Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices

Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices

Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2009|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 376
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-830-7
ISBN13: 9781605668307|ISBN10: 1605668303|EISBN13: 9781605668314
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Description & Coverage
Description:

The expanding field of adult learning encompasses the study and practice of utilizing sound instructional design principals, technology, and learning theory as a means to solve educational challenges and human performance issues relating to adults, often occurring online.

Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices disseminates current issues and trends emerging in the field of adult e-learning and online instruction for the design of better products and services. This advanced publication provides theoretical understanding of the essential links between authentic learning, social psychology, instructional design, e-learning, online education, and various additional methods of adult learning.

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

  • Developing social skills through online learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Empowering the culture of quality research
  • Ethical standards in distance education
  • Games for online adult education
  • Hidden challenges to online learning
  • Instructional quality of e-learning
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Online education and adult learning
  • Online learning environment
  • Pedagogical mediator
  • Role of individual learner
  • Social implications of e-learning
Reviews and Testimonials

The editor, Terry Kidd, has accomplished the objective and mission of this book by bringing together different perspectives as they relate to adult learning and eLearning. Terry’s diligence, persistence, and dedication to educational enlightenment are insightful! This new book truly provides new frontiers for teaching practices.

– Carolyn Ashe, University of Houston-Downtown, USA

What we know about online learners may not always be addressed fruitfully through our teaching, which is why it is important to read studies like those presented in this anthology, in which authors share their successes and failures, as well as contemporary research on the subject.

– Diane Martinez: Diane Martinez is a writing specialist for Kaplan University’s online Writing Center and a PhD student at Utah State University.
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Editor/Author Biographies
Terry T. Kidd received his doctoral education training from the Texas A&M University and has previous graduate training in information systems, human resources development, and instructional technology. Kidd has presented at international conferences on designing technology rich learning environments, technology adoption and diffusion, and issues dealing with faculty and staff development. His research interests include e-learning and ICT innovation and its diffusion within an educational and community context to support teaching, learning, and human capital development. Kidd is an experienced educator, consultant, and researcher in the field. He is the editor of the Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems Technology; the Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations; Social Information Technology: Connecting Society and Cultural Issues; and Wired for Learning: An Educators Guide to Web 2.0.
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