The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education

The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education

Henry C. Alphin Jr. (Drexel University, USA), Roy Y. Chan (Indiana University, USA) and Jennie Lavine (University of Hull, UK)
Release Date: May, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 321
ISBN13: 9781522525608|ISBN10: 1522525602|EISBN13: 9781522525615|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2560-8


Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world.

The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in university settings. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics such as e-learning, economic perspectives, and educational technology, this publication is ideally designed for educators, academics, students, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of global education.

Topics Covered

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

  • Distance Education
  • Doctoral Programs
  • E-Learning
  • Economic Perspectives
  • Educational Financing
  • Educational Technology
  • Special Education
  • Student Mobility

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Henry C. Alphin Jr., MBA, MS is a higher education professional fusing theory and practice to nurture regional growth through economic development, industry collaboration, community engagement, and workforce development. Currently, he is an Administrator in Drexel University's Office of Information Technology (DU-IT), a Research Affiliate of Drexel, and a Visiting Scholar at Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND). He possesses expertise in higher education administration, economic development, and strategy. His current scholarship focuses on the intersection of higher education and economic development, including community engagement, industry collaboration, workforce development, philanthropy, and accessibility. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Drexel's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business, a Master of Science in Higher Education (MSHE) from Drexel's School of Education, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the triple accredited (including AACSB) program at the Warwick Business School of Warwick University. Henry is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Economic Development in Higher Education (JEDHE) and the Global Business and Economics Research Journal. He is involved as a member of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), including the Scholars of Philanthropy of Higher Education ($OPHIE) subgroup; as well as the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), serving on the Body of Knowledge, Development, and Marketing Committees.
Roy Y. Chan is Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy Studies where he currently serves as Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA) at Indiana University Bloomington. His research interest focuses on the role of philanthropy and fundraising in shaping higher education, globalization and internationalization of higher education, and diversity and equity issues in higher education. Roy holds an M.A. degree in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, a M.Ed. degree in Comparative Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. degree in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. He is an active member of ASHE, AERA, ACPA, and CIES.
Jennie Lavine is currently a Business Lecturer at a Higher Education College in Abu Dhabi. She has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Finance, an MBA from Warwick University in the UK and is currently pursuing a PhD at Hull University in the UK. Jennie's research interests include Higher Education alongside Culture and Organizational Behavior in an international setting.