|Lexia Research Team Collaborates with Tufts University Researcher to Author Chapter for New Textbook Created to Give Educators Insight into Optimal EdTech Design|
“Fostering Engagement in Educational Technologies Through Developmental Theory and Program Data” is the fifth chapter in the anthology End-User Considerations in Educational Technology Design, available through academic publisher IGI Global and designed to be a reference source for research regarding user-centered design methodologies for educational technologies.
In the chapter, the four authors, Dr. Elizabeth Kazakoff, Dr. Rachel Schechter and Kristine Bundschuh at Lexia and Dr. Melissa Orkin of Tufts, discuss popular motivational theories derived from educational research, sharing both hypothetical and practical insights on how the philosophies can be integrated into the design of educational technologies so as to enhance student engagement. The chapter is written for academics, researchers, school administrators, professionals and practitioners.
“The editors of ‘End-User Considerations’ sought contributions from authors at the forefront of research on educational technologies. We’re honored that they chose Lexia researchers to be among the experts asked to contribute a chapter,” said Dr. Rachel Schechter, director of research at Lexia. “Being viewed by academic peers as a leader in motivation and engagement research and implementation is a wonderful affirmation.”
2017 has been a year of prominent contributions by Lexia to the field of educational technology research. Earlier this year, Dr. Schechter and her colleagues also published peer-reviewed efficacy studies in the education journals Reading Psychology and the
More information on End-User Considerations in Educational Technology Design is available at https://www.igi-global.com/book/end-user-considerations-educational-technology/178082.
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