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ERIC Number: ED490116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Technophobes Teaching with Technology
Lecher, Mark
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 37th, Myrtle Beach, SC, June 6-10, 2004
Technology has been used in classroom situations for years now. Traditionally, technology has been used by faculty that were early adopters or who liked the technology. These faculty members would handle the implementation of technology and bring it into the classroom by themselves, with only a small amount of outside support. This evolved into faculty members who were comfortable with technology (but not early adopters) using more and more technology in the classroom with increasing outside support from IT staff and other faculty. What is happening now is that faculty members who are not comfortable with technology, or who are even technophobes, are using technology in increasing ways in the classroom. For this paper and presentation, the focus will be on a particular faculty member, Dr. Svetlana Rakic. Svetlana is an Art Professor, who has written several books over various art topics. Svetlana was comfortable with basic email and Internet usage, but did not have a lot of experience with other software and hardware tools. In this case, she realized that slide images were the way of the past, and wanted to branch out into digital images for her class presentations. She was unhappy with the poor quality of the slide images, and did not like carrying around huge slide trays for each class. This situation opened the doors to new opportunities for using technology, but also had some problems associated with it. [For complete proceedings, see ED490093.]
Association of Small Computer Users in Education (ASCUE), 1513 Magnolia Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29574. Tel: 606-218-5308; Fax: 606-218-5184; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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