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Employing Emerging Technologies in Educational Settings: Issues and Challenges

Employing Emerging Technologies in Educational Settings: Issues and Challenges
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Author(s): Ajlan M. Alshehri (Institute of Public Administration, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 15
Source title: Research Perspectives and Best Practices in Educational Technology Integration
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Jared Keengwe (University of North Dakota, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2988-2.ch008


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This chapter aims to enrich knowledge and open discussion towards employing the emerging technologies in educational settings particularly in developing countries such as Saudi Arabia. To shed light on this topic, the chapter introduces emerging technologies and their importance to the educational field. It also elaborates and discusses various issues surrounding the employment of emerging technologies, at the organizational and individual levels. In addition, it clarifies the roles of those involved in the educational settings such as decision makers, educators, and users of technologies in order to enable them to employ and use technology in educational settings optimally. Moreover, the chapter illustrates the different challenges that might hinder the integration of technology in the field of education. Finally, exploring the future of employing emerging technologies will be addressed in this chapter by developing strategies and recommendations that should be considered as crucial factors for employing and integrating technologies in the educational settings.

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