces: Virtual Worlds, Gaming, and Simulation
Addresses how gaming, simulation, and virtualization are being used to improve teamwork and leadership skills in students, learning tools to create inter-cultural, multi-perspective, and global experiences. Chapters include how to increase learner engagement using serious games, enhancing leadership skills through virtual simulation, using online video simulation for educational leadership, using augmented reality in education and utilizing the virtual learning environment to encourage faculty reflection.
Volume 6D - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Mobile Applications Smartphones, Skype and Texting Technologies
Reviews new research on how mobile technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an epoch of increasing globalization and diversity. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume will examine how mobile technologies are being used to improve teamwork and leadership skills in students, and how these technologies are being used to create inter-cultural and global experiences.
Volume 6E - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Classroom Technologies Classroom Response Systems and Mediated Discourse Technologies
Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine how classroom response systems are being used to improve collaboration and interactivity between students, to create engaging social learning communities in the classroom, and how these technologies are being used to create more meaningful and authentic learning experiences.
Volume 6F - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing and Transmedia Storytelling
Examines new research on how videoconferencing, video annotation, video mapping, and related technologies are being used in higher education to improve writing/publishing skills, academic literacies in students, and create engaging communities of practice through digital storytelling, narratives, and inter-culturalism.
Volume 6G - Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies
Looks at how online and blended learning technologies are being used in higher education improve academic literacies in students, and how these technologies are being used to improve motivation and self-empower learners.
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