Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Social Technologies: Facebook, E-Portfolios and Other Social Networking Services, Part B

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Social Technologies: Facebook, E-Portfolios and Other Social Networking Services, Part B

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Overview

"Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Social Technologies: Facebook, e-portfolios and other Social Networking Services" uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to examine how these social media technologies are being used to improve writing and publishing skills in students, create engaging communities of practice, and how these tools are being used for e-Mentoring and constructing online reputations. Chapters include 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, applying psychological variables on the academic use of social media, using social media to motivate students to take charge of their own learning processes, and creatively using technology to enhance teacher education. This volume will also discuss a framework for deploying and assessing these technologies in higher education institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781902387
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Series: Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Part I Adoption of Social Technologies: Facebook, E-Portfolios and Other Social Networking Services

New Vistas in Higher Education: An Introduction to Using Social Technologies Laura A. Wankel Patrick Blessinger 3

Holistic Learner Engagement for Success in the Innovation Age: Portfolio, Strengths-Based, and Collaborative Learning Strategies Amy K. Scatliff Andrea Meier 17

How Social Media Enhanced Learning Platforms Challenge and Motivate Students to Take Charge of their Own Learning Processes Lisbet Pals Svendsen 57

Part II Application of Social Technologies: Facebook, E-Portfolios and Other Social Networking Services

Engaging Second/Foreign Language Students through Electronic Writing Tasks: When Learning Design Matters Catherine G. Caws 91

Influence of Psychological Variables on the Academic Use of Facebook Luis Simdes Lids Borges Gouveia 121

Designing Outcome-Based Curriculum for Industry-Relevant Courses in Engineering Education: Integrating Social Networking, Information and Communication Technology, Modified Bloom's Taxonomy, and Student Personality Types Satyadhyan Chickerur Aswatha Kumar M 159

Computer-Aided Learning and Task-Based Learning: Engaging Learners in Contextualizing Grammar Jessie Grace U. Rubrico 179

Technology Approaches to Final Papers and Projects Nathan E. Whitley-Grassi Patricia Hoefler 211

Using Technology to Enhance Teacher Education Barbara Schwartz-Bechet Eva Garin 235

Going Beyond the Traditional Essay: How New Technologies are Transforming Student Engagement with Writing Outcomes Michael Truong Anne Zanzucchi 263

About The Authors 289

Index 297

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