Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E-learning Environments

Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in E-learning Environments

Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies

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Emerald Group Pub Ltd
Web 2.0 and blended learning technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. This volume critically examines new research on how e-learning technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement and retention.
Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies examines new research on how online and blended learning technologies are being used in higher education to increase learner engagement in an era of increasing technological convergence and dependence. These enabling technologies are reshaping and reframing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Through case studies, surveys, and literature reviews, this volume will examine online and blended technologies are being used to improve academic literacies in students, to create engaging communities of practice, and how these technologies are being used to improve learner motivation and self-empowered learners. This volume will also discuss a framework for adopting and deploying these technologies.

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Editors Wankel and Blessinger (St. John's University) present case studies, literature reviews, and examples of online and blended learning environments, demonstrating how social learning and social networking technologies can be used to build participatory learning environments and foster collaborative learning among students. One chapter offers a pedagogical framework for collaborative learning in a blended e-learning context. Other subjects include engaging students as moderators in an online management course, and engaging entrepreneurs with a blended problem-based learning program. The book is distributed in North America by Turpin Distribution. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Bingley, United Kingdom : Emerald, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781781905159
9781781902363
1781902364
Characteristics: x, 423 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm

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