ERIC Number: ED450705
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Deconstructing Classroom Technology in Practice: What Our Web Instructional Techniques Suggest about What Faculty Want.
Chizmar, John F.; Williams, David B.
This paper deconstructs Web-based techniques that the authors have researched and developed over several years, and demonstrates how each component can be used as a model for specific strategies in the classroom and services and products that faculty can use and apply. A variety of Internet and Web technologies are shown as they apply to the teaching of a statistics course and a fine arts course, both classes using a project-based or constructionist teaching strategy. This coupling of the arts and statistics reveals how the same basic approach can be used in seemingly disparate settings to achieve instructional goals that are supported by many years of pedagogical research. Various technologies are used to stimulate students to create authentic finished work, publish their work on the Web, and develop real-world problem-solving skills. Technologies and teaching strategies are discussed and deconstructed to reveal the characteristics of instructional technology services and products that faculty want. Examples of computer screens (showing home pages, quiz, evaluation rubric, grade report, and lecture archive) are shown in six figures. Two tables present an inventory of technology techniques and results from the survey of faculty needs and attitudes for instructional technology. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Student Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.educause.edu/conference/e99/proceedings.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: EDUCAUSE '99: Celebrating New Beginnings. [Proceedings] (Long Beach, CA, October 26-29, 1999); see IR 020 580. Some figures may not reproduce clearly.