Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID): 91 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
ISSN: 2326-8905|EISSN: 2326-8913
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Education has undergone, and continues to undergo, immense changes in the way it is enacted and distributed to both child and adult learners. From distance education, Massive-Open-Online-Courses (MOOCs), and electronic tablets in the classroom, technology is now an integral part of the educational experience and is also affecting the way educators communicate information to students.

The Advances in Educational Technologies & Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series is a resource where researchers, students, administrators, and educators alike can find the most updated research and theories regarding technology’s integration within education and its effect on teaching as a practice.

Topics Covered

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Bring-Your-Own-Device
  • Classroom Response Systems
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Curriculum Development
  • Digital Divide in Education
  • E-Learning
  • Educational Telecommunications
  • Game-Based Learning
  • Higher Education Technologies
  • Hybrid Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Instructional Design Models
  • K-12 Educational Technologies
  • Online Media in Classrooms
  • Social Media Effects on Education
  • Virtual School Environments
  • Web 2.0 and Education

Titles in Series

Handbook of Research on Mobile Devices and Smart Gadgets in K-12 Education
Amar Ali Khan (National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) SEECS, Pakistan), Sajid Umair (National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan)
Copyright © 2018. 400 pages.
The use of technology can significantly enhance educational environments for students. It is imperative to study new software, hardware, and gadgets for the improvem...
Cases on Audio-Visual Media in Language Education
Catherine Xiang (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 300 pages.
Technology has permanently altered and optimized the field of education. With the assistance of innovative tools, such as multimedia technology, instructors can crea...
Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 414 pages.
While many facets of our lives are rapidly becoming more digital, educational institutions are now faced with the task of finding new and innovative ways to incorpor...
Gaming Innovations in Higher Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Robert Costello (University of Hull, UK)
Copyright © 2018. 122 pages.
Gaming technologies have become effective learning tools within education. Gamification has the potential to increase engagement using real-time feedback on learning...
Extending the Principles of Flipped Learning to Achieve Measurable Results: Emerging Research and Opportunities
William Swart (East Carolina University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 110 pages.
The delivery of educational content can take a variety of forms, depending on the dynamics of a particular classroom. With flipped classroom environments, students c...
Open and Distance Learning Initiatives for Sustainable Development
Umesh Chandra Pandey (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India), Verlaxmi Indrakanti (Anand Vihar College for Women, India)
Copyright © 2018. 359 pages.
Education plays a vital role in the positive development of communities at both a local and global level. By becoming more informed, citizens can make better contrib...
Optimizing Open and Distance Learning in Higher Education Institutions
Umesh Chandra Pandey (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India), Verlaxmi Indrakanti (Anand Vihar College for Women, India)
Copyright © 2018. 331 pages.
Technology has broadened learning opportunities for students in the modern age. No longer limited by proximity and location, learners can utilize online education en...
End-User Considerations in Educational Technology Design
Rod R. Roscoe (Arizona State University, USA), Scotty D. Craig (Arizona State University, USA), Ian Douglas (Arizona State University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 320 pages.
Emerging technologies have enhanced the learning capabilities and opportunities in modern school systems. To continue the effective development of such innovations,...
Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Educational Technology
Terry Kidd (University of Houston-Downtown, USA), Lonnie R. Morris, Jr. (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 400 pages.
Incorporating new methods and approaches in learning environments is imperative to the development of education systems. By enhancing learning processes, education b...
Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice
Christina M. Curran (University of Northern Iowa, USA), Amy J. Petersen (University of Northern Iowa, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 400 pages.
As classrooms are becoming more diverse, teachers are now faced with the responsibility of creating an inclusive classroom community. As such, researching classroom...
Digital Tools and Solutions for Inquiry-Based STEM Learning
Ilya Levin (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Dina Tsybulsky (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Copyright © 2017. 250 pages.
In the digital age, the integration of technology has become a ubiquitous aspect of modern society. These advancements have significantly enhanced the field of educa...
Optimizing STEM Education With Advanced ICTs and Simulations
Ilya Levin (Tel Aviv University, Israel), Dina Tsybulsky (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Copyright © 2017. 250 pages.
The role of technology in educational settings has become increasingly prominent in recent years. When utilized effectively, these tools provide a higher quality of...
Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to English Language Arts Education
Carl A. Young (North Carolina State University, USA), Clarice M. Moran (Kennesaw State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 275 pages.
The flipped classroom method, particularly when used with digital video, has recently attracted many supporters within the education field. Now more than ever, langu...
Exploration of Textual Interactions in CALL Learning Communities: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Jonathan R. White (Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden)
Copyright © 2017. 195 pages.
Computer-assisted language learning (CALL) has greatly enhanced the realm of online social interaction and behavior. In language classrooms, it allows the opportunit...
Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality in Open Education
Gulsun Kurubacak (Anadolu University, Turkey), Hakan Altinpulluk (Anadolu University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 366 pages.
Novel trends and innovations have enhanced contemporary educational environments. When applied properly, these computing advances can create enriched learning opport...
Cases on STEAM Education in Practice
Judith Bazler (Monmouth University, USA), Meta Van Sickle (College of Charleston, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 375 pages.
Curriculums for STEM education programs have been successfully implemented into numerous school systems for many years. Recently, the integration of arts education i...
Handbook of Research on Driving STEM Learning With Educational Technologies
María-Soledad Ramírez-Montoya (Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico)
Copyright © 2017. 590 pages.
Educational strategies have evolved over the years, due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curric...
Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning
Andrew Stricker (The Air University, USA), Cynthia Calongne (Colorado Technical University, USA), Barbara Truman (University of Central Florida, USA), Fil Arenas (The Air University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 383 pages.
Recent technological advances have opened new platforms for learning and teaching. By utilizing virtual spaces, more educational opportunities are created for studen...
Intercultural Responsiveness in the Second Language Learning Classroom
Kathryn Jones (Lamar University, USA), Jason R. Mixon (Lamar University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 327 pages.
The population of English language learners has substantially grown over the years. As such, it is increasingly important to properly educate culturally diverse stud...
Handbook of Research on Transformative Digital Content and Learning Technologies
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Prince Hycy Bull (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 453 pages.
Technology is constantly evolving and can now aid society with the quest for knowledge in education systems. It is important to integrate the most recent technologic...
Digital Tools for Seamless Learning
Süleyman Nihat Şad (Inonu University, Turkey), Martin Ebner (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
Copyright © 2017. 398 pages.
In recent years, the use of technology has become increasingly integrated into classroom settings. By utilizing new innovations, students can be provided with a deep...
Multiculturalism and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning
Dara Tafazoli (University of Córdoba, Spain), Margarida Romero (Université Laval, Canada)
Copyright © 2017. 339 pages.
The implementation of technological tools in classroom settings provides significant enhancements to the learning process. When utilized properly, students can achie...
Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs
Elizabeth A. Monske (Northern Michigan University, USA), Kristine L. Blair (Youngstown State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 457 pages.
The development of online learning environments has enhanced the availability of educational opportunities for students. By implementing effective curriculum strateg...
Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities
Binod Gurung (New Mexico State University, USA), Marohang Limbu (Michigan State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 329 pages.
The application of emerging technology in educational settings has proven to significantly enhance students’ experiences. These tools provide better learning opportu...
Exploring the New Era of Technology-Infused Education
Lawrence Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 388 pages.
Recent advancements in technology have led to significant improvements and developments within learning environments. When utilized properly, these innovations can s...
Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom
Nor Aziah Alias (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia), Johan Eddy Luaran (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
Copyright © 2017. 434 pages.
The creation of a successful learning environment involves the examination and improvement upon current teaching practices. As new strategies emerge, it becomes impe...
Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience
Maria Northcote (Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia), Kevin P. Gosselin (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 530 pages.
Distance learning is becoming increasingly prevalent in educational settings around the world as it provides more flexibility and access to classes for students and...
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework for K-12 Teacher Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Margaret L. Niess (Oregon State University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 173 pages.
Educational technologies are vastly becoming a common-place entity in classrooms as they provide more options and support for teachers and students. However, many te...
Handbook of Research on Building, Growing, and Sustaining Quality E-Learning Programs
Kaye Shelton (Lamar University, USA), Karen Pedersen (Online Learning Consortium, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 412 pages.
As e-learning has evolved into a global change agent in higher education, it has become more diverse in its form and applications. Now that many institutions have im...
