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ERIC Number: ED455809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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Human-Centered Design Bill of Rights for Educators.
Sugar, William A.
This paper presents a potential solution to encourage technology adoption and integration within schools by proposing a human-centered technology "bill of rights" for educators. The intention of this bill of rights it to influence educators' beliefs towards technology and to enable educators to confront with confidence the seemingly mesmerizing host of new technologies. The discussion includes: instructional technology in the schools--allegiance and resistance; immature and mature views of technology; incentives and obstacles for integrating technology; and beliefs about technology and its impact. The human-centered design influences in the proposed technology bill of rights for educators are discussed, followed by descriptions of the nine rights in the proposed bill of rights:"It is not your fault, it is the designers' fault"; "'Old' technology is fine to use, as long as it is effective"; "Technology will conform to my proposed needs, not designers' needs"; "I am a designer of technology, rather than a user of technology"; "Appropriate technology is redundant or impractical technology is an oxymoron"; "It is fine to make 'errors' with technology; technology will adapt to my mistakes"; "Technology is designed to solve my problems"; "Technology is designed to help me be more creative"; and "The more active a technology user I am, the more effective technology will be." Future directions are outlined. (Contains 39 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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