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Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development

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As the areas of community education and professional development continue to expand, the technologies that are utilized in these programs are also progressively advancing. However, it can sometimes be difficult to pin-point the best system in such a vast, ever-changing world of technology. Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development investigates how the role of information technology is impacting the academic and workplace environments. This publication will explore areas such as unique learning styles, various methods of disseminating information, and technology’s role and impact within these settings. Researchers, practitioners, and instructors in the areas of adult, continued, and higher education will benefit from this text’s innovative way of addressing efficient methods of utilizing technology.

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. INTRODUCTION
    2. OBJECTIVE OF THE BOOK
    3. THE INTEGRATION OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    4. ROLE OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: The Power, Peril, and Promise of Information Technology to Community Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. GROUP COLLABORATION TOOLS: COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
    5. POWER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN OUR COMMUNITIES
    6. PROMISE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN OUR COMMUNITIES
    7. FUTURE TRENDS
    8. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 2: Use of Information Technology in Organizational Learning
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BALDRIGE AWARD CRITERIA AND LEARNING
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
    5. ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING FRAMEWORKS AND TECHNOLOGY
    6. BALDRIGE AWARD WINNERS: TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING
    7. IMPACT ON EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    8. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 3: The Impact of New Technologies on Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. THE NEW LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 4: Examining Adult Learning Assumptions and Theories in Technology-Infused Communities and Professions
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. A NEW PARADIGM FOR ADULT LEARNING IN TECHNOLOGY INFUSED COMMUNITIES AND PROFESSIONS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 5: Preferred Learning Tools in Online Mathematics Classes
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND/THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. DIGITAL COLLEGE LEARNERS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 6: Informatization and Digital Citizenship
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONDITIONS FOR DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP IN INFORMATIZED SETTINGS
    5. CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES
    6. FUTURE TRENDS
    7. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 7: Emergency Management Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. OPTIMIZING EMERGENCY RESPONSE: TWO FRAMEWORKS
    5. FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION: SOCIAL JUSTICE AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY
  15. Chapter 8: Social Networking, Cyber Bullying, and the Role of Community Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. LINKING THE CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL CAPITAL, SOCIAL NETWORKING AND CYBER BULLYING
    5. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 9: Technology Use and Its Changing Role in Community Education
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMMUNITY EDUCATION DEFINITIONS
    4. IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON LEARNING
    5. HISTORICAL TRENDS OF TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    6. CONDITIONS FOR TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATION INTO COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    7. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER INCORPORATION OF TECHNOLOGY
    8. CURRENT PRACTICES IN TECHNOLOGY’S ROLE IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    9. FUTURE TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY’S FUTURE ROLE IN COMMUNITY EDUCATION
    10. CONCLUSION
  17. Chapter 10: Developing an Autonomous Language Learning Framework in a Blended Learning Environment
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. LITERATURE REVIEW
    4. AUTONOMY AND BLENDED LEARNING
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  18. Chapter 11: Online Professional Development for Adults
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ANDRAGOGY'S HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
    4. IMPLEMENTING ANDRAGOGY IN ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: PROOFS AND PREMISES
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
  19. Chapter 12: Technology Use and Research Approaches for Community Education and Professional Development
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
    4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Using Information and Communication Technology to Maximize Workforce Readiness
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE USE AND DESIGN OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
  21. Chapter 14: Using Educational Technology to Guide Literacy Teaching Candidates in the Delivery of Adjusted Practices for Speakers of Urban AAVE
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    4. BACKGROUND, CONTEXT, AND THEORETICAL FRAME
    5. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
    6. METHODOLOGY
    7. FINDINGS AND CONCLUSION
  22. Chapter 15: E-Learning Quality through Second Life
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THE EVOLUTION OF E-LEARNING PROGRESSION IN SECOND LIFE
    5. FOUNDATIONS OF THE PROBLEM
    6. PARAMETERS FOR EVALUATING EFFECTIVENESS
    7. RELATED QUANTITATIVE WORKS
    8. KEY FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CHOICE OF SECOND LIFE FOR RESEARCH
    9. FORMULATION OF THE GENERAL CASE
    10. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
    11. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    12. CONCLUSION
    13. FUTURE WORK
  23. Chapter 16: Technological Advancements Usage
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors