Human Specialization in Design and Technology explores emerging trends in learning and training—standardization, personalization, customization, and specialization—with a unique focus on innovations specific to human needs and conditions. Analyzing evidence from current academic research as well as the popular press, this concise volume defines and examines the trajectory of instructional design and technologies toward more human-centered and specialized products, services, processes, environments, and systems. Examples from education, healthcare, business, and other sectors offer real-world demonstrations for scholars and graduate students of educational technology, instructional design, and business development. The book features insights into the future of professors, public schools, equity and access, extended technologies, open educational resources, and more, concluding with a set of concrete solutions.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: The Research and Practice of Human Specialization
Chapter 1. Interdisciplinary Trends
Chapter 2. The Personalization of Education
Chapter 3. COVID-19 a Case of Human Specialization and Plan for RAPID Innovation
SECTION II: Futures Thinking and Sociopolitical Political Thought In EdTech
Chapter 4 The EdTech of People and Places
Chapter 5: The EdTech of Things
Chapter 6. Organizational Culture & Innovation
Chapter 7. Conclusions
Patricia A. Young is Program Director of Elementary Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA. An educational technologist and software developer, Dr. Young is the creator of Proticy, an original learning analytics software that improves teaching and learning in higher education.