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.
J. Michael Spector is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas, USA. Dr. Spector has served as Executive Vice President on the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction (ibstpi), on the Executive Committee of the IEEE Learning Technology Task Force, and as past-President of the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT). He was lead editor on the third and fourth editions of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology, edited the Encylopedia of Educational Technology, and has more than 150 journal articles, book chapters, and books to his credit.
Preface Acknowledgements PART I - INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW Chapter 1: Defining Educational Technology Chapter 2: Values, Foundations, and a Framework Chapter 3: Learning and Performing Chapter 4: Teaching and Training Chapter 5: Technology Support for Learning, Instruction and Performance Chapter 6: Integrative Approaches to Planning and Implementation PART II - THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES WITH EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS Chapter 7: Theories of Human Development Chapter 8: Theories of Learning and Performance Chapter 9: Theories of Information and Communications Chapter 10: Instruction and Instructional Design Theories PART III - PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES WITH EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS Chapter 11: Introducing Innovative Technologies and Managing Change Chapter 12: Teaching with Technology Chapter 13: Educational Technologies in the Workplace Chapter 14: Designing Technology-supported Learning Environments Chapter 15: Integrating Technologies into Activities and Tasks PART IV - BROADENING THE CONTEXT Chapter 16: Educational Technology Principles and Examples in a Variety of Contexts Chapter 17: Professional Preparation and Training Chapter 18: Scalability and Replication Studies Chapter 19: Emerging Technologies PART V - GLOSSARY OF TERMS AND REFERENCES Glossary of Terms References Appendix A: Effective Communication Guidelines Appendix B: Professional Associations Appendix C: Journals and Trade Magazines Index