ERIC Number: EJ1069989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
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Q & A with Ed Tech Leaders: Interview with Bryant Griffith
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
Educational Technology, v55 n3 p42-49 May-Jun 2015
Bryant Griffith is a Regents Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Director of the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program. Previously, he was Professor and Director of the School of Education at Acadia University, and Professor and Associate Dean at the University of Calgary. His research interests include situated literacies/pedagogies, digital literacies, polymodal narratives, and curriculum issues. In this interview, Griffith shares that although he did not complete high school, he was enrolled in over ten universities until the personal computer literally changed his life. Griffith believes that the computer has restructured the relationship between teacher and learner. In this interview, he says that teachers are no longer the fountain of knowledge but that the internet is. Technology's inclusion in education is undeniable, regardless of one's feelings and fears of social control. Griffith asserts that the future of education involves an increasing amount of technology, and teachers must be effective users of computers, informed questioners, as well as reflective producers of technology, combining functional and critical ability. A list of suggested readings is provided.
Descriptors: Interviews, Change Agents, Profiles, Educational Practices, Influence of Technology, Career Development, Educational Philosophy, Instruction, Learning, Definitions, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods, Navigation (Information Systems), Usability, Time Management, Remedial Reading, Mass Media Use, Mass Media Effects, Teacher Student Relationship, Multiple Literacies, Racial Bias, Humanities Instruction, Active Learning, Educational Trends
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