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ERIC Number: ED438772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 32
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Is Instructional Technology All Worthwhile? I'm Retiring in the Next Decade.
Balajthy, Ernest
This paper surveys issues that draw together instructional technology (IT) with the goals of the traditional classroom curriculum. Ways that IT serves to further the traditional educational goals of developing lifelong learners who function with skills, knowledge, and wisdom are examined, as well as the potentials and challenges of IT. The first section addresses the challenges of using IT in the classroom, including the importance of IT tools and the knowledge about how to use them. The second section makes predictions about technology growth in education over the next 10 years. The third section discusses the following statements related to where IT fits into teachers' concerns: (1) My students will use IT ethically and productively as citizens of their nation and the world; (2) My students will learn to think critically about information presented to them; (3) My teaching efforts will be designed to meet students at their appropriate reading and learning levels; (4) My students will be able to find information from a wide variety of sources and reorganize it to make it personally meaningful; and (5) All my students, regardless of socioeconomic or other factors, will be successful in my classroom. (Contains 20 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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