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Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development

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Continuous advances in technologies, individuals, and the workplace have increased the importance of adult learning and professional development for keeping up with the current pace of technologies and information. Advanced Research in Adult Learning and Professional Development: Tools, Trends, and Methodologies explores the understanding, practice, and research within technical education and professional development. By providing a comprehensive view on educational technologies for adult learning, this book is essential for lecturers, practitioners, as well as academics interested in a variety of research in continuing education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
  6. Introduction
    1. DR. VICTOR WANG INTERVIEWS AND INTRODUCES NEW CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF OF IJAVET: DR. PATRICIA CRANTON AND DR. STEPHEN BROOKFIELD
  7. Chapter 1: A Systematic Map of Evaluation Criteria Applicable for Evaluating E-Portfolio Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. BACKGROUND TO THE RESEARCH
    4. 3. HISTORY OF E-PORTFOLIO EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    5. 4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EVALUATION FRAMEWORK FOR REVIEWING E-PORTFOLIO AND LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
    6. 5. CODING OF PUBLICATIONS
    7. APPENDIX
  8. Chapter 2: Medical Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE UNDERPINNINGS OF HEALTH CARE MAKE HEALTHCARE A SOCIAL ENDEAVOUR
    4. STATUS QUO
    5. CONSIDERATIONS FOR A PERSON-CENTRED, HEALTH-FOCUSED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL CURRICULUM
    6. A PATHWAY FOR CHANGE
  9. Chapter 3: Educational Paradigm Change and Fostering Sustainable Success of Healthcare Organization with the Aid of Web-Based Interactive Training
    1. ABSTRACT­
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EDUCATIONAL PARADIGM CHANGE
    4. INTRODUCTION TO WEB BASED LEARNING
    5. DESCRIPTION OF THE IMPROHEALTH PORTAL FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES
    6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMPROHEALTH PORTAL FUNCTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 4: Faculty and Chair Perceptions and Ratings about System-Wide Assessments in the Higher Colleges of Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACCOUNTABILITY
    4. PREVALENCE
    5. VALUE ADDED
    6. COURSE ASSESSMENT
    7. IMPLEMENTATION
    8. SUPPORT
    9. HIGHER COLLEGES OF TECHNOLOGY
    10. CHALLENGES
    11. SYSTEM-WIDE ASSESSMENTS
    12. ACADEMIC UNITS
    13. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION
    14. PROGRAM IMPROVEMENTS
    15. PROCESS/IMPACT SURVEY
    16. SURVEY RESULTS
    17. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    18. APPENDIX
  11. Chapter 5: Online Interest Groups for Graduate Students
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PROJECT OVERVIEW
    4. BENEFITS OF INTEREST GROUPS
    5. BURDENS OF INTEREST GROUPS
    6. AREAS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 6: The Infusion of Technology into Teacher Education Programs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. THE INFUSION OF TECHNOLOGY INTO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    3. THE TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION IN TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMS
    4. STANDARDS IN EDUCATION
    5. QUALITY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    6. CHAPTER SUMMARY
  13. Chapter 7: The Single Most Popular Theory
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 8: Creating an Authentic Space for a Private and Public Self through E-Portfolios
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. ASSESSING LEARNING THROUGH PORTFOLIOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    3. THE USE OF AN E-PORTFOLIO
    4. AUTHENTICITY AND PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT
    5. EXAMINING AN E-PORTFOLIO INTERVENTION
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 9: Newly Created Heterogeneous Groups
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
    4. METHODS
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
  16. Chapter 10: Mobile Devices as Effective Language Training Tools of Digital Era
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TYPES OF DEVICES
    5. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    6. NEED FOR THE STUDY
    7. PROBLEM OF THE STUDY
    8. METHOD
    9. RESULTS
    10. DISCUSSION
    11. LIMITATIONS
    12. IMPLICATIONS
    13. CONCLUSION
    14. APPENDIX
  17. Chapter 11: An Extenics-Based Learning Performance Evaluation Scheme in Distance Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RELATED WORK
    4. EXPERIMENTAL PLATFORM AND DATA COLLECTION
    5. DATA ANALYSIS AND INFERENCE
    6. PROPOSED EXTENICS-BASED MECHANISM FOR EVALUATING LEARNING PERFORMANCE
    7. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 12: Virtual Prowess
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE NEED FOR VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS
    4. KEY 1: RELATIONSHIP BUILDING SKILLS
    5. KEY 2: TECHNICAL SKILLS
    6. KEY 3: LEADERSHIP SKILLS
    7. PRACTICAL APPLICATION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
  19. Chapter 13: Combining the TAM and IS Success Models to Validate E-Learning System Satisfaction and Continuance Intention
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESES
    4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    5. DATA ANALYSIS
    6. CONCLUSIONS AND DISCUSSION
    7. APPENDIX A. QUESTIONNAIRE ITEMS
  20. RELATED REFERENCES
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors