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ERIC Number: ED428713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Pages: 8
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Answering Critics of Media and Technology in Education.
Reeves, Thomas C.
This paper provides a response to serious critics of media and technology in education. It concludes: (1) media and technology are best used as cognitive tools to learn rather than as surrogate teachers; (2) media and technology are only vehicles for the content and pedagogy that educators design into them; and (3) future efforts to integrate media and technology into education must be guided by stronger research and evaluation. Following an introduction that summarizes federal government support for media and technology in education, the author responds to the doubts expressed in the following publications by three vocal critics of media and technology in education: "Future Schlock: Using Fabricated Data and Politically Correct Platitudes in the Name of Education Reform" (Lawrence Baines, 1997); "The Computer Delusion" (Todd Oppenheimer, 1997); and "The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School" (Neil Postman, 1995). Contains 17 references. (Author/DLS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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