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ERIC Number: EJ865351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Far Seeing and Far Reaching: How the Promise of a Distance Technology Transformed a Faculty of Education
Buck, George H.
Journal of Distance Education, v23 n3 p117-132 2009
When "technology" is used in reference to education today, the term is most often thought of as being synonymous with computers. In the past, however, the term "educational technology" also included other apparatus, either to disseminate information in a classroom, e.g., the overhead projector, or to transmit information some distance, such as with radio or television (Benenson, 2000; Saettler, 1990). While the importance of computers both in education and in everyday life is indisputable, computers were not the first, nor are they likely to be the last technology that promises to alter educational practice. One example of how the promise of an earlier distance learning technology changed at least an aspect of education is found in Alberta teacher education of the 1960s. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada