Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region

Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region

Gainiya Tazhina (University of International Business, Kazakhstan) and Judith Parker (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
Release Date: March, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 294
ISBN13: 9781799825517|ISBN10: 1799825515|EISBN13: 9781799825531|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2551-7


In today’s modernized world, implementing technology into the infrastructures of communities has become a common custom. The idea of digital economy has proven to be an efficient, dynamic, and highly adaptable mode of performance, and regions across the globe have begun applying these digital approaches to their populated foundation. One region of the world that has recently begun using modern technologies is Eurasia. As they continue their technological transition from “theory” to “practice,” significant research is needed on the emergence of sustainability in these countries.

Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the implementation of digital initiatives within Eurasian countries and their social and economic principles. While highlighting topics such as educational technologies, mobile applications, and sustainable business, this publication explores the cultural aspects and social interaction of digital applications within this region of the world. This book is ideally designed for economists, IT professionals, educators, researchers, social scientists, policymakers, academicians, and students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Circular Economy
  • Digitalization
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technologies
  • Emerging Markets
  • Mobile Applications
  • Multilingual Lessons
  • Project Management
  • Student Production
  • Sustainable Business

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gainiya Tazhina, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Social Economic Sciences at the University of International Business (UIB), Kazakhstan, where she has been a faculty member since 2008. Her research interests lie in the area of social psychological issues, ranging from theory to design to implementation. In recent years, she has focused on leadership, career development, youth identity and nationwide e-learning initiatives. Gainiya has collaborated actively with researchers from other states and institutions. She has been awarded with the OSI Faculty Development Fellowship at the Columbia University in the NYC (2009-2012). Gainiya has been selected to give the Erasmus Mundus Lectures on Leadership organized by the partner universities UIB in Almaty and the Kozminsky University in Warsaw (2017). Gainiya has lead over thirty workshops and training programs for various businesses. She is actively participating in many international conferences and serves as a reviewer for The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, issued in the UK.
Dr. Judith Parker is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Organization and Leadership Department at Teachers College/Columbia University in New York teaching graduate courses on the theory and practice of adult learning that are totally on-line, totally classroom and blended delivery formats. She has earned a doctorate, Ed.D. degree, and an M.S. degree in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College/Columbia University, an M.S. degree in physics from Purdue University in Indiana, and a B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Judith is a co-author of the book “Pedagogical and Andragogical Teaching and Learning with Information Communication Technologies” and is on the editorial review board for the “International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology”. She has authored numerous chapters and articles on cross-cultural workplace training and learning and the history, philosophy, practice and theories of adult learning and technology integration for effective teaching and learning. She has presented numerous papers at conferences globally including most recently the International Seminar on Democracy, Education, and Development at the National University of Educational Planning and Administration in New Delhi, India and The International Transformative Learning Conference in Athens, Greece. Judith has over 20 years experience in education at all levels and in leadership positions within global business organizations. She has worked extensively with technical managers and technical employees in Asia and Europe in leadership development and technical training skill development. She is also an instructor for the American Museum of Natural History in New York teaching online courses “Space, Time and Motion” and “The Solar System”. She has received the American Association of Physics Teachers Innovative Teaching Award, the 3M Community Volunteer Award and has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.