Handbook of Research on Innovative Techniques, Trends, and Analysis for Optimized Research Methods

Handbook of Research on Innovative Techniques, Trends, and Analysis for Optimized Research Methods

Victor X. Wang (Grand Canyon University, USA) and Thomas G. Reio Jr. (Florida International University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 445|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5164-5
ISBN13: 9781522551645|ISBN10: 1522551646|EISBN13: 9781522551652
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Information acquisition and management has always had a profound impact on societal and organizational progression. This is due to higher education programs continuously expanding, students and academics being engaged in modern research, and the constant evaluating of current processes in education for optimization for the future.

The Handbook of Research on Innovative Techniques, Trends, and Analysis for Optimized Research Methods is a comprehensive reference source focused on the latest research methods currently facing educational technology and learners. While highlighting the innovative trends and methods, readers will learn valuable ways to conduct research and advance the understanding of ideas based on the results of their research. This publication is an important asset for teachers, researchers, practitioners, and graduate students looking to gain more knowledge on research trends and their applications.

Topics Covered

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

  • Future Trends in Information Technologies
  • Instructional Technology
  • Online Teaching and Learning
  • Research Methods
  • Vocational Guidance

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Victor X. Wang, Dissertation Chair at Grand Canyon University, USA, 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 and 2016 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Presidential 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/

Thomas G. Reio, Jr. is a Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development in the Department of Leadership and Professional Studies at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Tom earned his PhD in Adult and Continuing Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has served as editor of Human Resource Development Review and co-editor of New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. He is also serving as the Associate Editor for Human Resource Development Quarterly. He has been involved for a number of years in conducting research on educational and psychological principles such as motivation and emotions, and how they impact learning and performance in formal and informal contexts. His research concerns curiosity and risk-taking motivation, workplace socialization processes, workplace incivility, entrepreneurship, and workplace learning. His work has been published in leading journals in education, business, and psychology. These journals include Personality and Individual Differences, The Journal of Genetic Psychology, The Journal of School Psychology, Educational and Psychological Measurement,Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Management Development, International Journal of Self-Directed Learning, and Teaching and Teacher Education..He has over 16 years of experience as a training and development director, organizational consultant, and operations manager.