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e-Teach Knowledge Paper

In the rapidly evolving landscape of education, understanding and effectively implementing digital pedagogy is paramount. The e-Teach Knowledge Paper stands as a beacon for educators worldwide, guiding them through the maze of digital education and offering actionable insights for real-world challenges.

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PEDAGOGY

Contributed by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU, Turkey)

 

This chapter includes:

  • Definitions and importance of digital pedagogy.

  • Exploration of the relationship between digital pedagogy, leadership, and its role in higher education

  •  An overview of digital pedagogy opportunities and risks.

  • Detailed discussions on digital competencies.

  • Case Studies: Two real-world practical examples showcasing the application and relevance of the discussed concepts.

Chapter 2: THEORIES AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL PEDAGOGY

Contributed by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium)

 

This chapter includes:

  • Examination of foundational pedagogical theories supporting digital pedagogy.

  • An in-depth look into pedagogical frameworks and design principles used in digital teaching and learning.

  • Case Studies: Applications of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) frameworks with actionable insights and suggestions.

Chapter 3: DIGITAL CONTENT DEVELOPMENT 

Contributed by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (LBUS, Romania)

This chapter includes:

  • Various types of digital content development.

  • An overview of platforms and tools for digital content, assessing their pros and cons.

  • Guided insights on creating synchronous and asynchronous lessons with digital materialS

  • Case Studies: Two illustrative examples detailing the application of discussed platforms and tools.

Chapter 4: TEACHERS' DIGITAL PEDAGOGICAL COMPETENCE

 Contributed by University of Helsinki (UH, Finland)

This chapter includes:

  • The essentiality of integrating digital pedagogies into teaching and learning.

  • Teachers' epistemic understanding of digitalization as a foundation.

  • Technological pedagogical knowledge and skills application.

  • Enabling and challenging factors in developing teachers' digital pedagogical competence.

  • Case Studies: Two practical examples showcasing the integration and application of the discussed principles.

Chapter 5: PROCESSES OF LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HYBRID AND BLENDED EDUCATION

Contributed by the University of Social Sciences (SAN, Poland)

This chapter includes:

  • Comprehensive definitions and delineation between hybrid and blended education.

  • Benefits, limitations, and applications of hybrid and blended education.

  • Digital teaching methods and transformation strategies from traditional pedagogies to digital pedagogy.

  • Case Studies: Two impactful examples demonstrating the transition and implementation of hybrid and blended teaching techniques.

Chapter 6: EMERGING NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATION IN DIGITAL EDUCATION

Contributed by Baltic Education Technology Institute (BETI, Lithuania)

This chapter includes:

  • The intricate organization and management of learning processes through hybrid and blended teaching, as well as scenario-based digital technologies.

  • Insights into the rising importance of artificial intelligence for augmented, virtual, and mixed realities in the classroom setting.

  • Case Studies: Two compelling cases underscoring the pivotal role of cutting-edge technology in enhancing modern educational experiences.

Chapter 7: MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE IN DIGITAL EDUCATION

Contributed by Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium)

This chapter includes:

  • Comprehensive guidelines to define, measure, and evaluate student performance in the evolving digital age.

  • Discussions surrounding the challenges of assessment in digital learning environments

  • Opportunities and potential pitfalls presented by digital assessment techniques.

  • Case Studies: Two insightful examples that cast light on the intricacies of assessment in today's digital classrooms.

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