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Bull, Glen; Spector, J. Michael; Persichitte, Kay; Meiers, Ellen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
Joseph South, an educational researcher, technology consultant, and former director of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology participated in a research initiative on Educational Technology Efficacy Research organized by the Jefferson Education Accelerator, Digital Promise, and the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Usability, Interviews, Educational Research
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Bull, Glen; Spector, J. Michael; Persichitte, Kay; Meier, Ellen – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2017
This article describes preliminary work for the "Educational Technology Efficacy Research" symposium taking place in 2017. The symposium will present the role of efficacy research in the development, adoption, and implementation of educational technology. In preparation for this symposium, ten working groups are investigating the role of…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technology Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Bhagat, Kaushal Kumar; Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Much of the focus on learning technologies has been on structuring innovative learning experiences and on managing distance and hybrid learning environments. This article focuses on the use of technology as an important formative assessment and feedback tool. The rationale for this focus is based on prior research findings that suggest that timely…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Problem Solving, Technology Uses in Education, Learning Experience
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Spector, J. Michael; Ifenthaler, Dirk; Sampson, Demetrios; Yang, Lan; Mukama, Evode; Warusavitarana, Amali; Dona, Kulari Lokuge; Eichhorn, Koos; Fluck, Andrew; Huang, Ronghuai; Bridges, Susan; Lu, Jiingyan; Ren, Youqun; Gui, Xiaoqing; Deneen, Christopher C.; San Diego, Jonathan; Gibson, David C. – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
This paper is based on the deliberations of the Assessment Working Group at EDUsummIT 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand. All of the members of Thematic Working Group 5 (TWG5) have contributed to this synthesis of potentials, concerns and issues with regard to the role of technology in assessment as, for and of learning in the 21st century. The group…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Summative Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
This special issue of "ETR&D" is devoted to ethics in the broad domain of educational technology. Many ethical issues arise involving the study and use of educational technologies. A well-known issue involves the digital divide and the degree to which the introduction of new technologies is increasing the digital divide and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Technology
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Spector, J. Michael; Ifenthaler, Dirk; Sampson, Demetrios G. – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2016
Digital systems and digital technologies are globally investigated for their potential to transform learning, teaching and assessment towards offering unique learning experiences to the twenty-first century learners. This Special Issue on "Digital systems supporting cognition and exploratory learning in twenty-first century" aims to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Cognitive Processes, Discovery Learning, Educational Psychology
Lin, Lin; Ross, Haj; O'Connor, Brian; Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology, 2015
An interdisciplinary approach from linguistics, information sciences, learning sciences, and educational technology is used to explore the concept of information. Several key issues are highlighted, including: (1) learning language through meaning or probability; (2) the situational difference between message and meaning; (3) relationship between…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Concept Teaching, Educational Technology, Information Science
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Mayes, Robin; Natividad, Gloria; Spector, J. Michael – Education Sciences, 2015
In 1972, Edsger Dijkstra claimed that computers had only introduced the new problem of learning to use them effectively. This is especially true in 2015 with regard to powerful new educational technologies. This article describes the challenges that 21st century educational technologists are, and will be, addressing as they undertake the effective…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Barriers, Technology Integration, Educational Opportunities
Spector, J. Michael; Yuen, H. K.; Wang, Minhong; Churchill, Daniel; Law, Nancy – Educational Technology, 2014
This is the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Association for Educational Communications and Technology (HKAECT; see The silver anniversary annual meeting will be held at the University of Hong Kong December 8--10, with the theme of the conference being "Communication and Education: New Media, Knowledge Practices, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Research Universities, Educational Opportunities
Christakis, Alexander; Hammond, Debora; Jackson, Michael; Laszlo, Alexander; Mitroff, Ian; Snowden, Dave; Troncale, Len; Carr-Chellman, Alison; Spector, J. Michael; Wilson, Brent – Educational Technology, 2013
Scholars representing the field of systems science were asked to identify what they considered to be the most exciting and imaginative work currently being done in their field, as well as how that work might change our understanding. The scholars included Alexander Christakis, Debora Hammond, Michael Jackson, Alexander Laszlo, Ian Mitroff, Dave…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Science Education, Reflection, Scholarship
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Hartley, Roger; Kinshuk; Koper, Rob; Okamoto, Toshio; Spector, J. Michael – Educational Technology & Society, 2010
The educational and training requirements of Advanced Learning Technology (ALT) need to engage with curricula that reflect the varied requirements of the workplace and of society. Students have a range of interests and ambitions in ALT which the instructional process has to accommodate and support. With these considerations in mind the IEEE…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study
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Spector, J. Michael – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2006
New information and communications technologies and research in cognitive science have led to new ways to think about and implement learning environments. Among these new approaches to instruction and new methods to support learning and performance is an interest in and emphasis on complex subject matter (e.g., complex and dynamic systems…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Difficulty Level, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving
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Sampson, Demetrios G.; Spector, J. Michael; Devedzic, Vladan; Kinshuk – Educational Technology & Society, 2004
This paper provides a reflective overview of the eight papers collected in this special issue of "Educational, Technology and Society" that is based on ICALT-2003. We provide a very brief description of the conference and then discuss the eight papers in the context of a focus on learning and a focus on systems. In the conclusion, we offer our…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Research, Global Approach, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Goodyear, Peter; Salmon, Gilly; Spector, J. Michael; Steeples, Christine; Tickner, Sue – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2001
This article is a workshop report and exploration of interim outcomes related to the role and significance of online teachers and exposes a range of ways of understanding online teaching, including from competency, humanistic and cognitive perspectives. The main body of the report concentrates on a competency-based approach. (JMK)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Media, Educational Research, Educational Technology
Eseryel, Deniz; Schuver-van Blanken, Marian J.; Spector, J. Michael – 2001
ADAPT[IT] (Advanced Design Approach for Personalized Training-Interactive Tools is a European project coordinated by the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory. The aim of ADAPT[IT] is to create and validate an effective training design methodology, based on cognitive science and leading to the integration of advanced technologies, so that the…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries