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Technology and Software in Relation to Multicultural Education - Technology and Software in Relation to Multicultural Education As the times change, so must an educator's style of teaching. Computer technology can play a large role in this change. There are many reasons and ways schools can introduce this technology into their curriculum. There will be three of these reasons and ways discussed in the following pages. In today's society, many people believe it is time for school reform. The problem is employers are concerned that high school graduates do not have the necessary skills to be successful at a job when they graduate....   [tags: Papers] 1160 words
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Comparing Face to Face Nursing Education versus Online Options - ... It cannot be assumed that all of these students would grow to become bitter due to stress, but it also must be considered that these students could have their moments of doubt and weakness. What began as a passion to help humanity could end as a way to obtain a weekly paycheck; a tentative possibility is that the future nurses of this country may view their patients as mere sources of income. In any other field, this may not be such a bad thing. An apathetic salesman may not dramatically increase the revenue of the employing company, but as long as the quota is met, no major problems arise....   [tags: communication technology and higher education]
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A New Hope: Sustainability, Technology Education, and Less Consumption in Development - By rethinking development, the focus of growth needs to be based less on increasing consumption and more on increasing quality of life. The change would also have to be from a US model to something different. The US model is one of over-consumption, where purchases are not always necessary and there is a great deal of waste. Instead, there needs to be a greater push for sustainability, for consumers as well as for producers. The need for development in education needs to be at the top of development priorities as well....   [tags: focusing on growth needs] 1050 words
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Implementing iPAD Usage in the Classroom - iPads Support Writing and Reading Children in primary ages learn basic literacy skills at school and they need visual materials supporting their learning. In this case iPad apps gives teacher’s significant teaching strategies to teach them how to read, write and speak correctly during elementary school. Bonnstette and VanOverbeke (2012) believed “The elementary classroom builds the basis for the content areas and the future success of students. From writing creative stories to fact mastery in mathematics, apps provide an engaging and interactive platform for learning.” (p....   [tags: Education, Technology] 6935 words
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Can E-learning Replace the Traditional “Chalk and Talk” Delivery? - Teaching tools have changed dramatically from blackboards and chalks to whiteboards and smart boards in the last few years. Along with this natural evolution of teaching tools comes the internet with electronic learning (E-learning) as a great resource for students. E-learning consists of all forms of electronic delivery that supports learning and training. E-learning give students control over their learning process. Nonetheless, having the internet so close to one’s fingertips could sometimes hinder the learner’s experiential learning....   [tags: Education, Technology ]
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Blackboard and Distance Learning Technology - Blackboard and Distance Learning Technology Over the years there have been numerous tips, tricks and gimmicks educators have used in an effort to reduce their teaching load. Is there anything that can be done to lessen the scholastic load without sacrificing quality instruction. Yes there is, it's the Internet. Finally applications such as WebCT ™ and Blackboard™ have merged to create the ideal software support application for distance education. These products provide you - the educator - with the ability to seamlessly integrate your traditional classroom presentation with the virtual capability and extend your scholastic "reach" across the street, or around the world....   [tags: Education Internet Distance Learning Technology] 946 words
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Writing with Technology - Writing with Technology The task was seemingly straightforward; create a piece of writing without using a single form of technology. I didn’t think this would be much of a problem. I figured I could hand-write something instead of typing it or using a word processor and that would meet the requirements of the project. However, according to Dennis Baron in his essay From Pencils to Pixels the pencil is, in fact, a form of technology. Evidently, it was invented “by joiners, woodworkers specializing in making furniture, to scribe measurements for wood” (Tribble/Trubek, 42)....   [tags: Writing Technology Education Writer Essays]
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The Digital Divide and Its Effects on Education - The Digital Divide and Its Effects on Education Little Rock, Arkansas- the birthplace of the integration movement in education and the place where the public schools would be impacted forever. It is here that the effect of the famous ruling in the United States Supreme Court case, Brown v. the Board of Education, Topeka Kansas, became visual to the public eye. Today, Little Rock’s Central High School that once stood as a “champion of equal education,” has now retrogressed to the former days of segregation....   [tags: Technology Education Technological Essays]
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The Traditional Classroom Needs to Stand up to a Digital Generation - Megabyte, torrent, and flash drive are just a few words invented over the last two decades. Not only has the world seen a great technological shift, but a new generation has been born—one that is completely digital. Smart phones, social networking, and video games are essential to the everyday survival of the “born digital” generation (Deffenbaugh 381). With school systems that are falling behind the times, students are struggling to learn in the environment that taught so many, ten or so years ago (Schott 1)....   [tags: school system, education, technology]
