Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD): 102 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
ISSN: 2327-6983|EISSN: 2327-6991
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As world economies continue to shift and change in response to global financial situations, job markets have begun to demand a more highly-skilled workforce. In many industries a college degree is the minimum requirement and further educational development is expected to advance. With these current trends in mind, the Advances in Higher Education & Professional Development (AHEPD) Book Series provides an outlet for researchers and academics to publish their research in these areas and to distribute these works to practitioners and other researchers.

AHEPD encompasses all research dealing with higher education pedagogy, development, and curriculum design, as well as all areas of professional development, regardless of focus.

Topics Covered

  • Adult Education
  • Assessment in Higher Education
  • Career Training
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Governance in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Pedagogy of Teaching Higher Education
  • Vocational Education

Titles in Series

Handbook of Research on Blended Learning Pedagogies and Professional Development in Higher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 383 pages.
Online and blended courses are becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education settings, and the pressures to incorporate these environments highlights the incre...
Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher-Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Robert Byamukama (Nkumba University, Uganda)
Copyright © 2019. 400 pages.
Global awareness and competency has become an essential part of higher education and professional development. Expanding beyond the traditional ideas of learning and...
Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments
Jayne Cubbage (Bowie State University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 400 pages.
Media is rapidly evolving, from social media to news channels, individuals are being bombarded with headlines, new technologies, and varying opinions. Teaching the n...
Changing Urban Landscapes Through Public Higher Education
Anika Spratley Burtin (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Jeffery S. Fleming (University of the District of Columbia, USA), Pamela Hampton-Garland (University of the District of Columbia, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 260 pages.
Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development. This can be achieved through a number of methods, including institutions of highe...
Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers for 21st Century Education
Siew Fun Tang (Curtin University, Malaysia), Chee Leong Lim (Taylor's University, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2018. 375 pages.
As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators to receive the support and training necessary to effectively instruct their stu...
Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education
Barbara Blummer (Center for Computing Sciences, USA), Jeffrey M. Kenton (Towson University, USA), Michael Wiatrowski (Independent Researcher, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 309 pages.
As the world becomes more navigable, opportunities arise for people to live in different countries and for students to study internationally. Such capabilities requi...
Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs
Drew Polly (University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA), Michael Putman (University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA), Teresa M. Petty (University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA), Amy J. Good (University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 720 pages.
Educators play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of children and young adults. Thus, it is important for next-generation teachers to have...
Critical Assessment and Strategies for Increased Student Retention
Ruth Claire Black (Namseoul University, South Korea)
Copyright © 2018. 352 pages.
Student retention has become a difficult issue within higher education. As such, it is imperative to examine the causes, as well as provide educators with strategies...
Strategic Learning Ideologies in Prison Education Programs
Idowu Biao (University of Botswana, Botswana)
Copyright © 2018. 307 pages.
The discipline of adult education has been vastly discussed and optimized over the years. Despite this, certain niches in this area, such as correctional education,...
Advocacy in Academia and the Role of Teacher Preparation Programs
Ursula Thomas (Georgia State University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 375 pages.
Due to changes in funding and legislation, educating as a career has become unstable. It is imperative to establish a culture that values education in order to encou...
Fostering Positive Civic Engagement Among Millennials: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Darrell Hucks (Keene State College, USA), Tanya Sturtz (Keene State College, USA), Katherine Tirabassi (Keene State College, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 98 pages.
The millennial generation is quickly becoming more prominent in the political, economic, and social aspects of modern society. Studying new techniques which foster p...
Fostering Effective Student Communication in Online Graduate Courses
Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA), Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 387 pages.
Keeping students engaged and receptive to learning can, at times, be a challenge. However, by implementing new pedagogical methods and tools, instructors can strengt...
Fostering Reflective Teaching Practice in Pre-Service Education
Zineb Djoub (Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University of Mostaganem, Algeria)
Copyright © 2018. 366 pages.
As with any industry, the education sector often goes through frequent changes. It is every educator’s duty to keep up with these shifting requirements and alter the...
