Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology / Edition 3by J. Michael Spector
Pub. Date: 12/18/2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The 4th edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology expands upon the previous 3 versions, providinga comprehensive updateon research pertaining tonew and emerging educational technologies.Chapters that are no longer pertinent have been eliminated in this edition, with most chapters being completely rewritten, expanded, and updated Additionally, new chapters pertaining to research methodologies in educational technologyhave been added due to expressed reader interest.Each chapter now contains an extensive literature review, documenting and explaining themost recent, outstanding research, including major findings and methodologies employed. TheHandbookauthorscontinue to beinternational leaders in their respective fields; thelist is cross disciplinary by designand great effortwas taken to invite authors outside of the traditionalinstructional design and technology community.
Table of ContentsFoundations ofeducationalcommunications and technology.- Historical overview.-Research-based perspectives.-Examples.- Research methods.-Research approaches.-Design research.-Developmental research.- Activity research.-Classroom action research.- Quantitative methods.- Qualitative methods.- Strategies and models.- Formal learning.- Informal learning.- Adult learners.- Instructional design and development models.- Model-based learningand performance.- Motivational models.- Models for personalized learning.- Planning andimplementationof educational technology.- Change agency in learning.- Cultural considerations.- Distributed educational practice.- Policies governing educational technology implementation,participatory planning and implementation of educational technology.- Emergingtechnologies.- Mobile technologies.- Tools and technologies for learning in complex domains.- Adaptive technologies.- Virtual/synthetic learning.- Emergingrepresentation technologies.- Web 2.0 communications tools and technologies.- Technology integration.- TPACK.- Technology integration in schools.-Technology integrationinwork settings.- Technology integration inhealth care.- Technology integration inpublic servicecontexts.- Technology integration inmulti-cultural settings.- Technology integrationfor problem solving anddecision making.- Technology integrationand generational differences.- Assessment and evaluation.-Collecting and analyzing data.- Programevaluation and research.- Assessing educational technologies in various domains.- Model-centered assessment.- Formative assessments.- Looking forward:Innovative educational technology around the globe.-Educational technology,funding opportunities and programs.- The learning sciences andinstructional design technologies.- Costs and benefits of educational technology.- Educational technology and developing countries.- The philosophy of science and educational technologies.- The future of educational technology research.
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