Impact of Information Technology: From practice to curriculum / Edition 1

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The aim of this book is to present readers with state-of-the-art options which allow pupils as well as teachers to cope with the social impacts and implications of information technology and the rapid technological developments of the past 25 years. The book explores the following key areas: the adaption of curricula to the social needs of society; the influences of multimedia on social interaction; morals, values and ethics in the information technology curriculum; social and pedagogical variables which promote information technology use; and social implications of distance learning through the medium of information technology. This volume contains the selected proceedings of the TC3/TC9 International Working Conference of the Impact of Information technology, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing and held in Israel, March, 1996.

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Preface. Content and pedagogy in teaching about the social aspects of computerization. Socio-pedagogical issues affecting computer assisted instruction and learning. A topical course in ICT and society. Information technology discourse as a catalyst for cultural change. Teaching privacy as a part of the computer science curriculum. Intelligent gaming-simulations and their evaluation. Distance learning: the operation of an interactive system designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness in learning and achievement. Integrating new technologies in distance education: pedagogical, social and technological aspects. Information technology education: a new experience in a new South Africa Dynamic conservatism of learning systems: computerized learning environments for conserving school culture. Computer network between fourth grade students in the kibbutz and the city: contribution to. Synthesising technology and context for instructional multimedia information systems within the primary classroom. Development of thinking skills through the use of database. Remarks on a framework for social and ethical issues report. Coping with technology: the imperative to adapt curricula. Towards multimedia based training systems. An experience in the teaching of multimedia. computer based training: new models for old. Socio-cultural effects of integrating multimedia into the general English curriculum: some observations. Computer end-user training, learning and evaluation in the new South Africa: a Port Elizabeth Technikon experience. Information technologies and environmental education - mutual influences. The impact of computers on student and teacher commitment to learning and teaching. The dual role of computers in education: problem generators and problem solvers.

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