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Fitzgerald, Carlton J., Ed.; Laurian-Fitzgerald, Simona, Ed.; Popa, Carmen, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning, Adult Education
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Meyer, Paul – Journal of Instructional Research, 2013
Online teaching is in its adolescence and needs to mature in order to overcome some of its growing pains to reach its potential in the field of education. Reflecting upon the author's first three years teaching online, he notes practices and commitments that could help instructors better participate in and facilitate lifelong learning for…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Practices, Andragogy, Instructional Effectiveness
Pontes, Elvis, Ed.; Silva, Anderson, Ed.; Guelfi, Adilson, Ed.; Kofuji, Sergio Takeo, Ed. – InTech, 2012
With the resources provided by communication technologies, E-learning has been employed in multiple universities, as well as in wide range of training centers and schools. This book presents a structured collection of chapters, dealing with the subject and stressing the importance of E-learning. It shows the evolution of E-learning, with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Program Effectiveness
Mukerji, Siran, Ed.; Tripathi, Purnendu, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
Technology holds the key for bridging the gap between access to quality education and the need for enhanced learning experiences. This book contains case studies on divergent themes of personalized learning environments, inclusive learning for social change, innovative learning and assessment techniques, technology and international partnership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Exchange Programs, Educational Quality, Social Change
Kidd, Terry T., Ed.; Keengwe, Jared, Ed. – Information Science Reference, 2010
As instructors move further into the incorporation of 21st century technologies in adult education, a new paradigm of digitally-enriched mediated learning has emerged. This book provides a comprehensive framework of trends and issues related to adult learning for the facilitation of authentic learning in the age of digital technology. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Web Sites
Olaniran, Bolanle A., Ed. – Information Science Publishing, 2010
E-learning has become a significant aspect of training and education in the worldwide information economy as an attempt to create and facilitate a competent global work force. "Cases on Successful E-Learning Practices in the Developed and Developing World: Methods for the Global Information Economy" provides eclectic accounts of case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Operations Research, Distance Education
Kouwenhoven, Wim, Ed. – InTech, 2009
From 3rd to 5th March 2008 the International Association of Technology, Education and Development organised its International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia, Spain. Over a hundred papers were presented by participants from a great variety of countries. Summarising, this book provides a kaleidoscopic view of work that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Technology, Professional Training
Haverila, Matti; Myllyla, Marjatta; Torp, Hanna – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2009
The purpose of the research was to get insights into the ways learning strategies typically used by adult learners can be taken into consideration when designing web-based courses to facilitate learning in teacher education. Teacher students wrote narratives in discussion forums by completing various types of group projects. The relevant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Learning Strategies, Adult Learning
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Furnborough, Concha; Truman, Mike – Distance Education, 2009
This qualitative study examines perceptions and use of assignment feedback among adult beginner modern foreign language learners on higher education distance learning courses. A survey of responses to feedback on assignments by 43 Open University students on beginner language courses in Spanish, French, and German indicated that respondents can be…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Open Universities, Second Language Learning, Native Speakers
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Baek, Eun-Ok; Barab, Sasha A. – Educational Technology & Society, 2005
The concept of a community of practice (CoP) is prevalent in several venues for teachers' professional development, especially in online environments. However, there are few descriptive accounts that effectively represent a CoP in a manner that will be of use to other designers. In order to illuminate potential difficulties which may arise when…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
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Hendricks, Jennifer A. – Current Issues in Education, 2004
Classroom practice in the real world has become increasingly incommensurate with the lived experience of students. Young people, consisting of all age cohorts and class fractions, have never known their world to not include the Internet. They have been utilizing this technology since before they started kindergarten, whether it was in games that…
Descriptors: Social Change, Internet, Influence of Technology, Technology Uses in Education