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ERIC Number: ED405829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 13
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The Shift to a Learner-Centered University: New Roles for Faculty, Students, and Technology.
Smith, Karen L.; Kolosick, J. Timothy
Faculty and students face new challenges and questions regarding their roles in the emerging learning paradigm brought on by educational technology. This paper discusses six shifts from traditional educational institutions to a learner-centered university. Changes and developments include: (1) the teacher: from instructional deliverer to learning facilitator and guide; (2) the student: from passive to active learner; (3) increased technology access and the development of learners' information skills; (4) support for change and the faculty development partnership; (5) use of electronic portfolios for "testing" students and teacher evaluation which emphasizes preparation and research (rather than classroom time) as an indicator of success; and (6) an integrated approach system for overcoming obstacles, based on partnerships, mentoring, and resource sharing. A list of recommendations for faculty development follows this final shift. In addition, a list of learning strategies are described, together with their suggested technology supports; strategies include the metacognitive, cognitive, and social/affective. (Contains 27 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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