Windows on the Future: Education in the Age of Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

Foreword by David D. Thornburg

Windows on the Future was designed to help the educator cope with changes created by technology and embrace a new mind-set necessary to access burgeoning technological advances.

was designed to help the educator cope with changes created by technology and embrace a new mind-set necessary to access burgeoning technological advances.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeanelle Bland
"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I’ve seen! "
M Mohammed
"Mc Cain and Jukes present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless of their experience of comfort with technology, who work in the educational technology field."
The Futurist - Lane Jenning
"The authors help dispel teachers’ fear of technology, and they encourage those who already have the desire to teach to begin exploring new ways to make their special field compelling and vibrant to members of a younger generation. This is a book designed to inspire and encourage teachers who have put off facing the new demands and opportunities of the computer age."
Shirley Campbell
"I would like to see this book become required reading for every teacher or administrator before they break for the summer. Its simplified descriptions make it easily understood by non-technical people. I will make sure that all of my classes read it!"
Frank Buck

"Mc Cain and Jukes build a case that the Information Age has not yet peaked and awaken us to the challenge of the dramatic technological changes we will surely see within our life time."

Karen L. Tichy
"Windows on the Future summarizes key developments and concepts making them readily understandable. Though I’ve been a member of the World Future Society and an avid reader of books for over 30 years, I am not aware of any other publication like this for practicing educators. This would be very valuable for professional development study groups."
CHOICE Magaine
"[The authors] present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless with their experience or comfort with technology…"
The Futurist
"The authors help dispel teachers’ fear of technology, and they encourage those who already have the desire to teach to begin exploring new ways to make their special field compelling and vibrant to members of a younger generation. This is a book designed to inspire and encourage teachers who have put off facing the new demands and opportunities of the computer age." — Lane Jenning
Jeanelle Bland
"This is the best synthesis of reading strategies that I’ve seen!"
M. Mohammed
"Mc Cain and Jukes present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless of their experience of comfort with technology, who work in the educational technology field."
The Futurist - Lane Jenning
"The authors help dispel teachers’ fear of technology, and they encourage those who already have the desire to teach to begin exploring new ways to make their special field compelling and vibrant to members of a younger generation. This is a book designed to inspire and encourage teachers who have put off facing the new demands and opportunities of the computer age."
Shirley Campbell
"I would like to see this book become required reading for every teacher or administrator before they break for the summer. Its simplified descriptions make it easily understood by non-technical people. I will make sure that all of my classes read it!"
Karen L. Tichy
"Windows on the Future summarizes key developments and concepts making them readily understandable. Though I’ve been a member of the World Future Society and an avid reader of books for over 30 years, I am not aware of any other publication like this for practicing educators. This would be very valuable for professional development study groups."
Choice Magazine Magaine
"[The authors] present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless with their experience or comfort with technology…"
M Mohammed
"Mc Cain and Jukes present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless of their experience of comfort with technology, who work in the educational technology field."
CHOICE Magaine
"[The authors] present their assertions in plain language and gear their volume toward all readers, regardless with their experience or comfort with technology…"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761977124
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Ted Mc Cain is coordinator of instructional technology for Maple Ridge Secondary School in Vancouver, BC. He also has taught computer networking, graphic design, and desktop publishing for Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC. He is the author of six books on the future, effective teaching, educational technology, and graphic design. In 1997, Mc Cain received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for his work in developing a real-world technology curriculum that prepares students for employment in technology directly out of high school. For the past twenty years, Mc Cain has done consulting work for businesses and school districts on effective teaching for the digital generation and the implementation of instructional technology. His clients have included Apple Computer, Microsoft, Aldus, and Toyota, as well as many school districts and educational associations in both the United States and Canada. He is passionate in his belief that schools must change so that they can effectively prepare students for the rest of their lives.

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the Info Savvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries and made more than 7,000 presentations, typically speaking to between 300,000 and 350,000 people a year. His Committed Sardine Blog is read by more than 78,000 people in 75 countries.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - David D. Thornburg, Ph.D.
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. Window 1: The Power of Paradigm
2. Window 2: Mounting Paradigm Pressure
3. Window 3: Assessing Your Paradigm
4. Window 4: The Technology of Change
5. Window 5: Moore's Law
6. Window 6: Looking at the Road Ahead
7. Window 7: It's Time for Education to Catch Up
8. Window 8: Education in the Future
9. Window 9: New Skills for Students
10. Window 10: New Roles for Educators
11. Window 11: The Need for Vision
Recommended Readings
References
Index

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