Flipped Instruction Methods and Digital Technologies in the Language Learning Classroom
John Paul Loucky (Seinan Jo Gakuin University, Japan), Jean L. Ware (Tokai University Fukuoka Junior College, Japan)
Copyright © 2017. 313 pages.
The flipped classroom methodology is one of the latest innovations in the field of education, challenging traditional notions of the classroom experience. Applying t...
Handbook of Research on Foreign Language Education in the Digital Age
Congcong Wang (University of Northern Iowa, USA), Lisa Winstead (California State University, Fullerton, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 460 pages.
The role of technology in the learning process can offer significant contributions to help meet the increasing needs of students. In the field of language acquisitio...
Revolutionizing Modern Education through Meaningful E-Learning Implementation
Badrul H. Khan (McWeadon Education, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 341 pages.
It is not enough for an instructor to merely present facts to their students; the presentation of information must be made accessible and understandable in the conte...
Knowledge Visualization and Visual Literacy in Science Education
Anna Ursyn (University of Northern Colorado, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 431 pages.
Effective communication within learning environments is a pivotal aspect to students’ success. By enhancing abstract concepts with visual media, students can achieve...
Increasing Productivity and Efficiency in Online Teaching
Patricia Dickenson (National University, USA), James J. Jaurez (National University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 327 pages.
Distance learning has become very popular in recent years, making evident some of the problems inherent to online classes as they are today. High attrition rates, dr...
Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations for Next-Generation Education
Janet Holland (Emporia State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 364 pages.
Advances in technology continue to alter the ways in which we conduct our lives, from the private sphere to how we interact with others in public. As these innovatio...
Creating Teacher Immediacy in Online Learning Environments
Steven D'Agustino (Fordham University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 356 pages.
Educators are finding that communication and interaction are at the core of a successful web-based classroom. This interactivity fosters community, which contributes...
Revolutionizing Education through Web-Based Instruction
Mahesh Raisinghani (Texas Woman's University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 391 pages.
The proliferation of technology has affected all aspects of human life, yet the continuing possibilities of their effects on education have yet to be fully explored....
Emerging Tools and Applications of Virtual Reality in Education
Dong Hwa Choi (Park University, USA), Amber Dailey-Hebert (Park University, USA), Judi Simmons Estes (Park University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 360 pages.
Virtual reality is the next frontier of communication. As technology exponentially evolves, so do the ways in which humans interact and depend upon it. It only follo...
Handbook of Research on Cloud-Based STEM Education for Improved Learning Outcomes
Lee Chao (University of Houston - Victoria, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 481 pages.
As technology advances, so must our education system. Cloud computing serves as an ideal method for e-learning thanks to its flexibility, affordability, and availabi...
User-Centered Design Strategies for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
Ricardo Mendoza-Gonzalez (Instituto Tecnologico de Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Copyright © 2016. 323 pages.
In today’s society, educational opportunities have evolved beyond the traditional classroom setting. Most universities have implemented virtual learning environments...
Handbook of Research on Estimation and Control Techniques in E-Learning Systems
Vardan Mkrttchian (HHH University, Australia), Alexander Bershadsky (Penza State University, Russia), Alexander Bozhday (Penza State University, Russia), Mikhail Kataev (Tomsk State University of Control System and Radio Electronics, Russia & Yurga Institute of Technology (Branch) of National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia), Sergey Kataev (Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Russia)
Copyright © 2016. 679 pages.
Improvements in the application of online learning technologies are continually on the rise as the expectation for individuals to obtain a higher education grows and...
Handbook of Research on Learning Outcomes and Opportunities in the Digital Age
Victor C.X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 851 pages.
Education and learning opportunities bring about the potential for individual and national advancement. As learners move away from traditional scholarly media and to...
Handbook of Research on Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom Model in the Digital Age
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 450 pages.
The notion of a flipped classroom draws on such concepts as active learning, student engagement, hybrid course design, and course podcasting. The value of a flipped...
Handbook of Research on Applied Learning Theory and Design in Modern Education
Elena Railean (European University of Moldova, Moldova), Gabriela Walker (University of South Dakota, USA), Atilla Elçi (Aksaray University, Turkey), Liz Jackson (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Copyright © 2016. 866 pages.
