Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age

Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age

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Release Date: September, 2020|Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 333
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4993-3
ISBN13: 9781799849933|ISBN10: 1799849937|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799854845|EISBN13: 9781799849940
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At this juncture in the history and development of education in the digital age, constituents of education systems across the globe are challenged with revising or rediscovering the purpose of educational institutions within societies. Institutions need to retool to include digital games-based and problem-based learning, and education itself must adapt to serve the needs of a diverse student population.

Stagnancy Issues and Change Initiatives for Global Education in the Digital Age is a cutting-edge research publication that explores the complex discourse of trends, shifts, and changes happening in the field of education and to understand the implications for teaching, learning, and professional development. The book helps educators understand how to make their pedagogy and andragogy relevant in the framework of constant technological shifts and changes in order to help students thrive in a global economy. Featuring a wide range of topics such as gamification, pedagogy, and intercultural learning, this book is ideal for curriculum designers, academicians, education professionals, researchers, policymakers, and students.

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

  • Academic Advising
  • Artistic Engagement
  • Digital Age
  • Gamification
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • Intercultural Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Telecollaboration
  • Tourism
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Theresa Neimann, Ph.D. in Adult Education from Oregon State University; MA in Theology from Trinity Saint David’s University, Wales UK; BS in Political Science and History from Eastern Oregon University; Certificate in Local Governance from Oregon Local Leadership Institute, was Associate Editor for International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET). She has many published chapters for Encyclopedia Strategic Leadership and Management, Adult Education and Vocational Training in the Digital Age, Theory and Practice of Adult and Higher Education (IJAVET). She has worked as a Freelance Writer; Editor at Zhejiang University Press, China; consultant and instructor at Tongling No. 1 High School: International School Dept., Anhui, China; She has taught early childhood education classes at Shanghai Normal University, China, and college writing at Xuchang Technical University, Xuchang, China. She has taught education courses at Oregon State University, Oregon. She has published several books. She was ESL Coordinator/GED, at Tillamook Bay Community College; she was a Private School Executive Administrator and Instructor; she was a public school K-12 Educator; Associate Editor at Apostolic Press; She has been a conference speaker.

Jonathan J. Felix is a transdisciplinary educator and practitioner at the intersection of Design, Media, and Cultural Studies. His research interests include Alternative Media, Popular Culture, Digital Visual Discourses, and Higher Education. Jonathan holds an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy, and also membership with the Media, Communications

Stacy Reeves, Ph.D., is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Education at The University of Southern Mississippi. Upon entering the field of education, she taught elementary students for the Hattiesburg (MS) Public School District. She has worked in higher education since 2001. Her focus areas include literacy, effective teaching, and the development of university-to-community partnerships for elementary education preservice teachers. Further interests include graduate courses in the teaching of literacy and international cooperative teaching and learning strategies. She is active in training of volunteers and staff who work with literacy tutoring programs including Mississippi’s AmeriCorps. She is politically active in local, state, and federal literacy initiatives. She serves on various local, state, and national boards and has been state president of Mississippi Reading Association as well as Mississippi Professional Educators. Her work has taken her as far as an orphanage in Kenya where she worked with the teachers of the Limuru Children’s Centre, Limuru, Kenya, and with the teachers and parents at Woodland Star School, in Limuru. She has been a Visiting Professor of Literacy Education at Linyi University in Linyi, China, and most recently, a Visiting Instructor at Shanghai Normal University, Tianhua College, in Shanghai, China.

Elena Shliakhovchuk defines herself as an edtech enthusiast, pracademic by education, interculturalist by passion, and author by results. She received her Master’s degree in Ukraine, TEFL certification in the UK, Interculturalist’s certification in Italy, and Ph.D. in Spain. She visited 30+ countries trying to understand other cultures’ perspectives. For the past 10 years, she has worked independently and collaboratively in a range of roles related to teaching and research in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain, and France and virtually worldwide. Currently, Dr. Shliakhovchuk is a Visiting Professor at several universities, a speaker at international conferences, a peer-reviewer in several prestigious journals, and an editor of books on the topic of edtech and DGBL. She contributed as an author to interactive tools diversophy®, CulturalDetective®, and CultureConnector® that teach intercultural competence. Her obsession with creating new ways of teaching that is absurdly useful and effective led her to publish several books on how to teach using video games. She is on a mission to help teachers and students to find outside-the-box approaches to education that would help to fulfill their potential in a rapidly changing world. Dr. Shliakhovhuk is a great sea lover, she has a coastal skipper certificate of competence, and when she is not teaching or writing, she can be found on the boats in the sea sailing.

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