Episode 3: An Insider’s View of the National Technology Leadership Summit, 2013

December 28, 2013 § Leave a Comment

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Abbie took part in the National Technology Leadership Summit held in Washington, DC in October 2013. The National Technology Leadership Coalition holds an annual summit meeting to discuss issues related to Teacher Education, Educational Technology and Technology Education. Leaders from associations including AACTE, AECT, AMTE, CUFA, ISTE, SITE, (to name but a few), along with the editors of the major Educational Technology journals, meet for two days of discussion across the disciplines regarding technology and teacher education. The following audio is his take on the highlights of the NTLC.

For more information, see http://ntlcoalition.org and http://www.ntls.info


Episode 2: A Quick AECT Wrap Up

December 27, 2013 § Leave a Comment

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We provide a quick summary of the latest (October 2013) annual conference of the Association for Educational and Communication Technology. Next year’s conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida.

The call for proposals recently went out. You can find the submissions information by visiting http://aectorg.yourwebhosting.com/events/Call/



Episode 1: We’re Starting a Podcast!

December 24, 2013 § Leave a Comment

Podcast cover art for Trends & Issues in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, and Learning Sciences.We’ve decided to produce a podcast that will be put out every two weeks. The podcasts will focus on a summary of the top three trends and issues we’ve seen over the two week span prior to when we produce a podcast episode. We are keeping the podcast episodes to under 10 minutes.

We hope you find the podcast episodes informative and useful.

Our first episode covers from December 8-22. Our next episode will be available January 7.



Welcome to Trends & Issues

December 24, 2013 § Leave a Comment

About five years ago, Dr. Abbie Brown (http://www.ahbrown.com/) and I were approached to take over writing a chapter on trends and issues in instructional technology and educational technology for the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook  (http://tinyurl.com/l3za6ht)We were honored to take over for Dr. Michael Molenda (my dissertation chair http://tinyurl.com/monlenda) and Dr. Barbara Bichelmeyer  (http://tinyurl.com/bichelmeyer)  who had written this chapter for the EMT Yearbook for a number of years. Writing these chapters have provided us with the opportunity to stay current with the trends and issues in educational technology and educational technology in a variety of venues–the corporate world, the military, higher education, and K-12. This blog was created to share the resources that we come across as we prepare to write the annual chapter on trends and issues. In addition to sharing resources, we will also share our own perspectives from time-to-time along with sharing the projects we are involved with in these areas. We hope you find this resource useful.

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