ERIC Number: EJ1058398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Education 3.0: Breaking the Mold with Technology
Watson, William R.; Watson, Sunnie Lee; Reigeluth, Charles M.
Interactive Learning Environments, v23 n3 p332-343 2015
In order to meet the needs of today's knowledge economy, education needs to move beyond the industrial age approach of treating all learners as if they are the same and adopt a learner-centered model of education suitable for the information age. To support this model, a new and transformative technology is needed that focuses on mastery and customized learning. This article reviews the existing approaches to educational technology before proposing a new, customizable, open, and interoperable technology: a personalized integrated educational system (PIES) that provides full functionality for students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders and bridges the gaps between formal and informal learning. PIES' four primary functions: record keeping, planning, instruction, and assessment, as well as secondary functions, are defined and described. Future challenges and research opportunities are also identified.
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Learner Controlled Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Database Management Systems, Courseware, Open Source Technology, Individual Needs, Individual Instruction, Recordkeeping, Student Evaluation, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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