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Examines computer-assisted-learning in the social sciences, highlighting some of the pros and cons of technology, critically evaluating the technological process and its potential in the field.
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Examines computer-assisted-learning in the social sciences, highlighting some of the pros and cons of technology, critically evaluating the technological process and its potential in the field.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780203984529
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 4/30/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
List of Figures and Tables xi
Notes on Contributors xiii
Editor's Introduction xix
Section 1 New Challenges for Teaching and Learning
1 Exponential Education 3
2 Pedagogy, Progress, Politics and Power in the Information Age 17
3 Technology and Society: an MP's View 21
4 Information Technology: A Case for Social Scientific Enquiry 27
Section 2 Developing Courseware for the Social Sciences
5 Expectations and Realities in Developing Computer-Assisted Learning: the Example of GraphIT! 41
6 The Data Game: Learning Statistics 51
7 Conversion of the Ideologies of Welfare to a Multimedia Teaching and Learning Format 65
8 Designnet: Transnational Design Project Work at a Distance 75
Section 3 Implementing Computer-Assisted Learning in the Social Sciences
9 Computer-Aided Learning as a Learning Tool: Lessons From Educational Theory 87
10 Anoraks and Techies: A Call for the Incorporation of Non-Technical Knowledge in Technological Developments 103
11 Evangelism and Agnosticism in the Takeup of Information Technology 113
12 Standards for the Non-Standard: The Impact of New Technology on the Non-Standard Student 129
Section 4 The Effectiveness of the New Technologies in Teaching and Learning Environments
13 Information Technology and Teaching Quality Assessment: Reflections of a Sociologist 139
14 Why Costs Are Important in the Adoption and Assessment of new Educational Technologies 151
15 Using Multimedia Technology for Teaching: A Case Study Approach 165
16 Information Technology and Teachin the Social Sciences: Obstacles and Opportunities 179
Glossary 195
Index 197
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