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The Changing Roles of Educators Series: The Instructional Technologist
Published on June 30, 2017

Modified on December 11, 2020

Written By: 

Justin BrunoMichigan Virtual Learning Research Institute

This study, the third in a series examining the shifts in the roles and responsibilities of K-12 educators as a result of evolving instructional models, focuses on instructional technologists. The aim of this study is to better understand the ways in which instructional technologists conceptualize their work, the approaches they employ when supporting teachers through the process of technology integration, and the ways they think about the evolution of their field of work. Click here to view the first report and here for the second in the series.

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