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Foundations of Educational Technology Integrative Approaches and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0415874718
ISBN-13: 9780415874717
Edition: 2012
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Description: The first volume in Routledge's new Integrative Approaches to Educational Technology series, Foundations of Educational Technology is an introductory textbook for students enrolled in Educational Technology Masters and PhD programs. It focuses on  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/11/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

The first volume in Routledge's new Integrative Approaches to Educational Technology series, Foundations of Educational Technology is an introductory textbook for students enrolled in Educational Technology Masters and PhD programs. It focuses on fundamental characteristics that cut across users, contexts, and settings, considers the underlying assumptions of the field, introduces the relevant theories on which practice has been developed, and discusses the kinds of professional activities graduates are likely to engage in.This text provides students with engaging exercises and activities that contribute to their professional growth, using these four pedagogical features:TELL: Presentations and directions to major sources of information and resourcesASK: Activities that encourage students to critique applications and share their individual interpretationsSHOW: Activities demonstrate the application of key concepts and complex skills with appropriate opportunities for learner responsesDO: Learners apply key concepts and complex skills while working on practice assignments and/or projects for their electronic portfolios.

J. Michael Spector is Professor and Chair of Learning Technologies in the College of Information at the University of North Texas. He was previously Professor of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology, Doctoral Program Coordinator for the Learning, Design, and Technology Program, and a Research Scientist at the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory at the University of Georgia (2009-2011). Previously, he was Associate Director of the Learning Systems Institute, Professor of Instructional Systems, and Principal Investigator for the International Center for Learning, Education and Performance Systems at Florida State University (2004-2008). He served as Chair of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University (2000-2004) and Director of the Educational Information Science and Technology Research Program at the University of Bergen (1996-1999). He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin (1978). His recent research is in the areas of intelligent support for instructional design, system dynamics based learning environments, assessing learning in complex domains, distance learning, and technology integration in education. Dr. Spector served on the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi) as Executive Vice President; he is on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Learning Technology Technical Committee, is a Past President of the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT) as well as a Past Chair of the Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. He is the editor (10 th year as editor) of the Development Section of Educational Technology Research & Development, and he serves on numerous other editorial boards. He co-edited the third edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, is again lead editor on the fourth edition, and has more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and books to his credit. Dr. Spector is active in international educational technology developments and was the Conference Co-Chair and Local Organizer for the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies held at UGA 6-8 July.

Introduction and Overview
Introducing education technology
Learning and performing
Teaching and training
Supporting learning, performance and instruction with technology
Integrative approaches to planning and implementation
Theoretical Perspectives with Example Applications
Theories of human development
Theories of learning and performance
Theories of information and communications
Instructional theories
Instructional design theories
Elaboration, Examples, Discussion, and Activities
Introducing innovative technologies and managing change
Teaching with technology
Educational technologies in the workplace
Designing technology-supported learning environments
Integrating technology into activities and tasks
Extensions for Different Contexts
K-12 settings
Higher education
Business and industry
Governmental agencies
Not-for-profit and non-governmental agencies
References
Glossary of Terms
Extended Bibliography
Links and Other Resources

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