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International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy
Reference Book
Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2014.
Education is the first stage in developing a viable, dynamic, and long-lived global economy. Unfortunately, in times of economic hardship, educational programs...
A Case Study of Online MBA Courses: Online Facilitation, Case-Based Learning, and Virtual Team
Book Chapter
Richard J. Magjuka (Indiana University, USA), Xiaojing Liu (Indiana University, USA)
Copyright © 2014.
This chapter presents a case study that examines the perceptions of online students and instructors regarding their their experiences in a reputable online MBA...
Teaching Case
Richard J. Magjuka (Indiana University, USA), Xiaojing Liu (Indiana University, USA)
Copyright © 2014.
This chapter presents a case study that examines the perceptions of online students and instructors regarding their their experiences in a reputable online MBA...
Remote Workforce Training: Effective Technologies and Strategies
Reference Book
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014.
Lifelong learning can occur both in and out of the classroom, but the most valuable instruction takes place on the job. Remote Workforce Training: Effective...
Evolving Corporate Education Strategies for Developing Countries: The Role of Universities
Reference Book
B. PanduRanga Narasimharao (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India), S. Rangappa Kanchugarakoppal (Karnataka State Open University, India), Tukaram U. Fulzele (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
Copyright © 2013.
Educational commissions continue to press the need for growth in higher education. In particular, universities in developing countries persist in putting their...
Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education
Reference Book
Charles Wankel (St. John's University, USA), Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch (Silesian University of Technology, Poland)
Copyright © 2012.
The outset of the 21st century was replete with numerous corruption scandals and a financial crisis, which spawned inquiry into the goals, stances, and curricula...
Technical Writing, Presentational Skills, and Online Communication: Professional Tools and Insights
Reference Book
Raymond Greenlaw (United States Naval Academy, USA)
Copyright © 2012.
This book addresses four main topics: professional ethics, technical writing, presentation skills, and online writing. These topics are woven throughout the book...
Outcome-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education: Innovative Practices
Reference Book
Khairiyah Mohd Yusof (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Naziha Ahmad Azli (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Azlina Mohd Kosnin (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Sharifah Kamilah Syed Yusof (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Yudariah Mohammad Yusof (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2012.
As the engineering education shifts away from traditional methods and towards the outcomes-based mastery of science, technology, engineering and math topics...
Assessing and Evaluating Adult Learning in Career and Technical Education
Reference Book
Victor C. X. Wang (California State University at Long Beach, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
Increased interest in and use of theoretical and empirical assessment and evaluation methods have created a need for unique contributions to exisiting literature...
Definitive Readings in the History, Philosophy, Theories and Practice of Career and Technical Education
Reference Book
Victor C. X. Wang (California State University at Long Beach, USA)
Copyright © 2011.
In this information age, career and technical education (CTE) has become a multibillion dollar training enterprise. To make our students more competitive in the...
Virtual Environments for Corporate Education: Employee Learning and Solutions
Reference Book
William Ritke-Jones (Cybermations Consulting Group, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Corporations are beginning to see the educational potential of virtual realities in the workplace. Thanks to its unique characteristics as well as its ability to...
Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies
Reference Book
Adrian Bromage (Coventry University, UK), Lynn Clouder (Coventry University, UK), Jill Thistlethwaite (University of Warwick, UK), Frances Gordon (SHU, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
Interprofessionalism, an emerging model and philosophy of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working, has in increasingly become an important means of cultivating...
Socio-Cultural Impacts of Workplace E-Learning: Epistemology, Ontology and Pedagogy
Reference Book
Karim A. Remtulla (University of Toronto, Canada)
Copyright © 2010.
Workplace e-learning as a socially and culturally negotiated and perpetuated phenomenon remains uncommon, as does the availability of taxonomies that further...
Using Virtual Worlds for Learning
Book Chapter
Lea Kuznik (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Copyright © 2010.
Virtual worlds for adults (e.g. Second Life), youth (e.g. Habbo) and children (e.g. Whyville) have a great potential for learning and teaching practices for...
Application of Adult Learning Theory in Distance Learning
Book Chapter
Mary Rose Grant (Saint Louis University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Adult learning theory suggests that adults need to perceive the relevance and purpose of learning in order to learn most effectively. Grounded in the notion that...
Engagement, Immersion, and Learning Cultures : Project Planning and Decision Making for Virtual World Training Programs
Book Chapter
Christopher Keesey (Ohio University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
The decision to use a virtual world for training and development is a potentially treacherous one. Legal issues, adoption barriers, a pedagogical design...
Workplace Use of Web 2.0 Communication Tools and its Implications for Training of Future Communication Professionals
Book Chapter
Pavel Zemliansky (James Madison University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Traditional instructional models in web design and web communication have, until recently, leaned towards seeing websites primarily as vehicles for information...
Desktop Virtual Reality Applications for Training Personnel of Small Businesses
Book Chapter
Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz (Algoma University, Canada), Arthur Edwards (University of Colima, Mexico), Raul Aquino-Santos (University of Colima, Mexico), Samir El-Seoud (Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan), Miguel Vargas Martin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
Copyright © 2010.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in most world economies suffer from a series of intense economic pressures from local, regional and international markets....
Virtual Learning Environments for Manufacturing
Book Chapter
Hamed F. Manesh (Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey), Dirk Schaefer (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
Since the advent of globalization, the manufacturing industry has been subject to continuous pressure of competition. Products have to be developed faster than...
Applied Training in Virtual Environments
Book Chapter
Ken Hudson (Loyalist College, Canada)
Copyright © 2010.
Virtual worlds hold enormous promise for corporate education and training. From distributed collaboration that facilitates participation at a distance, to allowing...
Train the Trainer: A Competency-Based Model for Teaching in Virtual Environments
Book Chapter
Mary Rose Grant (Saint Louis University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter describes an online competency-based model for teaching adult learners in virtual environments. This model, informed by prior studies for online...
Assessing 3D Virtual World Learning Environments with the CIMPLe System: A Multidisciplinary Evaluation Rubric
Book Chapter
Sean D. Williams (Clemson University, USA), Deborah M. Switzer (Clemson University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter introduces an assessment rubric for virtual world learning environments (VWLEs) built from proven principles of user experience design, instructional...
Developing Digital Literacies in Second Life: Bringing Second Life to Business Writing Pedagogy and Corporate Training
Book Chapter
Dirk Remley (Kent State University, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
The proliferation of virtual environments and their use in business and industry begs the question of where in higher education and corporate training various...
Facilitating a Hierarchy of Engagement: Corporate Education in Virtual Worlds
Book Chapter
Paul R. Messinger (University of Alberta, Canada), Xin Ge (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada), Glenn E. Mayhew (Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan), Run Niu (Webster University, USA), Eleni Stroulia (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright © 2010.
Virtual worlds, where many people can interact simultaneously within the same three-dimensional environment, are productive enabling environments for corporate...
Using Role-Playing and Coaching in Virtual Worlds to Promote Team Transformation
Book Chapter
William Ritke-Jones (CyberMations Consulting Group, USA)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter outlines the need for team members to transform distorted assumptions about team members who are in some way different from them. In our increasingly...

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