Women's Voices in the Field of Educational Technology

Our Journeys

  • J. Ana Donaldson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Individual Voices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Ana Donaldson
      Pages 3-7
    3. Kay A. Persichitte
      Pages 9-13
    4. Mary C. Herring, Sharon E. Smaldino
      Pages 15-24
    5. Marcy P. Driscoll
      Pages 33-37
    6. Alison Carr-Chellman
      Pages 51-56
    7. Pat Smith Ragan
      Pages 81-85
    8. Gayle V. Davidson-Shivers
      Pages 115-120
    9. Wilhelmina (Willi) Savenye
      Pages 121-129
    10. Joi L. Moore
      Pages 131-135
  3. Historical Perspective

  4. Mentoring

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-208

About this book


In a professional world that has a tradition of the “good old boy” network, women long have fought for recognition in the educational technology field. In this book authors discuss the women in their own lives who have made the difference for them in their professional development. A group of 31 individuals from the USA, Canada, Northern Cyprus, the UK, and South Korea were asked to be part of this endeavor. The breadth of the list was intended to bring together as many perspectives as possible. Some stories included in this book are deeply private, others offer historical perspectives of women's roles in educational technology, while others focus on mentoring. This book is intended as a resource for all individuals in the field of educational technology, instructional design, and learning design at a national and international level.  


AECT Instructional Design Educational Design Feminist narratives Storytelling Higher Education Women's Voices

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Ana Donaldson
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Northern Iowa - RetiredCedar FallsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33451-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33452-3
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