About this series
Published in collaboration with the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology), Springer Briefs in Educational Communications and Technology focuses on topics of keen current interest in the broad area of educational information science and technology. Each Brief is intended to provide an introduction to a focused area of educational information science and technology, giving an overview of theories, issues, core concepts and/or key literature in a particular field. A brief could also provide: • A timely report of state-of-the art analytical techniques and instruments in the field of educational information science and technology, • A presentation of core concepts, • An overview of a testing and evaluation method, • A snapshot of a hot or emerging topic or policy change, • An in-depth case study, • A literature review, • A report/review study of a survey, or • An elaborated conceptual framework on model pertinent to educational information science and technology. The intended audience for Educational Communications and Technology is researchers, graduate students and professional practitioners working in the general area of educational information science and technology; this includes but is not limited to academics in colleges of education and information studies, educational researchers, instructional designers, media specialists, teachers, technology coordinators and integrators, and training professionals.