ERIC Number: EJ1057227
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Educational Technology Research in a VUCA World
Reeves, Thomas C.; Reeves, Patricia M.
Educational Technology, v55 n2 p26-30 Mar-Apr 2015
The status of educational technology research in a VUCA world is examined. The acronym, VUCA, stands for "Volatility" (rapidly changing contexts and conditions), "Uncertainty" (information missing that is critical to problem solving), "Complexity" (multiple factors difficult to categorize or control), and "Ambiguity" (vague data subject to multiple interpretations). Each of the terms in the VUCA acronym is discussed in relation to its implications for educational technology research. This article concludes with recommendations for improving the focus and methods of educational technology research so that it becomes a more socially responsible enterprise.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Research, Technological Advancement, Problem Solving, Access to Information, Performance Factors, Ambiguity (Context), Research Needs, Educational Improvement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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