About the Site

What the Site is About

Around 2008, we were approached with the opportunity of taking 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 (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.

Who We Are

Abbie Brown head shot. Abbie Brown, Ph.D. I am a Professor at East Carolina University teaching in the Instructional Technology Program. I specialize in instructional media production, and online learning environment design, and provide consultation and workshops for school districts, colleges and universities, the U.S. government, and businesses worldwide.  I’m the author of a number of books and articles on instructional design and the use of new technologies for instruction, and was Editor-in-Chief of the journal, TechTrends from 2009 to 2012. For more information about me, see http://www.ahbrown.com/

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Tim Green head shot.Tim Green, Ph.D. I am a former K12 teacher. I have been a professor of educational technology and teacher educator at California State University, Fullerton since 1999. Five of these years I served as the Director of Distance Education at CSUF. I am the author of numerous articles and books, as well as a presenter, on the integration of educational technology, instructional design, and online distance education. Some of more recent books include Security vs. Access: Balancing Safety and Productivity in the Digital School (Robinson, Brown & Green, ISTE) and, The Essentials of Instructional Design: Connecting Fundamental Principles with Process and Practice (Brown & Green, Pearson). I am passionate about working with schools and districts on visioning and implementing technology initiatives. I regularly consult with and provide professional develop to schools and districts. I received my PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University.

You can follow me on Twitter @theedtechdoctor and at my blog http://theedtechdoctor.com/