Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education

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) and Miltiadis D. Lytras (American College of Greece, Greece)
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Release Date: November, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 377
ISBN13: 9781466673168|ISBN10: 1466673168|EISBN13: 9781466673175|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7316-8

Description

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 keep up with these changes.

Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education provides a comprehensive understanding of m-learning processes by discussing challenges in higher education and the role of information technologies for effective learning. This reference book offers both real experiences and theoretical input for academicians, professionals, students, practitioners, policymakers, and managers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Flexible Learning Environments
  • Mobile Learning
  • Online Courses
  • Role of Faculty
  • Tablets and Education
  • Technology Platforms
  • Virtual Universities

Reviews and Testimonials

Ordóñez de Pablos, Tennyson, and Lytras present students, academics, policymakers, and other education professionals with a comprehensive examination of the assessment of the use of various technologies to further higher education. The fourteen contributions that make up the main body of the text come from an international group of experts in the field and cover a variety of related subjects including distance learning in architecture and planning education, using iPads in university mathematics classes, evaluation of mobile learning project at the UAE University, and others.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital measuring and reporting, organizational learning, human resources management and IT. She serves as Executive Editor of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management. She also serves as Associate Editor of Computers in Human Beaviour.
Robert D. Tennyson is currently a Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology in the Learning and Cognition, at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his faculty position, he is also the Program Coordinator for Psychological Foundations of Education. His published works range from basic theoretical articles on human learning, to applied books on instructional design and technology. He is editor of the scientific journal, Computers in Human Behavior, published by Elsevier Science which is now in its 17th year, as well as serving on several editorial boards for professional journals.

His research and publications include topics such as cognitive learning and complex cognitive processes, intelligent systems, complex-dynamic simulations, testing and measurement, instructional design, and advanced learning technologies. At the present time, he is working with a German colleague on basic research in learning complex-advanced knowledge.

His international activities include directing a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research workshop (Barcelona) and a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Grimstad, Norway)—both on the topic of Automated Instructional Design and Delivery. He has recently directed an institute on technology in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. His other international activities include twice receiving a Fulbright Research Award to Germany and once to Russia. His teaching interests include psychology of learning, technology-based systems design, evaluation, and management systems.

Miltiadis D. Lytras is lecturer at the American College of Greece. His research focuses on Semantic Web, knowledge management, and e-learning, with many publications in these areas. He has co-edited 25 special issues in international journals (e.g. IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Internet Computing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Computers in Human Behavior, Interactive Learning Environments, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, etc.).

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