The field of education is in constant flux as new theories and practices emerge to engage students and improve the learning experience. Research advances help to mak...
Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses
Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University, USA), Joseph Blankson (Ohio Northern University, USA), Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University, USA), Cynthia Agyeman (Ohio University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 611 pages.
Online learning has become a prominent and inseparable component of higher education in recent years. Questions related to course structure, levels of interaction, p...
Intelligent Design of Interactive Multimedia Listening Software
Vehbi Turel (Bingol University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2015. 448 pages.
Twenty-first century students live within a pervasive digital environment. Making use of digital and computer-based tools is essential to successful foreign language...
Utilizing Virtual and Personal Learning Environments for Optimal Learning
Krista Terry (Appalachian State University, USA), Amy Cheney (Appalachian State University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 375 pages.
The integration of emerging technologies in higher education presents a new set of challenges and opportunities for educators. With a growing need for customized les...
Handbook of Research on Individual Differences in Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Mehrak Rahimi (Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Iran)
Copyright © 2015. 571 pages.
The latest advances and trends in technology have enabled rapid development in the field of language education. Students and teachers alike now benefit from the assi...
Fuzzy Logic-Based Modeling in Collaborative and Blended Learning
Sofia J. Hadjileontiadou (Hellenic Open University, Greece), Sofia B. Dias (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), José A. Diniz (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal), Leontios J. Hadjileontiadis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Copyright © 2015. 519 pages.
Technology has dramatically changed the way in which knowledge is shared within and outside of traditional classroom settings. The application of fuzzy logic to new...
Handbook of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 470 pages.
As today’s teachers prepare to instruct a new generation of students, the question is no longer whether technology should be integrated into the classroom, but only...
Psychological and Pedagogical Considerations in Digital Textbook Use and Development
Elena Railean (University of European Studies, Republic of Moldova & Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Republic of Moldova)
Copyright © 2015. 321 pages.
With the emergence of digital tools into mainstream society, new applications for cutting-edge technologies enable innovations in the dissemination of information. C...
Macro-Level Learning through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): Strategies and Predictions for the Future
Elspeth McKay (RMIT University, Australia), John Lenarcic (RMIT University, Australia)
Copyright © 2015. 306 pages.
To some in academia, Massive Open Online Courses are a paradigm shift in online education, while others perceive them as a threat to traditional styles of pedagogy....
Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience
Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 333 pages.
In the past decade, traditional classroom teaching models have been transformed in order to better promote active learning and learner engagement. Implementation and...
Transforming the Future of Learning with Educational Research
Helen Askell-Williams (Flinders University, Australia)
Copyright © 2015. 381 pages.
The field of education is a vital component of today’s society, enriching and facilitating the attainment of new knowledge. Progress continues to be achieved in this...
Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools
Jiyou Jia (Peking University, China)
Copyright © 2015. 354 pages.
The integration of technology into educational environments has become more prominent over the years. The combination of technology and face-to-face interaction with...
Handbook of Research on Teaching Methods in Language Translation and Interpretation
Ying Cui (Shandong University, Weihai, China), Wei Zhao (Shandong University, Weihai, China)
Copyright © 2015. 458 pages.
As an area of research that continues to develop, the study of linguistics worldwide presents the opportunity for the improvement of cross-cultural communication thr...
Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms
Rahma Al-Mahrooqi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman), Vijay Singh Thakur (Dhofar University, Oman), Adrian Roscoe (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Copyright © 2015. 417 pages.
Educators continue to strive for advanced teaching methods to bridge the gap between native and non-native English speaking students. Lessons on written forms of com...
Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments
Robert D. Wright (University of North Texas, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 450 pages.
As face-to-face interaction between student and instructor is not present in online learning environments, it is increasingly important to understand how to establis...
Cases on Technology Integration in Mathematics Education
Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 521 pages.
Common Core education standards establish a clear set of specific ideas and skills that all students should be able to comprehend at each grade level. In an effort t...
Promoting Global Literacy Skills through Technology-Infused Teaching and Learning
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Justus G. Mbae (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya), Simon K. Ngigi (Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya)
Copyright © 2015. 325 pages.
The increasing internationalization of today’s classrooms calls for learning institutions to prepare students for success in an interdependent and technologically-ad...
