Researching IT in Education: Theory, Practice and Future Directions by Anne McdougallResearching IT in Education: Theory, Practice and Future Directions by Anne Mcdougall

Researching IT in Education: Theory, Practice and Future Directions

EditorAnne Mcdougall, John Murnane, Anthony Jones

Paperback | January 27, 2010

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Serious criticisms of research on IT in education have been published recently in both the UK and the USA.Researching IT in Educationaims to provoke thought and discussion among practising researchers by considering a range of approaches to undertaking quality research. Establishing priorities and directions for future research in the sub-discipline of IT in education, the book is structured around five foci:

  • theory
  • history
  • research directions
  • methodology
  • research topics.

This book argues for the enormous power of IT to enable fundamental research that both refines and develops theory and practice in education. High quality research that advances knowledge and educational practice in this area will generally require longer timelines and more complex data collection and analysis methods. The authors draw attention to the value of theoretical frameworks used in mainstream educational research and highlight the early theoretical work on the subject of IT in education.

Researching IT in Educationis the only book in its area to focus on methodological and research design issues. The individual chapters are contributed by expert researchers and leaders in the field from ten countries, thus providing an unusually broad but coherent international set of perspectives for the issues examined in the book.

This book will benefit anyone interested in or undertaking research on IT in education, including academics, research students, teachers and policy-makers.

Anne McDougall, John Murnane, Anthony Jones and Nick Reynoldsare all at The University of Melbourne, Australia.
Title:Researching IT in Education: Theory, Practice and Future DirectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:January 27, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415560012

ISBN - 13:9780415560016

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Table of Contents

@contents:Selected Contents:1. Theory and History, Questions and Methodology: Current and Future Issues in Research into ICT in EducationAnne McDougall & Anthony Jones (Australia)  2. The Changing Nature of Researching IT in EducationMargaret Cox (UK)  3. Technology as Trojan Horse. A 'Generation' of IT Practice, Policy and Research in New Zealand SchoolsVince Ham (New Zealand)  4. Transformative Application of Research and Learning Praxis in Education: Current and Future Trends in ICT Integration Paul Nleya (Botswana)  5. The Practical Power of Theoretically-Informed Research into InnovationBridget Somekh (UK)  6. Analysing the Impact of IT on Activity and LearningSteve Kennewell (UK)  7. Models for Exploring and Characterising Pedagogy with ITMary Webb (UK)  8. Setting a New Course for Research in Information TechnologyBob Munro (UK)  9. Why "What Works" is Not Enough for Research on IT in EducationGeoff Romeo & Glenn Russell (Australia)  10. From Integration to TransformationAndrew Fluck (Australia)  11. 'Educational IT' Research Methodology: Looking Back and Moving ForwardPeter Twining (UK)  12. Using IT to Study Teaching With and About ITAnthony Jones (Australia)  13. Global Interdisciplinary Research into the Diffusion of IT Innovations in EducationNiki Davis (USA)  14. Design and Analysis of Technology Based Field Experiments in Mathematics: A Methodology for Networking Research TeamsRosa Maria Bottino (Italy)  15. Methods for Investigating Young Children's Learning and DevelopmentKleopatra Nikolopoulou (Greece)  16. Development of ICT Learning Aids for InformaticsSigrid Schubert, Peer Stechert & Stefan Freischlad (Germany)  17. A Tangled and Complex Web: Assessment, Learning and IT at the Very Heart of Teacher KnowledgeDeirdre Cook (UK)  18. Visualization, Multimodality and Learning with ITJohn Vincent & Herminia Azinian (Australia, Argentina)  19. The Enjoyment of Learning in Digital EnvironmentsFranziska Spring-Keller (Switzerland)  20. E-Teaching Readiness of TeachersAndrea Karpati (Hungary)  21. Different Perspectives on IT and the Learning of MathematicsAnna Kristjansdottir (Iceland)  22. Intelligent Computer-Aided Assessment in Mathematics ClassroomsChristine Bescherer, Ulrich Kortenkamp, Wolfgang Muller & Christian Spannagel (Germany)