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Trends in Educational Technology
Fifth Edition

Donald P. Ely

Written by a leading authority in the field, this book provides an overview of current applications of technology in education. While emphasizing distributed learning systems, distance education, and wireless technology, the author also offers the latest information and statistics regarding the explosive growth of computer and Internet access and use at school and at home, increased advocacy for educational technology, new opportunities for professional development for teachers, new uses for television and video, and the role of technology in education reform. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of these forces, which are helping to shape the education of our nation, young and the old, from the classroom to the living room.

This new edition of Trends in Educational Technology will be of interest to instructional designers, technology-based support staff, school library media specialists, teachers and teacher educators, as well as administrators in primary, secondary and higher education.

Donald P. Ely is Professor Emeritus, Department of Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation at Syracuse University’s School of Education and Founding Director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology at Syracuse University. He is currently Visiting Professor, Instructional Systems Design, at Florida State University. He has written or edited numerous books over the course of his five decades in the field of educational technology, including Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, Classic Writings on Instructional Technology, The International Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, Second Edition, and the first four editions of this volume.

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EMTY 2002 Educational Media and Technology Yearbook
2002 Volume 27

Edited by Mary Ann Fitzgerald, Michael Orey, and Robert Maribe Branch

“In the year 2001, we noted several trends in the field, some new, and others continuing from recent years. The international surge toward online education or “e-learning” continues to gain momentum. Instructional technology projects and initiatives continue to emphasize the themes of collaboration and integration. The interdisciplinary nature of this field seems to be broadening, and the borders between instructional technology, information science, and educational media, and information technology are becoming increasingly blurred.

Among K-12 and higher education leaders, tension between the standards reform movement and the constructivist philosophy remains, and the debate over this issue has many implications for our field. In broader contexts, experiential education seems to be gaining importance, and designers are applying emerging technologies to create learning environments that stimulate authentic situations. Finally, over the last few years we have witnessed a changing of the guard as many prominent leaders in the field of instructional technology have retired. These developments and trends are represented in the Yearbook in the form of research studies, descriptive reports, and conceptual pieces.”
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Exploring current issues each year for more than a last quarter of a century, this annual volume helps media and technology professionals keep abreast of a changing and expanding field. With this 27th volume, readers will learn of the latest trends and issues, exciting projects unfolding at several research laboratories, issues of particular relevance to K-12 education, and the careers of some instructional technology leaders. And, as always, this volume provides directories of instructional technology-related organizations and institutes of higher learning offering degrees in related fields as well as an annotated list of selected current publication related to the field.

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Published annually by Libraries Unlimited in cooperation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT).

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416 pages (ISBN 1-56308-910-6)
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