EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE Research and Practical Case Studies from the Field

Sahin-Izmirli O.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, vol.11, no.4, pp.216-219, 2010 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Book Review
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.216-219
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The book starts with an explanation of the reason why the terms found in the book are sometimes used in place of each other. The editors stated that when technological tools are used to establish an effective and productive study process in education, the concept of learning technology is used instead of educational technology. The editors of the book considers the field as complex and vague in terms of the fact that the meanings of the concepts are close to each other in the field of educational technology and that the field provides an opportunity for inter-disciplinary studies. However, according to the editors, this vagueness and complexity shows the superiority of the field. This superiority is explained with the fact that the field of educational technology requires upper-level skills of problem solving and critical thinking and that it presents a multi-dimensional and inter-disciplinary study field.