Curriculum Models for the 21st Century

Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education

Editors: Gosper, Maree, Ifenthaler, Dirk (Eds.)

  • Provides guidance for integrating technology into existing curriculum and building new curricular models
  • Furnishes relevant case studies detailing curricular models of the future
  • Reflects the most up to date research on teaching and learning for the 21st century and beyond   ​
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About this book

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.​

About the authors

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).

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The main purpose of the book is to offer a variety of examples of how to incorporate learning technologies into the curricula of an array of disciplines. … given the innovative and successful ways  that instructors have used these technologies in the courses that are presented in the book, current and future educators would be wise to thoughtfully consider how to use learning technologies for their own classes. … appropriate for educators and students of education and educational psychology.” (Ngoc H. Bui, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (28), July, 2014)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Curriculum Design for the Twenty-First Century

    Gosper, Maree (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Breaking Away from Text, Time and Place

    Hedberg, John G. (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • The Social Processes of Web 2.0 Collaboration: Towards a New Model for Virtual Learning

    Quinton, Stephen R. (et al.)

    Pages 35-53

  • Open Educational Curricula Interpreted Through the Māori Concept of Ako

    Marshall, Stephen

    Pages 55-70

  • Research-Based Learning: Connecting Research and Instruction

    Ifenthaler, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 73-89

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7365-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Curriculum Models for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Using Learning Technologies in Higher Education
Editors
  • Maree Gosper
  • Dirk Ifenthaler
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7366-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7366-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7365-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 444
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