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Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education

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The integration of new technology and global collaboration has undoubtedly transformed learning in higher education from the traditional classroom setting into a domain of support services, academic programs, and educational products which are made available to learners. The Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education is a unique compilation of the most recent research done by higher education professionals in the areas of policy, governance, technology, marketing, and leadership development. This publication succeeds in highlighting the most important strategies and policies for professionals, policymakers, administrators, and researchers interested in higher education management.

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
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Management and Development in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 1: GISS and GISP Facilitate Higher Education and Cooperative Learning Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN CONCEPTS
      4. PATH DEPENDENCE IN SOCIETAL EVOLUTION: “MACRO-LEARNING”
      5. INTENTIONAL DEVIATION FROM TRENDS, CALLED “MEASURES”
      6. PATH DEPENDENCE IN INDIVIDUAL LEARNING: “SOCIAL DESIGN”
      7. ONE VIEWING TOOL: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
      8. “GIS”: GRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON SOCIAL PROCEDURES
      9. CONCLUSION REGARDING GIS AND GIS
    2. Chapter 2: Leading Across Generations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE DESCRIPTION
      4. MAJOR THEMES
      5. IMPLICATIONS FOR LEADERS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Cultivating Leaders from Within
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE PAPER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Observations through a Keyhole
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. WHAT ARE LEADERS TO DO ABOUT THE CHANGING DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL HIGHER EDUCATION?
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Curriculum Development through Competency-Based Approach in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STARTING POINT: EHEA
      4. OPPORTUNITIES AND LIMITATIONS OF EHEA
      5. SOME RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS: THE NEW CHALLENGES
      7. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Higher Education Strategies
    1. Chapter 6: Examining Adjustment Challenges of Mainland Chinese Students in Hong Kong
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. MAJOR FINDINGS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Optimal Motivation and Governance of Education Agents
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. RESEARCH METHODS
      6. FINDINGS
      7. DISCUSSION OF THE FINDINGS
      8. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Administrators' Assessments of Online Courses and Student Retention in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY
      5. MOTIVATIONAL THEORY
      6. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH AND DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Cross-Cultural Approach to Evaluation of University Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROPOSALS FOR UNIVERSITY SERVICE EVALUATION FROM A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Marketing Higher Educational Institutions on Social Network Sites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR OF STUDENTS IN SELECTING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
      4. USING SOCIAL NETWORK SITES AS A MARKETING TOOL
      5. A CASE STUDY: ASTON GROUP HONG KONG
      6. A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK
  10. Section 3: Higher Education Development and Leadership
    1. Chapter 11: Higher Education Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS: BUILDING A NEW PARADIGM
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Supporting Sustainability Education and Leadership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKROUND
      4. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. APPENDIX 1. PRE-INQUIRY (APPLICATION FORM)
      6. APPENDIX 2. SUSTAINABILITY EDUCATION PLAN
      7. APPENDIX 3. EXAMPLES OF FORMATIVE FEEDBACK
      8. APPENDIX 4. SUMMATIVE FEEDBACK (DAY 3 OF WORKSHOP)
      9. APPENDIX 5. POST-INQUIRY (ONE YEAR LATER SURVEY)
    3. Chapter 13: Developing and Supporting the Internationalisation of Research Capacity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 14: Measuring Perceptions of New Faculty towards Research, Service, and Teaching in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVALUATING A MEASUREMENT OF NEW FACULTY PERCEPTIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: Quality Assurance in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 15: Quality Assurance in Transnational Education Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY QA FOR CURRICULA?
      4. QA FOR THE GS CURRICULUM
      5. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    2. Chapter 16: Global Accreditation for a Knowledge-Oriented Community
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REGIONAL EFFORTS AT ACCREDITATION
      5. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH HUMAN CAPITAL INVESTMENT
      6. CURRENT GLOBAL ACCREDITATION EFFORTS
      7. SOLUTIONS AND THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL ACCREDITATION
      8. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: Training and Development in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 17: Evaluation of Course Curriculum and Teaching
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVALUATING CURRICULUM AND TEACHING
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 18: The Writing on My Wall
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COLLEGE PROFESSORS, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, AND SOCIAL MEDIA
      5. ANALYSIS OF FACULTY FACEBOOK POSTS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 19: An Intramuscular Approach to Teacher Development in International Collaborative Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX 1
      9. APPENDIX 2
      10. APPENDIX 3
    4. Chapter 20: Flying a Math Class?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE STUDY
      5. RESEARCH FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION AND FURTHER CONSIDERATIONS
      7. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  13. Section 6: Student Support in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 21: An Innovative Approach to Training International Students in Workplace Written Communication Skills
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 22: Teaching and Learning in English as the Medium for Instruction for International Students
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMI AND HIGHER EDUCATION INTERNATIONALIZATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH AND DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 23: University Student Absenteeism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 24: Identifying the Barriers and Enablers for Supporting Learners with Special Needs in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 25: Trends and Challenges in Serving Students with Disabilities in Post-Secondary Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION
  14. Section 7: Transnational Higher Education Collaboration
    1. Chapter 26: Education Collaboration Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 27: Education and Literature for Development in Responsibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. APPENDIX 1
    3. Chapter 28: Effective Higher Education Management through Collaborative Dual-Degree Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF CHAPTER
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 29: Building a Case of Student Experience for Sustainable Higher Education in Transnational Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ROLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
      4. WHAT DO MISSION STATEMENTS TELL US?
      5. DRIVERS OF STUDENT CHOICE
      6. THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT AN INTERNATIONAL BRANCH CAMPUS
      7. STARTING, NURTURING, AND DEVELOPING STUDENT EXPERIENCE:
      8. MOVING AHEAD: SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENT EXPERIENCE
      9. A CLOSING NOTE ON WHY BUILD STUDENT EXPERIENCE?
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Chapter 30: The Global Scholar
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. APPENDIX 1
      6. APPENDIX 2
  15. Section 8: Virtual Spaces and Higher Education
    1. Chapter 31: Information Literacy Support for Online Students in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 32: Emergence of Successful Online Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FURTHER RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 33: A Conceptual Framework for E-Assessment in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE EMERGENCE OF ALTERNATIVE ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES
      5. THE CHALLENGE OF E-ASSESSMENT
      6. A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR E-ASSESSMENT
      7. DIGITAL ASSESSMENT DIMENSIONS
      8. FURTHER RESEARCH
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 34: Virtual School of the Smokies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROBLEMS AND POSSIBILITIES WITH ONLINE TEACHER EDUCATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  16. Section 9: Social Media in Higher Education
    1. Chapter 35: Media Streaming for Technological Innovation in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 36: Constructing Community in Higher Education Regardless of Proximity
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 37: Social Media in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. CREATIVE PROCESS
      6. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
      7. TECHNOLOGY AND THE RESEARCH PROCESS
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
  17. Compilation of References
  18. About the Contributors