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Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education

Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education
Author(s)/Editor(s): Elena A. Railean (European University of Moldova, Moldova), Gabriela Walker (University of South Dakota, USA), Atilla Elçi (Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey) and Liz Jackson (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright: ©2016
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9634-1
ISBN13: 9781466696341
ISBN10: 1466696346
EISBN13: 9781466696358


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The field of education is in constant flux as new theories and practices emerge to engage students and improve the learning experience. Research advances help to make these improvements happen and are essential to the continued improvement of education.

The Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education provides international perspectives from education professors and researchers, cyberneticists, psychologists, and instructional designers on the processes and mechanisms of the global learning environment. Highlighting a compendium of trends, strategies, methodologies, technologies, and models of applied learning theory and design, this publication is well-suited to meet the research and practical needs of academics, researchers, teachers, and graduate students as well as curriculum and instructional design professionals.

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Reviews and Testimonials

This book presents readers with a two-volume reference of international perspectives on contemporary applied learning theory and its impact on the design of curriculum and other components of education. The editors have organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in chapters devoted to semantic E-learning, open education, media literacy, educational technologies, constructivist theory and networking, conceptual frameworks, cognitive theories, and other related topics.

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Author's/Editor's Biography

Elena Railean (Ed.)
Elena Railean, PhD in Pedagogy, is a senior lecturer at European University of Moldova. Elena is the main author of more than 75 scientific articles in applied learning theory, design and methodology. The most significance papers are: Knowledge Model for Electronic Textbook Design (in Enterprise Resource Planning Models for the Education Sector: Applications and Methodologies, K. K. Patel (Ed.)); Issues and challenges associated with the design of electronic textbook (in User Interface Design for Virtual Environments: Challenges and Advances, B. H. Khan (Ed.)) and Instructional dynamic and flexible strategy: integrity of effective methods for engaging all learners in classrooms (in Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning S. Lawrence (Ed.)). Her visions about e-pedagogy were published in book E-books & E-readers for E-Learning (Tiong-Thye Gon, Boon-Chong Seet, Pei-Chen Sun (Eds)).

Gabriela Walker (Ed.)
Gabriela Walker’s current research interests include Autism Spectrum Disorders, teaching and research methodologies on and about special populations, global educational policies, gender education, information technologies impact on education, and disability rights policies. Dr. Walker’s work experience includes editorial work, teaching children with a range of special education needs in both Romania and the U.S., and teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, online, face-to-face, and hybrid in the U.S.

Atilla Elçi (Ed.)
Atilla Elçi is full professor and chairman of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey, since August 2012. He was full professor and chairman of computer and educational technology at Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey (May 2010 - June 2012). He served as full professor of computer engineering, the founding director of the Graduate School of Science and Technology, and the dean of Engineering Faculty at Toros University, Mersin, Turkey (July 2010 - June 2011); with the Computer Engineering Program, Middle East Technical University (METU NCC, Spring 2010); Eastern Mediterranean University (2003-2009) where he established the Internet Technologies Research Center and semantic robotics lab; Haliç University, Istanbul, Turkey, founder and chair of the Computer Engineering Department (2000-2003); the International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, as chief technical advisor (1985-1997); METU Ankara, Turkey, where he was chair and assistant chair of Computer Engineering Department(1976-1985); Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA, as research assistant (1974-5). He has organized or served in the committees of numerous international conferences. He has been organizing IEEE Engineering Semantic Agent Systems Workshops since 2006, Security of Information and Networks Conferences since 2007; and, IJRCS Symposiums 2007&9. He has published over a hundred journal and conference papers; edited the book titled Semantic Agent Systems (Springer 2011), Theory and Practice of Cryptography Solutions for Secure Information Systems (IGI 2013); proceedings of SIN 2007, 9 - 12 by ACM, ESAS 2006-12 by IEEE CS, and IJRCS 2009; special issues. He was the program chair for the 36th COMPSAC (2012). He obtained B.Sc. in Computer/Control Engineering at METU, Ankara, Turkey (1970), M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, USA (1973, 1975). Website: Atilla Elci

His research and experience encompass web semantics, agent-based systems, robotics, machine learning, knowledge representation and ontology, information security, software engineering, and natural language translation.

Liz Jackson (Ed.)
Liz Jackson is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Policy Studies at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education. Her research interests include global studies in education, education for sustainable development, and philosophy and moral theory and education.


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