Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL): 56 Volumes

Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL): 56 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
ISSN: 2327-1892|EISSN: 2327-1906
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Private and public institutions have made great strides in the fields of mobile and distance learning in recent years, providing greater learning opportunities outside of a traditional classroom setting. While the online learning revolution has allowed for greater learning opportunities, it has also presented numerous challenges for students and educators alike. As research advances, online educational settings can continue to develop and advance the technologies available for learners of all ages.

The Advances in Mobile and Distance Learning (AMDL) Book Series publishes research encompassing a variety of topics related to all facets of mobile and distance learning. This series aims to be an essential resource for the timeliest research to help advance the development of new educational technologies and pedagogy for use in online classrooms.

Topics Covered

  • Accreditation
  • Administration and Organization
  • Cloud Computing in Schools
  • Course Design
  • Distance Learning
  • E-books
  • Economics of Distance and M-Learning
  • Educational Apps
  • Educational Presentation and Delivery
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Globalization
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Location-Based Integration
  • Managing Sustainable Learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Online Class Management
  • Online Collaborative Learning
  • Pedagogy and Design Methodology
  • Role of Faculty
  • Snack Learning
  • Student Achievement and Satisfaction
  • Student-Student Interaction
  • Student-Teacher Interaction
  • Tablets and Education
  • Technology Platforms and System Development
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Learning
  • Virtual Universities

