ERIC Number: ED452834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
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Ice Machines, Steamboats, and Education: Structural Change and Educational Technologies.
This paper discusses educational technology and the structural changes that society must make to accommodate it. The paper begins by examining technology trends, including the exponential rate of change in the information industry, the growing ubiquitousness of computers, inequities in U.S. schools, and technology characteristics (e.g., the open source movement and globalization). Dreams of transformed education are then considered. These consist of: new tools, including literacy tools, design tools, tools for concepts, tool scaffolding, and the new textbook; and online courses, including online courses for students, online courses for teachers, and metacourses (i.e., online courses about online courses). It is concluded that schools need to undertake major changes to fully exploit technology. Includes an author biography. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Internet
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/tinker_paper.p df. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/white_papers.h tml.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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