Violence Prevention and Safety Promotion in Higher Education Settings
Mihaela Badea (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania), Mihaela Suditu (Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, Romania)
Copyright © 2018. 266 pages.
Nonviolent environments are desirable in many areas of life, yet none are as essential as within our educational institutions. Providing a safe space for students ha...
Personalized Professional Learning for Educators: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Kristi Meeuwse (Drayton Hall Elementary School, USA), Diane Mason (Lamar University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 156 pages.
Advances in students' educational experiences are regularly studied, documented, and improved upon. However, to provide the best foundation for students, profess...
Ideological Function of Deming Theory in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Thanos Kriemadis (University of Peloponnese, Greece), Ioanna Thomopoulou (University of Peloponnese, Greece), Anastasia Sioutou (University of Peloponnese, Greece)
Copyright © 2018. 176 pages.
Quality management initiatives have benefited organizations in the corporate world for several years. With this success, these methodologies are now being implemente...
Examining the Changing Role of Supervision in Doctoral Research Projects: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Annette Lerine Steenkamp (Lawrence Technological University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 176 pages.
Academic research projects contribute to many advancements in modern life. Thus, the supervision of such works on the doctoral level is extremely important, and must...
Formative Assessment Practices for Pre-Service Teacher Practicum Feedback: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Tony Richardson (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Beverly Dann (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia), Christopher Dann (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Shirley O'Neill (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
Copyright © 2018. 209 pages.
The development and implementation of effective teacher education programs requires evaluating current processes and optimizing them for future improvements. This en...
Assessing and Measuring Statistics Cognition in Higher Education Online Environments: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Justin P. Chase (University at Albany (SUNY), USA), Zheng Yan (University at Albany (SUNY), USA)
Copyright © 2017. 265 pages.
The ability to effective learn, process, and retain new information is critical to the success of any student. Since mathematics are becoming increasingly more impor...
Student Culture and Identity in Higher Education
Ambreen Shahriar (University of Sindh, Pakistan), Ghazal Kazim Syed (University of Sindh, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2017. 366 pages.
The pursuit of higher education has become increasingly popular among students of many different backgrounds and cultures. As these students embark on higher learnin...
Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Pam Epler (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 111 pages.
To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners’ needs. This allows teaching practices to b...
Fostering Sustained Learning Among Undergraduate Students: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Caroline Chemosit (University of Kabianga, Kenya), John Rugutt (Illinois State University, USA), Joseph K. Rugutt (Missouri State University–West Plains, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 185 pages.
Keeping students engaged and receptive to learning can, at times, be a challenge. However, by the implementation of new methods and pedagogies, instructors can stren...
Enhancing Academic Research With Knowledge Management Principles
Dhananjay S. Deshpande (Symbiosis International University, India), Narayan Bhosale (Central University of Karnataka, India), Rajesh Jagannathrao Londhe (Camp Education Society's Rasikla M. Dhariwal Institute of Management, India)
Copyright © 2017. 258 pages.
The effective application of knowledge management principles has proven to be beneficial for modern organizations. When utilized in the academic community, these fra...
Student Activism as a Vehicle for Change on College Campuses: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Michael T. Miller (University of Arkansas, USA), David V. Tolliver III (University of Arkansas, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 118 pages.
Civic engagement initiatives and activities are crucial to the progression of modern society. By raising awareness of social issues and problems, citizens can make a...
Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education
Lynda Leavitt (Lindenwood University, USA), Sherrie Wisdom (Lindenwood University, USA), Kelly Leavitt (Missouri Baptist University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 408 pages.
As the world becomes more globalized, student populations in university settings will continue to grow in diversity. To ensure students develop the cultural competen...
Technical Education and Vocational Training in Developing Nations
Ugochukwu Chinonso Okolie (Ebonyi State University, Nigeria), Asfa M. Yasin (PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (NCERT), India)
Copyright © 2017. 363 pages.
Severe economic depression and the difficulty to acquire employment with adequate income have significant impact on a nation’s social welfare. The need to provide am...
Metacognition and Successful Learning Strategies in Higher Education
Elena Railean (Tiraspol State University, Moldova), Alev Elçi (Aksaray University, Turkey), Atilla Elçi (Aksaray University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 282 pages.
