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Adult Learning in the Digital Age






Table of Contents
Foreword ............................................................................................................................................ xiv
Preface ................................................................................................................................................ xvi
Acknowledgment ................................................................................................................................. xx
Section 1
Introducing Adult Learning in the Digital Age: Tools, Processes, and Outcomes
Chapter 1
Emerging Frontiers of Learning Online: Digital Ecosystems, Blended Learning
and Implications for Adult Learning ....................................................................................................... 1
Glenn Finger, Griffith University, Australia
Pei-Chen Sun, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Romina Jamieson-Proctor, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Chapter 2
Empowering Adult Learners through Blog: An Australian Case Study ............................................... 13
Michael Griffith, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Loong Woong, University of Canberra, Australia
Chapter 3
Perspectives on the Realities of Virtual Learning: Examining Practice,
Commitment, and Conduct .................................................................................................................. 23
Kristina K. Carrier, University of Idaho, USA
Chapter 4
The Virtual University: Distance Learning Spaces for Adult Learners ................................................ 32
David S. Stein, The Ohio State University, USA
Hilda R.Glazer, Capella University, USA
Constance E. Wanstreet, The Ohio State University, USA

Chapter 5
Using Moodle to Teach Constructivist Learning Design Skills to Adult Learners. .............................. 40
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Doug L. Holton, Utah State University, USA
Chapter 6
Community of Inquiry in Adult Online Learning: Collaborative-Constructivist Approaches.............. 52
Zehra Akyol, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
D. Randy Garrison, University of Calgary, Canada
Section 2
Web 2.0 Technologies, Adult Learning, and New Educational Possibilities
Chapter 7
Social Networking, Adult Learning Success and Moodle..................................................................... 68
Margaret Martinez, The Training Place, Inc., USA
Sheila Jagannathan, World Bank Institute in Washington DC, USA
Chapter 8
Collaborative Learning: Knowledge beyond the Peripheries................................................................ 81
Hakikur Rahman, SchoolNet Foundation Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Chapter 9
MIPO Model: A Framework to Help the Integration of Web
Technologies at the Higher Education................................................................................................... 89
Paula Peres, Instituto Politécnico de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto – Portugal;
Universidade do Minho - Portugal
Pedro Pimenta, Instituto Politécnico de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto – Portugal;
Universidade do Minho - Portugal
Chapter 10
Today’s Technologies: Faculty Adoption Factors and Effects on Higher Education.......................... 108
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Jeff Cain, University of Kentucky, USA
Chapter 11
Web 2.0 Technology for Problem-Based and Collaborative Learning: A Case Study........................ 118 .
Clive N. Buckley, Glyndŵr University, UK
Angela M. William, Glyndŵr University, UK
Chapter 12
Information Literacy in the Digital Age: Implications for Adult Learning......................................... 126
Terry T. Kidd, Texas A&M University, USA
Jared Keengwe, University of North Dakota, USA

Chapter 13
Integrating Blogs in Teacher Education............................................................................................... 134
Yungwei Hao, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Chapter 14
Facebook as Public Pedagogy: A Critical Examination of Learning, Community,
and Consumption................................................................................................................................. 148
Richard L. Freishtat, Arizona State University, USA
Jennifer A. Sandlin, Arizona State University, USA
Chapter 15
Adult Learners Learning Online: A Case Study of a Blogging Experience........................................ 163
Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia, USA
Chapter 16
Teaching Technology to Digital Immigrants: Strategies for Success.................................................. 178
Danika Rockett, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Tamara Powell, Kennesaw State University, USA
Amy Massey Vessel, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Carrice Cummins, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Janis Hill, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Richard Hutchinson, Kennesaw State University, USA
David Cargill, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Chapter 17
Some Key Success Factors in Web-Based Corporate Training in Brazil............................................ 188
Luiz Antonio Joia, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration of Getulio
Vargas Foundation and Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Chapter 18
Web 2.0 Technologies: Social Software Applied to Higher Education and Adult Learning............... 208
Teresa Torres-Coronas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Ricard Monclús-Guitart, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Araceli Rodríguez-Merayo, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
M. Arántzazu Vidal-Blasco, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
M. José Simón-Olmos, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Chapter 19
Using Virtual Learning Environments to Present Different Learning Blends..................................... 219
Robert J. McClelland, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Chapter 20
Designing Contextualized Interaction for Learning ........................................................................... 239
Marcus Specht, Open University of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
Chapter 21
Employing Innovative Learning Strategies Using an E-Learning Platform ....................................... 253
Andrina Granić, University of Split, Croatia
Maja Ćukušić, University of Split, Croatia
Aimilia Tzanavari, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
George A. Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Compilation of References .............................................................................................................. 276
About the Contributors ................................................................................................................... 307
Index ................................................................................................................................................... 315


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