ERIC Number: EJ817822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Learning in Technology: Reconceptualizing Immersive Environments
Schrader, P. G.
AACE Journal, v16 n4 p457-475 Oct 2008
Traditional models of technology integration can be classified into three general categories or perspectives: (a) learning about, (b) from, or (c) with technology. However, the increase in networking technologies has given rise to virtual communities, cultures, and worlds. This article proposes an additional perspective that acknowledges emerging technological trends associated with learning "in" technology. From this view, technology is not considered to be a topic or tool, but the environment in which learning takes place. A short historical perspective on the integration of technology is presented. Examples are drawn from existing virtual spaces (i.e., the WWW and Multi-User Virtual Environments). Implications for educators and researchers are discussed.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Internet, Educational Environment, Time Perspective, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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