Friday, September 26, 2014

Latest book in our series: "Learning Through Digital Game Design & Building in a Participatory Culture"

Loads of Congrats to Qing Li for her book, Learning Through Digital Game Design & Building in a Participatory Culture: An Enactivist Approach!  We're so pleased to have this latest addition to our series!

From the back cover:
This book discusses topics concerning digital game-based learning focusing on learning-by-game-building and Web 2.0. Grounded in the new theoretical perspective of enactivism, this book shows how such an approach can help students gain deep understanding of subjects such as mathematics and history, as well as undergraduate or graduate students’ learning of pedagogy and also adult driver’s learning of road safety rules. Written for undergraduate students in teacher education, experienced teachers, and graduate students, this book is an ideal text for courses related to technology integration and digital game-based learning. It is also beneficial for researchers, educators, parents, school administrators, game designers, and anyone who is interested in new ways of learning and digital games.
Contents include:
Foreword (By Jmes Paul Gee)
Chapter 1: Enactivism: A Framework for Understanding Cognition and Beyond
Chapter 2: Key Elements
Chapter 3: Enactivist Learning World
Chapter 4: Core Principles
Chapter 5: Enactivist Learning World and Culture
Chapter 6: Important Aspects
Chapter 7: Enactivist Learning World and Value
Chapter 8: Vital Domains and Basic Tools
Chapter 9: Learning by Game Building in the Twenty-first Century.

Qing Li (PhD in educational technology from University of Toronto) is a full professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Towson University and was co-director of its UTeach Program. She has published widely on educational technology and cyberbullying. Her most recent book (co-edited with Donna Cross & Peter K. Smith) is Cyberbullying in the Global Playground: Research from International Perspectives.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Looking for a job in Inclusive Elementary Education at a very cool university? We're looking for candidates!

Read on for more details--I'm on the search committee, so feel free to email me ( to chat about details of the position, or about our department or uni ( And do feel free to pass the job announcement along to anyone you think will be interested.

Subject to Available Funding

TITLE/RANK Open Rank – Inclusive Elementary Education 

DEPARTMENT Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education 

DESCRIPTION Tenure-track position in Inclusive Elementary Education in a vibrant teacher education program serving diverse communities. Appointment includes teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses for preservice and inservice elementary teachers with an emphasis on preparing candidates for certification as Teachers of Students with Disabilities (TSD), mentoring/supervising teacher candidates in the field, building strong partnerships with schools and communities, and contributing to the vision and growth of the department. May also include coordinating programs in inclusive education/TSD certification. Faculty members are expected to be active scholars; develop a significant body of research with a solid record of refereed publications; advise students; engage in curriculum development, including online courses; contribute to accreditation processes; participate in department, college, and university committees; and teach both on and off campus. 

QUALIFICATIONS Required: Earned doctorate in Elementary Education, Disability Studies in Education, Special Education, Curriculum and Teaching, or related field. Strong preparation and/or experience in elementary inclusive education. Successful teaching at the elementary level or equivalent, and a well-defined research agenda and evidence of scholarly activities. Preferred: Theoretical expertise in Disability Studies in intersection with other critical theoretical frameworks; practical expertise and experience in special education, literacy education, universal design for learning, urban education, teaching English language learners, educational and assistive technologies, and/or assessment methods. Experience with doctoral-level teaching and advising. Experience using digital technologies to enhance teaching and learning, including teaching online. The department and the College of Education and Human Services are committed to student and faculty diversity and value the educational benefits that derive from such diversity. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities; have a commitment to education for social justice, democratic and inclusive practice, and critical thinking; and are interested in addressing issues of inclusive education in research, teaching, teacher education, and curriculum development. 

SALARY RANGE Salary is dependent upon qualifications. 

STARTING DATE September 1, 2015 

SEND Send to the email address below an application letter, resume, and three letters of 
(include V number) reference to: 

Search Chair, ECELE 
Montclair State University 

Note: Please send the application letter and resume in one pdf file if possible. 
APPLY BY Review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. 

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