New AECT Book published by Springer


Thanks to the effort of the AECT editorial team (Drs. Vanessa Dennen, Camille Dickson-Deane, Xun Ge, Dirk Ifenthaler, Sahana Murthy, and Jennifer C. Richardson) and many contributors from all over the world, we are happy to announce that the open access (OA) volume titled “Global Perspectives on Educational Innovations for Emergency Situations” (31 chapters) has been published by Springer.  You can click on the link here to download the book or individual chapters for free and unlimited access. The editorial team would like to thank AECT, Florida State University, Mannheim University, and Purdue University for their funding support to make this OA book a possibility.

This book provides a unique global perspective on educational innovations for emergency teaching, and highlights, amongst others, conceptual frameworks, design cases, and future directions. includes international collaborations and current perspectives.  It focuses on making the transition from in-person, classroom education to other feasible alternative modes and methodologies to deliver education at all levels. The book presents and analyzes research questions to explore in this arena, including pedagogical issues relating to technological and infrastructure challenges, teacher professional development, issues of disparity, access and equity, and impact of government policies on education. It also provides unique opportunities and vehicles for generating scholarship that helps explain the varied educational needs, perspectives and solutions that arise during an emergency and the different roles educational institutions and educators may play during this time. Developed from a highly successful Presidential Sessions at the 2020 AECT virtual convention, this edited volume presents AECT and its membership as the premier organization focusing on the provision of educational communications and technology leadership. In addition, it functions as a contemporary document of this global crisis as well as a rich resource for possible future emergency scenarios in the educational arena.

This book is also part of the AECT book series titled Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations (Editors: J. Michael Spector, M. J. Bishop, Dirk Ifenthaler, and Allan Yuen). It is a wonderful showcase of the AECT’s leadership and scholarship in educational communications and technology, as well as amazing cross-institutional and international collaboration.

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