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Frontiers of Cyberlearning

Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning

  • J. Michael Spector
  • Vivekanandan Kumar
  • Alfred Essa
  • Yueh-Min Huang
  • Rob Koper
  • Richard A. W. Tortorella
  • Ting-Wen Chang
  • Yanyan Li
  • Zhizhen Zhang


  • Demonstrates the application of big data in education

  • Enhances teaching with educational technology

  • Supports learning through cloud computing


Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Mark A. Riedesel, Patrick Charles
    Pages 1-31
  3. Clayton Clemens, Vivekanandan Kumar, David Boulanger, Jérémie Seanosky, Kinshuk
    Pages 49-67
  4. J. Minguillón, J. Conesa, M. E. Rodríguez, F. Santanach
    Pages 145-167
  5. Nicholas Lewkow, Jacqueline Feild
    Pages 169-176
  6. Stefaan Ternier, Maren Scheffel, Hendrik Drachsler
    Pages 177-194
  7. Ding-Chau Wang, Yong-Ming Huang
    Pages 195-210
  8. Richard A. W. Tortorella, Kinshuk, Nian-Shing Chen
    Pages 235-246

About this book


This book demonstrates teachers’ and learners’ experiences with big data in education; education and cloud computing; and new technologies for teacher support. It also discusses the advantages of using these frontier technologies in teaching and learning and predicts the future challenges. As such, it enables readers to better understand how technologies can improve learning and teaching experiences. It is intended for graduates and scholars in educational technology disciplines and anyone interested in the applications of frontier technologies in education.


Big Data in Education Cloud Computing in Education Learning Analytics Technology-rich Classroom Cyberlearning Future Learning Environments Cloud Computing Environment Online Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Michael Spector
    • 1
  • Vivekanandan Kumar
    • 2
  • Alfred Essa
    • 3
  • Yueh-Min Huang
    • 4
  • Rob Koper
    • 5
  • Richard A. W. Tortorella
    • 6
  • Ting-Wen Chang
    • 7
  • Yanyan Li
    • 8
  • Zhizhen Zhang
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Learning TechnologiesUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.School of Computing and Information SystemAthabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada
  3. 3.Analytics and R&DMcGraw-Hill EducationBostonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Engineering ScienceNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainanTaiwan
  5. 5.Open University in the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.School of ComputingUniversity of Eastern FinlandJoensuuFinland
  7. 7.Smart Learning InstituteBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  8. 8.School of Educational TechnologyBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  9. 9.School of Educational TechnologyBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina

About the editors

Johnathan Michael Spector is a professor at the Study Technology Department, School of Information, University of North Texas and former chairman of the Association of American Education and Communication Technology.

Vivekanandan Kumar is a professor at the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. He holds the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s Discovery Grant on Anthropomorphic Pedagogical Agents, funded by the Government of Canada.

Alfred Essa is vice president of Analytics and R&D at McGraw-Hill Education, where he leads the company-wide learning science research and data science practices. Previously he was director of Analytics Research & Strategy at Desire2Learn Inc, where he was responsible for research and business strategy for the analytics portfolio.

Yueh-Min Huang is a chair professor of the Multimedia Network Lab at the Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University. His research interests include multimedia communications, e-learning, wireless networking and artificial intelligence.

Rob Koper is a distinguished professor at the Open University of the Netherlands with a specific focus on the innovation of online education. He studies the social and cognitive aspects of human learning, the effective use of ICTs for human learning and the improvement of educational institutions to facilitate teaching and learning.

Richard A. W. Tortorella received his MSc degree from Athabasca University, Canada in 2013 and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Eastern Finland. His research interests include context-aware learning systems, m-Learning and artificial intelligence.

Ting-Wen Chang is an associate research fellow and the director of the International Cooperation Center at Beijing Normal University’s Smart Learning Institute. His research focuses on smart learning as is involved in numerous international cooperation projects.

Yanyan Li is a professor at Beijing Normal University’s Smart Learning Institute. Her research interests include computer-supported collaborative learning, learning analytics, and STEAM education.

Zhizhen Zhang is a lecturer at the School of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University. His research interests include teacher professional learning, technology-enhanced science education and education software development.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Frontiers of Cyberlearning
  • Book Subtitle Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning
  • Editors J. Michael Spector
    Vivekanandan Kumar
    Alfred Essa
    Yueh-Min Huang
    Rob Koper
    Richard A. W. Tortorella
    Ting-Wen Chang
    Yanyan Li
    Zhizhen Zhang
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Educational Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lecture Notes Educational Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-0649-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4471-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-0650-1
  • Series ISSN 2196-4963
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-4971
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 246
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Technology and Digital Education
    Computers and Education
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