Computers in Education. Volume 1


Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications
BISAC: EDU039000

This two-volume collection of diverse international experiences and perspectives on the current use of computers in education is a joint effort of fifty-seven authors from sixteen countries. Most of the chapters describe the current work of the authors on the use of computers in their respective areas of education. The first volume includes chapters describing the history and future trends of educational computing, the technological infrastructure of Brazilian public education, the use of e-textbooks by college students in the United States, online leaning at the middle school level in Australia, theoretical aspects of knowledge sharing in technology-supported environments, the interplay between learning theories and technology, the integration of Web 2.0 tools in education, knowledge authoring in e-learning environments, application of technology to special education, and the use of computers in the teaching of physical education. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Educational computing: promising practices of the past, present, and future
(Cleborne D. Maddux, United States)

Chapter 2. Public policies for information and communication technologies provision and utilization in Brazilian schools
(José Guilherme Moreira Ribeiro, Antonio Carlos Alves Carvalho, Norma Teresinha Oliveira Reis and Eliete de Magalhães Viana Rosário, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Students’ preferences and performance using E-textbooks and print textbooks
(William D. Woody, David B. Daniel, and Joshua M. Stewart, United States)

Chapter 4. Mediating learning online in primary schools: The case of a classroom homepage
(Damian Maher, Australia)

Chapter 5. Orchestrating technology-enhanced collaborative learning: Effects of knowledge sharing and shared knowledge
(Kati Mäkitalo-Siegl, Finland/Germany; Karsten Stegmann, Ayleen Frete and Sara Streng, Germany)

Chapter 6. From present to virtual classroom: A review of the influence of ICT on education
(Maria Limniou, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Chapter 7. How can Web 2.0 technologies provide innovative and effective learning opportunities?
(Sibel Somyürek and Bilal Atasoy, Turkey)

Chapter 8. Moral reasoning in knowledge authoring: An e-learning 4.0 prospect!
(Gonçalo Jorge Morais da Costa, Nuno Sotero Alves da Silva and Tiago Filipe Rodrigues da Fonseca, Portugal)

Chapter 9. Developing Educational Social ICT Tools to Hospitalized Children
(Carina S. Gonzalez, Pedro Toledo, Silvia Alayon, Maria Dolores Meneses and Margarita Rodríguez, Spain)

Chapter 10. Technology applications for students with special needs: unlocking the potential, opening a world of possibilities
(Kathleen Puckett and Blanche O’Bannon, United States)

Chapter 11. A comparison of student performance and satisfaction in blended and classroom multimedia applications experiences
(Nikolaos Vernadakis, Eleni Zetou, Maria Giannousi, Panagiotis Antoniou and Efthimis Kioumourtzoglou, Greece)


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