Trends and issues in instructional design and technology

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Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, 2007 - Education - 381 pages
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Written by the leading figures in the field, this book clearly defines and describes the rapidly converging fields of instructional design, instructional technology, and performance technology.The book discusses the trends and issues that have affected the field in the past and present, and those trends and issues likely to affect it in the future. It includes writings from Walter Dick, Marcy Driscoll, Don Ely, Kent Gustafson, David Hawkridge, Mike Hannafin, John Keller, David Jonassen, David Merrill, Charlie Reigeluth, Rita Richey, Allison Rossett, Bob Reiser, and Jack Dempsey.

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Defining the Field
Theories and Models of Learning and Instruction
Epistemology and the Design of Learning Environments

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John V. Dempsey" is Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Studies and Educational Technology and Director of the Online Learning Lab at the University of South Alabama. He has taught a Trends and Issues course for ten years. Dr. Dempsey has written numerous journal articles and chapters and coedited a book entitled "Interactive Instruction and Feedback." A practicing instructional designer, he most recently completed an educational web site for the national weather service (NOAA) and is developing a series of educational CD-ROMs involving environmental education topics. Increasingly, his academic and professional interests focus on technology-based learning environments, but they are prone to drift hither and yon.

"Robert A. Reiser" is Professor in the Instructional Systems program at Florida State University. He joined the Florida State faculty in 1976, after getting his doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University in 1975. He has written two books and more than forty journal articles on instructional design and technology. In recent years, his research interests have focused on techniques for evaluating educational software and examining and improving the planning practices of teachers. Dr. Reiser is currently the principal investigator on a Knight Foundation project designed to promote the use of technology as an integral part of instruction practices in middle schools. In 2000, he was the sole recipient of the University Distinguished Teacher Award, the highest teaching award at Florida State University.

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