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Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology

Editors: Spector, M., Merrill, M.D., Elen, J., Bishop, M.J. (Eds.)

  • Provides comprehensive research reviews of new developments in educational technology
  • Includes concrete examples to guide future research in educational technology
  • Extensive references furnished to guide readers to the most recent research in the field of educational technology ​
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About this book

The 4th edition of the Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology expands upon the previous 3 versions, providing a comprehensive update on research pertaining to new 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 technology have been added due to expressed reader interest. Each chapter now contains an extensive literature review, documenting and explaining the most recent, outstanding research, including major findings and methodologies employed.    The Handbook authors continue to be international leaders in their respective fields; the list is cross disciplinary by design and great effort was taken to invite authors outside of the traditional instructional design and technology community.      

About the authors

J. Michael Spector is Research Scientist at the Learning and Performance Support Laboratory and Professor in the Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology Department at the University of Gerogia. 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. M. David Merrill is retired Professor Emeritus, Utah State University. Since retiring, he has worked as a visiting Research professor at Florida State University and Research Consultant and Professor in Residence at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. He led the team which developed the authoring system for TICCIT (Time-shared Interactive Computer Controlled Information Television). Dr. Merrill further developed component display theory in association with the TICCIT system and refined that theory in the form of both elaboration theory and instructional transaction theory. Jan Elen is Professor in the Department of Educational Sciences of the Katholieke University of Leuven. His research is oriented towards the design and use of computer-supported learning environments in educational settings. He is the coordinator of the newly- founded School of Education of the Association at Katholieke University of Leuven. MJ Bishop is Associate Professor in the College of Education at Lehigh University. Her research interests are in understanding the fundamental components and the psychology behind instructional media and delivery systems in order to discover their pedagogical capabilities and limitations. Her goals are to devise more effective ways to design instructional technologies that enhance learning.

Reviews

“The Handbook aims to provide the most comprehensive, definitive, and accurate single-volume overview available in the field of educational communication and technology. … this book is not only a sign of the field’s development, but also a reflection on the dynamic state of mainstream educational research. Because of that, it is a mandatory read and reference for all educationalists and researchers of education.” (Tamara Savelyeva, Technology Knowledge and Learning, Vol. 20, 2015)

“The volume updates the findings from the third edition, published in 2008, and will stand for several years as a summary of research in the field of educational technology or educational communications technology (ECT). … The volume serves a valuable purpose of scholars seeking specific research findings in their areas of interest. … My kudos to the editors and contributors of this outstanding volume!” (Brent G. Wilson, Educational Technology, Vol. 54 (6), November-December, 2014)


Table of contents (74 chapters)

  • Bridging Learning Theories and Technology-Enhanced Environments: A Critical Appraisal of Its History

    Lowyck, Joost

    Pages 3-20

  • Research Paradigms and Perspectives on Learning

    Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G. (et al.)

    Pages 21-29

  • Research-Based Instructional Perspectives

    Morrison, Gary R. (et al.)

    Pages 31-38

  • Cousins but Not Twins: Instructional Design and Human Performance Technology in the Workplace

    Foshay, Wellesley R. (et al.)

    Pages 39-49

  • Implications of Neuroimaging for Educational Research

    Antonenko, Pavlo D. (et al.)

    Pages 51-63

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3185-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-3184-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology
Editors
  • Michael Spector
  • M. David Merrill
  • Jan Elen
  • M.J. Bishop
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-3185-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-3185-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-3184-8
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XXXV, 1005
Number of Illustrations and Tables
89 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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