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Newer is Not Always Better: Textbooks vs. iPads - Paper has officially been replaced with iPads. Just kidding, but there are over 1.5 million iPads that are being used in classrooms by students on a daily bases rather than using printed textbooks as main learning resources (Graduating With Technology). With recent advancements in technology, many school districts have turned the focus off traditional learning methods of using textbooks, and are now focusing on integrating the use of tablets and computers as the main means of learning for students....   [tags: textbooks, ipads, education, technology]
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Online Support Network (OSN) for K-12 Students - This proposed quantitative, pre-experimental study evaluates best practices” to facilitate the advancement of technology for K–12 students aligned to cross curriculum strategies and activities through developing an online support network (OSN). Designing a teacher professional learning through curriculum integration strategies would precede wireless laptop classroom integration, create access for educators to share and plan new academic tasks collaboratively (Oliver, 2010). For instance, a study on OSN conducted by Stewart, Bachman and Babb (2009) promoted online teacher training technology through social constructivism (SC)....   [tags: Education, Technology, Online Network] 2126 words
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New Paradigm Organization In A Post-Modern World - Accepting and Educating Oneself about the Technology Advancements Technology is changing and advancing rapidly in the world of work. The influence of technological advancement, takes its time. Individuals may find that the technology benefits and complements their skills, while others may find themselves without work. Technology advancements may have a number of threats to individuals, as it impacts on the future of the world of work. Newtonian theorists often ignored the threats that technology would have on future generations, as they were so set on doing things according to structure, and resisted change in many ways....   [tags: Career Strategies, Education, Technology]
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Virtual Schooling for High School and College Students - FLVS Paper Teachers have traditionally taught students in a classroom with a certain grade level. This method has worked for years without the need to revamp the way that a lesson is taught. As technology have improved and become available to students, so has the incorporation of technology in the classroom. Distance education dates back to the early 1700s; however, over the years distance education has transformed and moved to different delivery methods (Shelly 519). In fact, most education institutions refer to distance education today as courses that are primarily taught using the Internet and that deliver Internet-based courses in many different forms or modalities (Shelly 519)....   [tags: Education and technology, internet]
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Our Future is Not Doom and Gloom - Chicago, Illinois - the democratic city where current president of the United States, Barack Obama, was put onto the map of America’s future. Earlier this month, while I was walking through the busy streets of downtown Chicago, I heard multiple remarks about our president being spoken. Some negative, but mostly positive. Some citizens believe that Obama is ruining our nation’s future, but in all honesty, there is no other nation that is ready to take over America’s superpower. Personally, I do not have a negative outlook for the future of America, my belief is just the opposite....   [tags: nation, superpower, education, technology] 728 words
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ICT in Cameroon Primary Schools - For ICT to be effective integrated in the school curriculum, one needs to understand its psychological foundation. The essence of integrating ICT in learning and teaching is to facilitate the process of knowledge acquisition (Mayer, 2003). Achieving this objective requires a clear comprehension of how individuals learn using various theories of learning and how the tool can be used to enhance the process. Roblyer (2006) states that “theories describe how learning should take place and hence strategies are derived from them”....   [tags: Education, technology, africa] 975 words
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Bilingual Education for Migrant Students and Assistive Technology - Bilingual Education for Migrant Students and Assistive Technology “In recent years the Hispanic population in America has achieved status as the largest minority group in the United States surpassing African-Americans (Baker, p.438).” This sudden increase in the Hispanic-American population is monumental when looking at the past few hundred years when African-Americans held the spot as the largest minority group in the United States. Across the United States this sudden and unprecedented influx of primarily native Spanish speakers has become more visible in some areas than others....   [tags: essays papers]
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Managing Library Education - Managing Library Education Managing for change is just as controversial in library schools as it is in corporations.The advances in technology over the past decades have forced library schools to educate technologically astute librarians.At the same time, many educators fear that the emphasis on technology may be eroding the concepts of service that have always been a part of the profession.The issue of incorporating technologies into a core curriculum without eviscerating the historical and ethical portion of the professional education has been debated widely.The question is how can the library schools bring technology into the program and still keep the traditional aspects which are impo...   [tags: Technology Librarians Education Essays]
