ERIC Number: ED452830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Role of Educational Technology in the Teaching and Learning Process: A Learner-Centered Perspective.
McCombs, Barbara L.
This paper argues that it is time to think differently about assessing the role of educational technology in the teaching and learning process. The first section addresses the question, "What is learning?" The second section examines the purpose of education. The third section discusses the knowledge base needed to apply educational technology appropriately to the teaching-learning process, including the learner-centered principles as a framework, the learner-centered psychological principles, defining "learner-centered," and using technology to provide qualities of learner-centered teachers. The fourth section considers the implications of the learner-centered framework for the application of technology to support learners and learning, the assessment of technology in service to learners and learning, building learner-centered learning communities, expanding the notion of collaboration, and transforming the educational system. An author biography is included. (Contains 49 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Cooperative Learning, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning, Models
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/mccombs_paper. html. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/white_papers.h tml.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Knowledge Bases; Learner Centered Instruction; Learning Communities; Technology Role; Technology Utilization
Note: In: The Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology, 2000: Measuring Impacts and Shaping the Future. [Proceedings] (Alexandria, VA, September 11-12, 2000); see IR 020 668.