Is technology a powerful tool or an intimidating threat for faculty members? How can traditional instructors accustomed to overhead projectors get used to the digital classroom and instructional technology resources? This book discusses the challenge of faculty development to face an academic environment that is constantly changing due to the knowledge revolution provoked by the growing production of new technology applications. With a narrative style, the author describes ten case studies of faculty members who agreed to share their learning experience and struggles in learning instructional technology. The book focuses on the stories of each participant unfolding their personal journey and unique learning styles, as well as describing the main steps experienced and resources employed by the participants during the learning process. The author describes practical approaches to promote faculty development and learning in instructional technology. The case analysis sheds light on the challenge of institutional support and is particularly helpful for faculty and university administrators who want to keep up with the increasing production of new technologies for learning.
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