Contemporary Technologies in Education

Maximizing Student Engagement, Motivation, and Learning

  • Olusola O. Adesope
  • A.G. Rud

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. John Nesbit, Hui Niu, Qing Liu
    Pages 97-117
  3. Leonard A. Annetta, Richard Lamb, David Vallett, Marina Shapiro
    Pages 163-181
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 241-250

About this book


This edited volume provides a critical discussion of theoretical, methodological, and practical developments of contemporary forms of educational technologies. Specifically, the book discusses the use of contemporary technologies such as the Flipped Classroom (FC), Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Social Media, Serious Educational Games (SEG), Wikis, innovative learning software tools, and learning analytic approach for making sense of big data. While some of these contemporary educational technologies have been touted as panaceas, researchers and developers have been faced with enormous challenges in enhancing the use of these technologies to arouse student attention and improve persistent motivation, engagement, and learning. Hence, the book examines how contemporary technologies can engender student motivation and result in improved engagement and learning. Each chapter also discusses the road ahead and where appropriate, uses the current trend to predict future affordances of technologies.


new media educational psychology computer science instructional design educational game development pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Olusola O. Adesope
    • 1
  • A.G. Rud
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullman, WAUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullman, WAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-89679-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-89680-9
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