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ERIC Number: EJ1102144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1303-6521
Learning in the Knowledge Economy: The Role of Technology
Jaffrin, Manuel
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v2 n2 Article 4 p25-29 April 2003
Internet is not the panacea for every problem in education but we must realize that this is a great tool that can help us empower every student and elevate each individual to new levels of intellectual capacity and skills. Combined with specifics learning objectives, it will definitely change the face of education. Technology is becoming an increasingly vital tool in our information society. More people are going online to conduct such day-to-day activities as business transactions, personal correspondence, research and information gathering, and shopping. Each year, being digitally connected becomes ever more critical to economic, educational, and social advancement. Now that a large number of people regularly use the Internet to conduct daily activities, people who lack access to those tools are at a growing disadvantage. Therefore, raising the level of digital inclusion - by increasing the percentage of the population using the technology tools of the digital age--is a virtually important national goal. This article offers some recommendations that can represent the first steps in bringing Internet in the classroom successfully: (1) Invest in Bandwidth; (2) Put everything on the Net; (3) Invest in digital curriculum; (4) Build everything to open standards; (5) Take advantage of free software; (6) Create portals for your communities; and (7) Move to a utility model of computing.
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Language: English
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