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Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies

Book Description

Blended learning continues to emerge as a more proactive and high quality method of teaching and learning. Yet as the academic landscape shifts towards technology-based efforts, the lack of economic support in developing countries has hindered its educational growth. Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies provides an insight on blended learning approaches and its importance in the educational development of emerging economies. This book is a vital resource for researchers, academics, professionals, and students involved in the management and organizational development of technology use in educational settings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. UNIQUENESS OF THE BOOK
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. BLENDED LEARNING INITIATIVE
    5. ADOPTING BLENDED LEARNING
    6. BARRIERS TO BLENDED LEARNING
    7. CONCLUSION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Blended Learning Initiative
    1. Chapter 1: Virtual Learning Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL SOFTWARE IN EDUCATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Introducing a Teaching Innovation to Enhance Students’ Analytical and Research Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION FORUM AS A BLENDED LEARNING INITIATIVE
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 3: Blended Learning for Learners in SMEs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLENDED LEARNING
      4. LEARNING IN SMEs IN EUROPE
      5. LEARNING IN SMEs IN AFRICA
      6. A VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF BLENDED LEARNING
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Shifting a Face-to-Face (F2F) Course to the Blended Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Computer Literacy and Candidate Performance on Computer-Based Tests
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND
      3. CONCEPTUALIZATION
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Adopting Blended Learning
    1. Chapter 6: Blended Learning Methods in Introduction to Teaching and Sociology of Education Courses at a University of Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPTS AND USES OF BLENDED LEARNING
      5. METHOD
      6. RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Blended Learning Implementation in Accounting Discipline
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. BACKGROUND OF STUDY
      4. 3. RESEARCH DESIGN
      5. 4. RESULTS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: 21st Century Distance Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Adoption of Blended Learning Technologies in Selected Secondary Schools in Cameroon and Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLENDED LEARNING
      4. BLENDED LEARNING IN CAMEROON AND NIGERIA
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Corpus Linguistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. Chapter 11: Globalisation, Blended Learning, and Mathematics Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS
      4. RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Barriers to Blended Learning
    1. Chapter 12: Blended Learning and Technological Development in Teaching and Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NET GENERATION AND USE OF TECHNOLOGY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOLS
      4. THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. COMPUTER USE AND BLENDED LEARNING IN SCHOOLS
      6. WELL-CONSTRUCTED DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTS PROVIDE ENGAGING AND MEANINGFUL INTERACTION FOR STUDENTS
      7. TEACHING AND BLENDED LEARNING
      8. LEARNING
      9. A SHIFT FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING
      10. THEORIES SUPPORTING NEW VIEWS OF THE LEARNING PROCESS
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: Barriers to Blended Teaching and Learning in Sub-Saharan Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GLOBALISATION AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
      5. BLENDED LEARNING AND SUB-SAHARA AFRICA EDUCATION
      6. BARRIERS TO BLENDED LEARNING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors