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Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce

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As the 21st century has seen, lifelong learning has become more important as many countries have emerged into “learning societies”. With these learning societies, adult and community education, along with new technologies, play a major role in shaping and reshaping their economic, political, and cultural realities. Handbook of Research on Technologies for Improving the 21st Century Workforce: Tools for Lifelong Learning addresses how technologies impact the combination of workforce education and adult learning. This comprehensive collection of research from leading authorities and front line faculty seeks to equip adult learners/employees with the right knowledge and skills to continue to contribute to the economy given the importance of the essential role of technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVE OF THE HANDBOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Improving Workforce Education and Adult Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. REDEFINING WORKFORCE EDUCATION AND ADULT LEARNING IN THE 21 CENTURY
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Transformative Learning in the Workplace
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. FIRST SCENARIO: EMPLOYER-SPONSORED LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE (SILENT DIALOGUE)
    3. SECOND SCENARIO: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WITH EXTERNAL CONSULTANT (SILENT DIALOGUE)
    4. TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING
    5. PARADOXES
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Engaging Adult Learners with Innovative Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE GOOD NEWS: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO THE RESCUE!
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Lifelong Tools for the Learner, Educator, and Worker
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TOWARD A NEW PHILOSOPHICAL OUTLOOK AND PERSPECTIVE
    5. LIFELONG TOOLS OF EDUCATION AND LEARNING
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Technology, the 21st Century Workforce, and the Construct of Social Justice
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE EVOLUTION OF E-LEARNING: THE MAIN THRUST
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Game-Based Virtual-World Environments to Engage Lifelong Learners in Open Courseware for Open Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. GAME-BASED VIRTUAL WORLD FOR OPEN COURSEWARE ENGAGEMENT
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. LIMITATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Andragogy or Pedagogy as a Means to Improve the Workforce?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LEARNING THEORIES: ANDRAGOGY OR PEDAGOGY
    5. PROMOTING PRODUCTIVITY AND TRANSFER OF LEARNING
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Development and Sustainability of Learning Societies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY, SCOPE OF STUDY, AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW
    6. IMPLICATIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Technology Aspects of Information Literacy in the Workplace
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. WORKPLACE INFORMATION LITERACY ISSUES
    5. DESIGNING WORKPLACE INFORMATION LITERACY EDUCATION
    6. COOPERATIVE WORKPLACE INFORMATION LITERACY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: A Critical Theory of Adult and Community Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE ADULT AND COMMUNITY LEARNING TASKS OF CRITICAL THEORY
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Teaching Digital Natives Using Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE DIGITAL NATIVE
    5. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: The Heifer International Model of Sustainable Adult Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. HEIFER MODEL OF EDUCATION
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) between Businesses and Adult Education Providers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN VIEWS
    5. CURRENT TRENDS IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
    6. FUTURE TRENDS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Employability, E-Entrepreneurship, and Economic Recovery
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EXPLORATORY RESEARCH STUDY
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. END NOTES
    10. APPENDIX: QUESTIONNAIRE
  22. Chapter 15: Workplace Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ADDRESSING WORKPLACE LEARNING IN THE 21 CENTURY AS A PARADIGM SHIFT
    5. THE CHANGING LEARNER: THE SELF-LEARNER
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Teacher Training and Technology
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. EXAMPLES OF TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS: TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: Historical Evolution of Adult Education in America
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN THRUST OF CHAPTER
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 18: Electronic Health Record Implementation in the United States Healthcare Industry
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 19: Doctoral Student Experiences in an Online Degree Program
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DISTANCE EDUCATION RESEARCH
    5. METHODS
    6. FINDINGS
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Chapter 20: Online Graduate Programs and Intellectual Isolation
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND ON ADULT EDUCATION ORTHODOXIES
    4. TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS
    5. FLEXIBILITY IN E-LEARNING AND HIGHER EDUCATION
    6. CHALLENGES WITH ADULT EDUCATION PEDAGOGY IN AN ONLINE CONTEXT
    7. THE CASE FOR INTERPROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN ADULT EDUCATION
    8. FINDINGS
    9. DISCUSSION
    10. FUTURE TRENDS
    11. FURTHER RESEARCH
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  28. Chapter 21: If at First You Don't Succeed, Become a Lifelong Learner
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. SUMMARY OF THE LITERATURE
    5. MOVING BEYOND WHAT WE KNOW FOR BETTER WORKFORCE OUTCOMES
    6. FACILITATING LIFELONG LEARNING THROUGH THE CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
    7. DISCUSSION AND APPLICATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  29. Chapter 22: Examining the 21st Century Workforce Leaders' Perceptions of Ethical Leadership and Organizational Health
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NEEDS
    4. BACKGROUND STUDIES
    5. ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH
    6. FINDINGS
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  30. Chapter 23: Improving the Workforce in Kazakhstan through Distance Learning Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PRESENT PERSPECTIVES
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  31. Chapter 24: An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of Older Non-Traditional Students in an Online Learning Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES OF ONLINE TECHNOLOGY LEARNING: A CASE STUDY
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. APPENDIX
  32. Chapter 25: Lifelong Learning in Europe
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LIFELONG LEARNING IN EUROPE
    4. ERASMUS
    5. ERASMUS FOR ALL
    6. ERASMUS FOR STUDENTS
    7. ERASMUS FOR STAFF
    8. ERASMUS INTENSIVE PROGRAMS
    9. THE ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES
    10. ERASMUS FOR UNIVERSITIES
    11. ERASMUS FOR ENTERPRISES
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. REFERENCES
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  33. Chapter 26: Affective Side of Technology Incorporation in the Workplace
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE AFFECTIVE SIDE OF DIGITAL LITERACY
    5. SOCIAL ASPECTS OF TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCE AND INTEGRATION
    6. WORKPLACE TECHNOLOGY-CENTRIC LEARNING
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  34. Chapter 27: Millennial Adult Learners in the 21st Century
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE TRENDS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  35. Chapter 28: The Perception Educators Have of their Leader's Support and their Own Perceived Level of Burnout
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS AND INSTRUCTOR BURNOUT
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  36. Chapter 29: Partnerships between Business and Adult Education Providers
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  37. Chapter 30: Nation Building through Andragogy and Lifelong Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INTERNATIONAL WORK
    5. “MEASURABLE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS” FOR THE CHARACTERISTIC ELEMENTS OF A LIFELONG LEARNING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION (HEI)
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  38. Chapter 31: Parallels of the Nurse-Patient, Facilitator-Learner Trust Relationships as they Affect the National Economy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE CONCEPT OF TRUST
    5. METHOD FOR CONCEPT ANALYSIS
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  39. Chapter 32: Evolving Web Based Technologies and their Potential for Developing Online Learning Communities and Support for Lifelong Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: LIFELONG LEARNING AND GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    4. LIFELONG LEARNING, TECHNOLOGY, AND ENABLING STRUCTURES
    5. CONCLUSION: SUPPORTING LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS WITH TECHNOLOGY-BASED ACTIVITIES
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  40. Chapter 33: Evolving Online Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. DEVELOPING THE CONCEPT OF COLLABORATIVE LEARNING VIA THE TALKING HEADS PROJECT
    5. ULTRAVERSITY
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  41. Compilation of References
  42. About the Contributors