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ERIC Number: EJ873648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Plugged in or Tuned out? Students and Educators Reflect on Current Technology in the Classroom
Blankenship, Mark
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n5 p61-64 Jan 2010
Not long ago, television sets in classrooms were a novel idea and most professors could remember the days of slide rules, mimeograph machines, and manual typewriters. Now, even DVD players can seem quaint. But education has been altered by the breathtakingly rapid technological advancements of the last 10 years, and just like the rest of the world, many educators look at those advancements with a mixture of excitement and doubt. How will technology affect the future of the classroom? How is it affecting the present? Which changes are worth keeping and which need to be altered or reversed? The author's recent, informal survey of educators and students reveals an array of reactions that echo a consistent theme: Technology in the classroom will only be as valuable as its ability to unite students and teachers in a human experience. In this article, the author presents the viewpoints of a student and a professor on how technology is changing education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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