Online Book Talk: Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region, with Gainiya Tazhina & Judith Parker

Research on the Implementation Of Digital Initiatives in Eurasia

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Sep 30

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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"In today’s modernized world, implementing technology into the infrastructures of communities has become a common custom. The idea of digital economy has proven to be an efficient, dynamic, and highly adaptable mode of performance, and regions across the globe have begun applying these digital approaches to their populated foundation. One region of the world that has recently begun using modern technologies is Eurasia. As they continue their technological transition from “theory” to “practice,” significant research is needed on the emergence of sustainability in these countries.


Toward Sustainability Through Digital Technologies and Practices in the Eurasian Region is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on the implementation of digital initiatives within Eurasian countries and their social and economic principles. While highlighting topics such as educational technologies, mobile applications, and sustainable business, this publication explores the cultural aspects and social interaction of digital applications within this region of the world. This book is ideally designed for economists, IT professionals, educators, researchers, social scientists, policymakers, academicians, and students."

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Gainiya Tazhina, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Social Economic Sciences at the University of International Business (UIB), Kazakhstan, where she has been a faculty member since 2008. Her research interests lie in the area of social psychological issues, ranging from theory to design to implementation. In recent years, she has focused on leadership, career development, youth identity and nationwide e-learning initiatives. Gainiya has collaborated actively with researchers from other states and institutions. She has been awarded with the OSI Faculty Development Fellowship at the Columbia University in the NYC (2009-2012). Gainiya has been selected to give the Erasmus Mundus Lectures on Leadership organized by the partner universities UIB in Almaty and the Kozminsky University in Warsaw (2017). Gainiya has lead over thirty workshops and training programs for various businesses. 


Judith Parker is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Adult Learning and Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University and alumna of Teachers College, Columbia University (Ed.D, M.A.). M.S. degree in physics from Purdue University in Indiana, and a B.S. degree in physics and mathematics from Notre Dame College in Ohio. Dr. Parker has over 20 years experience in leadership positions within business organizations emerging into the global market and has been instrumental in leading them toward becoming global learning organizations. She has worked extensively with technical managers and technical employees in Asia and Europe in leadership education and training and technical employee skill development. Dr. Parker’s academic experience includes teaching adult learning and leadership theory and practice, staff development and training, and organizational development, in graduate programs at Teachers College/ Columbia University and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota using totally on-line format, totally classroom format, and blended delivery. She also teaches college physics and astronomy at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. 


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