Editors: Sandy Hirtz and Kevin Kelly
I truly believe that the Internet and education are the two great equalizers in life, leveling the playing field for people, companies, and countries worldwide. - John T Chambers, 2002
Ninety-eight contributors from thirteen countries contributed the chapters that make up this collaborately-authored guide. In six parts, Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education, explores a broad range of themes in technology-based innovations in blended and online teaching and learning.
The first edition, Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe, was published by the Commonwealth of Learning and BCcampus in July 2008. The second edition continues the dialogue on learning as a social process, deepening the discussion on collaboration, openness, and related Web 2.0 tools. Case studies and tested strategies make up much of the content, with the final part dedicated to assessment in online education.
Whether in emerging or developed countries, the education community must reinvent the practices of teaching and learning in response to new innovations in education. Businesses and organizations considering their training needs, as well as education practitioners will find this text to be comprehensive in its coverage of major themes in contemporary practices. From mobile learning to digital footprint issues, to new strategies for management of digital course development and delivery, this guide represents excellent shared research and best practice in new educational models.
The content was developed with the same interactive collaboration as the first edition, using social media and communities of practice to co-create content using the approach that serves as the subject for many chapters. The entire guide explores six topics in detail:
Part One: Emerging Technologies and Practices
Part Two: Implementing and Managing eLearning
Part Three: Developing and Monitoring eLearning Content
Part Four: Leading in a Participatory Digital World
Part Five: Learning in a Participatory Digital World
Part Six: eAssessment: Measuring in Ways that Matter
For further details about each chapter, please visit the book wiki http://collaborativebook.wikispaces.com