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Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning


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Preface ix Acknowledgments xv Part 1: A Foundation for New Learning 1 1 The Digital Age Secret for Success: Adult Learning 3 2 Understanding the Evolution of the Digital Age 17 3 Adult Learning and Living in the Digital Age 43 4 Biological Concerns: Development, Aging, and Neuroscience 65 Part 2: Scaffolding Essential Skills for Learning in the Digital Age 83 5 Andragogy Illustrated 85 6 Motivation's Essential Role 101 7 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving 113 8 Self ]Directed Learning Discovered 143 9 Required Intercultural Competencies 155 10 Transformative Learning Perspectives 169 Part 3: New Vistas in a Digital World 185 11 Mind, Body, and Spirit Connections 187 12 e ]Learning Models: Distance, Mobile, Virtual, and Informal Learning 203 13 Psychology of Technology Use and Adoption 221 14 Conclusion: Emergent Research Opportunities 237 References 255 Index 281

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KATHLEEN P. KING is professor of education at the University of Central Florida, and coordinator of the graduate programs in higher education and policy studies. She has written extensively on using technology in adult education and has published 33 books, 56 journal articles, and 85 book chapters. As president of Transformation Education, LLC, she consults on matters such as distance learning, digital media, and instructional design. She has been recognized for her achievements and contributions to adult and higher education in many ways, including induction into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (2011); appointment as Visiting Professor at Nankai University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China (2012); and receiving an Outstanding Research Publication Award (Division I), American Educational Research Association (AERA) award (2009). She serves on the editorial board of several journals, including the Adult Education Quarterly, the Journal of Transformative Education, and New Horizons in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. With 20 years experience as a faculty development speaker on teaching with technology and transformative learning, she has spoken and given presentations at many conferences and universities worldwide.

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