Recapturing Technology For Education / Edition 1by Mark Gura, Bernard Percy
Pub. Date: 03/01/2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Despite significant investment of funds, time, and effort in bringing computers, the Internet, and related technologies into our classrooms, educators have turned their back on these new power tools of the intellect. School is the last remaining institution to keep 21st Century technology at arms distance. How can technology be used to enrich and enhance… See more details below
Despite significant investment of funds, time, and effort in bringing computers, the Internet, and related technologies into our classrooms, educators have turned their back on these new power tools of the intellect. School is the last remaining institution to keep 21st Century technology at arms distance. How can technology be used to enrich and enhance traditional approaches to instruction? How does it move teaching into new territory? What actions need to be taken in order to successfully transform our schools to effective, technology-supported learning environments? Why has this happened and what can be done to reverse it? Recapturing Technology for Education answers these questions. It re-establishes the legitimacy and urgency of tapping technology to make our schools relevant and effective once again. This book explores the reasons why educators have resisted making the leap to a technology-supported brand of teaching and learning, and it will provide an education worthy of 21st Century children. Includes: Interviews and quotes of experts in the field, References, reviews, and recommendations of free resources available to educators. Written for both education professionals and lay persons, it will also be useful to all who are interested in understanding Instructional Technology and unleashing its potential to positively impact.
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Table of Contents
Part 1 Introduction: Must Tomorrow Remain the Prisoner of Yesterday? Chapter 2 1. Bits, Bytes, and Yeah Buts Chapter 3 2. What's at Stake? Chapter 4 3. Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Reconceptions: Instructional Technology Misunderstood Chapter 5 4. Let There Be No Doubt Chapter 6 5. Saying Nay to the Naysayers Chapter 7 6. The Convergence of Industry and Education: A New Relationship for a New Education Chapter 8 7. Higher Education: The Typewriter Generation and the Information Age Chapter 9 8. Dream Big Chapter 10 9. Eleven Ways Technology Reinvigorates Learning Part 11 Bibliography Part 12 Index Part 13 About the Authors
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