ERIC Number: ED421082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Starting from Ground Zero: Integrating Technology in Education Programs.
Marshall-Bradley, Tina; Bradley, George C.
Several courses taught in the School of Education at South Carolina State University utilize a variety of technologies in conjunction with cooperative learning and collaborative problem-solving to deliver content, while modeling effective strategies for using technology. Faculty and students work together to determine a methodology that is effective. As technology should be integrated as a natural part of the education process, it was felt that all educators should be aware of the functionality of technology through an integrative approach. The use of technology in graduate and undergraduate programs is focused primarily on word processing, databases, statistical packages and spreadsheets, the Internet as a research tool, e-mail as a tool for communicating, and presentation software as a part of classroom instruction and class projects. In addition to student-to-professor interaction, students are encouraged to use e-mail for student-to-student interaction. Many assignments given via e-mail ask students to evaluate the utility of identified World Wide Web sites in assisting them in understanding and developing concepts and projects. CD-ROM sources and advanced research services are available in the libraries. It is the belief of a core group of faculty that technology will allow the school to improve existing instruction, maximize use of current resources, and target new student markets. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Technology, Professional Development, Reference Materials, Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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