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Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education

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Our increasingly globalized world is driven by shared knowledge, and nowhere is that knowledge more important than in education. Now more than ever, there is a demand for technology that will assist in the spread of knowledge through customized, self-paced, and on-demand learning. The Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education provides an international perspective on the need for information and communication technology in education and training. Highlighting the use of technology in both formal and informal learning, this book is an essential reference for academics, corporate leaders, government agencies, profit and non-profit organizations, policymakers, or anyone interested in the use of technology to educate and share information.

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. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Green Computing through Virtual Learning Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Quality Preparation of Mathematics and Science Teachers to Integrate ICT
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. QUALITY TEACHER PREPARATION AT ACADEMIA
    4. METHOD
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: The Role of Technology in Improving Quality of Teaching in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. FINDINGS
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. CHALLENGES, SOLUTIONS, AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Paradigm Shift toward Student Engagement in Technology Mediated Courses
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. OVERALL APPROACH
    4. EFFECTIVE ONLINE/HYBRID ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
    5. PRACTITIONER'S PERSPECTIVE
    6. PRACTITIONER'S PERSPECTIVE
    7. PRACTITIONER'S PERSPECTIVE
    8. SHIFTING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT PARADIGM TO MOOCs AND TOOCs
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Keeping It Social
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: Video Lectures in eLearning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: Learners' Perception of Engagement in Online Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: A Study of Trainee Attitude and Satisfaction between E-Learning Training versus Traditional Training
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM AND PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
    4. METHODS
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: The Perception of Faculty Members on Hybrid Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. Literature Review
    5. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
    6. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY AND RESEARCH QUESTION
    7. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
    8. METHODOLOGY
    9. RESULTS
    10. WHO DECIDES?
    11. HYBRID VERSUS FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE LEARNINGS
    12. PERCEPTIONS OF ONLINE AND FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING
    13. DISADVANTAGES OF HYBRID AS PERCEIVED BY THE PARTICIPANTS
    14. CHALLENGES OF USING HYBRID LEARNING
    15. TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
    16. THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
    17. CONCLUSION
    18. LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
    19. FUTURE RESEARCH
    20. REFERENCES
    21. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    22. APPENDIX
  17. Chapter 10: Return on Investment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. DISCUSSION
    6. RETURN ON INVESTMENT MODEL
    7. IMPLICATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. REFERENCES
    11. ADDITIONAL READING
    12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: The MOOCs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. EVOLUTION OF MOOCs
    4. REVIEW METHODS
    5. BENEFITS OF MOOCS
    6. CORPORATE COLLABORATION
    7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    8. CHALLENGES WITH MOOCS
    9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    10. CONCLUSION
    11. REFERENCES
    12. ADDITIONAL READING
    13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: The Place of MOOCs in Africa's Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
    3. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
    4. TYPOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF MOOCS IN AFRICA
    5. FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Influences on the Acceptance of Innovative Technologies Used in Learning Opportunities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 14: Frameworks and Issues for a Shared Service Approach to Technology in Higher Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. FRAMEWORKS
    5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. ADDITIONAL READING
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 15: Toward An Effective Virtual Learning Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. BACKGROUND
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW RESULTS
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ADDITIONAL READING
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 16: Integrated Multi-Agent-Based eLearning System as a Strategy to Promote Access to Higher Education in Africa
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. KEY DEVELOPMENT FEATURES OF eLEARNING
    5. USEFULNESS OF eLEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    6. THE ROLE OF THE INSTRUCTOR IN HIGHER EDUCATION
    7. METHODS
    8. DESIGN
    9. HOW INTEGRATED MULTI-AGENT BASED ELEARNING SYSTEM ADDRESS CHALLENGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA
    10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    11. CONCLUSION
    12. REFERENCES
    13. ADDITIONAL READING
    14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Chapter 17: Informal Individual Learning via Virtual Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
    5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  25. Chapter 18: Asynchronicity, Access, and Attainment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ACCESS
    4. LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS
    5. COST EFFECTIVENESS
    6. FACULTY AND STUDENT SATISFACTION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  26. Chapter 19: MOOCs Global Digital Divide
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PURPOSE
    4. METHOD
    5. FINDINGS
    6. MOOCs RESOURCES
    7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH
    10. THEORY
    11. PRACTICE
    12. MOOC FRAMEWORK
    13. REFERENCES
    14. ADDITIONAL READING
    15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  27. Chapter 20: Re-Imagining and Re-Structuring Scholarship, Teaching, and Learning in Digital Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE PATHWAYS FOR CHANGE
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. APPENDIX: RESOURCES AND FURTHER READING
  28. Compilation of References
  29. About the Contributors