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Academic A Writing

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This text is designed to help university-bound ESL students at the intermediate mid level. The content covers the basics of standard American English essay writing and formatting.

Assessing Wellbeing in Schools

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Traditionally, many schools have focused on academic achievement as the primary end of education. As schools increasingly expand their aims to include wellbeing, some have struggled knowing how to translate the growing body of wellbeing research into their daily practice. The purpose of this book is to help educators understand the research behind wellbeing and select appropriate assessments that will begin fostering wellbeing in their context.


The first part of this book will provide you with a foundational understanding of wellbeing in a school context. With this deeper understanding, you are prepared to become the wellbeing expert in your context. With you as the expert, this book will guide you through the process of selecting a valid and reliable measure to assess the wellbeing of your students, teachers, and cultural environment. Lastly, it will offer additional tips about how to implement the evidence you receive into actionable steps.

Building Democracy for All

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Building Democracy for All is an interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open access e-book for teaching and learning key topics in United States Government and Civic Life. It focuses on the importance of community engagement and social responsibility among middle and high school students—core themes in the Massachusetts 8th Grade History & Social Science Curriculum Framework. 

Design for Learning

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Our purpose in this book is twofold. First, we introduce the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers. We do this through chapters contributed by experts in the field who have either academic, research-based backgrounds, or practical, on-the-job experience (or both). Our goal is that students in introductory instructional design courses will be able to use this book as a guide for completing a basic instructional design project. We also hope the book is useful as a ready resource for more advanced students or others seeking to develop their instructional design knowledge and skills.

Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

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This book received the 2018 AECT Outstanding Book Award!

"What is this field?" "Where have we come from as a discipline, and where are we going?" "What do I want to study?"These and other questions are typical for new students in the field of Learning and Instructional Design Technology. This textbook is designed to help answer these questions and provide the quickest route to understanding the history and current trends in the field. After surveying classic theories and writings, as well as more recent applications of theory and practice, students will be better prepared to chart their own course and careers within the discipline. This book is designed to support foundations courses common in departments, as well as seminars on current trends and issues.

Hybrid-Flexible Course Design

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This volume provides readers with methods, case stories, and strategies related to Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) course design so that they may make decisions about using it themselves and even begin their own HyFlex course (re)design. More specifically, based on the needs identified for their course(s), readers will be able to a) determine if and how HyFlex course design could help them solve critical needs, b) take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve their education practice, enabling them to better serve more students, c) gain an awareness of the HyFlex design, d) find their own innovative HyFlex solution to their specific challenges, and e) begin the HyFlex implementation process using strategies similar to those used by instructors described in this book. The volume describes the fundamental principles of HyFlex design, explains a process for design and development, and discusses implementation factors that instructors have experienced in various higher education institutions. These factors include the drivers, the variations in implementation approaches and constraints, and the results (e.g., student scores, student satisfaction). A series of worksheets provides specific guidance that can be used by individuals or teams engaging in HyFlex design projects at their own institution. Case reports from institutions and faculty who have successfully implemented HyFlex-style courses provide a rich set of real-world stories to draw insights for a reader’s own design setting.

Principles of Language Acquisition

The K-12 Educational Technology Handbook

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This textbook provides a set of high-quality resources to university educational technology courses. All chapters are written by professionals in the field, including university researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers.

The book in its entirety and each chapter can be freely accessed, downloaded, printed, and remixed. Professors of educational technology courses can select the chapters that will work best for them when creating course packets, and preservice and inservice teachers can use relevant chapters for trainings and professional development purposes.

The Students' Guide to Learning Design and Research

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Written by students for students, this book is a continually-evolving class project for students of educational technology, learning, and instructional design.