25 Years of Ed Tech

by Martin Weller

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Book Description

In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY-NC-ND). You can download 25 Years of Ed Tech ebook for free in PDF format (7.3 MB).

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Historical Amnesia of Ed Tech
1994
Bulletin Board Systems
1995
The Web
1996
Computer-Mediated Communication
1997
Constructivism
1998
Wikis
1999
E-Learning
2000
Learning Objects
2001
E-learning Standards
2002
The Learning Management System
2003
Blogs
2004
Open Educational Resources
2005
Video
2006
Web 2.0
2007
Second Life and Virtual World
2008
E-Portfolios
2009
Twitter and Social Media
2010
Connectivism
2011
Personal Learning Environments
2012
Massive Open Online Courses
2013
Open Textbooks
2014
Learning Analytics
2015
Digital Badges
2016
The Return of Artificial Intelligence
2017
Blockchain
2018
Ed Tech's Dystopian Turn

Book Details

Publisher
AU Press
Published
2020
Pages
224
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781771993050
ISBN10
1771993057
ISBN13 Digital
9781771993067
ISBN10 Digital
1771993065
PDF Size
7.3 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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