Titles in Series

Humanizing Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Laura E. Gray (South College, USA), Shernette D. Dunn (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 341 pages.
The surge in enrollment for online courses is continually increasing. However, beneath the convenience lies a challenge that demands a resolution. Educators, adminis...
Designing Equitable and Accessible Online Learning Environments
Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University, USA), Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 295 pages.
As the educational sphere witnessed an unprecedented shift to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, a pivotal transformation was set in motion. The surge in...
Adjunct Faculty in Online Higher Education: Best Practices for Teaching Adult Learners
Tanya McGlashing Tarbutton (Concordia University, Irvine, USA), Lori Beth Doyle (Concordia University, Irvine, USA)
Copyright © 2024. 389 pages.
Adjunct Faculty in Online Higher Education: Best Practices for Teaching Adult Learners is an essential handbook that delves into the pivotal role of adjunct faculty...
Handbook of Research on Creating Motivational Online Environments for Students
Julie A. Bilodeau (Johnson & Wales University, USA), Larry W. Hughes (Johnson & Wales University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 521 pages.
There are many ways to motivate students to achieve their academic and personal goals. Due to the pandemic, more emphasis has been placed on finding alternative appr...
Emerging Trends and Historical Perspectives Surrounding Digital Transformation in Education: Achieving Open and Blended Learning Environments
Nikleia Eteokleous (Frederick University, Cyprus), Despo Ktoridou (University of Nicosia, Cyprus), Antonios Kafa (Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
Copyright © 2023. 334 pages.
Open, distance, and blended learning environments have increased globally in recent years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholders in the educational sector are fa...
Comparative Research on Diversity in Virtual Learning: Eastern vs. Western Perspectives
Zuheir Khlaif (An-Najah National University, Palestine), Mageswaran Sanmugam (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia), Jamil Itmazi (Palestine Ahliya University, Palestine)
Copyright © 2023. 322 pages.
In today’s modern world, it is crucial to ensure diversity and inclusion are present in all forms of education. This can be particularly difficult to achieve in virt...
Developing Curriculum for Emergency Remote Learning Environments
Susana Silva (School of Hospitality and Tourism, CEOS, CITUR, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal), Paula Peres (ISCAP, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal), Cândida Silva (CITUR Algoritmi, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2023. 334 pages.
All over the world, educational institutions confronted emergency policy changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to this, academic activities were provided most...
Socioeconomic Inclusion During an Era of Online Education
Manuel B. Garcia (University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines)
Copyright © 2022. 314 pages.
The unwelcomed arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities and inequalities in accessing educational opportunities among different social groups. Abr...
Pedagogy, Presence, and Motivation in Online Education
Aaron Michael Perez (GOAL Academy, USA), Şenol Orakcı (Aksaray University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 295 pages.
Online learning poses a multitude of challenges for educators as there are oftentimes limited resources, and in most cases educators are forced to rely on trial-and-...
Cases on Innovative and Successful Uses of Digital Resources for Online Learning
Pamela Sullivan (James Madison University, USA), Brian Sullivan (James Madison University, USA), Jessica Lantz (James Madison University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 396 pages.
Education at all levels will continue to be dominated by technology for the foreseeable future. The rush to respond to the health concerns of the pandemic led to a m...
Online Distance Learning Course Design and Multimedia in E-Learning
Ana Paula Lopes (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal), Filomena Soares (Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2022. 302 pages.
In recent years, the rampant development of worldwide communications and powerful modern technologies has reformulated the idea of distance learning and the transmis...
Measurement Methodologies to Assess the Effectiveness of Global Online Learning
Pedro Isaias (University of New South Wales, Australia), Tomayess Issa (Curtin University, Australia), Piet Kommers (UNESCO, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2022. 366 pages.
While online learning was an existing practice, the COVID-19 pandemic greatly accelerated its capabilities and forced educational organizations to swiftly introduce...
Transferring Language Learning and Teaching From Face-to-Face to Online Settings
Christina Nicole Giannikas (CG Education and Research Consultancy, Cyprus)
Copyright © 2022. 382 pages.
Language teaching programs have to respond to the need for distance education, with teachers working to transfer their material onto online platforms and/or learning...
Handbook of Research on Managing and Designing Online Courses in Synchronous and Asynchronous Environments
Gürhan Durak (Balıkesir University, Turkey), Serkan Çankaya (İzmir Democracy University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 731 pages.
In order to be successful, online learning should be planned systematically. It can be said that offering distance education courses without preparation and knowledg...
Handbook of Research on Effective Online Language Teaching in a Disruptive Environment
Jean W. LeLoup (United States Air Force Academy, USA), Pete Swanson (United States Air Force Academy, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 490 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic radically and rapidly, and perhaps forever, changed the K-20 educational landscape. In March 2020, K-12 schools and institutions of higher educ...
Designing Effective Distance and Blended Learning Environments in K-12
Thomas F. Driscoll III (Bristol Warren Regional School District, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 389 pages.
It has quickly become apparent in the past year that online learning is not only an asset, but it is critical to the continued education of youth during times of cri...
Educational Recovery for PK-12 Education During and After a Pandemic
Penelope D. Keough (National University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 283 pages.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on PK-12 education has halted traditional education but has also fostered innovation in distance learning, parental involvement i...
Handbook of Research on Transforming Teachers’ Online Pedagogical Reasoning for Engaging K-12 Students in Virtual Learning
Margaret L. Niess (Oregon State University, USA), Henry Gillow-Wiles (Oregon State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 664 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic drastically transformed the classroom by keeping students and teachers apart for the sake of safety. As schools emptied, remote learning rapidl...
The Black Experience and Navigating Higher Education Through a Virtual World
Kimetta R. Hairston (Bowie State University, USA), Wendy M. Edmonds (Bowie State University, USA), Shanetia P. Clark (Salisbury University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 282 pages.
The treasure of the Black experience at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) is that it offers a personal and intimate experience rooted in Black heritage...
