Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration (3 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration (3 Volumes)

Viktor Wang (California State University - Long Beach, USA)
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Release Date: August, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 1236
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-906-0
ISBN13: 9781616929060|ISBN10: 1616929065|EISBN13: 9781616929077
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Description:

E-learning has become a major force in adult education on any campus in any country. Since working adults cannot come to campuses for face-to-face meetings, acquiring knowledge through technology, especially Web 2.0’s interactivity, can occur anywhere, at any time.

The Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies. Contributions to this important publication were made by scholars throughout the world with notable research publications and expertise. This comprehensive Encyclopedia features research authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and theories/concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in adult education worldwide.

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

  • Accreditation standards in adult education
  • Addressing teaching philosophies in adult education
  • Adult education and e-learning
  • Age, race, gender issues regarding online teaching
  • Future of adult education
  • Implications of e-learning for adult learners
  • Instructional methods for online adult learners
  • Student skills development in adult education
  • Supervising projects in adult education
  • The evaluation of teaching in adult education
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"Editor Wang (career and technical education, California State U., Long Beach) provides an introduction to this three-volume set citing the phenomenal growth of online adult education as evidence for the need for a reference compiling current theory and practice. Sixty-eight contributed chapters tackle the various issues connected with making good use of available technology to enhance the learning experiences of adults. ... sampling of coverage: distance learning design for adult education, towards a theory of learned technological helplessness, transformation through teaching and learning, personal learning networks and their implications for self-directed learning, applying Web 2.0 technologies to traditional teaching, using qualitative methods to evaluate distance education, gender issues, cross-cultural issues, helping faculty design online courses in higher education, legal and ethical issues, among other topics."

– Sci Tech Book News, BookNews.com
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Professor Viktor Wang has brought leadership to the study of education. He has solidified scholars’ understanding of how to conduct research into the complexities of the learning process. Alongside the production of 240+ refereed publications, Dr. Wang has provided many opportunities for his peers and students to develop their scholarly capabilities and stimulated the research agendas of numerous colleagues. His reputation as an empirical and interpretive researcher has resulted in his receiving the 2016 Presidential Award for Exceptional and Innovative Leadership in addition to multiple institutional awards both at home and abroad.
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Editorial Advisory Board
Teresa Torres-Coronas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Leona English, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Lesley Farmer, California State University, Long Beach, USA
Pamela M. Golubski, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Kerry Lee, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Catherine McLoughlin, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Judith Parker, Teachers College/Columbia University, USA
Gregory C. Petty, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Gabriele  Strohschen, DePaul University, USA
Maria M. Witte, Auburn University, USA