Handbook of Research on Student-Centered Strategies in Online Adult Learning Environments, 1st Edition

  • Carlton J. Fitzgerald
  • Simona Laurian-Fitzgerald
  • Carmen Popa
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  • ISBN-10: 1522550860
  • ISBN-13: 9781522550860
  • DDC: 374
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 554 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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As traditional classroom settings are transitioning to online environments, teachers now face the challenge of using this medium to promote effective learning strategies, especially when teaching older age groups. Because adult learners bring a different set of understandings and skills to education than younger students, such as more job and life experiences, the one-size-fits-all approach to teaching does not work, thus pushing educators to create a student-centered approach for each learner. This title is an important resource providing readers with multiple perspectives to approach issues often associated with adult learners in an online environment. This publication highlights current research on topics including, but not limited to, online competency-based education, nontraditional adult learners, virtual classrooms in public universities, and teacher training for online education.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Integrating Educational Practices for Online Learning.
1: Making Connections Between E-Learning and Natural Learning.
2: Integrating Glasser Quality School Concepts Into Online Courses.
3: Democratic Thinking and Student-Centered Pedagogy: Bringing Equity, Autonomy, and Purpose to Online Learning.
4: Adult Learner-Centered and Scalable Online Competency-Based Education.
5: Using Online Programs to Centre Students in the Twenty-First Century.
6: Arguments Against Online Learning.
Adult Learners and Learning.
7: The New Normal: Adult Online Learners.
8: Introduction to Online Learning and the Adult Learner.
9: Adult Learning: From Theory to Practice in the Online Classroom.
10: Mentoring in the Web-Class for Adult Learners.
11: Online Higher Education for Nontraditional Adult Students: Best Cases of Public Universities.
12: The Promise of Protocols in the Virtual Classroom: Using Microstructures to Enhance Adult Learning.
Professional Learning.
13: Teachers' Initial Training in Online Working With Students.
14: A Guide to Professional Learning for Secondary Mathematics Teachers.
15: Learning to Teach Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Training Experiences for Teachers.
16: Collaborative Scientific Writing Between Writing Art and Project Management.
17: Interactive Learning Environments: A Three-Tiered Model Toward Digital Fluency.
Student-Centeredness and Collaboration.
18: Cooperative Learning and Student Mentors in a Hybrid Teacher Preparation Program.
19: Socially Shared Metacognition Among Undergraduate Students During an Online Geology Course.
20: Collaborative Learning and Co-Author Students in Online Higher Education: A-REAeduca - Collaborative Learning and Co-Authors.
21: The Application of the Learning Sciences to the Design and Delivery of Student-Centered Learning Activities.
22: An Inquiry Into Creating and Supporting Engagement in Online Courses.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.