ERIC Number: ED425673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Technological Collaborations: K-12 and Higher Education. Fastback 438.
Ferguson, Kay McPherson; Kopp, O. W.
This brief report examines various ways in which K-12 schools and institutions of higher education can collaborate to effect critical changes in teaching and learning through the use of computers. The first section briefly reviews the history of computer use in education, noting such critical needs as teacher training, and reviews the constructivist educational philosophy underlying technological collaboration efforts. In the second section some cutting edge programs in educating preservice and inservice teachers in computer technology are described. These include the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; the Discovery Center of the College of Staten Island (New York); the Mobile Laptop Computer Laboratory at the University of Missouri-Columbia; and the KidSat Project at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California). The third section focuses on the Space TREK Institute at Dana College (Nebraska) which offers teacher workshops on the educational applications of space shuttle simulation, geographic data, virtual reality imagery, and real-time meteorological information. This section also describes the principles of the teacher education model used at the institute. The next section offers examples of technological collaboration in educational restructuring efforts; a final section examines collaboration in the context of 21st century challenges. (Contains 19 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Technological Advancement
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