Welcome! In this guide you will find information designed to help you understand how to use and manage technology in your classroom to effectively build connections, facilitate learning, and enhance student performance.
Educational technology has been defined as "the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources."1
It encompasses a variety of aspects and fields that include technological tools and media, educational theory and pedagogy, learning management systems, online learning, instructional technology, multimedia learning, virtual learning environments, and computer-based training. Additionally, educational technology can be applied to blended, face-to-face, or online learning environments.
Each year, the AASL recognizes the exemplary apps to use for teaching and learning. Learn more at their website below.
Check out these ebooks to learn more about current methods and practices for integrating educational technology in the classroom.
Visit the Curriculum Resource Center on the second floor of McKillop Library to locate these resources that focus on research, methods, and practice in educational technology.
Once you've found a book or two that appears to meet your needs, you can browse their subject terms (listed under "Subjects" in the Description section of the catalog record) to determine what vocabulary is being used to classify books that you're interested in. Select a hyperlinked subject to do a subject search, which tends to be more precise than a keyword search. Try one of the following subject searches:
To access databases, ebooks, or other library resources from off-campus, you will be asked to enter the following information:
Robinson, R., Molenda, M., & Rezabek, L. (2013). Facilitating learning. In A. Januscewski & M. Molenda (Eds.), Educational technology (pp. 15-48). Florence: Taylor and Francis.
Educational Technology was created by Alicia Vaandering at Salve Regina University's McKillop Library in 2018. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Please feel free to use, share, and remix with attribution.