The New Educational Technologies and Learning: Empowering Teachers to Teach and Students to Learn in the Information Age

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This book examines the new learning and telecommunications technologies and their potential applications to enrich the learning process, to ensure educational equality for all students and to help cultivate the educated person. In the light of recent studies, educational technology developments, and emerging educational needs of the twenty-first century, the book chapters have been revised and updated in this new edition. A new section on children and youth's safety on the Internet was added, and a new chapter on television in education was introduced. It will be an excellent resource for teachers, student teachers, and school administrators.
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Hailing new learning/telecommunication technologies as tools for educational reform, Hefzallah (educational technology, Fairfield U., CT) provides historical background, examples, and guidelines in addressing the themes of: the educated person in the Information Age; design of flexible, interactive, interdisciplinary, and up-to-date learning environments; the new technologies per se; and empowerment of teachers to utilize computers, satellite communications, distance education, and media specialists in effective ways. This mediated world requires new literacies: visual, media, computer, and information processing literacy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780398069506
  • Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 322

Table of Contents

Sect. I Education in the information age
1 Educational reform 5
2 The education person in the information age 17
Sect. II The learning environment
3 Significance of the learning environment 37
4 The educational technology environment 53
5 Mediated interaction 62
Sect. III The new learning and telecommunications technologies
6 Forerunners to computers in education 79
7 Current uses of computers in education 88
8 Compact disc read-only-memory (CD-ROM) 125
9 The Internet - its early development and accelerated growth 151
10 Unique characteristics of the Internet and its potential applications in education 174
11 Commonly used Internet resource tools and their potential applications in education 190
12 Television in education 233
13 Satellite communications for learning 254
14 Distance education 279
Sect. IV Effective utilization of the new learning and telecommunications technologies
15 Empowering teachers to use the new learning and telecommunications technologies in their teaching 309
App The School Media Specialist program at the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, Fairfield University 337
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