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Educational Technology

The definition of the field of educational technology has changed over the years and still varies among professionals and organizations. According to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, “educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources” (Januzewski & Molenda, 2008).

Teacher candidates must be prepared to use current educational technologies in the classroom to improve teaching and learning.

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow” (Dewey, 1944).

The resources in this toolkit were compiled to help educators learn more about educational technology topics. The COE Technology Resource Library also has many resources on technology for educators including information on instructional equipment, tutorials on technology concepts, educational web tools, and NBC Learn: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/secure/aapd/COE/TRL/index.html

References

Dewey, J. (1944). Democracy and education. New York, NY: Macmillan Company.

Januzewski, A. & Molenda, M. (Eds.) (2008). Educational technology: A definition with commentary. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

Online Resources

The following are recommended online resources for information on educational technology. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather a starting point for exploring the topic. Also, see the section on building a learning network for recommended Twitter® followers and hashtags.

Recommended blogs

Recommended Websites

Printed Resources

The following are recommended books and authors on educational technology. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but rather a starting point for exploring the topic. Many texts on the topic can be found in the University Library eBook Collection: https://ecampus.phoenix.edu/content/eBookLibrary2/content/BrowseResults.aspx?CategoryId=2|37&CategoryName=Education > Educational Technology

Books

Recommended Authors

  • Alan November
  • Mark Prensky
  • Will Richardson