eBook Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1466629568
  • ISBN-13: 9781466629561
  • DDC: 371.33
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 362 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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As the areas of community education and professional development continue to expand, the technologies that are utilized in these programs are also progressively advancing. However, it can sometimes be difficult to pin-point the best system in such a vast, ever-changing world of technology. Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development investigates how the role of information technology is impacting the academic and workplace environments. This publication will explore areas such as unique learning styles, various methods of disseminating information, and technology’s role and impact within these settings. Researchers, practitioners, and instructors in the areas of adult, continued, and higher education will benefit from this text’s innovative way of addressing efficient methods of utilizing technology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: The Power, Peril, and Promise of Information Technology to Community Education.
2: Use of Information Technology in Organizational Learning: Effective Practices of Award-Winning Organizations.
3: The Impact of New Technologies on Professional Development.
4: Examining Adult Learning Assumptions and Theories in Technology-Infused Communities and Professions.
5: Preferred Learning Tools in Online Mathematics Classes: Digital College Learners.
6: Informatization and Digital Citizenship.
7: Emergency Management Professional Development: Linking Information Communication Technology and Social Communication Skills to Enhance a Sense of Community and Social Justice in the 21st Century.
8: Social Networking, Cyber Bullying, and the Role of Community Education.
9: Technology Use and Its Changing Role in Community Education.
10: Developing an Autonomous Language Learning Framework in a Blended Learning Environment: A Hong Kong Case Study.
11: Online Professional Development for Adults: Utilizing Andragogical Methods in Research and Practice.
12: Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development: Diffusion of Innovation from Medical Schools to Phlebotomy Certificate Programs.
13: Using Information and Communication Technology to Maximize Workforce Readiness.
14: Using Educational Technology to Guide Literacy Teaching Candidates in the Delivery of Adjusted Practices for Speakers of Urban AAVE.
15: E-Learning Quality through Second Life: Exploiting, Investigating, and Evaluating the Efficiency Parameters of Collaborative Activities in Higher Education.
16: Technological Advancements Usage: Demographic Variations.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.