Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning

By Krista Terry, Amy Cheney

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Description

Incorporating emerging technologies into postsecondary education presents a new set of challenges and opportunities for educators. With an increasing need for individualized lesson plans in online education, educators are taking a deeper look at the design and development of their learning environments.

This publication is an invaluable reference tool for educators, researchers, professionals, and postsecondary students interested in using digital technologies and virtual environments to improve learning personalization in higher education.

With informative chapters and relevant case studies, authors explore the successful use of technology to enhance online instruction for higher education students of various learning styles and abilities.

The book covers:

  • E-portfolios
  • Educational technologies
  • Institutional learning management
  • Learning games
  • Multi-user virtual worlds
  • Second language learning
  • Virtual self
  • Vocational education

Cailean Cooke, Research Associate with WestEd’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics program, cowrote a key chapter on teacher perceptions of the practicality and effectiveness of immersive ecological simulations.