Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities

Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
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Release Date: May, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 359
ISBN13: 9781466661028|ISBN10: 146666102X|EISBN13: 9781466661035|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6102-8


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 implement these new learning tools, school administrators and teachers alike must seek new research outlining the latest innovations in the field.

Educational Technology Use and Design for Improved Learning Opportunities presents broad coverage of topics pertaining to the development and use of technology both in and out of the classroom. Including research on technology integration in K-12, higher education, and adult learning, this publication is ideal for use by school administrators, academicians, and upper-level students seeking the most up-to-date tools and methodologies surrounding educational technology.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adult Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Distance Education
  • E-Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Design
  • K-12 Education
  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs)

Reviews and Testimonials

International contributors to this book include experts in educational technology, instructional systems, informatics, computer engineering, and telecommunications engineering, as well as interior design, social services, and special pedagogy. Their descriptions of the latest innovations and applications in educational technology are presented in 17 chapters. Some subjects discussed include Moodle, educational games, educational software and assistive technology, implementing a hybrid cloud infrastructure to facilitate ICT in education, pedagogical-didactic training for inclusive didactics. Case studies come from around the world, including both less-developed as well as more-developed countries.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., received his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Nova Southeastern University (Florida, USA). Dr. Khosrow-Pour taught undergraduate and graduate information system courses at the Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg for almost 20 years. He is currently Executive Editor at IGI Global ( He also serves as Executive Director of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) ( and Executive Director of the World Forgotten Children’s Foundation ( He is the author/editor of more than 100 books in information technology management. He is also currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Green Computing, International Journal of Library and Information Services, International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and International Journal of Natural Computing Research, and is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Information Resources Management Journal, Journal of Electronic Commerce in Organizations, Journal of Cases on Information Technology, and the Journal of Information Technology Research, and has authored more than 50 articles published in various conference proceedings and scholarly journals.