ERIC Number: ED264195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Educational Technologies: A Unified and Fluid Approach.
Sullivan, Timothy J.
The faculty of the University of Central Florida, College of Education, provides a holistic approach to the education of teacher candidates relative to educational technologies. A required course for all education majors integrates all forms of educational media, including microprocessors, into a body of instruction and skill development. The course informs students on how to select from, and correctly use, current technologies in an educational setting. No computer programming is taught, though there is a special emphasis on software evaluation and word processing. Students develop technologies in relationship to classroom instruction and student learning; including interactive videodisks, input and storage devices. The course is designed to evolve with emerging educational technologies, eliminating the need to design new courses of instruction or components of instruction (within courses) specific to each new emerging technology. This paper presents some facets of the course, its functioning, and its objectives. It also provides information sufficient for participants to use in discussing or developing similar courses in other settings. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).