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How technology enhances the physical education curriculum - How technology enhances the physical education curriculum In order to improve the physical education curriculum educators must incorporate technology to enhance computer literacy, develop software that complements physical education and integrate technology to enhance performance. The world we live in today is filled with technological advancements and we are only going to become more and more technologically oriented as a society in the future. These new advancements in technology are improving our lives and making things possible we had never thought possible before now....   [tags: essays papers]
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Analysis of Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the Classroom, Article by David Gelernter - ... But while admitting the power of technology, he also points out the adverse effects of excessive use of technology in the education system. He states, “Computers make our worst educational nightmare come true.” (279). According to him the improper or overuse of computer hinders the learning ability. He reports the fact that over past few years computers has been assumed to be a necessity in America’s classrooms. Computers have been introduced to children from the elementary levels. Technology can quickly and easily provide the answers of their arithmetic problems or correct their spelling mistakes....   [tags: Technology, Education]
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Using Technology for Research and Learning in the Field of Education - Using Technology for Research and Learning in the Field of Education In the last decade technology has expanded greatly. Now, we can order movie tickets, make reservations, and even listen to music without ever leaving the comfort of our own homes. But technology tools are not only used for entertainment purposes. These tools also help us learn and explore new things. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effectiveness of technology tools as they apply to learning and research within education....   [tags: essays papers]
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Technology in Education; Where it has been, Where it is now, and Where it is Going - “Technology in Education; Where it has been, Where it is now, and Where it is Going” “Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other. And we need them all” (Re-inventing 1995). These words spoken by the distinguished author, Arthur C. Clarke, bring to light where exactly the technological situation in education is and the direction it is going....   [tags: essays papers]
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Ipads in the Primary Classroom - ... While many educators resist technology, reasoning that it is not developmentally appropriate, research shows when educators are intentional and selective in the use of technology young children can benefit from learning with technology (Shifflet, R., Toledo, C., & Mattonn, C., 2012). With this in mind, the use of iPads in primary classroom can create positive experiences, but should not take away from face to face interaction between students and teachers. Authentic learning should take place both with and without the use of the iPad....   [tags: technology and education]
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Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum Statement - TL-III Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum Statement In order to facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that maximize student learning, I look to current research in educational technology in order to design methods and strategies for teaching content standards and student technology standards simultaneously. The 2007 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Education Technology Standards for Students and Performance Indicators for Students (NETS*S) provide my current student-centered road map....   [tags: Education, educational technology, technology]
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Smartphones Should Be Allowed in the Classroom - ... The world of technology is constantly changing and there are few to little jobs that won't require students to get familiar with the industry at some point in time. Whether it be for advertising purposes or data comparison and everything in between, companies are going to need the best outcome possible. If upcoming workers can’t provide this outcome, companies are going to be in trouble. The solution to this problem is found by keeping students’ knowledge up to date with the world of advancing technology....   [tags: Education, Technology, School] 1418 words
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I-Clickers: A Remote Used to Enhance Engangement in the Classroom - As technology improves, people are privileged to utilize innovative advanced technological devices that technologists have developed and refined to offer a comprehensive set of resources in meaningful ways. Students are lucky enough to enjoy these highly-developed implements that assist them for their education. For instance, IBM’s Reinventing Education Program and I-clickers are two recent products that are intended to improve the present educational system. Especially I-clickers, an interactive technology that enables professors to pose questions to students and immediately collect the responses of the entire class, are essential tools in present day classes....   [tags: Education, Technology, Testing] 1058 words
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A Personal Statement for a Masters in Computer Science - The mind must never be kept idle because of its tremendous capacity to absorb and learn. After careful consideration of my aptitude, interests and experiences gained while pursuing my under graduation in the field of Computer Science and Engineering, I have decided to pursue my Masters in the field of Computer Science. Being a dynamic and ever evolving field, many new developments are expected and there is immense scope for research on new products and applications. To progress and make a mark in this field, I realize that it is important for me to pursue my Masters from a reputable university....   [tags: education, technology, academics] 631 words
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E- Learning for Teachers and Students - Using technology such as the web to create a rich learning environment may not be as easy as it seems. While we try to instill lifelong learning in our students we as teachers need to remember trying new technology may take some learning on teachers’ parts as well. Research shows both sides of web-based learning, resources to facilitate online learning, and ways to develop educational software for online learning, which teachers may need to discover in order to effectively use web-based learning....   [tags: Education and Technology, internet]
