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Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
The expanding field of adult learning encompasses the study and practice of utilizing sound instructional design principals, technology, and learning theory as a means to solve educational challenges and human performance issues relating to adults, often occurring online. This book disseminates current issues and trends emerging in the field of adult e-learning and online instruction for the design of better products and services. This advanced publication provides theoretical understanding of the essential links between authentic learning, social psychology, instructional design, e-learning, online education, and various additional methods of adult learning. Chapters include: (1) The Online Adult Learner (Judith Parker); (2) Online Pedagogical Effectiveness in Adult Contexts (Kathryn Dixon and Robert Dixon); (3) A Theoretical Model for Designing Online Education in Support of Lifelong Learning (Lawrence Tomei); (4) A Brief History of eLearning (Terry Kidd); (5) Online Learning (Patsy Moskal, Charles Dziuban and Joel Hartman; (6) The Role of Individual Learner Differences and Success in the Online Learning Environments (Jozenia Colorado and Dusti Howell); (7) Fear Factors (Patricia Sendall, Raymond Shaw, Kim Round and Jane Larkin); (8) Factors Leading to a Quality E-Learning Experience (David Lewis and Edward Chen); (9) Anytime/Anywhere Online Learning (Terry Morris); (10) The Evolution and Influence of Social Presence Theory on Online Learning (Patrick Lowenthal); (11) Pedagogical Mediator as the Strategic Competence at University Professors Building in Constructionist Online Environment (Flavia Rezende); (12) The Paradigm Shift for Adult Education (Nishikant Sonwalkar); (13) Empowering the Culture of Quality Research within Ethical Standards in Distance Education (J.O. Osiki); (14) Developing Social Skills through an On-line Learning Environment (Niki Phillips, Marianthi Karatza and Argiris Tzikopoulos); (15) Mixed Research and Online Learning (Patrick Lowenthal and Nancy Leech); (16) Digital Games for Online Adult Education (Muhammet Demirbilek); (17) Applying Distance Learning and Structural/Pedagogical Methods to an Adult Learner Program (Jeffrey Hsu and Karin Hamilton); (18) A Costume Odyssey a.k.a. Teaching Costume History in a 21st Century Classroom (Claremarie Verheyen and Youmei Liu); (19) Project Management for Project-Based Learning (Shahron Williams van Rooij); (20) Perspectives of Online Doctoral Students in Educational Leadership (Vicky Gilpin); (21) Impact of E-Learning on Adult Education (Royce Collins and Jeff Zacharakis); and (22) Nontraditional Students and Information Technology (Xenia Coulter and Alan Mandell).