Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology

Author: David H. Jonassen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0805841458
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This edition of this handbook updates and expands its review of the research, theory, issues and methodology that constitute the field of educational communications and technology. Organized into seven sectors, it profiles and integrates the following elements of this rapidly changing field.

Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology

Author: J. Michael Spector
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415963381
Format: PDF
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Presents summaries and syntheses of research pertinent to the educational uses of information and communication technologies. This handbook covers foundations, strategies, technologies, models, design and development, and methodological issues. It is intended for graduate students and their professors.

Foundations of Educational Technology

Author: J. Michael Spector
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317653750
Format: PDF, Docs
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An engaging book for professional educators and an ideal textbook for certificate, masters, and doctoral programs in educational technology, instructional systems and learning design, Foundations of Educational Technology, Second Edition offers a fresh, interdisciplinary, problem-centered approach to the subject, helping students build extensive notes and an electronic portfolio as they navigate the text. The book addresses fundamental aspects of educational technology theory, research and practice that span various users, contexts and settings; includes a full range of engaging exercises for students that will contribute to their professional growth; and offers the following 4-step pedagogical features inspired by M. D. Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction: TELL: Primary presentations and pointers to major sources of information and resources ASK: Activities that encourage students to critique applications and share their individual interpretations SHOW: Activities that demonstrate the application of key concepts and complex skills with appropriate opportunities for learner responses DO: Activities in which learners apply key concepts and complex skills while working on practice assignments and/or projects to be created for their electronic portfolios The second edition of this textbook covers the core objectives addressed in introductory educational technology courses while adding new sections on mobile learning, MOOCs, open educational resources, "big data," and learning analytics along with suggestions to instructors and appendices on effective writing, professional associations, journal and trade magazines.

Design in Educational Technology

Author: Brad Hokanson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319009273
Format: PDF, Kindle
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​This book is the result of a research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT]. The fifteen chapters were developed by leaders in the field and represent the most updated and cutting edge methodology in the areas of instructional design and instructional technology. The broad concepts of design, design thinking, the design process, and the design studio, are identified and they form the framework of the book. This book advocates the conscious adoption of a mindset of design thinking, such as that evident in a range of divergent professions including business, government, and medicine. At its core is a focus on “planning, inventing, making, and doing.” (Cross, 1982), all of which are of value to the field of educational technology. Additionally, the book endeavors to develop a deep understanding of the design process in the reader. It is a critical skill, often drawing from other traditional design fields. An examination of the design process as practiced, of new models for design, and of ways to connect theory to the development of educational products are all fully explored with the goal of providing guidance for emerging instructional designers and deepening the practice of more advanced practitioners. Finally, as a large number of leading schools of instructional design have adopted the studio form of education for their professional programs, we include this emerging topic in the book as a practical and focused guide for readers at all levels.

Educational Technology

Author: Al Januszewski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113650334X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), this book presents a definition of the field of study and practice known as educational technology or instructional technology. It reflects the collaborative efforts of all members of the AECT Definition and Terminology Committee. The volume begins with the statement of the definition itself (chapter 1), followed by commentary chapters on each of the key terms and concepts contained in the definition (chapters 2-9). Chapter 10 provides historical context for the current definition by reviewing salient elements of prior AECT definitions. Chapter 11 discusses ethical considerations and chapter 12 concludes by discussing ramifications of the current definition for academic programs in educational technology. This book is appropriate for anyone working in the field of educational technology: students, instructors, researchers and in-service providers.

Educational Technology Program and Project Evaluation

Author: J. Michael Spector
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317530071
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Educational Technology Program and Project Evaluation is a unique, comprehensive guide to the formative and summative evaluation of programs, projects, products, practices and policies involving educational technology. Written for both beginning and experienced evaluators, the book utilizes an integrative, systems-based approach; its practical emphasis on logic models and theories of change will help readers navigate their own evaluation processes to improve interventions and conduct meaningful educational research. Key features include: evidence-based guidelines for constructing and conducting evaluations practical exercises to support the development of knowledge, skills, and program evaluation portfolios a variety of interdisciplinary case studies references and links to pertinent research and resources Using the TELL, ASK, SHOW, DO model first introduced in this series, Educational Technology Program and Project Evaluation provides comprehensive coverage of the concepts, goals, design, implementation, and critical questions imperative to successful technology-enhanced evaluation.

Information Power

Author: American Association of School Librarians
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934708
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This joint publication of the Association of School Librarians and the Association for Educational Communication and Technology is the newest approach in the series of national standards and guidelines that began with the 1920 "Certain" report. The document provides a foundation for professional practice built on information literacy standards. Subsequent chapters deal with techniques and practices support program development, which enhances learning and teaching. Appendices include policy statements and a discussion of student performance assessment. While the document is intended to focus on student learning as the major goal of 21st century school library programs, it also acts as an informative guide for contemporary practices in school libraries. This should be in every library and in every administrator's office..