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Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners

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Recently, there has been an increased understanding that learning occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting, particularly for adult lifelong learners. This perspective has enhanced an attentive design in the underlying technological architecture that is required for the integration of formal and informal learning environments. Synergic Integration of Formal and Informal E-Learning Environments for Adult Lifelong Learners presents a collection of issues and research from adult education professionals who define, develop, implement, and evaluate the integration of formal and informal eLearning environments for adult lifelong learners. Academics, teachers, administrators, and learning technologists will benefit from this publication’s unique approach to discussing and analyzing the challenges of introducing and implementing learning technologies for adult lifelong learners.

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. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. CHAPTER DESCRIPTIONS
    2. CONCLUSION
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Infrastructural and Cultural Issues
    1. Chapter 1: Profiling and Supporting Adult Learners
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: ADULT LEARNING THEORIES AND RESEARCH SURVEY
      4. A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING ADULT LEARNER CHARACTERISTICS
      5. IMPLICATIONS AND BEST PRACTICES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Towards an Adult Learning Architecture of Participation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE UK CONTEXT AND INFORMAL ELEARNING
      4. RESEARCHING INFORMAL ELEARNING
      5. TESTING EMERGENT LEARNING: LESSONS FROM INFORMAL ELEARNING PROJECTS
      6. ORGANISATIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF PARTICIPATION ISSUES AND PUBLIC VALUE
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: From Basic Participation to Transformation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONTEXT: TWO NEW ZEALAND ONLINE COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
      5. THE RESEARCH
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX: THE COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE TOOLBOX – GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY BUILDERS
    4. Chapter 4: Participatory Barriers to the Informal Learning of Older Australians using the Internet and Web 2.0 Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE INTERNET AND AN AGEING AUSTRALIAN POPULATION
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Adapting Informal and Formal Learning Skills for Success in the Virtual Learning Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT SKILLS NEEDED BY VIRTUAL LEARNERS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 2: Pedagogical Issues
    1. Chapter 6: Complex Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. COMPLEX LEARNING
      5. FUTURE PROSPECTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: First Steps in the Development of a Model for Integrating Formal and Informal Learning in Virtual Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESIGNING A MODEL OF LEARNING STRATEGIES FOR INTEGRATING FORMAL, NON-FORMAL, AND INFORMAL LEARNING
      5. PHASES FOR DESIGNING A SPECIFIC STRATEGY MODEL
      6. INITIAL FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Moving from Theory to Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Street Poetry in Augmented Reality
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STREET POETRY IN AUGMENTED REALITY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 3: Technological Issues
    1. Chapter 10: LingoBee Mobile App
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LINGOBEE MOBILE APP AND REPOSITORY
      5. SUMMARY AND FUTURE WORK
    2. Chapter 11: Capturing the Semantics of Simulation Learning with Linked Data
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK IN SIMULATION LEARNING
      4. ADOPTING LINKED DATA IN SIMULATION LEARNING
      5. CRISIS MANAGEMENT DECISION-MAKING WITH PANDORA SIMULATION TRAINING
      6. SIMULATION LEARNING LIFECYCLE
      7. LINKED LEARNING DATA IN KNOWLEDGE-RICH WORKPLACES
      8. LINKED OBSERVATIONAL DATA IN SIMULATION LEARNING
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
    3. Chapter 12: Google Apps as a Cloud Computing Solution in Italian Municipalities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDIES: GOOGLE APPS AT THE MUNICIPALITIES OF CHIAMPO AND CODOGNO
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors