Design for Learning in Virtual Worlds, the first book focused specifically on how to design virtual worlds for educational purposes, explores: • the history and evolution of virtual worlds • the theories behind the use of virtual worlds for learning • the design of curricula in virtual worlds...
Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge
A Systematic Approach to Four-Component Instructional Design, 2nd Edition
Ten Steps to Complex Learning presents a path from a training problem to a training solution in a way that students, practitioners (both instructional designers and teachers), and researchers can understand and easily use. Practitioners can use this book as a reference guide to support their design...
Published October 3rd 2012 by Routledge
The Design of Future Educational Interfaces provides a new multidisciplinary synthesis of educational interface research. It explains how computer interfaces can be redesigned to better support our ability to produce ideas, think, and solve problems successfully in national priority areas such as...
Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge
New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning
In today’s modern climate, education and learning take place in multiple and diverse spaces. Increasingly, these spaces are both physical and virtual in nature. Access to and use of information and communication technologies, and the emergence of knowledge-based economies necessitate an...
Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge
Power, Wealth, Cyberspace, and the Digital Mind
Education Networks is a critical analysis of the emerging intersection among the global power elite, information and communication technology, and schools. Joel Spring documents and examines the economic and political interests and forces —including elite networks, the for-profit education industry...
Published February 8th 2012 by Routledge
As the linguistic, cognitive and social elements of our lives are transformed by new and emerging technologies, educational settings are also challenged to respond to the issues that have arisen as a consequence. This book focuses on that challenge: using psychological theory as a lens to highlight...
Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge
Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments provides students, faculty, and instructional designers with a clear, concise introduction to the major pedagogical and psychological theories and their implications for the design of new learning environments for schools, universities, or...
Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge
Managing Behavioral Change through Technology and Education, 2nd Edition
Since the publication of the groundbreaking first edition, the increasing rate of change in today’s business landscape has amplified the value of information technology (IT) in driving adaptive responses. Focusing on the critical role IT plays in organizational development, Information Technology...
Published November 9th 2010 by CRC Press
Integrative Approaches and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
An ideal textbook for masters, doctoral, or educational specialist certificate programs, Foundations of Educational Technology offers a fresh, project-centered approach to the subject, helping students build an extensive electronic portfolio as they navigate the text. The book addresses fundamental...
Published November 9th 2011 by Routledge
Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of elearning, a foundation of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing among the major approaches to elearning. It effectively addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online...
Published August 15th 2011 by Routledge
Theory, Research, and Practice
The Instructional Design Knowledge Base: Theory, Research and Practice provides ID professionals and students at all levels with a comprehensive exploration of the theories and research that serve as a foundation for current and emerging ID practice. This book offers both current and classic...
Published October 11th 2010 by Routledge
Improving Classroom Practice
Good instructional design is the key to great instruction. Instructional Design for Teachers focuses on the instructional design process specifically for k-12 teachers. This book introduces a new, common-sense model of instructional design (ID) to take K-12 teachers through the ID process...
Published July 29th 2010 by Routledge
Building a Common Knowledge Base
Instructional-Design Theories and Models, Volume III: Building a Common Knowledge Base is perhaps best described by its new subtitle. Whereas Volume II sought to comprehensively review the proliferating theories and models of instruction of the 1980’s and 1990’s, Volume III takes on an even more...
Published February 1st 2009 by Routledge
Technology-Rich, Learner-Centred Ecologies
What do we mean by the word ‘context’ in education and how does our context influence the way that we learn? What role can technology play in enhancing learning and what is the future of technology within learning? Re-Designing Learning Contexts seeks to re-dress the lack of attention that has...
Published April 5th 2010 by Routledge
Theory, Practice and Future Directions
Serious criticisms of research on IT in education have been published recently in both the UK and the USA. Researching IT in Education aims to provoke thought and discussion among practising researchers by considering a range of approaches to undertaking quality research. Establishing priorities...
Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge
A Critical Analysis
This book presents a wide-ranging and critical exploration of a topic that lies at the heart of contemporary education. The use of digital technology is now a key feature of schools and schooling around the world. Yet despite its prominence, technology use continues to be an area of education that...
Published September 30th 2010 by Routledge
Virtual worlds are places where humans interact, and as such they can be environments for research and learning. However, they are complex and mutable in ways that more controlled and traditional environments are not. Although computer-mediated, virtual worlds are multifaceted social systems like...
Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge