Archive for the ‘New Books’ Category

New Book: Going Online, Perspectives on Digital Learning

In Going Online, one of [the] most respected online learning leaders offers insights into virtual education—what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Robert Ubell reaches back to the days when distance learning was practiced by mail in correspondence schools and then leads us on a tour […]


Planning for the Future of Higher Education By Farhad Saba, Rick L. Shearer © 2018 – Routledge 208 pages | 14 B/W Illus. PRE-ORDER THE BOOK  Transactional Distance and Adaptive Learning takes a fresh look at one of the pioneering educational theories that accommodates the impact of information and communications technologies in learning. The theory […]

FreeBook From Routledge: Social Media in the Library (Registration Required)

Using social media effectively enables libraries to connect with users in a space that they already occupy, while bringing added value to existing activities. This FreeBook thus provides library practitioners and students of Library and Information Science (LIS) with suggestions on how librarians, and academics, can use social media to improve audience engagement, create a […]

The New, New Education

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students — and institutions — how to survive and thrive in the digital age. Inside Higher Ed

Book Reviews From the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

BOOK NOTES Open Educational Resources: Policy, Costs, and Transformation Designing Teaching and Learning for a Digital Age Conducting Qualitative Research of Learning in Online Spaces    

New Book: Extending the Principles of Flipped Learning to Achieve Measurable Results: Emerging Research and Opportunities

The delivery of educational content can take a variety of forms, depending on the dynamics of a particular classroom. With flipped classroom environments, students can better engage and retain concepts and information. Extending the Principles of Flipped Learning to Achieve Measurable Results: Emerging Research and Opportunities shows through detailed case studies how to measure flipped […]

‘The Uberfication of the University’

Author discusses new book on the relationship between the “sharing economy” and the erosion of faculty rights. Inside Higher Education 

Digital Education, the ‘Mainstream Orthodoxy’

New book examines how technology is changing education — and whether that change is for the better. Inside Higher Ed

New Book: Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments

Designing Adaptive and Personalized Learning Environments provides a theoretically-based yet practical guide to systematic design processes for learning environments that provide automatic customization of learning and instruction Routledge 

New Book: Digital Badges in Education Trends, Issues, and Cases Lin Y. Muilenburg, Zane L. Berge

In recent years, digital badging systems have become a credible means through which learners can establish portfolios and articulate knowledge and skills for both academic and professional settings. Digital Badges in Education provides the first comprehensive overview of this emerging tool. A digital badge is an online-based visual representation that uses detailed metadata to signify learners’ specific […]