Metacognition plays an important role in numerous aspects of higher educational learning strategies. When properly integrated in the educational system, schools are...
Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Engineering Majors and Careers
Monica Gray (Lincoln University, USA), Ken D. Thomas (Auburn University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 325 pages.
Underrepresentation of minorities is present in the field of engineering, both in education and practice. As in every profession, diversity and inclusion needs to be...
Handbook of Research on Innovative Pedagogies and Technologies for Online Learning in Higher Education
Phu Vu (University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA), Scott Fredrickson (University of Nebraska at Kearney, USA), Carl Moore (University of DC, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 547 pages.
The integration of technology has become an integral part of the educational environment. By developing new methods of online learning, students can be further aided...
Facilitating In-Service Teacher Training for Professional Development
Kenan Dikilitaş (Bahçeşehir University, Turkey), Ismail Hakki Erten (Hacettepe University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 354 pages.
As new trends emerge in the realm of education, instructors are faced with the task of continuing development in order to stay up to date on the latest teaching meth...
Handbook of Research on Efficacy and Implementation of Study Abroad Programs for P-12 Teachers
Heejung An (William Paterson University of New Jersey, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 474 pages.
Study abroad programs offer a unique opportunity for students to immerse themselves within different cultural backgrounds as they continue to further their education...
Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education
Grisel María García-Pérez (University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada), Constanza Rojas-Primus (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada)
Copyright © 2017. 361 pages.
Any educational environment involves the interaction of diverse groups and individuals. To foster productive and effective communication, it becomes imperative to un...
Adult Education and Vocational Training in the Digital Age
Victor C.X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 295 pages.
In order to deliver optimum educational opportunities to learners, higher education institutions must utilize emerging innovations and resources. By doing so, they c...
Advancing Next-Generation Teacher Education through Digital Tools and Applications
Mary Grassetti (Framingham State University, USA), Silvy Brookby (Framingham State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 324 pages.
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards program has spearheaded many changes within the education field. As this initiative is ultimately designed to o...
Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education
Donna M. Velliaris (Eynesbury Institute of Business and Technology, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 440 pages.
To maintain the quality of education, integrity and honesty must be upheld by students and teachers in learning environments. The prevention of cheating is a prime f...
Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for the Inclusive Classroom
Patricia Dickenson (National University, USA), Penelope Keough (National University, USA), Jennifer Courduff (Azusa Pacific University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 323 pages.
Teachers must be prepared to create an effective learning environment for both general education students and students with special needs. This can be accomplished b...
Teacher Education for Ethical Professional Practice in the 21st Century
Oliver Dreon (Millersville University, USA), Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 430 pages.
The rise of online tools is altering the dynamic of modern classrooms as methods of educating students are technologically expanding. Due to this advancement, instit...
Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings
Karen Rasmussen (University of West Florida, USA), Pamela Northrup (University of West Florida, USA), Robin Colson (University of West Florida, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 454 pages.
The majority of adult learners are looking to attain their desired academic credentials within the shortest amount of time possible. By implementing competency-based...
Design Education for Fostering Creativity and Innovation in China
Kin Wai Michael Siu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong), Giovanni J. Contreras (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2017. 283 pages.
To maintain their status in the global marketplace, it is imperative for emerging economies to focus on the creation of high quality products in order to compete wit...
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development
Christie Martin (University of South Carolina, USA), Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 740 pages.
With the ever-changing climate of education around the globe, it is essential that educators stay abreast of the most updated teaching methods and applications. To d...
Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education
Chunfang Zhou (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Copyright © 2017. 632 pages.
Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and critical...
Integrating Video into Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Training
Pier Giuseppe Rossi (University of Macerata, Italy), Laura Fedeli (University of Macerata, Italy)
Copyright © 2017. 340 pages.
The utilization of media has proven to be a beneficial instructional method in learning environments. These tools are particularly useful for teacher training, promo...
Collaboration and Student Engagement in Design Education
Richard Tucker (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2017. 411 pages.
In order for educational systems not to become stagnant, teaching strategies must be routinely re-evaluated. Not only does this optimize the learning process, but it...
Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility
Donna M. Velliaris (Eynesbury Institute of Business & Technology, Australia), Deb Coleman-George (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Copyright © 2016. 898 pages.
Millions of students seek short- and long-term study abroad options every year, and this trend is a key illustration of the internationalization of higher education....
Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 470 pages.
Without proper training on the intricacies of race and culture, pre-service and in-service teachers may unwittingly continue outdated and ineffective pedagogies. As...
Engaging 21st Century Writers with Social Media
Kendra N. Bryant (Florida A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 306 pages.
Basic composition courses have become a fundamental requirement for the major of university degrees available today. These classes allow students to enhance their cr...
Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Teacher Education and Professional Development
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 451 pages.
Education in the 21st century is shifting focus from accessing and sharing information to designing active and collaborative learning environments which foster stude...
Accelerated Opportunity Education Models and Practices
Rene Cintron (Louisiana Community & Technical College System, USA), Jeanne C. Samuel (Delgado Community College, USA), Janice M. Hinson (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 316 pages.
Higher education is a driving force behind enhancing competitiveness for economies in the global market; however, a myriad of obstacles can pose significant challeng...
Preparing Foreign Language Teachers for Next-Generation Education
Chin-Hsi Lin (Michigan State University, USA), Dongbo Zhang (Michigan State University, USA), Binbin Zheng (Michigan State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 313 pages.
The growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the dynamics of education, as self-directed learning, especially on mobile devices, is as ac...
Innovative Practices for Higher Education Assessment and Measurement
Elena Cano (University of Barcelona, Spain), Georgeta Ion (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
Copyright © 2017. 472 pages.
Both educators and their students are involved in the process of assessment – all parties are expected to meet and exceed expectations in the face of competing condi...
Setting a New Agenda for Student Engagement and Retention in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Charles B. W. Prince (Howard University, USA), Rochelle L. Ford (Syracuse University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 343 pages.
As more Americans are attending college, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are now in a position where they must directly compete with other insti...
Handbook of Research on Professional Development for Quality Teaching and Learning
Teresa Petty (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Amy Good (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), S. Michael Putman (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 824 pages.
As educational standards continue to transform, it has become essential for educators and pre-service teachers to receive the support and training necessary to effec...
Administrative Challenges and Organizational Leadership in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Charles B. W. Prince (Howard University, USA), Rochelle L. Ford (Syracuse University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 301 pages.
Student retention, engagement, and success are some of the biggest challenges that administrators and university leaders face in higher education settings. As financ...
Developing Workforce Diversity Programs, Curriculum, and Degrees in Higher Education
Chaunda L. Scott (Oakland University, USA), Jeanetta D. Sims (University of Central Oklahoma, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 398 pages.
Workforce diversity refers to a strategy that promotes and supports the integration of human diversity at all levels and uses focused diversity and inclusion policie...
Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age
Margaret Niess (Oregon State University, USA), Shannon Driskell (University of Dayton, USA), Karen Hollebrands (North Carolina State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 679 pages.
The digital age provides ample opportunities for enhanced learning experiences for students; however, it can also present challenges for educators who must adapt to...
Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings
Margarida M. Pinheiro (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Dora Simões (University of Aveiro, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 500 pages.
The integration of technology has become so deeply rooted into modern society that the upcoming generation of students has never known a world without such innovatio...
Exploring the Social and Academic Experiences of International Students in Higher Education Institutions
Krishna Bista (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA), Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 363 pages.
Cross-cultural experiences in university settings have a significant impact on students’ lives by enriching the learning process and promoting cultural awareness and...
Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Justus G. Mbae (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya), Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 418 pages.
There is no question that all aspects of modern life have been imbued with technology. In education, students are becoming increasingly savvy in their use of the myr...
Handbook of Research on Effective Communication in Culturally Diverse Classrooms
Katia González (Wagner College, USA), Rhoda Frumkin (Wagner College, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 477 pages.
Meaningful interaction between teachers and students is crucial to any educational environment, and particularly so in intercultural settings. When educators take st...
