ASU’s education technology program top-ranked for productivity

With only a few graduate faculty members, the educational technology program at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College might be small, but according to a recent publication it’s one of the most productive in the world, ASU News reports. In the recently released 2010 edition of the Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, ASU’s ed-tech graduate program is ranked second worldwide as measured by number of publications in the field’s top two journals. Established in the late 1960s, ASU’s program focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of instructional systems and on educational technology applications to support learning. The program offers a master’s of education degree and a doctorate of philosophy in educational technology, as well as two certificate programs. ASU’s ed-tech program has long been considered one of the top programs in the country, but this year’s Educational Media and Technology Yearbook for the first time ranked programs using objective data. The yearbook editors counted the number of publications in the field’s top two journals, Educational Technology Research and Development and the Journal of the Learning Sciences, in 2007 and 2008. ASU ranked second behind only Nanyang Technological University in China for most publications…

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