ERIC Number: ED345759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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Infusing Technology into Education.
Bowen, Raymond C.
At LaGuardia Community College (LCC), technology has become central to the college curriculum, and has enriched the college's cooperative and secondary education programs. In addition to employing technology to accommodate various teaching/learning styles at the college, LaGuardia provides students with as many opportunities as possible to use computers in all disciplines. LCC operates 22 instructional, tutoring, and basic skills laboratories in which computers are networked and maintained by faculty and staff. At LCC each matriculated day student participates in three cooperative education internships before graduation. Designed to integrate general and technological education, these internships often expose students to and train them in the application of new technologies in a variety of fields, including health, architecture, business, engineering, and education. LCC also operates two highly successful alternative high schools: the Middle College, designed for high-risk adolescents; and the International High School (IHS), created for immigrant students for whom English is a second language. One factor leading to the success of these two schools has been the incorporation of technology into the curriculum. Upon entry into the schools, all students learn word processing functions, basic programming, and computer graphics and business application programs. Many, previously considered "high risk" or "language deficient," become involved in the advanced manipulation of technology through innovative courses. For example, "Motion," a course taught jointly by faculty from LCC and IHS, employs computer-assisted instruction and a thematic, interdisciplinary approach to teach high school students math, physics, literature, and physical education. (JMC)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Enrichment, High Risk Students, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, School Business Relationship, Teaching Styles, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: City University of New York La Guardia Comm Coll; Technology Education
Note: Paper presented at the New Horizons Conference for the Virginia Community College System (Richmond, VA, April 6-7, 1992).