Professor Kathleen King Publishes New Book on Technology’s Role in Adult Learning


Higher Education and Policy Studies Professor Dr. Kathleen King published her new book “Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning” through Jossey-Bass.

Dr. King explores different approaches for engaging adult learners with technology during this rapidly evolving digital age. Her publication also provides educators with insight and knowledge for furthering adult learning and shaping the future of the field.

Jossey-Bass’ book description: “Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning” introduces educators and students to the intersection of adult learning and the growing technological revolution. Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, this book explores the theory, research, and practice driving innovation in both adult learning and learning technology, and illuminates a powerful approach to recognize and leverage these opportunities. Building on current trends and research in technology and its use, each chapter illustrates the need, opportunities, and examples of current and future technologies that scaffold adult learning, and provides comprehensive coverage of both current and emerging challenges.

Dr. Mary V. Alfred, Texas A&M University Executive Associate Dean and Professor, said the book is "Comprehensive, thought-provoking, and action-oriented. “Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning” provides much needed guidance and insight regarding adult learning and the digital age. Packed with rich discussions, examples and activities, professors, teachers, trainers, instructional designers, and lifelong learners alike will find this book has lasting value and multiple applications. This book can be used both as a textbook and for personal professional development."

“Technology and Innovation in Adult Learning” is available at Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Amazon.com beginning Feb. 28.