New book from George Veletsianos
Athabasca University Press has just published Emergence and Innovation in Digital Learning in open access format. The book is edited by Dr. George Veletsianos, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology.
Emerging technologies (e.g., social media, serious games, adaptive software) and emerging practices (e.g., openness, user modeling) in particular, have been heralded as providing opportunities to transform education, learning, and teaching. In such conversations it is often suggested that new ideas – whether technologies or practices – will address educational problems (e.g., open textbooks may make college more affordable) or provide opportunities to rethink the ways that education is organized and enacted (e.g., the collection and analysis of big data may enable designers to develop algorithms that provide early and critical feedback to at-risk students). Yet, our understanding of emerging technologies and emerging practices is elusive. In this book, authors amalgamate work associated with emergence in digital education to conceptualize, design, critique, enhance, and better understand education.