Book Reviews

Enhancing STEM Motivation through Citizen Science Programs

“Hiller, Kitsantas, and their collaborators have amassed an important new resource on citizen science programs which encourage students and the public to engage directly with scientists in studying large-scale scientific problems all around us. Such programs provide hands-on opportunities for students to engage directly with scientists in participating and demystifying the research process, which could encourage greater awareness and critical understanding about our environment and ultimately inspire future generations of scientists.” - Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin

“This book is an excellent resource for educators, researchers, teachers, and various other stakeholders who desire to enhance students’ engagement and learning in science through citizen science programs. The chapters clearly tie to gather elements of citizen science with motivational theory, providing insights into how motivational theory can be effectively leveraged to create and effectively utilize citizen science programs to support youths’ science interest, engagement, and learning.” - Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology, Michigan State University

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Online Learning: An Educational Development Perspective

"Fay Patel’s edited Online Learning: An Educational Development Perspective is an impassioned and convincing argument for the integration of pedagogy with technology, and the partnering of educators, educational developers and instructional designers, to ensure optimal, innovative online learning for students. Drawing on existing research and their own experiences, Patel and her fellow contributors are positing that technology should not be considered a simple panacea for all that currently ails higher education." READ MORE... - Suzanne Le-May Sheffield, Ph.D., Director, Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

"This book contains a rich mixture of new and innovative ideas relevant to the burgeoning field of Online Learning and Teaching. In this regard, both the novice as well as the experienced educator, particularly those interested in the value and benefits of technology enabled learning and teaching, will find the discussions and information presented both helpful and informative." READ MORE... - Karen Roland, Karen Roland, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Education and Academic Development, University of Windsor

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Pacing in Sport and Exercise: A Psychophysiological Perspective

"This excellent book is a “must read” for coaches, coach educators and exercise specialists alike. It is a practical text which uses the principles of pacing to explain how training can be structured and monitored to ensure the maximum performance gains for the athlete/exerciser." - Dr Ron Butterly, Leeds Metropolitan University

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