Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism

Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism

Serap Sisman-Ugur (Anadolu University, Turkey) and Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Projected Release Date: May, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 425
ISBN13: 9781522584315|ISBN10: 1522584315|EISBN13: 9781522584322|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8431-5

Description

As a movement, transhumanism aims to upgrade the human body through science, constantly pushing back the limits of a person by using cutting-edge technologies to fix the human body and upgrade it beyond its natural abilities. Transhumanism can not only change human habits, but it can also change learning practices. By improving human learning, it improves the human organism beyond natural and biological limits.

The Handbook of Research on Learning in the Age of Transhumanism is an essential research publication that discusses global values, norms, and ethics that relate to the diverse needs of learners in the digital world and addresses future priorities and needs for transhumanism. The book will identify and scrutinize the needs of learners in the age of transhumanism and examine best practices for transhumanist leaders in learning. Featuring topics such as cybernetics, pedagogy, and sociology, this book is ideal for educators, trainers, instructional designers, curriculum developers, professionals, researchers, academicians, policymakers, and librarians.

Topics Covered

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

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biology
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Cryonics
  • Cybernetics
  • Genetics
  • Intelligent Social Networks
  • Management
  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Space Colonization
  • Technology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gulsun Kurubacak is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education of Anadolu University. She undertook graduate studies at Anadolu University, Turkey (MA. Educational Technology) and the University of Cincinnati, USA (Ed.D. Curriculum & Instruction), and also worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the College of Education at New Mexico State University, USA (2001-2002). She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Computer and Instructional Technologies, and also an undergraduate student in the Computer Engineering at the College of Informatics Technologies and Engineering of Hoca Ahmet Yesevi International Turk-Kazakhstani University. Dr. Kurubacak has over twenty-five years experience in focusing on the democratic and multicultural aspects of distance education; finding new answers, viewpoints, and explanations to online communication problems through critical pedagogy; and improving learner critical thinking skills through project-based online learning. She continues to manage and provide pedagogical support for distance learning programs.