Learning in Metaverses: Co-Existing in Real Virtuality
Eliane Schlemmer (UNISINOS - São Leopoldo, Brazil), Luciana Backes (UNILASALLE - Canoas, Brazil)
Copyright © 2015. 356 pages.
The potential of virtual world technologies to improve teaching and learning has been recognized in recent years, creating new possibilities for teaching and learnin...
Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education
Eugene de Silva (Virginia Research Institute, USA & MRAS - Walters State Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 425 pages.
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today’s schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the...
Tablets in K-12 Education: Integrated Experiences and Implications
Heejung An (William Paterson University, USA), Sandra Alon (William Paterson University, USA), David Fuentes (William Paterson University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 346 pages.
The inclusion of new and emerging technologies in the education sector has been a topic of interest to researchers, educators, and software developers alike in recen...
E-Learning as a Socio-Cultural System: A Multidimensional Analysis
Vaiva Zuzevičiūtė (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania), Edita Butrimė (Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania), Daiva Vitkutė-Adžgauskienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), Vladislav Vladimirovich Fomin (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania), Kathy Kikis-Papadakis (Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece)
Copyright © 2014. 349 pages.
Information and communication technologies play a crucial role in a number of modern industries. Among these, education has perhaps seen the greatest increases in ef...
Effects of Information Capitalism and Globalization on Teaching and Learning
Blessing F. Adeoye (University of Lagos, Nigeria), Lawrence Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 300 pages.
As computers and Internet connections become widely available in schools and classrooms, it is critical to examine cross-cultural issues in the utilization of inform...
Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration: Theory, Applications, and Outcomes
Shuai Li (Georgia State University, USA), Peter Swanson (Georgia State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 368 pages.
Web 2.0 technologies, open source software platforms, and mobile applications have transformed teaching and learning of second and foreign languages. Language teachi...
Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society
Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 1217 pages.
Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of...
Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages.
The rise of technology within educational settings has allowed for a substantial shift in the way in which educators teach learners of all ages. In order to implemen...
Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings
Rebecca S. Anderson (University of Memphis, USA), Clif Mims (University of Memphis, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 684 pages.
More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important tha...
Cases on Teaching Critical Thinking through Visual Representation Strategies
Leonard J. Shedletsky (University of Southern Maine, USA), Jeffrey S. Beaudry (University of Southern Maine, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 568 pages.
One of the most important aspects of a comprehensive education involves teaching students to analyze arguments and form their own opinions based on available informa...
Online Tutor 2.0: Methodologies and Case Studies for Successful Learning
Francisco José García-Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain), Antonio Miguel Seoane Pardo (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright © 2014. 384 pages.
After centuries of rethinking education and learning, the current theory is based on technology’s approach to and affect on the planned interaction between knowledge...
Andragogical and Pedagogical Methods for Curriculum and Program Development
Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Valerie C. Bryan (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 501 pages.
Today’s ever-changing learning environment is characterized by the fast pace of technology that drives our society to move forward, and causes our knowledge to incre...
Promoting Active Learning through the Flipped Classroom Model
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA), James N. Oigara (Canisius College, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 355 pages.
With the integration of technology into education systems, our society has begun to embrace the new approaches we have taken towards transforming traditional learnin...
The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education
Gorg Mallia (University of Malta, Msida, Malta)
Copyright © 2014. 568 pages.
As technology is being integrated into educational processes, teachers are searching for new ways to enhance student motivation and learning. Through shared experien...
Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners
Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA), Grace Onchwari (University of North Dakota, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 359 pages.
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective,...
Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development
Douglas J. Loveless (James Madison University, USA), Bryant Griffith (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, USA), Margaret E. Bérci (College of Staten Island-CUNY, USA), Evan Ortlieb (Monash University, Australia), Pamela M. Sullivan (James Madison University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 487 pages.
While incorporating digital technologies into the classroom has offered new ways of teaching and learning into educational processes, it is essential to take a look...
Pedagogical Considerations and Opportunities for Teaching and Learning on the Web
Michael Thomas (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Copyright © 2014. 338 pages.
As new and emerging technologies continue to become more familiar to educators and the education system, the vast opportunities for web-based learning has transforme...
