Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration

Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
Release Date: February, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 378
ISBN13: 9781466629882|ISBN10: 1466629886|EISBN13: 9781466629899|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2988-2


With advancements in technology continuing to influence all areas of society, students in current classrooms have a different understanding and perspective of learning than the educational system has been designed to teach.

Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration highlights the emerging digital age, its complex transformation of the current educational system, and the integration of educational technologies into teaching strategies. This book offers best practices in the process of incorporating learning technologies into instruction and is an essential resource for academicians, professionals, educational researchers in education and educational-related fields.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Frameworks
  • Applications in Education
  • Global Learning Environments
  • Mobile Technologies in Education
  • Teacher Development with Educational Technologies
  • Ubiquitous Technologies

Reviews and Testimonials

Keengwe (education, U. of North Dakota) compiles 16 articles by education, technology, and other researchers working in the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Australia, who outline best practices in incorporating learning technologies into classroom instruction, for academics, professionals, and educational researchers. They discuss the integration of digital tools like social media, collaboratively written online documents, webinars, clickers, simulation games, and web technologies; emerging technologies like Maple and screencasting to increase student engagement; the role of modeling technology integration by teachers in elementary teacher education courses; integrating technology in teacher education programs, visual arts education in K-12, and media literacy classes; the role of librarians in informatics to support classrooms; using educational technologies in developing countries like Saudi Arabia; technology use levels in higher education; incorporating educational computer games into upper-level education courses; the history of the online music degree at one college; the use of social media in higher education; the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge model; and privacy and identity management in social media.

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Offering case studies of technology integration at all levels of the educational process, from early childhood through higher education, the work focuses on teacher education programs, along with media literacy, librarian’s roles, student engagement, and social media. This work will help educators of future educators as well as current educators to integrate technology into their curriculum and classrooms. References and key terms with definitions in each chapter assist in understanding the materials and finding additional resources. Lacking in this volume is a comprehensive list of key terms and definitions.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
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Jared Keengwe
Jared Keengwe
Chapter 1
Karen Skibba, Danyelle Moore, Jennifer H. Herman
Digital educational technologies can be used by instructors to help students create collaborative knowledge in the higher education classroom. This... Sample PDF
Pedagogical and Technological Considerations Designing Collaborative Learning Using Educational Technologies
Chapter 2
James N. Oigara
This chapter discusses technology integration in teacher education programs. Although opportunities for technology training have become more... Sample PDF
Integrating Technology in Teacher Education Programs
Chapter 3
Thomas G Wangler, Ellen M Ziliak
Some tend to view the use of technology as the panacea people have all been waiting for, and yet, if a piece of software or technology is not used... Sample PDF
Increasing Student Engagement and Extending the Walls of the Classroom with Emerging Technologies
Chapter 4
Darrell Hucks, Matthew Ragan
The purpose of this exploratory action research study was to examine how the modeling by instructors of technology integration would affect the... Sample PDF
Technology Expanding Horizons in Teacher Education: Transformative Learning Experiences
Chapter 5
Valerie Nguyen, Mark Szymanski
This chapter examines research that characterizes the complexity of teaching and integrating visual arts in K-12 education. Issues include teachers’... Sample PDF
A State of the Art Cart: Visual Arts and Technology Integration in Teacher Education
Chapter 6
Theresa A. Redmond
This chapter reports case study research that investigated teachers’ use of media and technology in a seventh grade media literacy class. The... Sample PDF
Media and Technology Integration through Media Literacy Education
Chapter 7
Lesley S. J. Farmer
Informatics, particularly as applied to K12 settings, has received little systematic attention worldwide, although the field itself is growing due... Sample PDF
Librarians’ Roles in Informatics to Support Classroom Incorporation of Technology
Chapter 8
Ajlan M. Alshehri
This chapter aims to enrich knowledge and open discussion towards employing the emerging technologies in educational settings particularly in... Sample PDF
Employing Emerging Technologies in Educational Settings: Issues and Challenges
Chapter 9
John K. Rugutt, Lucille L. T. Eckrich, Caroline C. Chemosit
The authors of this study utilized the discriminant function analysis using extreme student groups (top and bottom quartiles) defined by students’... Sample PDF
Internet Technology Levels in a Higher Education Teaching and Learning Environment: Discriminant Function Analysis Approach
Chapter 10
Hatice Sancar Tokmak, Lutfi Incikabi
Mathematics experiences in the early years of education can help children be more prepared for the future. Mathematics is known to be one of the... Sample PDF
Integration of the Computer Games into Early Childhood Education Pre-Service Teachers’ Mathematics Teaching
Chapter 11
Beth Gigante Klingenstein, Sara Hagen
This case study explores the journey that allowed the music faculty at a small public university in North Dakota to create a groundbreaking... Sample PDF
A Case Study in Online Delivery: Boarding the Bullet Train to an Online Music Degree
Chapter 12
Bethany K. B. Fleck, Aaron S. Richmond, Heather D. Hussey
This chapter informs readers on ways to integrate social media into the college classroom. Preexisting and relevant research is reviewed including... Sample PDF
Using Social Media to Enhance Instruction in Higher Education
Chapter 13
Isil Kabakci Yurdakul, H. Ferhan Odabasi, Y. Levent Sahin, Ahmet N. Coklar
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is one of the technology integration models that focuses on effective technology integration... Sample PDF
A TPACK Course for Developing Pre-Service Teachers’ Technology Integration Competencies: From Design and Application to Evaluation
Chapter 14
Dianna L. Newman, Victoria C. Coyle, Lori A. McKenna
This chapter looks at the delivery of professional development on technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK), designed to increase... Sample PDF
Changing the Face of ELA Classrooms: A Case Study of TPACK Professional Development
Chapter 15
Lutfi Incikabi, Hatice Sancar Tokmak
The relationships between content, pedagogy, and technology are important for teaching, yet complex for teachers. The idea of technological... Sample PDF
Integrating Technology into Mathematics Teaching: A TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, Content Knowledge)-Based Course Design for College Students
Chapter 16
Simone Smala, Saleh Al-Shehri
Social networking media are becoming more widespread as educational learning sites. For this reason, it is important to investigate how concerns... Sample PDF
Privacy and Identity Management in Social Media: Driving Factors for Identity Hiding
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Sagini “Jared” Keengwe is a Professor of Teaching and Learning at the College of Education and Human Development, University of North Dakota (UND), USA. Keengwe is the editor-in-chief of two IGI Global Book Series: Advances in Higher Education and Professional Development (AHEPD) and Advances in Early Childhood and K-12 Education (AECKE). Keengwe has published over 85 journal articles, book chapters, and books with a focus on active learning pedagogies and mobile learning technologies in education. Keengwe’s work was honored with the 2011 UND McDermott Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising. He was also a recipient of the 2010 North Dakota Spirit Faculty Achievement Award, and the 13th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award in recognition of significant contribution in scholarship and service respectively. At the national level, Keengwe was one of the 10 recipients selected to receive the 2010 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Teacher Education Travel Award.