ERIC Number: ED426051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Will Technology Really Change Education? From Blackboard to Web.
Kent, Todd W.; McNergney, Robert F.
This book examines what the current push for classroom computers means for teacher educators, focusing on what we know about the current use of technology in education, how the current push for computer technology compares with the histories of previous technologies in educational reform, how we can use knowledge of teaching to guide our use of technology, and what role technology might play in the future of teacher education. Chapter 1 provides teacher educators with a set of questions to guide their thinking about technology and its use in classrooms. Chapter 2 examines current practice and thinking regarding technology, discussing how technology is being applied in schools and technology's role in teacher education. Chapter 3 discusses the successes and failures of previous attempts to integrate technologies into schools, looking at the poor reception of high technologies (film, radio, and television) and the success of modest low technologies (notebooks, the chalkboard, and overhead projectors). Chapter 4 describes how technology can complement and supplement models of instruction, exploring the potential of technology to enhance the components common to any instructional model. Chapter 5 foreshadows what the future might hold for teacher education. (Contains 53 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Radio, Teaching Methods, Television
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Company, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; e-mail: email@example.com (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6655-5, $31.95; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6656-3, $12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.