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Assignment 23: Reading: Storm Clouds on the Digital Education Horizon

http://www.ascilite.org.au/ conferences/auckland02/proceedings/papers/key_reeves.pdf Storm Clouds on the Digital Education Horizon 1. Does this shift change the traditional aims of education in our society? 2. What skills will be necessary for success in the Knowledge Age? 3. What have we learned about learning that might help us gain these skills? 4. What does Knowledge Age learning really look like in practice? 5. How do we get there ...

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Assignment 21: Reading: No cliche left behind

http://www.ncrel.org/tech/netc/ 2002/keynote.htm This is a transcript of a speech entitled No cliche left behind: Why Education Policy is NOT like the movies. In the beginning of the speech, the speaker seems against no child left behind, but then in the end, he seems to have softened his view. The speaker calls the policy, the action hero method of decision making. 🙂 I may have to ...

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Assignment 20: Reading: Diffusions of Innovations

http://www.arches.uga.edu/~bhummel/6200Project/ Within the framework of this project, the group attempts to address the following: What are the elements of Roger’s Diffusion of Innovations Theory? What stages do adopters pass through from knowledge of an innovation to adoption? What are some characteristics of adopters of innovations? What are some attributes of innovations which impact rate of diffusion? How does Diffusion of Innovations Theory apply to adoption ...

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Assignment 19: Reading: a model to guide integration of the WWW as a cognitive tool in k-12

http://it.coe.uga.edu/~treeves/AERA99Web.pdf A Model to Guide the Integration of the WWW as a Cognitive Tool in K-12 Education by Tom Reeves Unfortunately, I had a very hard time accessing and printing this document. I’m not sure the fonts were properly embedded into the pdf as it came out all weird. I even printed this one out and had the same results. I will try again later.

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Assignment (Response to Readings)

Ok, I did post this to webCT but in order to have an archived copy, I am cross posting. r Driving Ms. Daisy into the technology age One common theme that I found in these posts was the concept of incorporating new interactive media technology in education and learning via distance education. Each of these articles discusses a component or issue of online media. The ...

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Assignment 18: Reading: E-Trainer Evolution

http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/ jun2001/rossett.html Expanding Roles of Training Professionals Conventional roles and skills Design and develop Develop individual brain power Develop content knowledge Deliver or coordinate classes Develop and produce events and products Coordinate short-term events and interactions Deliver from content inventory Share skills and knowledge Focus on employees as learners Measure “butts in seats” and Web hits Reactive problem solving Future roles and skills Develop and ...

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Assignment 17: Reading: The World Wide Web: A Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning?

http://www.edu.yorku.ca:8080/~rowston/article.html Well, the author starts out the article on a roll with the opening: “Nothing before has captured the imagination and interest of educators simultaneously around the globe more than the World Wide Web….” Umm… Does everyone have access to the web? Noo….. Is this true? Well, that issue is what the author is investigating. For technology to be useful in education it must Does ...

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Assignment 16: Reading: Evaluating Online Educational Materials for Use in Instruction.

http://www.ericfacility.net/ericdigests/ed430564.html As a librarian one of my favorite topics is how to evaluate good resources. In fact, at a recent user group meeting, one of the speakers talked about the concept of “good enough.” In other words, if I know little about stereos and wish to purchase one, I might start at the local giant discount mega retailer. If I find one in the closeout ...

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