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ERIC Number: ED466143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 8
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Computer-Enhanced or Computer-Enchanted? The Magic and Mischief of Learning with Computers.
Burg, Jennifer; Cleland, Beth
This paper reports on recent research in human-computer interactions, gives examples of some of the most promising uses of educational technology, and categorizes the effective and ineffective applications. The purpose of this paper is to provoke discussion about the problems and the potential benefits of computer use among young people. With a focus on the elements of audience, interactivity, and creative integration, the paper discusses the educational possibilities offered uniquely by the computer, arguing that the computer's greatest potential--its ability to draw out students' creativity--is being neglected. The discussion begins by acknowledging the down-side to computer-enhanced learning. The purpose is not to argue for the abandonment of educational technology, but to encourage a more tempered view. The next section proposes types of computer activities that may be particularly valuable for college-level students. Examples of promising educational technology applications are given, and the development of some original material relating to this topic is described. The paper concludes with some personal reflections from a parent's perspective. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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