Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology: A Project of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

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Michael J. Spector, M. David Merrill, Jeroen van Merrienboer, Marcy P. Driscoll
Taylor & Francis, Dec 22, 2007 - Education - 1296 pages
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Presents summaries and syntheses of research pertinent to the educational uses of information and communication technologies. This book covers foundations, strategies, technologies, models, design and development, and methodological issues. It is suitable for graduate students and their professors, instructional designers and researchers.

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J. Michael Spector is Associate Director of the Learning Systems Institute and Professor of Instructional Systems at Florida State University. Previously he was Professor and Chair of Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation at Syracuse University and Professor of Information Science and Director of the Educational Information Science & Technology Research Program at the University of Bergen, Norway. He was the Senior Scientist for Instructional Systems Research at the United States Air Force Armstrong Research Laboratory from 1991-1996. Before joining Armstrong Laboratory, Dr. Spector was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Jacksonville State University. His research is in the areas of learning in complex domains, intelligent performance support for instructional design, and system dynamics based learning environments. He has published widely in the area of instructional design research and technology enhanced learning and instruction. He is active in professional associations and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He was awarded a Fulbright research fellowship (1995/1996) to work at the University of Bergen creating and testing an interactive simulation of project dynamics for large-scale courseware development efforts. Dr. Spector served on the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction ("ibstpi") as Executive Vice President, is a member of the IEEE Learning Technology Technical Committee, is a past-President of the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational and Communications Technology (AECT), and is Editor of "ETR& D-Development.

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