Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies

Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies

Viktor X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC, SCOPUS
Release Date: October, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 342|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4615-5
ISBN13: 9781466646155|ISBN10: 1466646152|EISBN13: 9781466646162
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Description

Continuous advances in technologies, individuals, and the workplace have increased the importance of adult learning and professional development for keeping up with the current pace of technologies and information.

Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies explores the understanding, practice, and research within technical education and professional development. By providing a comprehensive view on educational technologies for adult learning, this book is essential for lecturers, practitioners, as well as academics interested in a variety of research in continuing education.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adult Learning
  • Distance Education
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Future Trends
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Organizational Learning

Reviews and Testimonials

This compilation reviews recent research in the field of professional education. The 13 chapters address such topics as: evaluation of e-portfolio systems within e-learning, web-based interactive training for healthcare organization education, faculty perceptions of system-wide assessments in the Higher Colleges of Technology of the United Arab Emirates, integration of technology in teacher education programs, lessons from India and China for self-directed learning, the influence of gender and racial diversity on group process and problem solving in academia, and mobile devices as language training tools.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Viktor X. Wang is a Professor of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University. Thus far, Dr. Wang has published more than 230 refereed books, book chapters, and journal articles. These publications address andragogy and pedagogy, which can be considered as the umbrella under which such areas as andragogical curriculum and program development, management, human performance technology, social justice, global education, diversity and E-learning are addressed.

Currently, Dr. Wang is co-editing the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology with a Columbia University Professor, Dr. Lyle Yorks and a doctoral student of Malcolm Knowles, Dr. John A. Henschke. Dr. Wang has won many academic achievement awards, including the Distinguished Faculty Scholarly & Creative Achievement Award. He has had extensive experience in chairing and mentoring doctoral dissertations (including dissertations from University of Auckland, New Zealand). Some of his books have been adopted as required textbooks by major universities in the United States, and in China. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities have cataloged his books and journal articles. Dr. Wang’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and China. Personal Link: http://victorcxwangassociates.org/

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