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Accelerated Opportunity Education Models and Practices

Book Description

Higher education is a driving force behind enhancing competitiveness for economies in the global market; however, a myriad of obstacles can pose significant challenges to students seeking such opportunities. Accelerated Opportunity Education Models and Practices is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on emerging initiatives in academic institutions that implement expedited educational programs across the globe. Examining the benefits that stem from enabling students to complete their university degrees in a shorter timeframe, this book is ideally designed for administrators, researchers, academicians, and educators interested in guidelines and frameworks necessary to provide accelerated education options at the collegiate level.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Student Perceptions of Value and the Impact on Curriculum Design
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF VALUE: THE CASE STUDY
    5. FINDINGS AND ANALYSIS OF CASE STUDY
    6. DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: An Individualized Approach to Student Transition
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT
    5. SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES
    6. ASSESSMENT RESULTS
    7. LOOKING FORWARD
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    10. APPENDIX
  10. Chapter 3: Academic Advising and Student Persistence
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND ISSUE
    4. DEVELOPING QUALITY ACADEMIC ADVISING
    5. ASSESSMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Personal and Professional Perceptions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. RESEARCH METHOD AND METHODOLOGY
    5. NARRATIVES AND DISCUSSION
    6. IMPLICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Purposeful Course Scheduling
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. APPENDIX
  13. Chapter 6: Exploring Inter-Linkages between Cultural Intelligence and Student Satisfaction
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES
    4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    5. METHODOLOGY USED
    6. DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. LIMITATIONS AND DIRECTION FOR FUTURE USE
    9. REFERENCES
    10. APPENDIX: QUESTIONNAIRE
  14. Chapter 7: Language Skills Training through Mobile Apps
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORETICAL ASPECTS
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. RESULTS
    8. DISCUSSIONS
    9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    14. APPENDIX: SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRE
  15. Chapter 8: Encouraging Continuing Professional Development and Teacher Professional Development in Global Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ENCOURAGING CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN GLOBAL EDUCATION
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: The Role of Social Media in the Globalized World of Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: Prior Learning Assessment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ACCELERATING AND ADDING VALUE TO THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Compilation of References
  19. About the Contributors