Evaluating Teacher Education Programs through Performance-Based Assessments
Drew Polly (University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 436 pages.
Performance-based assessments have become a critical component of every teacher education program. Such assessments allow teacher candidates to demonstrate their con...
Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility
Krishna Bista (University of Louisiana at Monroe, USA), Charlotte Foster (Missouri Western State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 354 pages.
As one of the fastest growing trends in higher education, study abroad programs are having a critical impact on the educational landscape. While international study...
Advancing Teacher Education and Curriculum Development through Study Abroad Programs
Joan A. Rhodes (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA), Tammy M. Milby (University of Richmond, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 367 pages.
The number of English language students in American schools has dramatically increased in recent years, creating a greater awareness of cross-cultural issues and con...
Handbook of Research on Technology Tools for Real-World Skill Development
Yigal Rosen (Harvard University, USA), Steve Ferrara (Pearson, USA), Maryam Mosharraf (Pearson, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 824 pages.
Education is expanding to include a stronger focus on the practical application of classroom lessons in an effort to prepare the next generation of scholars for a ch...
Innovative Professional Development Methods and Strategies for STEM Education
Kenan Dikilitaş (Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2016. 311 pages.
Professional development of educators is an complex process through which teachers strive continuously for pedagogical improvement. In that sense, professional growt...
Furthering Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses
Anabela Mesquita (CICE – ISCAP / Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal & Algoritmi RC, Minho University, Portugal), Paula Peres (CICE – ISCAP / Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 311 pages.
In recent years, technological advancements have enabled higher-learning institutions to offer millions of independent learners the opportunity to participate in ope...
Handbook of Research on Teacher Education in the Digital Age
Margaret L. Niess (Oregon State University, USA), Henry Gillow-Wiles (Oregon State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 722 pages.
Traditional classrooms are fast becoming a minority in the education field. As technologies continue to develop as a pervasive aspect of modern society, educators mu...
Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies
Nwachukwu Prince Ololube (Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria), Peter James Kpolovie (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria), Lazarus Ndiku Makewa (University of Eastern Africa, Kenya)
Copyright © 2015. 485 pages.
Before today’s teachers are ready to instruct the intellectual leaders of tomorrow, they must first be trained themselves. Information and communication technology c...
Handbook of Research on Advancing Critical Thinking in Higher Education
Sherrie Wisdom (Lindenwood University, USA), Lynda Leavitt (Lindenwood University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 567 pages.
The importance of critical thinking has surged as academics in higher education realize that many students, upon entering college, lack the critical thinking skills...
Measuring and Analyzing Informal Learning in the Digital Age
Olutoyin Mejiuni (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria), Patricia Cranton (University of New Brunswick, Canada), Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò (Cornell University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 335 pages.
In the twenty-first century, learning—and the definition of education—is changing. New digital, online, and social tools have the ability to transform the classroom...
Transformative Curriculum Design in Health Sciences Education
Colleen Halupa (A.T. Still University, USA & LeTourneau University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 387 pages.
A crucial element in ensuring patient safety and quality of care is the proper training of the next generation of doctors, nurses, and healthcare staff. To effective...
Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education
Fredrick Muyia Nafukho (Texas A&M University, USA), Beverly J. Irby (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 478 pages.
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 deman...
New Voices in Higher Education Research and Scholarship
Filipa M. Ribeiro (University of Porto, Portugal), Yurgos Politis (University College Dublin, Ireland), Bojana Culum (University of Rijeka, Croatia)
Copyright © 2015. 367 pages.
Higher Education systems and universities worldwide are constantly being transformed due to ever-changing practices and policies. Recent research reveals the challen...
Innovative Teaching Strategies and New Learning Paradigms in Computer Programming
Ricardo Queirós (Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2015. 313 pages.
Courses in computer programming combine a number of different concepts, from general problem-solving to mathematical precepts such as algorithms and computational in...
Professional Development Schools and Transformative Partnerships
Drew Polly (UNC Charlotte, USA), Tina Heafner (UNC Charlotte, USA), Marvin Chapman (UNC Charlotte, USA), Melba Spooner (UNC Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 363 pages.
