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Media Rich Instruction

Connecting Curriculum To All Learners

  • Rosemary Papa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. 21st Century Learning Environments for the Learner

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rosemary Papa
      Pages 3-17
    3. Gypsy Denzine, Ric Brown
      Pages 19-33
    4. Chih-Hsiung Tu, Cherng-Jyh Yen, Laura E. Sujo-Montes
      Pages 35-48
  3. Curriculum for e-Learners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Pamela Powell, Jennifer Prior
      Pages 69-82
    3. Michael R. Sampson
      Pages 83-92
    4. Shadow Armfield, Cynthia A. Conn
      Pages 117-136
    5. Jennifer Prior, Pamela Powell
      Pages 137-151
    6. Barbara Torre Veltri
      Pages 153-167
  4. Dynamic e-Instructional Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Shadow Armfield, Dawn M. Armfield, J. Michael Blocher
      Pages 189-202
    3. Chih-Hsiung Tu, Laura E. Sujo-Montes, Cherng-Jyh Yen
      Pages 203-217
    4. J. Michael Blocher
      Pages 219-234
    5. Laura E. Sujo-Montes, Shadow Armfield, Cherng-Jyh Yen, Chih-Hsiung Tu
      Pages 235-249
    6. Christine K. Lemley, John Martin
      Pages 251-269

About this book


E-learning has brought an enormous change to instruction, in terms of both rules and tools. Contemporary education requires diverse and creative uses of media technology to keep students engaged and to keep up with rapid developments in the ways they learn and teachers teach.

Media Rich Instruction addresses these requirements with up-to-date learning theory and practices that incorporate innovative platforms for information delivery into traditional areas such as learning skills and learner characteristics. Experts in media rich classroom experiences and online instruction delve into the latest findings on student cognitive processes and motivation to learn while offering multimedia classroom strategies geared to specific curriculum areas. Advances such as personal learning environments, gamification, and the Massive Open Online Course are analyzed in the context of their potential for collaborative and transformative learning. And each chapter features key questions and application activities to make coverage especially practical across grade levels and learner populations. Among the topics included:

  • Building successful learning experiences online.
  • Language and literacy, reading and writing.
  • Mathematics teaching and learning with and through education technology.
  • Learning science through experiment and practice.
  • Social studies teaching for learner engagement.
  • The arts and Technology.
  • Connecting school to community.

At a time when many are pondering the future of academic standards and student capacity to learn, Media Rich Instruction is a unique source of concrete knowledge and useful ideas for current and future researchers and practitioners in media rich instructional strategies and practices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rosemary Papa
    • 1
  1. 1.The Del and Jewell Lewis Endowed Chair, Learning Centered LeadershipNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

About the editors

Dr. Rosemary Papa is currently serves as The Del and Jewel Lewis Endowed Chair in Learning Centered Leadership and Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University- a position she has held since 2007. In 2000 she founded and serves as Editor of the eJEP: Journal of Education Policy, one of the first open access, free, blind-peer reviewed journals in the world.

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