Reviews: Computer based teaching

12 reviews found for "Computer based teaching"
Book review : Digital literacies : social learning and classroom practices
This is a book review of Digital literacies : social learning and classroom practices edited by Victoria Carrington and Muriel Robinson, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847870384. It was reviewed by Robert Munro of the University of Strathclyde, on behalf of ESCalate. This book deals with the issues and tensions facing the successful integration of new ICT developments into schools. Various authors analyse the rapid growth and dissemination...
Book review : e-Schooling : global messages from a small island
This is a book review of e-Schooling : global messages from a small island by Roger Austin and John Anderson, published by David Fulton in 2007 ISBN 9781843123804. It was reviewed by Stylianos Hatzipanagos of King's College London on behalf of ESCalate. A significant part of the book centres on the notion of e-schooling and what it consists of, exploring conflicts in ICT planning and implementation, social inclusion through the change of the...
Book review : Teaching with e-learning in the lifelong learning sector (2nd ed.)
This is a book review of Teaching with e-learning in the lifelong learning sector (2nd ed.) by Chris Hill, published by Learning Matters in 2008, ISBN 9781844451357. It was reviewed by Malcolm Barry of the Learning from Experience Trust. This is the second edition of a book first published in 2003 as Teaching using information and learning technology in Further Education. Much has changed since 2003 and the book aims to reflect this, notably in...
Book Review: E-Learning: the Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)
There is no getting away from e-learning. In the post-compulsory education and training sector, which is where I work, students are increasingly expecting to see ILT used in learning and teaching environments across curricular areas. It is not uncommon for teachers to encounter students who are more fluent users of ILT than themselves. At the same time, awarding and examining bodies are encouraging a greater use of technology, and more courses...
Book Review: Handbook of Online Education
This practitioner-focused handbook, addressing the ‘stuff’ of online learning, was a joy to read and review. Interestingly labelled almost a ‘recipe book’ by its authors, this resource book draws substantially on Salmon (2000, 2002), Stephenson (2001) and Garrison and Anderson (2003) in offering practitioners: the underpinning theories in a reader-friendly language, detailed guidelines akin to lesson plans for the facilitation of online learning,...
Book Review: Key Guides For Effective Teaching In Higher Education: Using C&IT To Support Learning
Using C&IT to support teaching is primarily aimed at new lecturers or postgraduate student demonstrators and sets out to provide a very practical guide to the diversity of ways of using technology to support and facilitate learning. The benefits of using C&IT in Education (in both Further and Higher Education) are highlighted with practical examples incorporating a range of subject disciplines
Book Review: Key Issues in e-Learning: Research and Practice
This is a review of the book Key Issues in e-Learning: Research and Practice, by Pachler and Daly. It is an introductory book aimed at teachers and learning technologists. It fills a gap as there are few such books. It attempts to define e-learning, describes how it has developed in the last 10 years and summarises key research studies. A good range of educational technology is covered; the only criticism is that the authors do not always...
Book Review: Language, Classrooms and Computers
This book is rooted in communicative theory, to which many of its contributors, from the Open University and elsewhere, have themselves made valuable contributions, both before and since the publication of the book. It is about collaboration, communication, interaction and scaffolding of learning
Book Review: Passing the ICT Skills Test
Book Review: Passing the ICT Skills Test. This book covers the five key software applications covered in the ICT test, in the Qualified Teacher Status programme for trainee teachers. Although the reviewer, Anita Devi, finds that the book does deliver what it says it will, she thinks it could have been developed further to be of practical use beyond the QTS test
Book Review: PGCE Professional Workbook: Primary ICT
The target audience of employment-based, flexible and modular or part-time PGCE trainees will find this book an invaluable resource and support in meeting those aspects of the Standards in 'Qualifying to Teach (DfES/TTA 2002). There are many sections of the book that will be useful for full-time PGCE students and undergraduate trainees alike
Book review: Teaching online: a practical guide
This is a book review of Teaching online: a practical guide by Susan Ko and Steve Rossen, published by Routledge in 2010, ISBN 9780415997263. It was reviewed by Stylianos Hatzipanagos of King's College London on behalf of ESCalate. Three quarters of the book are dedicated to course design and development. It starts with an overview of the range of online experiences, the strength of which is the practical examples. It also addresses the...
Book Review: The Impact Of ICT On Literacy Education
This book reports the results of systematic literature reviews in five principal areas: the effects of ICT on literacy learning; the impact of networked ICT on literacy learning; ICT, literacy learning and ESL learners; ICT and literature; and ICT and moving image literacy