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ERIC Number: ED512454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 335
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-6056-6830-3ISBN-978-1-6056-6830-7
Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices
Kidd, Terry T., Ed.
Information Science Reference
The expanding field of adult learning encompasses the study and practice of utilizing sound instructional design principals, technology, and learning theory as a means to solve educational challenges and human performance issues relating to adults, often occurring online. This book disseminates current issues and trends emerging in the field of adult e-learning and online instruction for the design of better products and services. This advanced publication provides theoretical understanding of the essential links between authentic learning, social psychology, instructional design, e-learning, online education, and various additional methods of adult learning. Chapters include: (1) The Online Adult Learner (Judith Parker); (2) Online Pedagogical Effectiveness in Adult Contexts (Kathryn Dixon and Robert Dixon); (3) A Theoretical Model for Designing Online Education in Support of Lifelong Learning (Lawrence Tomei); (4) A Brief History of eLearning (Terry Kidd); (5) Online Learning (Patsy Moskal, Charles Dziuban and Joel Hartman; (6) The Role of Individual Learner Differences and Success in the Online Learning Environments (Jozenia Colorado and Dusti Howell); (7) Fear Factors (Patricia Sendall, Raymond Shaw, Kim Round and Jane Larkin); (8) Factors Leading to a Quality E-Learning Experience (David Lewis and Edward Chen); (9) Anytime/Anywhere Online Learning (Terry Morris); (10) The Evolution and Influence of Social Presence Theory on Online Learning (Patrick Lowenthal); (11) Pedagogical Mediator as the Strategic Competence at University Professors Building in Constructionist Online Environment (Flavia Rezende); (12) The Paradigm Shift for Adult Education (Nishikant Sonwalkar); (13) Empowering the Culture of Quality Research within Ethical Standards in Distance Education (J.O. Osiki); (14) Developing Social Skills through an On-line Learning Environment (Niki Phillips, Marianthi Karatza and Argiris Tzikopoulos); (15) Mixed Research and Online Learning (Patrick Lowenthal and Nancy Leech); (16) Digital Games for Online Adult Education (Muhammet Demirbilek); (17) Applying Distance Learning and Structural/Pedagogical Methods to an Adult Learner Program (Jeffrey Hsu and Karin Hamilton); (18) A Costume Odyssey a.k.a. Teaching Costume History in a 21st Century Classroom (Claremarie Verheyen and Youmei Liu); (19) Project Management for Project-Based Learning (Shahron Williams van Rooij); (20) Perspectives of Online Doctoral Students in Educational Leadership (Vicky Gilpin); (21) Impact of E-Learning on Adult Education (Royce Collins and Jeff Zacharakis); and (22) Nontraditional Students and Information Technology (Xenia Coulter and Alan Mandell).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Information Science Reference