ERIC Number: ED423933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Technology, Learning, and Community (TLC): Perspectives from Teaching Excellence Award Recipients.
Milliron, Mark David; Miles, Cindy L.
This monograph discusses educational issues related to information technology by drawing on the expertise of community college Teaching Excellence Award winners. It offers a basic framework for using information technology in the community college to improve and expand learning while holding fast to a focus on community. Faculty point out that the connection capabilities made possible by information technology enhance interactive and collaborative learning. In addition, students' use of technology tools to access and analyze information help foster critical thinking and the construction of knowledge. Analysis of study findings from qualitative and quantitative data, derived from the responses of almost 2,000 community college faculty, revealed that faculty perceptions regarding information technology and instruction can be divided into three conceptual categories relating to technology, learning, and community. This monograph explores study results pertaining to each of these concepts and places them in the broader context of research and practice in the national higher education scene. (Contains 27 references.) (AS)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Development, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Instructional Effectiveness, Learning, Professional Recognition, Teaching Methods, Technology Education, Two Year Colleges
League for Innovation in the Community College, 26522 La Alameda, Suite 370, Mission Viejo, CA 92691; Tel: 949-367-2884; Web Site: http://www.league.org ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League for Innovation in the Community Coll.