Impact of Economic Crisis on Education and the Next-Generation Workforce

Impact of Economic Crisis on Education and the Next-Generation Workforce

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain) and Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA)
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Release Date: October, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 432|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9455-2
ISBN13: 9781466694552|ISBN10: 1466694556|EISBN13: 9781466694569
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With the evolution of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, educators must learn to build and utilize new forms of content delivery, new teaching methodologies for academics, and special learning environments tailored to the needs of adult students.

Impact of Economic Crisis on Education and the Next-Generation Workforce provides comprehensive coverage on the complexities and challenges of the learning process in the context of higher education and the role information technologies can play in mobile and distance learning. Through this book, professors, students, politicians, policymakers, corporate leaders, senior general managers, managing directors, information technology directors, and managers will understand the evolution and needs of new labor markets, including challenges for education, higher education and reforms, mobile and distance learning in higher education, problems in the current labor market, and the role of faculty with respect to workforce training.

Topics Covered

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

  • Cloud Computing in Higher Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Economic Crisis
  • Intellectual Capital Model
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Society
  • New Vocationalism
  • Virtual Universities

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Business, engineering, education, and other researchers from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the US, and Australia provide 16 chapters that examine the new labor market after the 2008 economic crisis, policies for new educational challenges, the future roles of academic staff, and challenges of distance and mobile learning in higher education. They address the relationship between higher education and the job market; the intellectual capital model as applied to non-profit organizations; student satisfaction in distance learning; the roles of lifelong learning and knowledge management in higher education; and more.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a Professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her teaching and research interests focus on the areas of strategic management, knowledge management, intellectual capital measuring and reporting, organizational learning, human resources management and IT. She serves as Executive Editor of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual and the International Journal of Strategic Change Management. She also serves as Associate Editor of Computers in Human Beaviour.
Robert D. Tennyson is currently a Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology in the Learning and Cognition, at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his faculty position, he is also the Program Coordinator for Psychological Foundations of Education. His published works range from basic theoretical articles on human learning, to applied books on instructional design and technology. He is editor of the scientific journal, Computers in Human Behavior, published by Elsevier Science which is now in its 17th year, as well as serving on several editorial boards for professional journals.

His research and publications include topics such as cognitive learning and complex cognitive processes, intelligent systems, complex-dynamic simulations, testing and measurement, instructional design, and advanced learning technologies. At the present time, he is working with a German colleague on basic research in learning complex-advanced knowledge.

His international activities include directing a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research workshop (Barcelona) and a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Grimstad, Norway)—both on the topic of Automated Instructional Design and Delivery. He has recently directed an institute on technology in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. His other international activities include twice receiving a Fulbright Research Award to Germany and once to Russia. His teaching interests include psychology of learning, technology-based systems design, evaluation, and management systems.