Innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning
Innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning, edited by Dr Anton Ravindran and Professor Liz Bacon, is a collection of state-of-the-art research papers discussing innovations in the area of technology enhanced learning in adult education. It was inspired by ideas presented at the annual Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology Conferences, organized and administered by Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF). Input for the twelve chapters have been sourced from ten geographically dispersed countries from across the world: USA, Spain, Portugal, UK, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran and Australia, providing a truly international perspective on the field. With rapid developments in the technology and delivery mechanisms including the development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), online learning is in the process of revolutionising higher education, which makes this book all the more relevant and timely.
Dr Anton Ravindran is currently the CEO and Founder of Rapidstart, President of Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) and Adjunct Professor at both Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Dubai campus), and at Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Bedfordshire (UK). He is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Computing (JoC) and Global Business Review (GBR), and is the author and co-editor of Business Review: Advanced Applications and the forthcoming book titled The ICT Age. He has worked for leading MNCs including IBM, Computer Associates, Sun Microsystems and Oracle. Also he has won several accolades for founding and spearheading 4 IT companies in the last 15 years. He holds a BS (Texas) and an MBA (Texas) and obtained a Doctorate degree in IT Management (Univ of South Australia) on an International IT Management Academic Merit Scholarship. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer (UK).
Professor Liz Bacon, BSc, PhD, CEng, CSci, CITP, FBCS, FHEA, MACM, is the President of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at the Univ. of Greenwich in London, with a university-wide remit leading the development of technology enhanced learning. She is a Past Chair of the BCS Academy of Computing, and the Council of Professors and Heads of Computing national committee. Liz is a professor of Software Engineering with over a hundred publications and a Co-Director of the eCentre research group. She has been involved in several EU research projects, including being Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator for two EU FP7 projects in the past four years, and is an experienced systems designer and developer. Having applied her research in technology enhanced learning, software engineering, AI and cyberterrorism to a range of application areas such as crisis management and health. Liz also researches, publishes and is a regular international speaker.
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