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The Evolution of American Educational Technology - Paul Saettler

The Evolution of American Educational Technology

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781593111397
Number Of Pages: 570

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The primary purpose of this book is to trace the theoretical methodological foundations of American educational technology. It must be emphasized that this work is essentially as history of the process of educational technology rather than of products in the form of devices or media. Although media have played an important rode in educational technology, the reader should not lose sight of the central process which characterizes and underlies the true historical meaning and function of educational technology. Moreover, the assumption is made that all current theory, methodology, and practice rests upon the heritage of the past. Indeed, a common problem in the field has been the failure, in many instances, to take adequate account of past history in planning for the present or the future. A related purpose of this book is to provide a selective survey of research in educational technology as it relates to the American public schools. Such research reviews are not intended to be comprehensive, but were included because of their historical importance and their relevance in understanding the process of educational technology.

Foreword to the first edition
Foreword to the second edition
The meaning of educational technologyp. 3
Early forerunners : before 1900p. 23
Beginnings of a science and technology of instruction : 1900-1950p. 53
Evolution of the educational film : 1900-1950p. 88
The rise and decline of the visual instruction movement : 1900-1950p. 123
A case study of educational technology during the World War II years : 1940-1946p. 178
Emergence of educational radio : 1921-1950p. 197
Beginnings of media research : 1918-1950p. 223
Communication and educational technology : 1950-1980p. 263
Behaviorism and educational technology : 1950-1980p. 286
Cognitive science and educational technology : 1950-1980p. 318
Development of instructional design : 1950-1980p. 343
Educational broadcasting and educational technology : 1950-1980p. 359
Educational technology and the emergence of the information society : 1950-1980p. 394
Educational technology and related research; bureaucracy and politics in educational R&D : 1950-1980p. 410
Educational technology and new information technologiesp. 453
Educational technology in the 1980s : new theoretical and research vistasp. 478
The professional organization of educational technology : scholars and practitionersp. 501
Educational technology in the 1990s and beyond : state of the art and future prospectsp. 531
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ISBN: 9781593111397
ISBN-10: 1593111398
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 570
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised