Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality

Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality

Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey) and T. Volkan Yuzer (Anadolu University, Turkey)
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Release Date: October, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 594
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-046-4
ISBN13: 9781609600464|ISBN10: 1609600460|EISBN13: 9781609600471
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Online education has the potential to utilize cutting-edge technologies in order to bring together learners, e-facilitators, and e-contents.

The Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality discusses the potential for transformative models to liberate online education. With a focus on the societal, social, political, economic, and philosophical perspectives of transformative models, this handbook examines how digital learning communities foster critical reflections and prospective change, particularly within virtual groups. This scrutiny of transformative models serves to educate faculty, administrators, professionals, researchers, community activists, and parents on the injustices that challenge digital societies.

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

  • 3D Multi-User Virtual Worlds
  • Building Global Citizens
  • Disparities in Healthcare and Education
  • E-Governance and Democracy
  • Fostering Relationships in Virtual Learning Communities
  • Liberation and Social Equality in Transformative Online Education
  • Multicultural Education 2.0
  • Transformative Multicultural Engagement
  • Transformative Polymorphic Model
  • Using ICT to Develop a Bi-national Education Research Community
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Recent events have dramatically demonstrated how online media can promote sociopolitical change. Applied communication professors at Anadolu University, Turkey, head a team of international contributors to provide a resource on how distance learning can offer models of transformative education. Topics treated in 26 chapters include theoretical underpinnings, opportunities and challenges in pursuing critical multicultural engagement on social equity issues through Web 2.0; improving online science instruction; using information and communication technology (ICT) to create transnational research communities; integrating virtual worlds into online classrooms to foster innovation; drawing on the concept of Buddhist detachment as a reference point; and employing ICT to overcome discrimination, prejudice, and disparities in education and health care. ...

– Sci Tech Book News, BookNews.com
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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.
T. Volkan Yuzer is an Associate Professor in Applied Communication at the College of Open Education, Anadolu University, Turkey. His research interests are new communication technologies, synchronous, asynchronous, and interactive communications, and transformative learning milieus in distance and online education. He has over fifteen years experience in exploring additional distance learning media and providing communication and technological support for distance learning programs as well as developing online learning courses. He has participated in projects related to distance learning, online synchronous learning, and the virtual classroom.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Amelia W. Cheney, Appalachian State University, USA
  • Bamidele A. OJO, Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA
  • Blessing Foluso Adeoye, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Colin Latchem, Curtin University , Australia
  • Elsie M. Szecsy, Arizona State University, USA
  • H. Prentice Baptiste, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Jason Goulah, DePaul University, USA
  • M. Fragaki, University of Athens, Greece
  • Teresa Coffman, College of Southern Maryland, USA,
  • A. Lionarakis, University of Athens, Greece
  • Figen Kilic, Mersin University, Turkey
  • Mary S. Jackson, East Carolina University, USA
  • Christine Clark, National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), USA
  • Rudolfo Chávez Chávez, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Ruth Gannon-Cook, DePaul University, USA
  • Shalin Hai-Jew, Kansas State University, USA
  • Vardan Mkrttchian, HHH University, Australia
  • Warren J. Blumenfeld, Iowa State University, USA
  • Mustafa Yunus Eryaman, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart Universitesi, Turkey