Maximizing the Affordances of Contemporary Technologies in Education: Promises and Possibilities

  • Olusola O. AdesopeEmail author
  • A. G. Rud


Rapid advances in contemporary educational technologies are reshaping how students learn around the globe. Today’s students are growing up in technology-rich environments that are contextually integrated into their daily lives. The field of educational technology is faced with conceptual, methodological, and practical challenges requiring immediate attention. In this chapter, we discuss theoretical, methodological, and practical developments as well as challenges with contemporary forms of educational technologies. We conclude with a focus on the road ahead that each chapter delineated. More specifically, we summarize where current trends lie to predict affordances of the technologies and how the technologies might be able to advance student engagement, motivation, and learning in the future.


Affordance Educational technologies Engagement Motivation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EducationWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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