Computer-Mediated Learning for Workforce Development

Computer-Mediated Learning for Workforce Development

Dominic Mentor (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 319
ISBN13: 9781522541110|ISBN10: 152254111X|EISBN13: 9781522541127|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4111-0


Technology has become a driving force of innovation in every industry and professionals need to strengthen their proficiency in emerging technologies to remain competitive. Today’s working world is very demanding of young professionals, as recent graduates are expected to come into their chosen field both knowledgeable and ready to hit the ground running, with minimal on-the-job training.

Computer-Mediated Learning for Workforce Development delivers crucial knowledge on how to prepare twenty-first century students for today’s fast-paced workforce. This book explores the use of multimedia programs in classrooms to train students on necessary technology skills through techniques such as game-based training curriculums and massive open online courses (MOOCs). This publication also touches on computer-mediated youth civic action and interaction by examining the use of social media during the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter movements. Filled with critical information on educational technology, mobile learning, and employment preparation, this book is a vital resource for academicians, education practitioners, school administrators, and advanced-level students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Informal Learning
  • Mobile Journalism
  • Mobile Learning
  • MOOCs
  • Online Learning
  • Simulations
  • Teacher Training
  • Technology Integration
  • Virtual Reality
  • Youth Activism

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dominic Mentor (Ed.D.) is an Adjunct Asst. Prof. at Teachers College, Columbia University. He initiated and co-designed the USA’s first mLearning graduate class and a social media fellowship for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Adult Education. He received the Optimas Gold Vision 2014 award from Workforce Magazine for his work in the non-profit sector, developing young talent and won First Prize in the Blended Learning category of the 2015 International E-Learning Awards for E&M Learning -Connected Collaborative Teaching and Learning Communities. He was panel speaker at the inaugural 2015 Global MindED conference, keynote speaker at the 2014 Educational Technology summit in South Africa and 2012 Technology in Education conference at William Patterson University. Other presentations include African Center for Education, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Adelphi University, Baruch College and TEDx, UNESCO Mobile Learning (Paris, France),Harvard’s 21st Century Academic Forum Conference (Boston, USA), and eLearning in the Workplace 2014 conference. Recent publications: A chapter in Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications, and Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior. Other publications include articles in Educause 1. Teaching America’s First Course on Mobile Phone Learning and 2. Supporting Students’ Connectedness via Texting.