Considerations on Educational Technology Integration is an ambitious compilation of high-quality research studies, joint projects and articles presented in the quarterly - published Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) between 2005-2010. These research studies were carried out by experienced researchers and experts who give special attention to classroom technology integration, demonstrating how research can be used to connect theory to practice so as to move educational practices forward. The compilation was remarkably edited by Lynne Schrum in 2011 to bring together some of the best contemporary and fashionable JRTE articles and topics including digitized primary sources, mobile computing devices, teachers technology use on instructional practices, and implementation of one-to-one computing initiatives. The compilation, therefore, aims to contribute to the growing body of literature on the skills that teachers and students need to “read” and make meaning from a wide variety of source materials”. The objectives of this book review are twofold. First, going beyond just summarizing a book of 13 chapters to give a critical comprehensive description of this edited compilation including a brief summary of its 13 chapters, audience level, and the editor’s area of expertise. Doing so, it aims to tell the expected audiences, including school teachers, university teachers, teacher educators, researchers and other educational practitioners something substantial about the book to spare the reader from having to read the 13 chapters. Second, and more importantly, the book review aims at providing a more detailed analysis of existing literature in the field of educational technology integration through presenting studies, projects, scientific experiments, models, research methods, and promising initiatives carried out by 31 researchers and experts who contributed to this important research field. These objectives reveal that the book review is hoped to be in-depth commentary one, not merely traditional brief summary of a book or a conventional book review. The aim, then, is “kill two birds with one stone” through providing a book review that incorporates a kind of literature review in the field of educational technology integration.
Dweikat, Khalid AbdulJaleel
"Considerations on Educational Technology Integration: The Best of JRTE. Edited by Lynne Schrum. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), 2011. Pp. xi + 314,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 4:
13, Article 28.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol4/iss13/28