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Distance Learning for a College Degree - ... Technology problems, the student may face some problems of using computers and the Internet by not adopting. Some students have a few expertise in using internet like looking for useful educational websites, search for information and use reliable sources websites; also find difficulty dealing with blackboard since many universities offer it. Also, the problems of technology internet network outage or crash the student's computer suddenly, while the student following-up lessons, uploading files or assignments or answering an online quiz that would lead to lose a lot of marks....   [tags: Education, Technology, Internet] 621 words
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Computer Education Should Be Compulsory - Students spend five years at high school learning many things, but how much of what they learn is really useful. For example, many students forget a lot of what they learn about history and calculus because they have no practical use for what they have learned. Computers, however, are now a part of our everyday lives. Therefore, students should be required to learn how to use computers because they will benefit in both their personal and professional life. In particular, learning about computers can help you to organize you finances better, to gather information easily, and to enjoy a variety of recreation activities....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Technology Education] 626 words
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Effects of Excessive Computer Usage to the Academic Performance - The Effects of Excessive Computer Usage to the Academic Performance of 1st and 2nd Year Nursing Students Thesis Statement: Although technology and particularly computers have helped us a lot in the innovation our world and making our work more efficient and faster, the excessive use of computer among students has become a recent problem regarding specifically on their academic performance in school. Outline: I. The use of computers among the nursing students of Silliman University a. Extent and trends b. Explanations 1. Characteristics of computers 2. Social changes 3. high marketability of computers II. Behavioral effects of excessive computer usage a. Impact on education 1. Poor study h...   [tags: Education Technology] 1929 words
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Review of Clifford Stoll's Article "Cyberschool" and Proposed Changes to Improve My College - Many students realized that within their first two years semesters of college, the workload is inevitably heavier and even overwhelming than when they were in high school. After reading “Cyberschool” by Clifford Stoll, there is a shocking point that he makes very obvious to his readers. Stoll implies that what his essay is about is not to be taking into consideration because he pokes fun at the idea of the cyber-schooling. Cyber-schooling consists of each student having their own computer; all teachers are fired and retrained to become data entry clerks that answer student’s emails....   [tags: higher education, technology] 1106 words
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Former CEO of Google: Eric Schmidt - Former CEO of Google: Eric Schmidt Google is a well-known free net-search service that millions of people use around the world every day. Every time we don’t know the answer to something right away we take out our smart phones from our pockets and google it. The possibility to be able to google in a search engine is all to co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Google was created in September 1998. The website can be used in 120 different language and more. It has 97% revenue in advertisement, making almost all of its profit on advertisement....   [tags: company, education, technology]
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Social Networking with a Purpose: Creating a Positive Online Profile - Social Networking with a Purpose: Creating a Positive Online Profile Although social networking sites are still in their infancy, they have certainly become a primary means of communication and connectivity for millions of consumers. While most Internet users have heard of the largest online social networks like Facebook and MySpace, thousands of smaller networks exist that connect individuals through specific user communities (e.g. educators, physicians, professors, etc.). Boyd and Ellison (2007) define social networking sites as: web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with...   [tags: Education Technology, Facebook]
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Statement of Purpose to Attend MIT - ... PLEASE DISCUSS WHY YOU ARE CONSIDERING TRANSFERRING FROM YOUR CURRENT COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. The key reason why I have decided to transfer and am applying for studying at your university is because I have great passion for acquiring new knowledge, training new skills and evolving as a researcher. I feel that, while the Middlesex County College does provide me with a lot of great opportunities in terms of personal and professional development, I could still be doing so much more. Unfortunately, the resources of the Middlesex County College do not allow for conducting a grand scale research, while your establishment offers students the required resources....   [tags: education, technology, transfer] 938 words
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The Usefulness of Collaborative Online Learning - EDU922 has been an interesting experience, allowing me to consider the usefulness of collaborative online learning. Overall, the activities in EDU922 seem to have been designed to have the student become familiar with the idea of e-tivities by working through a set of tasks similar to those in Salmon’s book/model, starting with level one “access and motivation” (Salmon, 2003, p12) and working toward higher level learning, such as week seven’s, critical reflection on practice (stage 5). I feel this has been a fairly successful approach, increasing participants’ familiarisation with what they would expect their own students to experience when collaboratively learning online, as well as with th...   [tags: Education, technology, internet]
