E-learning has become a major force in adult education on any campus in any country. Since working adults cannot come to campuses for face-to-face meetings, acquiring knowledge through technology, especially Web 2.0's interactivity, can occur anywhere, at any time. The Encyclopedia of Information Communication Technologies and Adult Education Integration provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends and theories in adult education, adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and information communication technologies. Contributions to this important publication were made by scholars throughout the world with notable research publications and expertise. This comprehensive Encyclopedia features research authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and theories/concepts related to different areas, issues and trends in adult education worldwide.
Chapter 1 The Role of Information Communication Technologies in Enriching Adult Education Theory Building / Judith Parker -- Chapter 2 How Adults Learn Through Information Technologies / Lesley S.J. Farmer -- Chapter 3 Comprehensive Distance Learning Design for Adult Education / Kathleen P. King -- Chapter 4 Web 2.0 and the Actualization of the Ideals of Adult Education / Marc G. Weinstein, Tonette S. Rocco, Maria S. Plakhotnik -- Chapter 5 Conventional Online Teaching vs. Andragogical Online Teaching / Victor C.X. Wang -- Chapter 6 Towards a Theory of Learned Technological Helplessness / Joy E. Harris -- Chapter 7 The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in the ESL Classroom / Melissa Wright, Lilian H. Hill -- Chapter 8 Framing a Philosophy for 21st Century Global Recurrent Education: Considerations on the Role of the Adult Educator / Gabriele Strohschen -- Chapter 9 Adapting Adult Learning Theories for Online Learning / Ernest W. Brewer, Nancy Headlee -- Chapter 10 Impact of Virtual Learning Environments on the Future of Adult Education and Training / David Deggs, Kenda Grover Kit Kacirek -- Chapter 11 Delightfully, Difficult Work: Transformation through Teaching and Learning / Karen Weller Swanson -- Chapter 12 Technology-Enhanced Information Literacy in Adult Education / Lesley S.J. Farmer -- Chapter 13 Promoting Digital Competences through Social Software: A Case Study at the Rovira i Virgili University / Teresa Torres-Coronas, Mara?? Ar??tzazu Vidal-Blasco -- Chapter 14 Personal Learning Networks: Implications for Self-Directed Learning in the Digital Age / Teresa J. Carter, Jeffrey S. Nugent -- Chapter 15 Key Aspects of Teaching and Learning in the Online Environment / Maria M. Witte, James E. Witte, Suzy Westenkirchner -- Chapter 16 Structuring and Facilitating Online Learning through Learning / Course Management Systems / Shalin Hai-Jew -- Chapter 17 Online Learning: An Examination of Contexts in Corporate, Higher Education, and K-12 Environments / Chris Allen Thomas, Wendy M. Green, Doug Lynch -- Chapter 18 Cross-Cultural Learning and Intercultural Competence / Pi-Chi Han -- Chapter 19 Applying Web 2.0 Technologies to Traditional Teaching / Royce Ann Collins -- Chapter 20 Insuring Self-Direction and Flexibility in Distance Learning for Adults: Using Contracts / Mary C. Ware -- Chapter 21 Using Qualitative Methods to Evaluate Distance Education: A Case Study / Jules K. Beck, Kit Kacirek -- Chapter 22 Women, Information and Communication Technologies, and Lifelong Learning / Catherine J. Irving, Leona M. English -- Chapter 23 Gender Impact on Adult Education / Lesley S.J. Farmer -- Chapter 24 Comparing Lecturing and Small Group Discussions / Gregory C. Petty, Ernest W. Brewer, -- Chapter 25 Design Tools and Processes for Building E-Learning / Shalin Hai-Jew -- Chapter 26 Participatory and Appreciative Adult Learning and Reflection in Virtual Environments: Towards the Development of an Appreciative Stewardship / Simona Marchi, Emma Ciceri -- Chapter 27 Successful Strategies in the Online Learning Environment Based on Theories, Styles, and Characteristics / Leane B. Skinner -- Chapter 28 Teaching Adults across Cultures, Distance, and Learning Preferences: Universal Tools for the 21st Century / Gabriele Strohschen -- Chapter 29 Library Issues in Adult Online Education / Linda Marie Golian-Lui, Suzy Westenkirchner -- Chapter 30 Online Adult Education: Policy, Access, Completion and Equity / Victor C.X. Wang -- Chapter 31 Blended Learning Primer / Geraldine Torrisi-Steele -- Chapter 32 Using Technology in the Assessment of Adult Learners in Online Settings / Steven W. Schmidt, Jeremy Dickerson, Eric Kisling -- Chapter 33 Self-Assessments in Contemporary Adult E-Learning / Shalin Hai-Jew -- Chapter 34 Effects of Basic Computer Training on the Self-Efficacy of Adult Learner's Utilization of Online Learning / Gregory C. Petty, Iryna P. Loboda.
Number Of Pages: 1535
Published: 31st August 2010