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ERIC Number: ED411501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Issues and Technology Use in Reading Instruction.
Ediger, Marlow
Technology has been making rapid strides since its inception in the school curriculum. In 1970, four kinds of software were available for use in reading instruction, although they were criticized for deficiencies. Throughout the 1980s, the number of schools having computers and sufficient software increased. Advantages in using computers in reading instruction are numerous--problem solving in reading may be stressed rather than older simulation programs of instruction. Quality programs in phonics instruction can assist pupils to move forward in small sequential steps; other programs stress critical thinking. On the Internet, pupils may look for and read content in depth. Use of the Internet will revolutionize reading instruction. Information for reading may come from different nations, and diverse methods of teaching reading will be shared increasingly among educators. In expanding the learning environment to include databases, computer networks, and other library resources throughout the world, the Internet makes it possible for pupils to shape their own education. A multimedia approach used in the teaching of reading assists in relating what is taught in reading to other curriculum areas such as science, social studies, literature, and mathematics. (Contains nine references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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