Post-Secondary Education and Technology: A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to…

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

EditorRebecca Clothey, Stacy Austin-Li, John C. Weidman

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As the global commitment to educational access has become enshrined in all levels of society, new technologies have also been developed that hold tremendous promise for enabling these goals. This new reality provides vastly expanded possibilities for international collaboration, knowledge building, sharing of best practices, and new ways to teach, both within the classroom and without. This booklooks at trends and challenges for expanding access to post-secondary education via technology through a set of case studies and analyses written by people involved in relevant projects around the world.

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As the global commitment to educational access has become enshrined in all levels of society, new technologies have also been developed that hold tremendous promise for enabling these goals. This new reality provides vastly expanded possibilities for international collaboration, knowledge building, sharing of best practices, and new wa...

Rebecca Clothey is an Associate Clinical Professor in theSchool of Education andDirectorof theGlobal and International Education Program at Drexel University.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:294 pages, 9.15 × 5.67 × 0.83 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230338313

ISBN - 13:9780230338319

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Education, ICT, and International Development; R.Clothey, S.Austin-Li & J.C.Weidman
PART I: POLICY DEBATES

ICT in Education Policies and National Development: Why the 'Twain' Should Meet (But Could Not); M.del Rosario
Rich Media Technologies: Opportunities in Australian Higher Education; R.Smyth, T.Andrews, R.Caladine & J.Bordujenko
Learning Center Based Community College Model with Separation of Education Infrastructures and Program Providers, Minghua Li
PART II: CAPACITY BUILDING

Innovative Learning Support for Teaching Large Classes, Charl Wolhuter, H.J.Steyn, E.Mentz & F.J.Potgieter
Success Factors in the Implementation of eLearning in a UK Higher Education Institution or eLearning at the University of Portsmouth: the Case of One Faculty; T.Coverdale-Jones
ICT Enabled Scalable Workshops for Engineering College Teachers in India; K.Kannan & K.Narayanan
Taking Teacher Certification in Specialized Subjects Online: Lessons Learned from Preparing Special Education Teachers to Become Highly Qualified in Math; E.Clay & M.Miller
PART III: REACHING UNDESERVED POPULATIONS

The International Negotiation Modules Project: Using Simulation to Enhance Teaching and Learning Strategies in the Community College; R.Latiner Raby, J.P.Kaufman & G.Rabb
Using ICT as a Vehicle for Non-Formal Learning and Women's Empowerment in Rural Tanzania; D.Ettling & M.Marquise
Blended Learning for Female Empowerment: A UAE Case Study; R.Tamim
Educational Accessibility for African Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities; S.Wa-Mbaleke

Editorial Reviews

'Information and communications technology is making an impact in higher education around the world today. It is no longer hidden, ignored, suppressed, or an afterthought. This book transports us from decades of hopeful claims about ICT in empowering the disenfranchised to a series of extraordinary projects that offer real-world evidence that such change is no longer a possibility but a reality. It enlivens classes, enriches communities, and energizes entire countries.' - Curtis J. Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University"This work is a valuable compendium of insights, focusing on timely issues that are critical for us to understand more deeply. With the cutting-edge tools and creative approaches advocated by the contributors to this volume, we can meet the myriad educational challenges that will surely confront us." - Mike Scheuermann, Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology Support and executive director of the Online Learning Council, Drexel University"The ubiquity of technology is not leading to a paradigm shift in education – the shift has already occurred. This must-read book provides effective and replicable practices for optimizing distance education to increase accessibility, educational attainment, and socio-economic mobility for 'today's' global next-generation learners!"- Kristen Betts, director of Online Learning, Armstrong Atlantic Statue University