ERIC Number: EJ874317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Ten More Years of Educational Technologies in Education: How Far Have We Travelled?
Australian Educational Computing, v20 n1 p18-23 Jun 2005
This paper describes the advancements that have occurred in the use of educational technologies over the past ten years (1995-2005) and argues that progress has been slow and reminiscent of the slow progress observed in the previous decade (1985-1995). The paper argues that one of the principal reasons for the less than spectacular results stems from the top-down approaches that always seem to drive technology use in education and schools. It argues the need for applications and activities to be driven by bottom-up forces, by the teachers and students themselves and presents the argument that more applied and grounded research at the classroom level is one strategy that can effectively support these aims.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Information Technology, Educational Change, Computer Uses in Education, Educational History, Virtual Universities, Resource Units, Industrial Training, Management Systems, Technological Advancement, Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Educational Research, Student Centered Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom