Frontiers and Advances in Positive Learning in the Age of InformaTiOn (PLATO)

Editors: Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga (Ed.)

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  • Addresses the question of the effect of ICT on human information processing from a broad angle and integrates perspectives from multiple disciplines, while also presenting innovative approaches to their fundamental analysis
  • Moves the educational sciences forward to catch up with today’s learning realities
  • Unearths immense synergetic potentials in the humanities and social sciences, establishing an innovative field of research that will be of significant importance over the next decades
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Research on students’ media use outside of education is just slowly taking off. Influences of information and communication technologies (ICT) on human information processing are widely assumed and particularly effects of dis- and misinformation are a current threat to democracies. Today, higher education competes with a very diverse (online) media landscape and domain-specific content from sources of varying quality, ranging from high-quality videographed lectures by top-level university lecturers, popular-scientific video talks, collaborative wikis, anonymous forum comments or blog posts to YouTube remixes of discipline factoids and unverified twitter feeds. Self-organizing learners need more knowledge, skills, and awareness on how to critically evaluate quality and select trustworthy sources, how to process information, and what cognitive, affective, attitudinal, behavioral, and neurological effects it can have on them in the long term. The PLATO program takes on the ambitious goal of uniting strands of research from various disciplines to address these questions through fundamental analyses of human information processing when learning with the Internet. This innovative interdisciplinary approach includes elements of ICT innovations and risks, learning analytics and large-scale computational modelling aimed to provide us with a better understanding of how to effectively and autonomously acquire reliable knowledge in the Information Age, how to design ICTs, and shape social and human-machine interactions for successful learning. This volume will be of interest to researchers in the fields of educational sciences, educational measurement and applied branches of the involved disciplines, including linguistics, mathematics, media studies, sociology of knowledge, philosophy of mind, business, ethics, and educational technology. 

About the authors

Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia has been Chair of Business and Economics Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany, since 2006. She earned her doctoral degree from Humboldt University of Berlin in 2004 and her postdoctoral qualification in 2006. She has published widely on empirical educational research in vocational and higher education. She has directed numerous externally funded national and international research projects and has been coordinating the national research program ‘Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education (KoKoHs)’ since 2011. Her research has earned various awards and honors. She is a member of many national and international advisory and editorial boards and serves as an expert consultant to ministries, foundations, and international journals.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Positive Learning in the Internet Age: Developments and Perspectives in the PLATO Program

    Pages 1-5

    Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga (et al.)

  • Towards Quality Higher Education: Barriers and Enablers

    Pages 9-20

    Gardner, Howard E. (et al.)

  • The Role of Modeling for “Seeking Truth” in an Educational Policy Classroom

    Pages 21-39

    Berliner, David C.

  • Literature, Simulation, and the Path Towards Deeper Learning

    Pages 41-55

    Banerjee, Mita

  • Successful and Positive Learning Through Study Crafting: A Self-Control Perspective

    Pages 57-72

    Dormann, Christian (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frontiers and Advances in Positive Learning in the Age of InformaTiOn (PLATO)
Editors
  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26578-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26578-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26577-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 323
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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