Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes

Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes

Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA) and Jared Keengwe (Department of Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, Grandforks, ND, USA)
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Release Date: August, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 293
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-828-4
ISBN13: 9781605668284|ISBN10: 1605668281|EISBN13: 9781605668291
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As instructors move further into the incorporation of 21st century technologies in adult education, a new paradigm of digitally-enriched mediated learning has emerged.

Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes provides a comprehensive framework of trends and issues related to adult learning for the facilitation of authentic learning in the age of digital technology. This significant reference source offers researchers, academicians, and practitioners a valuable compendium of expert ideas, practical experiences, field challenges, and potential opportunities concerning the advancement of new technological and pedagogical techniques used in adult schooling.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult online learning
  • Blogs to promote learning online
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Empowering adult learners through blog
  • Facebook community and learning
  • Integrating blogs in teacher education
  • Realities of virtual learning
  • Social Networking
  • Teaching technology to digital immigrants
  • Teaching to learning styles
  • Virtual university
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This book offers the heuristics and the tools to help you manage your online and digital teaching life. Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Perspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes is a must have.

– Steven Kelder, University of Texas Health Science Center – School of Public Health, USA

For educators, researchers academics, and practitioners, Kidd and Keengwe assemble 21 chapters that examine the trends and issues related to adult learning in the age of the digital technology, and how educators can rethink their approaches and use technologies to support them.

– Book News Inc.
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Terry T. Kidd received his doctoral education training from the Texas A&M University and has previous graduate training in information systems, human resources development, and instructional technology. Kidd has presented at international conferences on designing technology rich learning environments, technology adoption and diffusion, and issues dealing with faculty and staff development. His research interests include e-learning and ICT innovation and its diffusion within an educational and community context to support teaching, learning, and human capital development. Kidd is an experienced educator, consultant, and researcher in the field. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems Technology; the Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations; Social Information Technology: Connecting Society and Cultural Issues; and Wired for Learning: An Educators Guide to Web 2.0.
Dr. Sagini “Jared” Keengwe is a Professor of Teaching and Learning at the College of Education and Human Development, University of North Dakota (UND), USA. Keengwe 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). Keengwe has published over 85 journal articles, book chapters, and books with a focus on active learning pedagogies and mobile learning technologies in education. Keengwe’s work was honored with the 2011 UND McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was also a recipient of the 2010 North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award, and the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award in recognition of significant contribution in scholarship and service respectively. At the national level, Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award.
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