ERIC Number: EJ875543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 13
The Little Red Cyber-Schoolhouse
Hendricks, Jennifer A.
Current Issues in Education, v8 n1 2005
The lives of people everywhere in the world seem increasingly to be shaped by events, decisions and actions that take place far away from where they live and work. Cultures, economies and politics appear to merge across the globe through a rapid exchange of information, ideas, and knowledge. The advent of the mobile phone, satellite television, and the Internet means that communication from one side of the globe to the other is virtually instantaneous. Developments in information and communication technologies have the power to change the spatial frames within which people live and work. They alter the ways people think about the relations between people and places. Today the Internet has begun to shake up the traditional, insular structures of schools by creating quick, convenient, inexpensive channels for worldwide, campus-to-campus interchange of text, images, and data. Network connections quickly create new ways of sharing knowledge and enacting practices and so force changes in the characters of teaching spaces. The Internet is both useful and problematic. While the technology revolution has been sweeping the world, there are many for whom technology has never been a significant part of their lives. Many other issues are confronting communities, yet no one deserves being left without the opportunities that Internet technology can bring. In many urban and rural US communities, libraries and schools have been the only potential places to share these technologies.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Urban Areas, Rural Areas, Libraries, Schools, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Universities
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://cie.asu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States