Curriculum Models for the 21st Century: Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education

Curriculum Models for the 21st Century: Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education

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Changing student profiles and the increasing availability of mainstream and specialized learning technologies are stretching the traditional face-to-face models of teaching and learning in higher education. Institutions, too, are facing far-reaching systemic changes which are placing strains on existing resources and physical infrastructure and calling into question traditional ways of teaching through lectures and tutorials.And, with an ever-increasing scrutiny on teaching and teachers’ accountability for positive educational outcomes, the call for closer attention to learning, teaching and, most especially, to the design and delivery of the curriculum is given increasing relevance and importance.

Research provides strong evidence of the potential for technologies to facilitate not only cognition and learning but also to become integral components in the redesign of current curriculum models.Some Universities and individual academics have moved along this pathway, developing new and innovative curriculum, blending pedagogies and technologies to suit their circumstances. Yet, there are others, unsure of the possibilities, the opportunities and constraints in these changing times.Curriculum Models for the 21st Century gives insights into how teaching and learning can be done differently. The focus is on a whole of curriculum approach, looking at theoretical models and examples of practice which capitalize on the potential of technologies to deliver variations and alternatives to the more traditional lecture-based model of University teaching.​

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781489995018
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 08/19/2015
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Dr. Gosper is a teacher and researcher working in the area of professional and organisational development in universities. Her research interests encompass the development of expertise, integration of technologies into the curriculum, matching cognitive processes with the affordances of technologies, and the development of effective and sustainable learning environments. She developed the MAPLET Framework, for matching aims, processes, learner expertise and technologies which can be used as both a curriculum diagnostic and development tool. She was also led the development of the CICTO Framework for selecting software solutions for quality learning and sustainable practice based on interrelationships between the curriculum, information and communication technologies and the organizational environment.

Dr. Ifenthaler’s research interests focus on the learning-dependent progression of mental models, problem solving, decision making, situational awareness, game-based learning, and emotions. He developed an automated and computer-based methodology for the assessmentand analysis of graphical and natural language representations (SMD Technology, HIMAT, AKOVIA). Additionally, he developed components of course management software and an educational simulation games (DIVOSA, SEsim). He is also interested in the development of educational software and learning management systems (LMS).

Table of Contents

Theoretical Considerations of Curriculum Mapping for the 21st Century.- Case Studies: moving beyond traditional practice, theoretical underpinnings fro change, issues and implicationsarising from experience, future development and directions.- Technological and pedagogical innovations influencing curriculum renewal:emerging concepts and examples of best practice.- Sustainable educational practice in technology-rich environments.- Transforming new ideas and practices into curriculum models.- Finding and developing resources for curriculum transformation.- Integrating innovation into mainstream practices.- Analysis of important challenges to accomplishing sustainable curriculum change.

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