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ERIC Number: ED432236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
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Beyond the Learning Tool Paradigm: The Computer as a Medium in a Technology Enhanced Multicultural Education Course.
de Garcia, Barbara Gerner; McGlynn, Deirdre
This paper describes the use of technology by students and their instructor in a course on multicultural education at Gallaudet University (District of Columbia). In the course, Multicultural Foundations of Education, each technology-based course component is designed to satisfy a specific constructivist learning objective. Students engage in online discussions to enhance and reinforce multicultural content learning, explore and develop Internet resources that address a wide spectrum of cultures, and become contributors to a knowledge base accessible worldwide. The instructor uses online libraries for class readings, as well as for resources for students and resources related to multicultural education. The use of technology in a multicultural education course allows students to enact a way of being engaged in the world that is essentially multicultural in spirit. When used consciously to create a more student-centered classroom, it allows the instructor and students to engage in a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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