Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology

Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology

Victor X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 588
ISBN13: 9781466694941|ISBN10: 1466694947|EISBN13: 9781466694958|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9494-1


The Internet serves as an essential tool in promoting health awareness through the circulation of important research among the medical professional community. While digital tools and technologies have greatly improved healthcare, challenges are still prevalent among diverse populations worldwide.

The Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology presents a comprehensive discussion of health knowledge equity and the importance of the digital age in providing life-saving data for diagnosis and treatment of diverse populations with limited resources. Featuring timely, research-based chapters across a broad spectrum of topic areas including, but not limited to, online health information resources, data management and analysis, and knowledge accessibility, this publication is an essential reference source for researchers, academicians, medical professionals, and upper level students interested in the advancement and dissemination of medical knowledge.

Topics Covered

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

  • Community Wellness
  • E-Learning
  • Health Coaching
  • Health information technology
  • Health Literacy
  • Rural Learning
  • Web-Based Resources

Reviews and Testimonials

Editor Victor C. X. Wang presents students, administrators, policy makers, and health education professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on contemporary advancements in health education that utilize technology. The twenty contributions that make up the main body of the text are devoted to narratives of integrative health coaching, literacy and decision making on health issues, diversifying clinical research participants, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

The purpose of this book is twofold: provide an in-depth discussion of issues surrounding technology and ways to incorporate ever-changing technology into health education. The ultimate goal is the promotion of health for all people. [...] The author's premise that technology is a determinant of health and that technology's role is to improve societal health, is worthy of attention. This book differs from typical health informatics publications in that it provides a variety of specific topics.

– Susan G. Wiera, Michigan State University College of Nursing, USA, Doody’s Review Service

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Victor 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/