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Positive Learning in the Age of Information

A Blessing or a Curse?

Editors: Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga, Wittum, Gabriel, Dengel, Andreas (Eds.)

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  • Between different teaching-and-learning formats and media: Learning with IT
  • The potential of the internet – again.
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While information and communication technology has a vast influence on our lives, little is understood about its effects on the way we learn. In the Age of Information, students – consciously or not – are learning in diverse formal and informal environments from a broad variety of sources, with scientific knowledge competing against unfounded assertions, and misinformation and biased data spreading through social and mass media. The Positive Learning in the Age of Information (PLATO) program illustrated by the contributions in this book unites outstanding and highly innovative expertise on the fundamentals of information processing and human learning to investigate a new paradigm of positive learning as a vital, morally and ethically oriented approach, which is of existential importance to maintaining the civilization standards of a modern society in the digital age.



About the authors

Prof. Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia is Chair of Business and Economics Education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Gabriel Wittum is Head of the Goethe Center for Scientific Computing (G-CSC) at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel is Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems at University of Kaiserslautern and Head of the Research Department Smart Data & Knowledge Services at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Editorial – About a ‚PLATO‘

    Pages 1-6

    Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga (et al.)

  • Higher Education: A Platonic Ideal

    Pages 9-21

    Gardner, Howard

  • Why We Should Teach the Humanities

    Pages 23-27

    Kosslyn, Stephen M.

  • Conceptual Fundamentals for a Theoretical and Empirical Framework of Positive Learning

    Pages 29-50

    Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, Olga (et al.)

  • Hand Gestures Alert Auditory Cortices

    Pages 53-66

    Nagels, Arne (et al.)

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eBook $74.99
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Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-658-19566-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positive Learning in the Age of Information
Book Subtitle
A Blessing or a Curse?
Editors
  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
  • Gabriel Wittum
  • Andreas Dengel
Copyright
2018
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-19567-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-19567-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-19566-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 429
Number of Illustrations
57 illustrations in colour
Topics