Academic Exchange Quarterly     Fall 2014     ISSN 1096-1453     Volume 18, Issue 3

Editorial: Learning Technology

Technology is fast changing in its development and processes. Focus on knowledge on how best to use them to benefit children and adult alike will come from individuals and professionals who use technology to innovate, integrate, and advocate to improve our daily lives and enhance our learning and understanding of each other in a global society. In this issue, we see how the insights of the authors are important to consider as they have used technology via the Internet, social media, and other digital technologies to seek understanding and explore the complexities involved in using learning technologies. The authors help us think in new ways about how we can utilize technology in our daily lives and our profession.

Curran discusses the value of using Twitter with teacher candidates to learn how to teach science and social studies content while participating and learning from a global forum exchange through the use of iMentors or virtual mentors.

McKay, Seward, and Davison focus on ways to analyze use of technology as a growing trend in K-12 education and highlight best practices regarding mobile technology adoption in the classroom.

Lazaros and Davisonís article present positive and negative effects on the use of technology for classroom instruction.

McCoy, Hajjar, and Smithís article focus on the benefits of using auditory feedback to improve studentsí learning and advocate for its use in other courses.

Bozkurt, Goswami, and Varma analyzed abstracts of 949 journals to discuss patterns in online education and contribute knowledge on the evolution of trends and best practices in online education.

Richman, Mahfouz, and Jonesís article describes using a core course in prototyping to showcase how the technology impacts course development in other fields and student learning.

We are thankful for the opportunity to write this editorial that feature the works of professional researchers and educators who continue to inquire about the many influences and contributions of technology in our learning and our lives. We are therefore delighted to continue the conversation and highlight research in the profession that focuses on learning technologies for the Summer 2015 issue. We also invite readers to consider submitting an article to be showcased in a Sound Instruction Book in 2016 on the topic of Learning Technologies.

Visit the AEQ website to view deadlines and submission requirements for TECHNOLOGY-11

Maria Perpetua Socorro U. Liwanag, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Towson University, MD
Ann Marie Lauricella, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SUNY Geneseo, NY
Steve Dresbach, Technology Instructor, SUNY Geneseo, NY

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