Transformative Practice in Higher Education
Education is a field that is constantly changing as new learning theories, designs, and technologies emerge as a solution to transform the learning experience for students of all ages. Higher education in particular is at the forefront of discussion as student needs and expectations are undergoing a tremendous shift, as are the demands of the modern workforce and society at large.
The Transformative Practice in Higher Education topic collection presents 11 research-based book titles released during the 2015 and 2016 copyright years that examine the changes occurring in post-secondary education in addition to solutions for meeting the needs of modern students. Taking a multi-faceted approach to key topics in higher education research, including funding, technology integration, open learning, student diversity, and the internationalization of learning, this collection is an all-inclusive reference source for educators, university administrators, educational technology developers, researchers, and graduate-level students studying education.
Release date: January 1, 2016
ISBN13: 9781522504214|EISBN13: 9781522504221
A social institution that helps to fuel innovation and next-generation leadership, education is a constantly changing field. The Transformative Practice in Higher Education topic collection features 11 book titles released during the 2015 and 2016 copyright years that emphasize the latest research on critical topics relevant to higher education institutions. Emphasizing trending topics including, but not limited to higher education funding, technology integration, open learning, student diversity, and the internationalization of learning, this comprehensive collection is essential to the research needs of educators, university administrators, educational technology developers, researchers, and graduate-level students studying education.
- Distance Learning
- Educational Technologies
- Gender Diversity
- Higher Education Administration
- Higher Education Funding
- Learning Theories
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
- Mobile Learning
- Multicultural Education
- Student Services and Support
Books Included in this Collection
Shirley Reushle (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Amy Antonio (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), Mike Keppell (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia).
The discipline of education is a multi-faceted system that must constantly integrate new strategies and procedures to ensure successful learning experiences. Enhancements in education provide learners with greater opportunities for growth and advancement. Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in...
Henry C. Alphin Jr. (Drexel University, USA), Jennie Lavine (Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates), Stormy Stark (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Adam Hocker (Pennsylvania State University, USA).
Many institutions facing dwindling state and government funding often rely on the patronage of others in order to establish monetary security. These donations assist in the overall success and development of the institution, as well as the students who attend. Facilitating Higher Education Growth...
Ricardo Mendoza-Gonzalez (Instituto Tecnologico de Aguascalientes, Mexico).
In today’s society, educational opportunities have evolved beyond the traditional classroom setting. Most universities have implemented virtual learning environments in an effort to provide more opportunities for potential or current students seeking alternative and more affordable learning solutions....
Krishna Bista (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA), Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University, USA).
Study abroad programs have proven beneficial for both the international student as well as the domestic community and school population interacting with the student. In an effort to promote cultural awareness, intercultural communications as well as opportunities for future study abroad program...
Filipa M. Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal), Yurgos Politis (University College Dublin, Ireland), Bojana Culum (University of Rijeka, Croatia).
Higher Education systems and universities worldwide are constantly being transformed due to ever-changing practices and policies. Recent research reveals the challenges between society and higher education continue to grow. New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship explores the role of...
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA), Miltiadis D. Lytras (American College of Greece, Greece).
In recent years, the use of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, along with the evolving needs of students, professionals, and academics, has grown rapidly. New ways of bringing learning content to students, new learning environments, and new teaching practices are necessary to...
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho (Texas A&M University, USA), Beverly J. Irby (Texas A&M University, USA).
Our increasingly globalized world is driven by shared knowledge, and nowhere is that knowledge more important than in education. Now more than ever, there is a demand for technology that will assist in the spread of knowledge through customized, self-paced, and on-demand learning. The Handbook of...
Anabela Mesquita (CICE – ISCAP / Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal & Algoritmi RC, Minho University, Portugal), Paula Peres (CICE – ISCAP / Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal).
In recent years, technological advancements have enabled higher-learning institutions to offer millions of independent learners the opportunity to participate in open-access online courses. As this practice expands, drawing considerable media attention, questions continue to arise regarding pedagogical...
Molly Y. Zhou (Dalton State College, USA).
Despite modern technology and the focus on international business striving to make the world a smaller place, many organizations still struggle with the need for diversity and multiculturalism. This issue is also present in academia, as women of color and those previously perceived to be in the ethnic...
Sherrie Wisdom (Lindenwood University, USA), Lynda Leavitt (Lindenwood University, USA).
The importance of critical thinking has surged as academics in higher education realize that many students, upon entering college, lack the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed. While much has been written regarding the ‘lack’ of critical thinking, less has been written on the success of...