The Big Questions gentle book series addresses heavy topics in a kind and loving way that children can understand. Without agenda, it strives to teach our youngest generations how not everyone may think, act, or live the same, but we all deserve respect and acceptance.Why Do Some Families Look Different? is the perfect audiobook for every child! It demonstrates and talks about blended families with step-/half-siblings, large families, small families, mixed ethnicity families, single parent homes, same sex parent homes, families where the parents are friends and families where the parents don't get along. It is my hope that by normalizing differences, children will learn that not every family looks the same and that's actually really wonderful!I would encourage you to find and follow the Big Questions book series on your favorite social media platform so you can stay up to date on all new releases. We are @BigQuestionsBooks on Facebook and Instagram and @bqbooks on Twitter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Compton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/173608/bk_acx0_173608_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Blended learning is a modern education program that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It is a mixed method of content delivery that aims to optimize learning outcomes and be cost-effective. In addition, blended learning increases responsibility, social interactions, student self-confidence and self-motivation, access to professors and learning materials, and time and space flexibility, thus enriching learners' experiences and increasing their satisfaction with this mode of instruction
The author explores the increasingly important role that social media -and particularly social networks- are playing both in conversations with private purposes and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) communications. It also highlights their limited adoption rates for Business-to-Business (B2B) marketing initiatives. The final conclusions are referred to those companies which design, produce or distribute software solutions that sometimes have been nominated by users as Lovemarks'. This book draws a general overview for the current situation of social media, their integration within 2.0 platforms, and the new possibilities that they offer for marketing and corporate communication. Some important concepts like marketing-oriented companies , conversations , trust , loyalty or customer-oriented initiatives will be emphasized. New opportunities for interacting and capturing the audience s feedback will also be pointed out. Furthermore, technological implications about blended marketing initiatives will be discussed.
The book explored the use of social media as a tool in enhancing student's learning experiences through online instruction. Social networking can be used as a supplement to a face-to-face general education and even in major courses. This is designed for students who love to use social media and use this positively in their studies. The content is very useful to educators in developing new practices and methodologies involving social networking tools for learning. The book can help educators in designing a blended format and blended learning syllabus and can be applied in a classroom setting.
Blended learning is an increasingly popular systematic philosophy on instruction that adds in technology components to support the daily instruction in the classroom. With this book educators everywhere will implement technology as a resource and aid to instruction in their classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to use social media, apps, and other computer programs to help their students succeed. It's imperative that students are given opportunities to demonstrate what they know using multiple tools. In the 21st century Educators should implement technology consistently in the classroom to assist in the academic and social achievement of all students.This is why we are delighted to introduce the blended learning and the importance of using ICT to support English teaching and learning. This practical resource is designed for academic staff who want to understand more about blended learning in their teaching and course design. It challenges you to think about the possibilities of blended learning beyond simply uploading lecture notes online.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2015, held in Toledo, Spain, in September 2015.The 27 full papers, 19 short papers, 9 demo papers and 23 posters were carefully reviewed and selected from 176 submissions. They address topics such as blended learning, self-regulated and self directed learning, reflective learning, intelligent learning systems, learning communities, learning design, learning analytics, learning assessment, personalization and adaptation, serious games, social media, massive open online courses (MOOCs), schools of the future.
There is a need for embracing change that creates a transformative educational landscape resulting in highly innovative, engaging instruction and improved 21st-century competencies. Administrators are driving force behind these initiatives and capable to create engaging environment for active teaching-learning mechanisms and a vision of creating lifelong learners with a global perspective. The educational landscape has changed over time because of the emergence of necessary tools and equipment used in blended learning-teaching processes. Apparently, blended learning mechanisms is a combined utilization of ICT and online learning that is proven effective to teaching-learning process. The growth of ICT resources, digital media, and the world-wide-web has led to an explosion of resources and opportunities for administrators, teachers, students and communities to learn and adopt such change. A constant shift is occurring with different technology tool and equipment as well as mobile applications and software, social media tools, e-learning sites able to help teachers to create and organize student work that provides an opportunity for teaching-learning at a different pace and place.
This book describes the methodologies and tools used to conduct social cyber forensic analysis. By applying these methodologies and tools on various events observed in the case studies contained within, their effectiveness is highlighted. They blend computational social network analysis and cyber forensic concepts and tools in order to identify and study information competitors.Through cyber forensic analysis, metadata associated with propaganda-riddled websites are extracted. This metadata assists in extracting social network information such as friends and followers along with communication network information such as networks depicting flows of information among the actors such as tweets, replies, retweets, mentions, and hyperlinks. Through computational social network analysis, the authors identify influential actors and powerful groups coordinating the disinformation campaign. A blended social cyber forensic approach allows them to study cross-media affiliations of the information competitors. For instance, narratives are framed on blogs and YouTube videos, and then Twitter and Reddit, for instance, will be used to disseminate the message. Social cyber forensic methodologies enable researchers to study the role of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the evolution of information campaign and coordination.In addition to the concepts and methodologies pertaining to social cyber forensics, this book also offers a collection of resources for readers including several datasets that were collected during case studies, up-to-date reference and literature surveys in the domain, and a suite of tools that students, researchers, and practitioners alike can utilize. Most importantly, the book demands a dialogue between information science researchers, public affairs officers, and policy makers to prepare our society to deal with the lawless "wild west" of modern social information systems triggering debates and studies on cyber diplomacy.
Today we are seeing a new form of blended learning: not only is technology enhancing the learning environment but formal and informal learning are combining and there is self- and peer-assessment of results. Open learning cultures are challenging the old and long-practiced methods used by educators and transforming learning into a more student-driven and independent activity , which uses online tools such as blogs, wikis or podcasts to connect resources, students and teachers in a novel way.While in higher education institutions most assessments are still tied to formal learning scenarios, teachers are more and more bound to recognize their students' informal learning processes and networks. This book will help teachers, lecturers and students to better understand how open learning landscapes work, how to define quality and create assessments in such environments, and how to apply these new measures.To this end, Ehlers first elaborates the technological background for more collaborative, distributed, informal, and self-guided learning. He covers the rise of social media for learning and shows how an architecture of participation can change learning activities. These new paradigms are then applied to learning and education to outline what open learning landscapes look like. Here he highlights the shift from knowledge transfer to competence development, the increase in lifelong learning, and the importance of informal learning, user generated content, and open educational resources. He then shows how to manage quality by presenting a step by step guide to developing customized quality concepts for open learning landscapes. Finally, several methods dealing with assessment in these new environments are presented, including guidelines, templates and use cases to exemplify the approaches.Overall, Ehlers argues for assessment as an integral part of learning processes, with quality assurance as a method of stimulating a quality culture and continuous quality development rather than as a simple controlling exercise.