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Issues and Trends in Instructional Technology: Lean Times, Shifts in Online Learning, and Increased Attention to Mobile Devices

  • Abbie BrownEmail author
  • Tim Green
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Part of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook book series (EMTY, volume 36)

Abstract

Comprised of four sections: overall developments; corporate training and development; higher education; and K-12 education, this chapter synthesizes the findings of major annual reports including ASTDs, State of the Industry Report; the, EDUCAUSE Core Data Service Fiscal Year 2008 Summary Report; The ECAR study of undergraduate students and information technology; Education Week’s, Technology Counts 2010; The New Media Consortium and the Consortium for School Networkings’ The 2010 Horizon Report: K-12 Edition; Project Tomorrow’s Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Update; and The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8- to 18-Year-Olds. The authors describe the economy’s impact on instructional technology and comment on the importance of online learning mobile devices, the current state of online learning, and the continued interest in and use of Web 2.0 and social networking sites for educational purposes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Science Instructional Technology EducationEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Elementary and Bilingual EducationCalifornia State UniversityFullertonUSA

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