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Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and Webquests Vol: 6, Part A

Patrick Blessinger
Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, USA

Product Details
20 Nov 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
250 pages - 152 x 229 x 25mm
Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education


"Increasing Student Engagement and Retention using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and WebQuests" uses case studies, surveys, and literature reviews to critically examine how these technologies are being used to improve writing and publishing skills, student subject awareness, and literacy create engaging communities of practice, and as experiential learning tools. Chapters include ones on the design for a robust use of wikis, using blogs to enhance student engagement by creating a community of practice around a course, integrating blogs across a range of college level courses, publishing activist biographies on Wikipedia, using blogs to increase off-campus student engagement, using video and wiki technology to engage learners in large international cohorts, using wikis as an experiential learning tool, consuming and constructing knowledge through WebQuests, and rethinking WebQuests in second language teacher education. This volume will also discuss frameworks for deploying and assessing the effectiveness of these technologies.
About the Authors. New Directions in Higher Education: An Introduction to Using Wikis, Blogs, and Webquests. Cooperating or Collaborating: Design Considerations of Employing Wikis to Engage College-Level Students. Blogging All Over the World: Can Blogs Enhance Student Engagement by Creating a Community of Practice Around a Course?. Blogging is Addictive! a Qualitative Case Study on the Integration of Blogs Across a Range of College Level Courses. Writing Radical Lives: Undergraduates Publishing Activist Biographies on Wikipedia. Blogging Clinical Placement: Harnessing Technologies to Increase Off-Campus Engagement with Healthcare Learners. Using Video and Wiki Technology to Increase Student Engagement with Learning in Large International Cohorts in UK Higher Education. Using the Wiki as an Experiential Learning Tool to Engage Students in Undergraduate and Graduate University Courses. Academic Literacies and Blog Writing in University Classrooms. Consuming and Constructing Knowledge through WebQuests. Rethinking WebQuests in Second Language Teacher Education: The Case of One Colombian University. Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Online Learning Activities: Wikis, Blogs and Webquests. Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education. Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education. Copyright page. List of Contributors. Index.

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