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An Analysis of Two Decades of Educational Technology Publications

Who, What and Where

  • Gloria Natividad
  • J. Michael Spector
  • Nicholas Evangelopoulos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Educational Technology book series (LNET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Gloria Natividad, J. Michael Spector, Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    Pages 1-24
  3. Gloria Natividad, J. Michael Spector, Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    Pages 25-50
  4. Gloria Natividad, J. Michael Spector, Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    Pages 51-60
  5. Gloria Natividad, J. Michael Spector, Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    Pages 61-83
  6. Gloria Natividad, J. Michael Spector, Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    Pages 85-94
  7. Gloria Natividad, J. Michael Spector, Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    Pages 95-98
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 99-202

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a challenging and multi-faceted research project that required state-of-the-art methodological approaches. The project involved analyzing data collected from 10,000 research articles published in ten leading journals in the area of educational technology over 20 years, from January 1994 to December 2014; advanced analytic approaches such as latent semantic analysis (LSA); and expert insights and interpretations of the subject matter.

It captures the trends in a number of research streams within the discipline of educational technology and identifies the point in time when a massive change took place.  This is a significant achievement given that, in epistemology and philosophy of science, there have always been discussions of paradigm shifts, but researchers have always identified them qualitatively. This is the first work to identify a paradigm shift using rigorous quantitative methods. 

The analysis procedure involved big data and sophisticated analysis, which supported the identification of clusters at several breakpoints from which the richest set was selected in order to provide the most detailed analysis. This comprehensive analysis also shows what has been published and by whom in those ten top-tier journals. This work makes a highly significant contribution to the field of learning technologies and provides the groundwork and a significant data source for other scholars, both new and experienced, to build on and expand in their work.




Keywords

Educational Technology Learning and Instruction Student Learning Learning Systems and Tools Learning Experiences Faculty Training Adult Education

Authors and affiliations

  • Gloria Natividad
    • 1
  • J. Michael Spector
    • 2
  • Nicholas Evangelopoulos
    • 3
  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  3. 3.University of North TexasDentonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0137-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0136-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0137-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-4963
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4971
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