Technology Platform Innovations and Forthcoming Trends in Ubiquitous Learning
Francisco Milton Mendes Neto (Rural Federal University of Semi-Arid, Brazil)
Copyright © 2014. 317 pages.
It is hard to deny the ubiquity of web technologies used for educational tools; which have provided significant breakthroughs in learning environments. These innovat...
Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies
Nwachukwu Prince Ololube (University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2014. 301 pages.
Blended learning continues to emerge as a more proactive and high quality method of teaching and learning. Yet as the academic landscape shifts towards technology-ba...
Packaging Digital Information for Enhanced Learning and Analysis: Data Visualization, Spatialization, and Multidimensionality
Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 349 pages.
With higher education turning towards data analytics as the next big advance in technology, it is important to look at how information is gathered and visualized for...
Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning
Joan E. Aitken (Park University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 611 pages.
For teachers of English, connecting with non-native students can pose significant problems, but communication technologies may offer a viable solution. Cases on Comm...
Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction
Kristine E. Pytash (Kent State University, USA), Richard E. Ferdig (Research Center for Educational Technology - Kent State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 368 pages.
As digital technologies continue to develop and evolve, an understanding of what it means to be technologically literate must also be redefined. Students regularly m...
Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design, and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective
Angela D Benson (University of Alabama, USA), Joi L. Moore (University of Missouri, USA), Shahron Williams van Rooij (George Mason University, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 435 pages.
Whether utilizing electronic tools for K-12 classrooms, learning management systems in higher education institutions, or training and performance improvement for bus...
Common Core Mathematics Standards and Implementing Digital Technologies
Drew Polly (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 364 pages.
Standards in the American education system are traditionally handled on a state-by-state basis, which can differ significantly from one region of the country to the...
Technologies for Inclusive Education: Beyond Traditional Integration Approaches
David Griol Barres (Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain), Zoraida Callejas Carrión (University of Granada, Spain), Ramón López-Cózar Delgado (University of Granada, Spain)
Copyright © 2013. 393 pages.
By providing students with the opportunities to receive a high quality education regardless of their social or cultural background, inclusive education is a new area...
Cases on Interdisciplinary Research Trends in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Studies on Urban Classrooms
Reneta D. Lansiquot (New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, USA)
Copyright © 2013. 414 pages.
Involving two or more academic subjects, interdisciplinary studies aim to blend together broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and epistemology in an educational se...
Cases on Inquiry through Instructional Technology in Math and Science
Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University, USA), Kimberely Fletcher Nettleton (Morehead State University, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 676 pages.
There exists a wealth of information about inquiry and about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), but current research lacks meaningfully writte...
Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences
Stephanie Huffman (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Shelly Albritton (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Barbara Wilmes (University of Central Arkansas, USA), Wendy Rickman (University of Central Arkansas, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 349 pages.
The field of education is continually changing to reflect the needs and demands of students. The greatest impact on education came with the introduction of audiovisu...
Distinctive Distance Education Design: Models for Differentiated Instruction
Richard G. Fuller (Robert Morris University, USA), Gary William Kuhne (Penn State University, USA), Barbara A. Frey (D. Ed. University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Copyright © 2011. 227 pages.
As the educative process continues to transform, educators and instructional designers are challenged to understand the nature of online learning and the central iss...
Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching
Lawrence A. Tomei (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright © 2010. 470 pages.
Adult students demand a wider variety of instructional strategies that encompass real-world, interactive, cooperative, and discovery learning experiences. Designing...
Online Education and Adult Learning: New Frontiers for Teaching Practices
Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA)
Copyright © 2010. 376 pages.
The expanding field of adult learning encompasses the study and practice of utilizing sound instructional design principals, technology, and learning theory as a mea...

Editor(s) Biography

Lawrence A. Tomei is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and a professor in education at Robert Morris University. Born in Akron, Ohio, he earned a BSBA from the University of Akron (1972) and entered the US Air Force, serving until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. Dr. Tomei completed his MPA and MEd at the University of Oklahoma (1975, 1978) and EdD from USC (1983). His articles and books on instructional technology include: Professional Portfolios for Teachers (1999), Teaching Digitally: Integrating Technology Into the Classroom (2001), Technology Facade (2002), Challenges of Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum (2003), and Taxonomy for the Technology Domain (2005).