School-university partnerships have the potential to greatly benefit teaching and learning in PK-12 environments, as well as educator preparation programs. This coll...
Models for Improving and Optimizing Online and Blended Learning in Higher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Joachim Jack Agamba (Idaho State University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 356 pages.
As classrooms fill with a generation of learners seeking to interact with their course materials in an increasingly experiential way, the demand for instructional te...
Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technologies: Cases, Trends, and Inquiry-Based Methods
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Marian B. Maxfield (Ashland University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 364 pages.
Rapid advancements in technology are creating new opportunities for educators to enhance their classroom techniques with digital learning resources. Once used solely...
Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region: Policy and Practice
Neeta Baporikar (Ministry of Higher Education, Oman)
Copyright © 2014. 527 pages.
As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region becomes increasingly intertwined in the global economy, investment continues to be made in the educational sector....
Advancing Knowledge in Higher Education: Universities in Turbulent Times
Tanya Fitzgerald (La Trobe University, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 337 pages.
Over the last three decades, higher education institutions have experienced massive changes. In particular, institutions of higher education have been positioned as...
Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity, and Cognition in Higher Education
Paul Breen (Greenwich School of Management, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 437 pages.
As our world becomes increasingly diverse and technologically-driven, the role and identities of teachers continues to change. Cases on Teacher Identity, Diversity,...
Handbook of Research on Trends in European Higher Education Convergence
Alina Mihaela Dima (Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2014. 516 pages.
With an increase in global competition among universities and national higher education systems, educational programs desire to offer compatible content without losi...
Overcoming Challenges in Software Engineering Education: Delivering Non-Technical Knowledge and Skills
Liguo Yu (Indiana University South Bend, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 556 pages.
Computer science graduates often find software engineering knowledge and skills are more in demand after they join the industry. However, given the lecture-based cur...
Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives
Tomayess Issa (Curtin University, Australia), Pedro Isaias (The University of Queensland, Australia), Piet Kommers (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2014. 449 pages.
Diversity among university students plays a significant role in raising awareness of numerous issues surrounding cultural heritage, language differences, cross-cultu...
Cutting-Edge Technologies and Social Media Use in Higher Education
Vladlena Benson (University of West London, UK), Stephanie Morgan (Kingston University, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 436 pages.
The inclusion of social media in higher education has transformed the way instructors teach and students learn. In order to effectively reach their students in this...
Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience
Carolyn N. Stevenson (Kaplan University, USA), Joanna C. Bauer (Kaplan University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 473 pages.
Members of today’s online educational settings are often isolated which can prohibit the sharing of ideas and best practices among individuals working and learning a...
Using Technology Tools to Innovate Assessment, Reporting, and Teaching Practices in Engineering Education
Firoz Alam (RMIT University, Australia)
Copyright © 2014. 409 pages.
Many can now conclude that utilizing educational technologies can be considered the primary tools to inspire students to learn. Combining these technologies with the...
Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Gary Schnellert (University of North Dakota, USA), Kenneth Kungu (Tennessee State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 337 pages.
The rapid growth in online and virtual learning opportunities has created culturally diverse university classes and corporate training sessions. Instruction for thes...
Cases on Critical and Qualitative Perspectives in Online Higher Education
Myron Orleans (California State University at Fullerton, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 604 pages.
Online education continues to permeate mainstream teaching techniques in higher education settings. Teaching upper-level classes in an online setting is having a maj...
Reforming Teacher Education for Online Pedagogy Development
Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 334 pages.
Online education is a long-term goal at most higher-education institutions in the United States, but very few faculty members have sufficient training or knowledge o...
E-Learning 2.0 Technologies and Web Applications in Higher Education
Jean-Eric Pelet (KMCMS, IDRAC International School of Management, University of Nantes, France)
Copyright © 2014. 415 pages.
Once considered the traditional approach to education, brick and mortar institutions are no longer the norm due to e-learning technologies. Populations are turning i...
Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA), Darrell Hucks (Keene State College, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 335 pages.
With the emergence of innovative technologies, the digital nature of learning environments has changed the face of education. The integration of these technologies i...
Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies
Victor C.X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 342 pages.
Continuous advances in technologies, individuals, and the workplace have increased the importance of adult learning and professional development for keeping up with...
Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners
Sabrina Leone (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)
Copyright © 2014. 337 pages.
Recently, there has been an increased understanding that learning occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting, particularly for adult lifelong learners. This...
Activity Theory Perspectives on Technology in Higher Education
Elizabeth Murphy (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), María A. Rodríguez-Manzanares (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 308 pages.
Activity Theory is a tool that can help make sense of the complex changes taking place in higher education because of the integration of technology. Unlike other the...
Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education
Siran Mukerji (IGNOU, India), Purnendu Tripathi (IGNOU, India)
Copyright © 2014. 750 pages.
The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a dom...
International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy
Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 304 pages.
Education is the first stage in developing a viable, dynamic, and long-lived global economy. Unfortunately, in times of economic hardship, educational programs, teac...
Teacher Education Programs and Online Learning Tools: Innovations in Teacher Preparation
Richard Hartshorne (University of Central Florida, USA), Tina L. Heafner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA), Teresa Petty (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 569 pages.
While online learning has become pervasive in many fields in higher education, it has been adopted somewhat slower in teacher education. In addition, more research i...
Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources
Alexandra Okada (The Open University, UK), Teresa Connolly (The Open University, UK), Peter J. Scott (The Open University, UK)
Copyright © 2012. 378 pages.
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Informed Design of Educational Technologies in Higher Education: Enhanced Learning and Teaching
Anders D. Olofsson (Umeå University, Sweden), J. Ola Lindberg (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2012. 548 pages.
During the last decade, the Internet has driven some of the most significant changes in higher education. Since information and communication technologies (ICTs) imp...
Streaming Media Delivery in Higher Education: Methods and Outcomes
Charles Wankel (St. John's University, USA), J. Sibley Law (Saxon Mills, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 492 pages.
There is no question to the fact that online video is as ubiquitous today as any phenomenon of the past. Countless hours of digital video are uploaded to various onl...
Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organizational Aspects
Daniel W. Surry (University of South Alabama, USA), Robert M. Gray Jr. (University of South Alabama, USA), James R. Stefurak (University of South Alabama, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 428 pages.
As technology expands and becomes more powerful and pervasive, there is growing discussion of the innovative ways that technology can be used. While it is obviously...
Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice
Roisin Donnelly (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Jen Harvey (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland), Kevin O'Rourke (Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Copyright © 2010. 448 pages.
Introducing change to higher education has always been a difficult and slow process. But over the last two decades, information and communication technologies have s...
Virtual Environments for Corporate Education: Employee Learning and Solutions
William Ritke-Jones (Cybermations Consulting Group, USA)
Copyright © 2010. 426 pages.
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 bri...

Editor(s) Biography

Jared Sagini Keengwe is a Professor at the University of North Dakota (UND) and currently serves as the coordinator of the Elementary Education program. He is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Prof. Keengwe has published several books and over 100 publications in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests focus on digital technology integration and learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education. His work was honored with the UND Foundation/McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was a recipient of the North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award in recognition of significant contributions in teaching, research, and service. At the national level, Prof. Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award. More recently, Prof. Keengwe was a recipient of the 2017 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship.

Editorial Advisory Board

Jared Keengwe, University of North Dakota, United States

Editorial Advisory Board
Beverly Ray, Idaho State University, United States
Crispen Chipunza, Central University of Technology, Free State, South Africa
Fred Iraki, United States International University, Kenya
Joachim Agamba, Idaho State University, United States
Kenneth Kungu, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, United States
Lesley Farmer, California State University Long Beach, United States
Neal Shambaugh, West Virginia University, United States
Norm Vaughan, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Peggy Semingson, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Phillliph Mutisya, North Carolina Central University, United States
Prince Bull, North Carolina Central University, United States
Sarah Mosher, University of North Dakota, United States
Susan Elwood, Texas A & M University Corpus Christi, United States
Susan Powers, Indiana State University, United States
Travis Heggie, Bowling Green State University, United States