Perspectives on educational technology research and development

  • Norman Higgins
  • Howard Sullivan
  • Maria Harper-Marinick
  • Cecilia López

Abstract

This is the introductory article for the first issue ofEducational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D). The authors review the issues and process that led to the decision by the AECT Executive Board to co-publishEducational Communication and Technology Journal (ECTJ) and theJournal of Instructional Development (JID) in a new journal. The results of analyses of ECTJ and JID by Schwen and Middendorf (1987) and Dick and Dick (1989) are briefly summarized. The authors then report their own survey of AECT members to determine the topics and types of articles the members would prefer to read in ETR&D. Member preferences are compared with the actual content of the last ten issues of ECTJ and JID. Finally, the authors briefly discuss their own perspectives on ETR&D.

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© Association for Educational Communications and Technology 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Higgins
    • 1
  • Howard Sullivan
    • 1
  • Maria Harper-Marinick
    • 1
  • Cecilia López
    • 1
  1. 1.the College of EducationArizona State UniversityTempe

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