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Special Issue on
Technology for Higher Education, Adult Learning, and Professional Development
Dr. Maggie M. Wang
Faculty of Education,
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dr. Seng Chee Tan
National Institute of Education,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Jyh-Chong Liang
Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology,
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Haisen Zhang
University of International Business and Economics, China
This special issue of the KM&EL international journal is dedicated to technology-enabled solutions and novel methodical approaches for higher education, adult learning, and professional development. Globalization and economic dynamics have forced individuals, institutions, and organizations to search for new ways to strengthen their competitive advantages. Improvement of learning and professional development for sustainable development has been become as a key strategy (Cheng, Wang, Mørch, Chen, Kinshuk, & Spector, 2014). In this context, it is crucial to help adult learners in educational institutions and employees in various workplace settings to improve their self-directed and life-long learning capabilities. Further, learning in this context has expanded from individual to organizational and community levels with new focuses on externalization of tacit knowledge and intuition embedded in professional work, peer-driven mutual learning and sharing, and systemic retention of knowledge assets for long-term development (Rosenberg, 2012).
In the meantime, advances in technology have been increasingly enabling and facilitating learning and knowledge-related initiatives by changing the way for people to access knowledge and communicate with others. A variety of technology-enhanced solutions and novel approaches have been promoted in educational institutions, corporations, governments and communities. A recent review on e-learning in the workplace reported four main research themes in the field, in which e-learning in the healthcare sector was found as one of the most prolific e-learning initiatives (Cheng et al., 2014).
With respect to technology, the use of various electronic media and information technologies has largely extended learning and professional development opportunities. More recently, the model of Mass Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has brought unprecedented opportunities for learners to access open courses, with a high potential to support self-directed and lifelong learning than traditional models (Kay, Reimann, Diebold, & Kummerfeld, 2013).
This special issue aims to provide a forum for academics and practitioners to explore issues related to use, analysis, design, and evaluation of technologies-assisted approaches to learning and professional development in various educational, organizational and community environment.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- e-Learning in higher education
- e-Learning for continuing education
- Distance education and lifelong learning
- Computer-supported self-directed learning
- Instructional design in e-learning
- Online curriculum development
- Knowledge management and e-learning
- e-Learning/e-Training in organizations
- Web-based corporate training
- e-Learning and professional development
- e-Learning and human resource development
- Best practices and experiences in implementing MOOCs
- Instructional design in MOOCs
- Cloud computing in education
- Technology in medical colleges and hospitals
- Medical informatics and education
- Nurse education and training
We are interested in both theoretical and practical papers that aim to improve learning and human performance by applying the latest technological advances. We would like to stimulate interest in the issues across academia, practice, industry, research and policy, and therefore we welcome focused papers from all sectors.
Submission due: 15th Jun 2014
Notification of acceptance: 28th Jul 2014
Publication schedule: Sep 2014
Electronic submission by email to Guest Editors is required (email@example.com).
Papers must not have been published, accepted for publication, or presently be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A standard double-blind review process will be used for selecting papers to be published in this special issue. Authors should follow the instructions outlined in the KM&EL Website (see URLhttp://www.kmel-journal.org/ojs/index.php/online-publication/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions)
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