ERIC Number: ED489024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 0
The New Educational Technologies and Learning. Empowering Teachers to Teach and Students to Learn in the Information Age, Second Edition
Hefzallah, Ibrahim M.
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
This book examines the new learning and telecommunications technologies and their potential applications to enrich the learning process, to ensure educational equality for all students and to help cultivate the educated person. In the light of recent studies, educational technology developments, and emerging educational needs of the twenty-first century, the book chapters have been revised and updated in this new edition. A new section on children and youth's safety on the Internet was added, and a new chapter on television in education was introduced. The book is divided into four sections: Education in the Information Age, The Learning Environment, The New Learning and Telecommunications Technologies, and Necessary Conditions for Effective Utilization of the New Learning and Telecommunications Technologies. Section I examines the need for educational reform, the goal of that reform, and the role of technology in realizing that goal. Section II addresses the significance of the learning environment and the necessary conditions for providing teachers and students with access to models of excellence in human resources and in learning materials. Section III presents the new learning and telecommunications technologies with emphasis placed on their potential applications in education. Section IV focuses on necessary conditions conducive to the empowerment of the teachers to teach and the students to learn in the Information Age. Among these conditions are the cultivation of technology literate teachers, technology literate students, and efficient school media specialists. It will be an excellent resource for teachers, student teachers, and school administrators.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Teacher Empowerment, Telecommunications, Information Technology
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - General
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Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators
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