New Technologies For Education / Edition 3

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This third edition has been extensively revised and expanded. Barron and Orwig cite new software titles, CD-ROM products, hardware, and multimedia system specifications, and they discuss new capabilities and uses for technology. Results of recent research are incorporated into the text, and all reading lists have been updated.

The third edition of this very popular book offers an updated look at the technologies that are profoundly affecting education, including LANs, the Internet, and multimedia. Designed for all educators who are interested in the instructional applications of technology, it provides an overview of compact disc technologies, videodiscs, digital audio, digitized video, telecommunications, and hypermedia. The advantages, disadvantages, and educational applications of each technology are presented, along with detailed graphics and generous glossaries. Each chapter also provides a scenario to illustrate implementation techniques, a copy-ready brochure for in-service training workshops, and abundant resource information. Because technology is changing so rapidly, this new edition has been extensively revised and enlarged with new material where appropriate. Barron and Orwig cite new software titles, CD-ROM products, hardware, and multimedia system specifications, and they discuss new capabilities and uses f

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Editorial Reviews

Discusses the advantages, disadvantages, and educational applications of a range of newer educational technologies that are available, including CD-ROMs, interactive video-discs, digital audio, scanning, digitized video applications and techniques, and the various forms of telecommunications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563084775
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/15/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 312
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

ANN E. BARRON is Full Professor, Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa. She received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service in 1996 and the Teaching Incentive Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1995.

GARY W. ORWIG is Professor, Instructional Systems, University of Central Florida, Orlando. He received the Teaching Incentive Award for Outstanding Teaching in 1996.

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Table of Contents

1 Teaching with New Technology
Trends in Technology 2
Benefits of Technology in Education 3
Implementation 6
2 Compact Disc - Read Only Memory (CD-ROM)
Educational Applications 19
Search and Retrieval of Information 26
Hardware Configuration 29
Advantages and Disadvantages of CD-ROM 34
Other Compact Disc Technologies 36
3 Interactive Videodisc
Levels of Interactivity 53
Educational Applications 57
Repurposing Videodiscs 61
Advantages and Disadvantages of Videodiscs 69
Videodisc Resources 74
4 Digital Audio
Digitizing Audio with MS-DOS Computers 87
Macintosh Computers 89
Educational Applications for Digital Audio 90
Compact Disc Audio 92
Text-to-Speech Synthesis 94
Music 95
5 Digital Images and Video
Scanned Images 109
Analog Video versus Digital Video 111
Digitizing Video 113
QuickTime and Video for Windows 116
Still Video Cameras 118
Compact Disc-Interactive (CD-i) 119
6 Creating Hypermedia Applications
Hypermedia Development in Education 135
Hypermedia Development Programs 137
Overview of Hyperstudio 138
Creating a Hyperstudio Stack (Macintosh Version) 138
Overview of LinkWay Live 145
Creating a Link Way Live Folder 146
Other Hypermedia Programs 149
Advantages and Disadvantages of Hypermedia 151
Tips and Techniques for Creating Hypermedia Programs 152
7 Local Area Networks
Educational Applications 166
LAN Basics 167
File Servers 171
Printer Servers and Printers 172
Workstations 173
LAN Component Variations 174
LAN Software 177
Integrated Learning Systems 179
LAN Implementation 181
Follow-Up 181
Advantages and Disadvantages of LANs 183
8 Telecommunications
The Internet 195
Integrated Online Services 205
Bulletin Board Systems 206
Modems 208
Advice for Getting Started in Telecommunications 214
9 Teleconferencing
Educational Applications 229
Audio Teleconferencing 230
Audiographic Teleconferencing 234
Videoconferencing 237
Digital Data Lines 240
A Final Word 253
Index 255
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