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|Profiling and Supporting Adult Learners
Chi Zhang, Guangzhi Zheng.
Adult learners are a large group for higher education. Adult learning is different from children’s learning in that adult learners are more self-directed, having prior experience, and are internally motivated to learn subjects that are more relevant to life and can be applied immediately. Understanding...
Towards an Adult Learning Architecture of Participation
Fred Garnett, Nigel Ecclesfield.
This chapter investigates the question of what needs to be addressed in the major infrastructural, cultural, and organisational issues if integrated formal and informal eLearning environments are going to affect any change in the institutional regime. It argues that two conceptual models can help...
From Basic Participation to Transformation: Immersive Virtual Professional Development
Diana Ayling, Hazel Owen, Edward Flagg.
In a time of great change and challenge in education, teachers have an “urgency” with regard to their professional development. Many educators are choosing to move away from traditional modes to participation in online communities of practice. The aim of this research was to verify that online...
Complex Learning: A Way of Rethinking Teaching and Learning
Eleonora Guglielman, Marco Guspini, Laura Vettraino.
This chapter presents Complex Learning, a pedagogical approach based on personalization, hybridization of learning environments, tools and codes, and participatory learning. In this approach, students are supported to become active users and co-producers of learning sources, within the paradigms of...
Street Poetry in Augmented Reality
Mobile device and augmented reality facilities may represent access points to navigate the city, to observe different layers of reality, to redraw the urban geography, and to explore the real environment. It is an emotional journey to observe familiar places from different perspectives and angles: a...
LingoBee Mobile App: Connecting to Language Learners through Technology
Emma Procter-Legg, Sobah Abbas Petersen, Annamaria Cacchione.
This chapter describes case studies conducted in five European countries, where language learners were invited to use “LingoBee,” a mobile app, as a means of supporting their language learning. Assuming that today's language learners are mobile savvy and “Digital Natives” and that they should be able...
Capturing the Semantics of Simulation Learning with Linked Data
Irene Celino, Daniele Dell’Aglio.
Knowledge-rich learning environments like simulation learning sessions call for the adoption of knowledge technologies to effectively manage information and data related to the learning supply and to the observation analysis. In this chapter, the authors illustrate the benefits and the challenges from...
Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Information Resources Management Association.
Beyond the undergraduate and graduate levels, education has traditionally ceased when students enter the workforce as professionals in their respective fields. However, recent trends in education have found that adult students beyond the traditional university age often benefit greatly from returning...
Adult Learners Online: Cultural Capacity Assessment and Application
Adam A. Morris, Michael T. Miller.
The current chapter describes how adult learners of different cultures experience and respond to online learning, and what different instructional strategies and personnel in higher education can do to develop an appropriately delivered online experience. Adult learners approach formal education...
Electronic Education and Lifelong Learning
Victor C. X. Wang, Marianne Robin Russo, Susan K. Dennett.
Due to de-institutionalization and open system, it is inappropriate to equate education with youth education. In the new century, education has been delivered electronically to accommodate lifelong learning. It has become a reality that the four walled classrooms have been used to complement and...
Best Practices of Teaching Cross-Cultural Adults in Online Format
Online learning is on the increase, as is the teaching of cross-cultural adults. Best practices of teaching cross-cultural adults in the online format are presented and discussed in this chapter. Online learning benefits are also discussed. Online learning needs to be regularly evaluated to ensure...
Social Justice and Adult Education
Marianne Robin Russo.
It should be understood that the importance of adult education is to illuminate the current context in which the adult functions. This adult frames directly linked with the construct of social justice. Adult education is examined under two frames: (a) Merriam and Brockett (1997) who define adult...
Open Access Web Resources for Library Continuing Education and Training
Mary K. Bolin.
Continuing education and training are essential for a vital and productive organization and for employee adaptability and job satisfaction. Libraries of all types are organizations that value learning. Training and development for library employees is expensive, and can be out of reach for smaller...
Professional Development Opportunities for Academic Subject Librarians
Library professionals who specialize in particular disciplines have a deep understanding of the unique needs in their area to support faculty research, enrich student learning, and manage certain collections. Librarians and staff in such positions rely heavily on the expertise of their colleagues who...