Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology

Experience Reports and Reflections

Editors: Carroll, John M. (Ed.)

  • Covers teaching innovation in computing from a personal initiative, based on practice and the experiences of instructors
  • Focuses on innovation leveraging what students do know and think about to create a richer learning experience
  • Uses 'experience reports' based on specific pedagogical challenges and goals to explore various teaching challenges
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About this book

University teaching and learning has never been more innovative than it is now.

This has been enabled by a better contemporary understanding of teaching and learning. Instructors now present situated projects and practices to their students, not just foundational principles. Lectures and structured practice are now often replaced by engaging and constructivist learning activities that leverage what students know about, think about and care about.

Teaching innovation has also been enabled by online learning in the classroom, beyond the classroom and beyond the campus. Learning online is perhaps not the panacea sometimes asserted but it is a disruptively rich and expanding set of tools and techniques that can facilitate engaging and constructivist learning activities. It is becoming the new normal in university teaching and learning.

The opportunity and the need for innovation in teaching and learning are together keenest in information technology itself: Computer and Information Science faculty and students are immersed in innovation. The subject matter of these disciplines changes from one year to the next; courses and curricula are in constant flux. And indeed each wave of disciplinary innovation is assimilated into technology tools and infrastructures for teaching new and emerging concepts and techniques.

Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology: Experience Reports and Reflections describes a set of innovative teaching practices from the faculty of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University. Each chapter is a personal essay describing practices, implemented by one or two faculty that challenge assumptions and push beyond standard practice at the individual faculty and classroom level. These are innovations that instructors elsewhere may find directly accessible and adaptable.

Taken as a set, this book is a case study of teaching innovation as a part of faculty culture. Innovation is not optional in information technology; it inheres in both the disciplinary subject matter and in teaching. But it is an option for instructors to collectively embrace innovation as a faculty. The chapters in this book taken together, embody this option and provide a partial model to faculties for reflecting on and refining their own collective culture of teaching innovation.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Carroll, John M.

    Pages 1-7

  • The Karate Kid Method of Problem Based Learning

    Fonseca, Fred (et al.)

    Pages 9-17

  • Hungry Wolves, Creepy Sheepies: The Gamification of the Programmer’s Classroom

    Reitter, David T.

    Pages 19-29

  • Teaching and Learning in Technical IT Courses

    Mudgett, David R.

    Pages 31-42

  • Towards an Egalitarian Pedagogy for the Millennial Generation: A Reflection

    Purao, Sandeep

    Pages 43-51

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.00
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Softcover $109.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34574-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovative Practices in Teaching Information Sciences and Technology
Book Subtitle
Experience Reports and Reflections
Editors
  • John M. Carroll
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03656-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03656-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03655-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34574-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 238
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations
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