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Educational Technology Beyond Content

A New Focus for Learning

  • Brad Hokanson
  • Gregory Clinton
  • Andrew A. Tawfik
  • Amy Grincewicz
  • Matthew Schmidt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Andrew S. Gibbons
    Pages 1-9
  3. Lisa C. Yamagata-Lynch, Hsin-Hui Chang, Takuya Hayakawa, Jason Michael Mastrogiovanni, Lisa A. Shipley, Cody Miller et al.
    Pages 11-26
  4. Theodore W. Frick
    Pages 27-41
  5. Colin M. Gray, Paul Parsons, Austin L. Toombs
    Pages 43-55
  6. Matthew Schmidt, Noah Glaser, Carla Schmidt, Dennis Beck, Heath Palmer, Mark Lim
    Pages 71-84
  7. Katherine L. Bevins, Craig D. Howard
    Pages 85-98
  8. Desiree M. Winters, Jason K. McDonald, Derek L. Hansen, Tanner W. Johnson, Jonathan Balzotti, Elizabeth Bonsignore et al.
    Pages 127-140
  9. Deena Varner, Colin M. Gray, Marisa E. Exter
    Pages 141-151
  10. Kathy Essmiller
    Pages 177-182

About this book


This book is the outcome of a research symposium sponsored by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT]. Consisting of twenty-four chapters, including an introduction and conclusion, it argues that informational content should not be the main element of education, and that to provide more for learners, it is necessary to go beyond content and address other skills and capabilities. It also discusses the false premise that learning is complete when the information is known, not when learners seek more: their own directions, answers, and ideas. The authors assert that the ability to synthesize, solve problems and generate ideas is not based on specific content, although education often focuses solely on teaching content. Further, they state that content can be separated from the learning process and that instructional design and educational technology must be about the skills, habits, and beliefs to be learned.


Holistic Design Identity Through Integrated Studio Education Mindful and Motivational Regulation Strategies 3D Collaborative Virtual Learning Environment Organizational Systems Training Learning Through Play Enabling Instructional Creativity

Editors and affiliations

  • Brad Hokanson
    • 1
  • Gregory Clinton
    • 2
  • Andrew A. Tawfik
    • 3
  • Amy Grincewicz
    • 4
  • Matthew Schmidt
    • 5
  1. 1.Design, Housing, and ApparelUniversity of Minnesota, College of DesignSaint PaulUSA
  2. 2.Career and Information StudiesUniversity of Georgia Learning, Design, and TechnologyAthensUSA
  3. 3.Instructional Design & TechnologyUniversity of MemphisMemphisUSA
  4. 4.Graduate Programs OfficeKent State UniversityKentUSA
  5. 5.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Educational Technology Beyond Content
  • Book Subtitle A New Focus for Learning
  • Editors Brad Hokanson
    Gregory Clinton
    Andrew A. Tawfik
    Amy Grincewicz
    Matthew Schmidt
  • Series Title Educational Communications and Technology: Issues and Innovations
  • Series Abbreviated Title Educational Communications Technology Issues Innovations
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-37253-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-37256-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-37254-5
  • Series ISSN 2625-0004
  • Series E-ISSN 2625-0012
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 37 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
    Assessment, Testing and Evaluation
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