Education and training have faced many challenges in the past years – political, educational, and technological trends such as the European Bologna process, Lifelong Learning and the use of Social Software are just a few of the factors influencing this field. Furthermore, technology-enhanced learning has become the mainstream of educational and training innovation.
Within this context, this second edition of the Handbook on Information Technologies for Learning, Education, and Training attempts to capture the state-of-the-art in technology-enhanced learning, as it has emerged during the last years and anticipates important future developments.
The main scope of the Handbook is to enable the reader to gain a deep understanding of past, current and future research and applications in the field of educational technology. The reader will gain an in-depth understanding of complex theories, strategies, concepts, and methods relating to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational technologies. The Handbook combines both the present experience in the field and the vision of its emerging directions, and thus, it can be a comprehensive guide for researchers and practitioners working with educational technologies. All the chapters of the second edition are newly written and, therefore, the Handbook presents the latest developments in the field.