ERIC Number: ED489018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Recapturing Technology for Education: Keeping Tomorrow in Today's Classrooms
Gura, Mark; Percy, Bernard
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Despite significant investment of funds, time, and effort in bringing computers, the Internet, and related technologies into the classrooms, educators have turned their back on these new power tools of the intellect. School is the last remaining institution to keep 21st Century technology at arms distance. How can technology be used to enrich and enhance traditional approaches to instruction? How does it move teaching into new territory? What actions need to be taken in order to successfully transform schools to effective, technology-supported learning environments? Why has this happened and what can be done to reverse it? "Recapturing Technology for Education" answers these questions. It re-establishes the legitimacy and urgency of tapping technology to make our schools relevant and effective once again. This book explores the reasons why educators have resisted making the leap to a technology-supported brand of teaching and learning, and it will provide an education worthy of 21st Century children. The book includes: (1) Interviews and quotes of experts in the field; and (2) References, reviews, and recommendations of free resources available to educators. The book is written for both education professionals and lay persons, it will also be useful to all who are interested in understanding Instructional Technology and unleashing its potential to positively impact. After an introduction entitled "Must Tomorrow Remain the Prisoner of Yesterday?", this book is organized into the following nine chapters: (1) Bits, Bytes, and Yeah Buts; (2) What's at Stake?; (3) Conceptions, Misconceptions, and Reconceptions: Instructional Technology Misunderstood; (4) Let There Be No Doubt; (5) Saying Nay to the Naysayers; (6) The Convergence of Industry and Education: A New Relationship for a New Education; (7) Higher Education: The Typewriter Generation and the Information Age; (8) Dream Big; and (9) Eleven Ways Technology Reinvigorates Learning. An index and bibliography are also included.
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