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ERIC Number: EJ846440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
A Systems Definition of Educational Technology in Society
Luppicini, Rocci
Educational Technology & Society, v8 n3 p103-109 2005
Conceptual development in the field of Educational Technology provides crucial theoretical grounding for ongoing research and practice. This essay draws from theoretical developments both within and external to the field of Educational Technology to articulate a systems definition of Educational Technology in Society. A systems definition of Educational Technology in Society is characterized as a goal oriented problem-solving approach utilizing tools, techniques, theories, and methods from multiple knowledge domains to: (1) design, develop, and evaluate, human and mechanical resources efficiently and effectively in order to facilitate and leverage all aspects of learning, and (2) guide change agency and transformation of educational systems and practices in order to contribute to influencing change in society. This paper offers valuable theoretical grounding to help guide researchers and leaders in the field. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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