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Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation

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Online education has the potential to utilize cutting-edge technologies in order to bring together learners, e-facilitators, and e-contents.The Handbook of Research on Transformative Online Education and Liberation: Models for Social Equality discusses the potential for transformative models to liberate online education. With a focus on the societal, social, political, economic, and philosophical perspectives of transformative models, this handbook examines how digital learning communities foster critical reflections and prospective change, particularly within virtual groups. This scrutiny of transformative models serves to educate faculty, administrators, professionals, researchers, community activists, and parents on the injustices that challenge digital societies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: Finding Liberation and Social Equality in Transformative Online Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LIBERATION IN TRANSFORMATIVE ONLINE EDUCATION
      4. SOCIAL EQUALITY IN TRANSFORMATIVE ONLINE EDUCATION
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Golden Ratio for Critical Reflections
    1. Chapter 2: Transformative Multicultural Engagement on a Web 2.0 Interface
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION ENGAGEMENT ON A WEB 2.0 INTERFACE
      3. INTERROGATING WEB 2.0 STATUS-QUO KNOWLEDGES AS THE DOMINANT CULTURAL ARBITRARY
      4. ANNOUNCING MCE 2.0 AS A TRANSFORMATIVE & LIBRATORY CULTURAL ARBITRARY
      5. WEB 2.0 AND 21ST CENTURY DIGITAL LEARNERS
      6. SUPPOSING AN MCE 2.0 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      7. MCE 2.0 AS A COMPLEX TRANSFORMATIVE SPACE
      8. MCE 2.0 AS TRANSFORMATIVE PRAXIS
      9. THE PRAXIS OF MCE 2.0 AS MEDIATIONAL MEANS: TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF ACTUAL/VIRTUAL SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
      10. TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION OF DIGITAL MULTICULTURAL MATERIALS, NARRATIVES & STORIES, & RESOURCES
      11. THE CHALLENGE OF MCE 2.0
      12. FINAL THOUGHTS
    2. Chapter 3: Relevant Issues that Challenge the Designing of Transformative, Liberating Online Science Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CHALLENGES TO ONLINE SCIENCE TEACHING
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 4: Building Knowledge without Borders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 5: Emphasizing Diversity through 3D Multi-User Virtual Worlds
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Momentum and Hope for Social Justice
    1. Chapter 6: Buddhist Detachment as a Conceptual Point of Entry into Teaching Sociopolitically-Located Multicultural Education Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Social Justice, America, & African American Children
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIAL JUSTICE
      4. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
      5. EDUCATION
      6. NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
      7. HEALTH CARE
      8. SOCIAL ORDER AND CAPITALISM
      9. GLOBALIZATION AND DEMOCRACY
      10. ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY
      11. POSITIVE TECHNOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
      12. NEGATIVE TECHNOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
      13. IMPLICATIONS
      14. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?
      15. CHANGING FACE OF LEADERSHIP
      16. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Transformative Online Education & Social Equality
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRANSFORMATIVE ONLINE LEARNING
      4. THE PROSPECT FOR E-GOVERNANCE & DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA
      5. E-GOVERNANCE/E-DEMOCRACY
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: ‘Move Lips, Move Minds and Make New Meanings Flare’
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ROOTS AND CAUSES OF PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION
      3. THE NEED FOR DIALOGUE RATHER THAN RECEIVED OPINION
      4. ICT AND DIALOGUE
      5. STARTING EARLY
      6. HIGHER EDUCATION, ADULT, ORGANIZATIONAL AND COMMUNITY LEARNING
      7. PRINCIPLES, PROTOCOLS AND EVALUATION IN ONLINE DIALOGUE
      8. CONCLUSION: CHANGING FACTS, CHANGING MINDS
  11. Section 4: Transformative Power and Voice for Digital Citizenship
    1. Chapter 10: Caring in the Zone
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ETHIC OF CARE
      4. AET ZONE AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
      5. AFFORDANCES OF 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR THE FACILITATION OF CARING RELATIONSHIPS
      6. THE ESSENTIAL CONTEXT FOR CARE: SOCIAL PRESENCE IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
      7. CARE-FOCUSED DIALOGUE IN VIRTUAL WORLDS
      8. VIRTUAL WORLDS AND THE MORAL CONTEXT OF LEARNING
      9. DESIGN FOR FACILITATION OF CARING RELATIONSHIPS
