Tuesday, August 21, 2007

New resources on EDUCATION and TECHNOLOGY @ TLRU

Online learning : personal reflections on the transformation of education. by Greg Kearsley (Editor)
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Educational Technology Publications, 2005.
This collection of twenty-six essays presents the history of online education by many of the people who created it. Each contributor discusses his or her work in online education and presents a personal perspective on the field. The chapters explore the themes and issues that have characterized the past development of online education, and will likely affect its future. Distance learning, interactive media, technology for teaching, and building online learning communities are examples of essay topics.
371.3344678 ONL

The self-organizing school : next generation comprehensive school reforms

by Alan Bain
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007.
The Self-Organizing School identifies nine next-generation reform targets and articulates theory and practice for achieving these goals. In doing so, a self-organized school sets a new benchmark for evaluating site-based data and examples of a process that turns theory into practice. This includes better ways to begin a reform process and understand the roles of technology and feedback in the teaching profession.
371.2 BAI

Better schools better teachers better results : a handbook for improved performance management in your school
By Vic Zbar, Graham Marshall, Paul Power.
Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2007.
371.200994 ZBA

Sustaining change in schools : how to overcome differences and focus on quality
Daniel P. Johnson.
Alexandria, Va. : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005.
371.200973 JOH

Podcasting for teachers : using a new technology to revolutionize teaching and learning
by Kathleen P. King and Mark Gura. Charlotte, NC : IAP, 2007.
This book provides the most comprehensive understanding available about the where and how of fitting podcasting into the instructional program. It clearly explains practices, connections, and resources in a way that will support the average teacher in transforming the classroom into an extraordinary twenty-first century learning environment.
371.334678 KIN

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