ERIC Number: EJ803591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Summer Reading 2008: Recent Books on ICT & Education
Perkins, Ross, Comp.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v52 n3 p22-25 Jun 2008
Though many U.S.-based distance programs were originally developed for domestic use, a number of programs are expanding their offerings to students living outside North America. As a result, a number of contextual factors impinge upon the design of classes, or at least in the way that content is represented. Additionally, there is a need to make students of instructional technology in the U.S. more aware of the numerous information and communication technology (ICT) programs, policies, and projects being implemented around the world. In response to this need for education concerning ICT and internationalization, more instructional technology curricula are including a course in design and technology from a global perspective. Those who are already teaching such a course or considering its design may use their summer months to find texts that might add depth for their students. In an effort to help instructional technology researchers and instructors, this article provides information on selected books related to ICT and education. These books were published between late 2004 and 2008 and were selected from noted academic publishers. The descriptions provided are from the publishers' catalogs or websites. They have a marketing spin, but they at least provide a "bite sized" piece of information that will help the reader determine whether to look for further information on it. The information is provided simply to give readers options for possible course texts.
Descriptors: Books, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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