The Evolution of Instructional Technology by Joseph O. Esin
Overcoming Apprehension about the Use of Technology in the Classroom for Instruction

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Part I of the book notes that instructors' apprehension is directly related to inadequate preparation, which contributes to their inability to apply technology to the educational process. The author offers a comprehensive outline and solutions on how to overcome instructors' apprehension through the implementation of well-conceived professional technology training program that will allow instructors to learn at a pace that is challenging, but achievable. Part II of the book describes major trends in academic settings, and the proposal that can help to bridge the gap between higher education administrators and wage increases for academic instructors. The apparent trend can be avoided through the implementation of an Academic Salary Review Council (ASRC) to assist in determining the boundary of administrators, and instructor's wage increases, and benefits based on academic rank, and years of teaching experience. In addition, the book recommends a smooth and systematic form of departure from the textbook format to the instructional use of technology to guide and deliver instruction.

About Joseph O. Esin

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Dr. Joseph O. Esin is the Founder and Chairman of AFASIN FOUNDATION, INC., a charitable non-profit organization. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri; a Master of Arts in Theology from the Society of Jesus College of Divinity, Saint Louis, Missouri; and a Doctorate in Computer Education from the United States International University, San Diego, California. The State of California awarded him a Life-time Collegiate Instructors Credential in 1989, and he was named an Outstanding Professor of Research in 1997. A Professor of Computer Information Technology from 1988-2000, and he was appointed a Deputy Provost at Paul Quinn College, Dallas, Texas, from 1997-2000. He is a scholar, a publisher of several professional journal articles, and an author of The Power of Endurance, The Evolution of Instructional Technology, and The Messianic View of The Kingdom of God.
Published October 14, 2011 by iUniverse. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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