      10. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR RESEARCH
      11. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Education for Liberation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    3. Chapter 12: Creative Coexistence, Value, and Transformative Online Education for Social Self-Actualization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. Introduction
      3. PURPOSE OF EDUCATION
      4. TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING
      5. TRANSFORMATIVE ONLINE EDUCATION IN THE CURRENT MOMENT
      6. CREATIVE COEXISTENCE AND VALUE-CREATION PEDAGOGY
      7. BRIEF EXAMPLES IN PRACTICE
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Building Global Citizens
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. E-GOVERNMENT
      5. THE PROTECTION OF CITIZENRY
      6. A BROADER “NEED TO KNOW”: VALUE-RICH INFORMATIONAL INTERCHANGES
      7. E-CITIZEN E-SCIENCE
      8. VARIED DEMOCRATIC VOICES OF THE POPULACE
      9. THE SUPPORT OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE HUMAN TALENTS
      10. CIVIC AWARENESS AND CONTRIBUTIONS: THE ELECTRONIC FABRIC OF SOCIETY
      11. DISCUSSION
      12. GLOBAL CITIZENRY, THE LIMITS OF HUMAN NATURE, AND SOCIAL EQUALITY
      13. BUILDING GLOBAL-AWARENESS ASSIGNMENTS
      14. AN APPROACH TO HOLISTIC DESIGN FOR SOCIAL EQUALITY
      15. THE FUTURE
      16. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: Progressive Infrastructure for Perspective Change
    1. Chapter 14: Using Transformative Pedagogy to Facilitate Personal Growth and Development in Web-Based Service-Learning Courses
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: A CONTEXT FOR DISCUSSION
      4. DEVELOPING A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TO SUPPORT TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING
      5. STUDENTS’ VOICES: LEARNING THROUGH SERVICE
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 15: ABUSE OF HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTIONS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ABUSE OF THE NEW TECHNOLOGIES
      4. THE PSYCHOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF CYBERSPACE: THE “FUNCTIONS” AND MEANINGS OF ABUSIVE ACTIONS
      5. A STRATEGY FOR CHANGE
    3. Chapter 16: Online Injustice, Poverty and Fear
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CONCEPT OF JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE
      4. WHAT IS INJUSTICE?
      5. RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ON THE INTERNET
      6. POVERTY
      7. FEAR
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 17: Cyber-Ethnography
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. What is Cyber-Ethnography?
  13. Section 6: Digital Leadership and Possibility of Change
    1. Chapter 18: Use “hhh” Technology in the Transformative Models of Online Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TRANSECT LAKE SEVAN 2008
      4. “HHH” TECHNOLOGY LEARNING FRAMEWORK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Lessons Learned from Semiotics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 20: Structuring of Knowledge and Cognitive Load
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      4. CONCLUSION
  14. Section 7: The Face of Utopias and Truths for Transformation
    1. Chapter 21: Inspiring Personal and Social Transformation through Avatar Role Play in an Online Immersive Virtual Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EDUCATIONAL ROLE PLAY IN THE IVE
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 22: Deconstructing the Politics of Identity and Representation in Cyberspace
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ANALYSIS OF THE KEY ISSUES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 23: Digital Storytelling
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. DIGITAL STORYTELLING
  15. Section 8: Online Injustice, Poverty and Fear
    1. Chapter 24: ‘O’ is for Organic
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ONLINE LEARNING AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE
      4. ORGANIC ONLINE LEARNING
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 25: The Criticality of an ICT Ethics Backbone for Transformation and Social Equality in E-Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. “MACHINE ETHICS”
      4. STAKEHOLDER GROUPS FOR INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ETHICS
      5. RESEARCH IN ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (ICT)
      6. MORAL DECISION-MAKING
      7. EDUCATIONAL ETHICS
      8. ETHICAL REASONING APPROACHES
      9. SOME STANDARDS FOR EFFECTIVE ETHICAL THEORIES
      10. Quick-Case “ICT Ethics” Assignments for Discussion
    3. Chapter 26: Poverty and Phobia of Internet Connectivity and Usage Among University Students in Southwestern Nigeria
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY
      6. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
      7. METHODOLOGY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors
  18. List of Contributors