Curriculum Development and Online Instruction for the 21st Century
Tamara Phillips Fudge (Purdue University Global, USA), Susan Shepherd Ferebee (Purdue University Global, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 400 pages.
The world of education has undergone major changes within the last year that have pushed online instruction to the forefront of learning. Thanks to the COVID-19 pand...
Motivation, Volition, and Engagement in Online Distance Learning
Hasan Ucar (Anadolu University, Turkey), Alper Tolga Kumtepe (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 333 pages.
Motivation is an important factor in and for all education levels. However, as learners in online distance education milieus are away from both teachers, other learn...
Handbook of Research on Lessons Learned From Transitioning to Virtual Classrooms During a Pandemic
Amy W. Thornburg (Queens University of Charlotte, USA), Robert J. Ceglie (Queens University of Charlotte, USA), Dixie F. Abernathy (Queens University of Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 457 pages.
Online instruction is rapidly expanding the way administrators and educators think about and plan instruction. In addition, due to a pandemic, online instructional p...
Handbook of Research on Inequities in Online Education During Global Crises
Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University, USA), Joseph Blankson (Ohio Northern University, USA), Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 640 pages.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many educational institutions implemented social distancing interventions such as initiating closure, developing plans for empl...
Handbook of Research on K-12 Blended and Virtual Learning Through the i²Flex Classroom Model
Maria D. Avgerinou (American Community Schools (ACS), Athens, Greece), Peggy Pelonis (American Community Schools (ACS), Athens, Greece)
Copyright © 2021. 710 pages.
Teaching models that focus on blended and virtual learning have become important during the past year and have become integral for the continuance of learning. The i...
Handbook of Research on Determining the Reliability of Online Assessment and Distance Learning
Ana S. Moura (University of Porto, Portugal), Pedro Reis (University Fernando Pessoa, Portugal), M. Natália D. S. Cordeiro (University of Porto, Portugal)
Copyright © 2021. 548 pages.
Though in the past online learning was considered of poorer professional quality than classroom learning, it has become a useful and, in some cases, vital tool for p...
Socioeconomics, Diversity, and the Politics of Online Education
Kristina Setzekorn (Purdue University Global, USA), Nainika Patnayakuni (Calhoun Community College, USA), Tina Burton (Purdue University Global, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 288 pages.
Education has until recently promoted social mobility, broad economic growth, and democracy. However, modern universities direct policy and resources toward criteria...
Utilizing a 5-Stage Learning Model for Planning and Teaching Online Courses: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Riad S. Aisami (Troy University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 168 pages.
When the internet became a viable instructional delivery medium, online learning began to rapidly expand. Shortly thereafter, the need for online teaching approaches...
Exploring Online Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods
Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler (National University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 333 pages.
Exploring online learning through the lens of synchronous and asynchronous instructional methods can be beneficial to the online instructor and to the course designe...
Managing and Designing Online Courses in Ubiquitous Learning Environments
Gürhan Durak (Balıkesir University, Turkey), Serkan Çankaya (İzmir Democracy University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2020. 356 pages.
The use of technology has a profound influence in educational settings and has experienced significant paradigm shifts with the advents of e-learning and m-learning....
Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities
Carolyn N. Stevenson (Purdue University Global, USA), Joanna C. Bauer (Claremont Lincoln University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 319 pages.
Effective communication is essential in every organization, including educational institutions. Often, members of the online community work in isolation. Collaborati...
Global Demand for Borderless Online Degrees
Robert P. Hogan (Walden University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 266 pages.
In recent decades, community colleges and universities have struggled with less funding, increased competition, and shrinking enrollment. Borderless online degrees o...
Advancing Mobile Learning in Contemporary Educational Spaces
Dominic Mentor (Columbia University, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 394 pages.
Mobile learning is an educational strategy that uses mobile technologies in order to promote and enable learning. Mobile learning also encompasses efforts to support...
Student Support Toward Self-Directed Learning in Open and Distributed Environments
Micheal M. van Wyk (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright © 2019. 321 pages.
Globally, universities are challenged to deliver quality learning programs and are forced to respond in a meaningful way. These challenges have led to universities e...
Administrative Leadership in Open and Distance Learning Programs
Koksal Buyuk (Anadolu University, Turkey), Serpil Kocdar (Anadolu University, Turkey), Aras Bozkurt (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 378 pages.
The face of education is constantly being transformed due to rapid changes in technology. It is imperative that leadership trends and techniques be evaluated in the...
Empowering Learners With Mobile Open-Access Learning Initiatives
Michael Mills (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Donna Wake (University of Central Arkansas, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 357 pages.
Education has been progressing at a rapid pace ever since educators have been able to harness the power of mobile technology. Open-access learning techniques provide...
Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Applications in Higher Education Settings
Laura Briz-Ponce (University of Salamanca, Spain), Juan Antonio Juanes-Méndez (University of Salamanca, Spain), Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright © 2016. 608 pages.
Mobile phones have become an integral part of society, as their convenience has helped democratize and revolutionize communication and the marketplace of ideas. Beca...
Handbook of Research on Mobile Learning in Contemporary Classrooms
Dominic Mentor (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 475 pages.
It is the responsibility of educators to utilize contemporary avenues in order to reach their students in ways familiar to them. When teaching digital natives, new t...
Mobile and Blended Learning Innovations for Improved Learning Outcomes
David Parsons (The Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2016. 366 pages.
The integration of technology into educational settings has revolutionized classroom instruction in recent years. By properly utilizing available digital resources,...
Integrating Touch-Enabled and Mobile Devices into Contemporary Mathematics Education
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris (European University Cyprus, Cyprus), Katerina Mavrou (European University Cyprus, Cyprus), Efi Paparistodemou (Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus)
Copyright © 2015. 341 pages.
Despite increased interest in mobile devices as learning tools, the amount of available primary research studies on their integration into mathematics teaching and l...
Identification, Evaluation, and Perceptions of Distance Education Experts
Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey), T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 354 pages.
Instructional quality can make or break the learning experience, especially in digital environments where the expressional nuances of interpersonal communication are...
Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA), Miltiadis D. Lytras (American College of Greece, Greece)
Copyright © 2015. 377 pages.
In recent years, the use of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, along with the evolving needs of students, professionals, and academics, has...
Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation across Disciplines
Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 333 pages.
In recent years, distance education programs have grown to allow greater educational opportunities to a diverse set of learners from all over the world. As remote le...
Promoting Active Learning through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 331 pages.
Once considered disruptive to learning, technology has increasingly become an integrated and valued part of the modern classroom. In particular, mobile technologies...
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Distance Education
Utku Kose (Usak University, Turkey), Durmus Koc (Usak University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 329 pages.
Though educational methods such as distance and e-learning have addressed our modern, knowledge-based society’s requirement for innovative approaches to performing e...
Handbook of Research on Emerging Priorities and Trends in Distance Education: Communication, Pedagogy, and Technology
T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey), Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2014. 480 pages.
With the rise of distance education in the post-modern world, progressive research on the best methods, tools, and technologies in the field is necessary to continue...
Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments
Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University, USA), Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 519 pages.
Learning environments continue to change considerably and is no longer confined to the face-to-face classroom setting. As learning options have evolved, educators mu...
Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues
Kirk P.H. Sullivan (Umeå University, Sweden), Peter E. Czigler (Örebro University, Sweden), Jenny M. Sullivan Hellgren (Umeå University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2014. 315 pages.
Although internet technologies have transformed the concept of professional development by providing the opportunity for virtual learning environments in a non-tradi...
Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
Douglas McConatha (West Chester University, USA), Christian Penny (West Chester University of Pennsylvania, USA), Jordan Schugar (West Chester University, USA), David Bolton (West Chester University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 335 pages.
Distance learning has existed in some form for centuries, but modern technologies have allowed students and teachers to connect directly, no matter what their locati...
Outlooks and Opportunities in Blended and Distance Learning
B. Tynan (University of Southern Queensland, Australia), J. Willems (Monash University, Australia), R. James (University of New England, Australia)
Copyright © 2013. 513 pages.
In a contemporary media-rich society, distance education is becoming increasingly indistinguishable from mainstream traditional methods. Contemporary students, too,...
Cases on Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments: Opportunities and Practices
Harrison Hao Yang (State University of New York at Oswego, USA), Shuyan Wang (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 454 pages.
Today, the online sphere is no longer just an information repository or a place to search for resources. It has become instead a place supporting both intentional an...
Refining Current Practices in Mobile and Blended Learning: New Applications
David Parsons (The Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand)
Copyright © 2012. 334 pages.
This volume draws together all the articles published by the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning in its second year of publication (2010). As the us...
Professional Education Using E-Simulations: Benefits of Blended Learning Design
Dale Holt (Deakin University, Australia), Stephen Segrave (Deakin University, Australia), Jacob L. Cybulski (Deakin University, Australia)
Copyright © 2012. 454 pages.
The use of digital, Web-based simulations for education and training in the workplace is a significant, emerging innovation requiring immediate attention. A converge...
Open Source Mobile Learning: Mobile Linux Applications
Lee Chao (University of Houston-Victoria, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 348 pages.
The open approach has been widely used in the development of mobile applications, mobile operating systems for mobile devices, and mobile services for supporting mob...
Models for Interdisciplinary Mobile Learning: Delivering Information to Students
Andrew Kitchenham (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada)
Copyright © 2011. 354 pages.
Mobile learning, or m-learning, can take place in any environment using technologies that fit in the palm of the hand or can be easily carried from one place to anot...
Architectures for Distributed and Complex M-Learning Systems: Applying Intelligent Technologies
Santi Caballé (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Fatos Xhafa (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Thanasis Daradoumis (Open University of Catalonia, Spain), Angel A. Juan (Open University of Catalonia, Spain)
Copyright © 2010. 436 pages.
Over the last decade, the needs of educational organizations have been changing in accordance with increasingly complex pedagogical models and with the technological...
Cases on Online and Blended Learning Technologies in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices
Yukiko Inoue (University of Guam, Guam)
Copyright © 2010. 348 pages.
Although online education is becoming an important long-term strategy for higher learning instructors, blended learning through a balanced mix of traditional face-to...

Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration and Accountability in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Oviedo (Spain). Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and China. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Behaviour and Information Technology journal. Additionally, she is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC) and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM). She is also Editor-in-Chief of IGI Global’s International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM), as well as editor for a number of IGI Global book publications and full book series.

Editorial Advisory Board

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Editorial Advisory Board
Henk Huijser, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Australia
Jingyuan Zhao, University of Toronto, Canada
María Graciela Badilla Quintana, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile
Miltiadis D. Lytras, American University of Greece, Greece
Neeta Baporikar, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia & University of Pune, India
Rajdeep Singha, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
Shahid Amin, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Shy-Sheng Liaw, China Medical University, Taiwan
Vasileios Paliktzoglou, University of Eastern Finland, Finland and Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain
Vijaykumar Selvam, 6th Sense, An Advanced Research and Scientific Experiment Foundation, India
Xi Zhang, CoME, Tianjin University, China