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What knowledge and skills do designers of learning technologies need? What is the best way to train them to create high-quality educational technologies? Distilling the wisdom of expert instructors and designers, this cutting-edge guide offers a clear, accessible balance of theory and practical examples. This cutting-edge guide: * synthesizes learning, instructional design, and educational technology perspectives on learning-centered technology - highlighting how interdisciplinary work is driving the fields of the learning sciences and technology design and development * offers helpful resources for both faculty and students - including descriptions of a variety of successful courses in learning technology design, examples of student work with commentary by instructors and students, and discussions of "lessons learned" in course development * includes a "To the Student" chapter that speaks in plain language about what is exciting and challenging about creating technology for kids Directed to university instructors working with students on developing educational software projects and to managers leading learning technologies development teams, this book is a valuable resource for guiding and inspiring the next generation of designers of learning technologies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805864724
ISBN-10: 0805864725
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Chris DiGiano

Chris DiGiano is a software engineer at Google, Inc. and holds an adjoint appointment in the Computer Science Department at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Shelley Goldman is Professor (Teaching) at Stanford University. Michael Chorost is a freelance technology writer and educational consultant.