Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Education at the Intersection of Globalization and Technology

Lee Waller

American University of Ras Al Khaimah


Sharon Waller

American University of Ras Al Khaimah


Global Skill Sets Career Development International Networking Adult Education World Education Culture Modernization International Standards Educator Preparation Educational Technology Educational Impact Curriculum Development Sociocultural Issues

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Our rapidly shrinking, interconnected world is experiencing an unprecedented change in the face of digital innovation and emerging globalization. As the world’s population spirals beyond 7.7 billion, international economies are becoming more integrated and mutually dependent upon one other. These interconnected economies are subject to political, social, and cultural expectations unimagined in past decades. Employee skill sets that were in high demand only a few decades ago are now considered obsolete and unnecessary. New occupations are evolving in the face of digital advancement only to be quickly replaced by other emerging occupations more suitable to satisfying transitioning expectations. The changes are endless. Educational systems can no longer educate for today’s jobs. They must educate for tomorrow’s jobs. They must empower the future of their national economies while remaining mindful of the needs of tomorrow’s global economy. They stand at the intersection of globalization and technology. The only thing certain is change.

This book is intended to examine the educational issues encountered in such an environment. The book aims to afford a fresh examination of theory, research, and practice into this field of study and to provide the reader with an insight into the challenges, successes, and opportunities encountered by today’s educational institutions.

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Date completed: June 10th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 17th 2021

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About the editor

Lee Waller

American University of Ras Al Khaimah

Prof. Lee Waller completed a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas. He earned his BS in Education and MS in Mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Prof. Lee spent 17 years in the American community college system and served for 9 years at Texas A&M University Commerce before joining the AURAK family. Prof. Waller’s teaching and research focus on digital learning, strategic educational leadership, and effective assessment of student learning. Prof. Waller was recently awarded (2014) the Effective Practice Award for Excellence in the Utilization of Emerging Technology by the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C). He was also awarded (2012) the Excellence in Teaching Award by Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success.

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