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Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education

  • I truly believe that the Internet and education are the two great equalizers in life, leveling the playing field for people, companies, and countries worldwide. – John T. Chambers, 2002 [1]

Technology evolves and its evolution is accelerated through interaction and collaboration. Educators have a responsibility to keep pace with these changes to consciously leverage technology for optimal teaching and learning, while also preparing students to take their place as digital citizens. (is this a quote? [That's a good question, Sandy. . . . Please check the discussion tab ["Provenance of passage" thread] for more info. - ltdproject ltdproject Apr 3, 2011]

  • We are unlocking formidable new capabilities that could lead to much more exciting lives and glorious civilizations. – James Martin, 2007 [2]

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Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education embodies an interactive and collaborative model of writing and publishing that demonstrates the powerful opportunities afforded by online technologies, innovative thinking, and cooperation around the world. 34 chapters from 98 contributors blend theory and practice, real-life examples and strategies in six core areas:
  • Part One: Emerging Technologies and Practices
  • Part Two: Implementing and Managing eLearning
  • Part Three: Developing and Monitoring eLearning Content
  • Part Four: Leading in a Participatory Digital World
  • Part Five: Learning in a Participatory Digital World
  • Part Six: eAssessment: Measuring in Ways that Matter

Written by experienced educators, Education for a Digital World 2.0: Innovations in Education is an indispensable guide, textbook, and manual for policymakers, practitioners, and administrators in emerging and developed countries.

The first edition, Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe, was published by the Commonwealth of Learning and BCcampus in July 2008.

These collaboratively authored books represent a shift in how educators are sharing their research, experience, and best practice in online teaching and learning. Facilitated completely through virtual interactions, this new model of authoring went beyond writing and editing to become an international effort in community building and professional growth.

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Education for a Digital World: Advice, Guidelines, and Effective Practice from Around the Globe

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from the back cover – especially ¶2 (Thanks, Rick! - ltdproject ltdproject Apr 4, 2011)

  • [O]ur time is a time for crossing barriers, for erasing old categories - for probing around. – Marshall McLuhan, 1967 [4]

Digital information technologies are transforming the way we work, learn, and communicate. Within this digital revolution are new learning approaches that transform hierarchical, industrial-based models of teaching and learning.

In the creation of this book, we employed the very principles we espouse, sharing ideas to produce new thinking in a unique interactive, collaborative research model based on the formation of online relationships among 50 contributors from around the world, representing research, administration, and business communities. The development of the book demonstrates the powerful opportunities afforded by online technologies in this era of digital revolution.

Education for a Digital World contains a comprehensive collection of proven strategies and tools for effective online teaching, based on the principles of learning as a social process. It offers practical, contemporary guidance to support e-learning decision-making and instructional choices, as well as program and course planning and development.

Practical advice, real-life examples, case studies, and useful resources supply in-depth perspectives on structuring and fostering socially engaging learning in an online environment. A plethora of e-learning topics provide insights, ideas, and usable tools. Tips and evidence-based theory guide administrators, program and course developers, project teams, and teachers through the development of online learning opportunities.

Education for a Digital World is an indispensable guide, resource, textbook, and manual for policymakers and practitioners in developing and developed countries, organized into five parts:

  • Part 1: The Impact of Instructional Technologies
  • Part 2: Preparing Online Courses
  • Part 3: Implementing Technology
  • Part 4: E-learning in Action
  • Part 5: Engagement and Communication

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  1. ^ Chambers, John T. (2002). News@Cisco: CEO Vision – Education, Standard of Living, and the Internet, ¶1. Retrieved April 1, 2011, from
  2. ^ Martin, James. (2007). The Meaning of the 21st Century: the Make-or-Break Century, Chapter One – The Transition Generation, ¶1. Retrieved April 1, 2011, from
  3. ^ per Sandy, personal correspondence, April 5, 2011 00:03:08 JST
  4. ^ Mcluhan, Marshall. (1967). The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. New York: Random House.