The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology
- J. Michael Spector - University of North Texas, USA
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology examines information on leveraging the power of technology to support teaching and learning. While using innovative technology to educate individuals is certainly not a new topic, how it is approached, adapted, and used toward the services of achieving real gains in student performance is extremely pertinent. This two-volume encyclopedia explores such issues, focusing on core topics and issues that will retain relevance in the face of perpetually evolving devices, services, and specific techniques. As technology evolves and becomes even more low-cost, easy-to-use, and more accessible, the education sector will evolve alongside it. For instance, issues surrounding reasoning behind how one study has shown students retain information better in traditional print formats are a topic explored within the pages of this new encyclopedia.
- A collection of 300-350 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in 2 volumes available in a choice of print or electronic formats.
- Entries, authored by key figures in the field, conclude with cross references and further readings.
- A detailed index, the Reader’s Guide themes, and cross references combine for search-and-browse in the electronic version.
This reference encyclopedia is a reliable and precise source on educational technology and a must-have reference for all academic libraries.
"Either version of this Encyclopedia will be a solid addition to the library of the researcher and academic alike. Recommended for academic libraries."
"...Overall, this encyclopedia is now the most current, comprehensive reference work about educational technology. Given how educational technology continues to influence teaching and learning in higher education, this encyclopedia should be considered a necessity for any academic reference collection. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; professionals/practitioners."
"These are two very impressive volumes...They have all the helpful features of quality reference works, from glossary to index. The authorship is as diverse as the content, and the editorial board distinguished....To ensure merited use, give its impressive scope and quality, I urge college faculty to place it on their class library reserve lists and require responses to pertinent articles from their students."
Starred Review: "...The set is comprehensive without being overly broad, and entries give sufficient depth to include discussion of research as well as providing definitions, applications, and implications for the direction of education in the future. This updated content is long overdue but well worth the wait. VERDICT: Highly recommended for upper-division education students and researchers or faulty in any subject area."