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Are we teaching the right things, to the right people, in the right way? - Education, we hear that word quite frequently but what does it mean. Miriam Webster’s Dictionary defines education as “the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process”. Everyone needs some education to be a success in life. The amount and types of education can vary but we all need the basics of reading, writing and math to be successful in life, and to be professional in the workplace. I see education as a step to success in the future. Education ideally results in effective communication, and a successful professional life....   [tags: technology, education] 986 words
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Implementing E-Learning in a Secondary School - Introduction E-learning According to Wikipedia, “e-learning is the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education”. It is inclusive of all types of educational technology in learning and teaching, which is generally identical with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based instruction (CBI), computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI), internet-based training (IBT), web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE) (which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital educational collaboration [1]....   [tags: Education Design, Technology]
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21st Century Classrooms - In education today there is the view to link educational strategies, programs, initiatives, or technology to student achievement. There are many groups and organizations that are advocating for increased technology literacy. Generally in all aspects of our society, technology has revolutionized and in many ways simplified while enhancing our way of life. It is no surprise that the public expects that technology should have a similar effect on education. Over the past 20 years there have been so many advancements in information availability the tools used to increase human knowledge which are readily available now in education....   [tags: Technology / Education]
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The Rise of Anxiety Disorder - ... Furthermore, the media create's unrealistic idealization for the average person, especially for women. The media is a major contributor to anxiety among the general population. When one is constantly bombarded with a collection of unrealistic ideals such as the latest smart phone, the latest clothes and the perfect body, it prepares one for an inescapable and great amount of pressure (Psychology Today: How Big A Problem is Anxiety?). These ideals are unachievable according to Dr. Jean M. Twenge of San Diego State University, she has explained that “[t]hat disconnect creates a lot of anxiety about how hard you need to work [...] and a deep fear of failure” (Food & Health: Anxiety Disorder...   [tags: education system, technology, media]
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Statement of Purpose - STATEMENT OF PURPOSE Constant change is the only unchanging element in the evolution of individuals and societies. And when one's chosen field happens to be in the world of computers, this statement rings out louder and clearer. In the world of Computers, each day witnesses a slew of new concepts and products become obsolete by each passing moment. This galloping pace of technological evolution has a direct bearing on practical applications, making it mandatory for today's engineers to keep abreast of the latest developments....   [tags: computers, education, technology] 1142 words
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The Positive Impact of Computers in the Classroom - The Positive Impact of Computers in the Classroom Computers have been integrated in almost every aspect of today’s society; PC’s in the home and office, laptops for business traveling, graphics software for the media, and most significantly computers in the classroom. However, the technology of computers has not always been part of the education system and is a relatively new part of the teaching and learning process. In the 1950s large and expensive computers were only used by the government and large corporations (Beekman, 2003)....   [tags: Education Technology Essays] 913 words
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Teaching Business 100 in an Online Environment - Teaching Business 100 in an Online Environment In developing a strategy for converting the Business 100 (Business English) class to an online class, I will focus on three key areas of concern: • Content • Student-Student Interaction • Student-Instructor Interaction While there are certainly other components and issues of concern, my initial effort will address these, with future refinements to be based on student assessments, evaluation and feedback. I have gleaned from the OTI course readings a wealth of ideas for creating excellent online content and for student engagement....   [tags: internet, Education, technology]
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Tina Rosenberg´s Everyone Speaks Text Message - From an article notifying of the current situations of Guinea, one individual transmits a message through those reading to be enlightened by these events and persuade those who wish to keep languages intact and structure secured by informing of educational aid through technology. Through Tina Rosenberg, she will brief the readers over the conflicts in Africa as well as bring up the language system of N’Ko that is benefiting the education system throughout the land. Within the article, “Everyone Speaks Text Message,” by Tina Rosenberg, the author conveys a formal method in her writing to establish a connection of new education through the usage of proving expert opinions, allowing bl...   [tags: education, technology, literacy, language, Africa]
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A Global Perspective on Schooling - A Global Perspective on Schooling Universities and colleges across the country, as well as the world, have one goal. This goal is to educate citizens to the best of their ability. Although they all have the same objective, each of these schools has a different approach from all the others. One aspect of education that is constantly changing is technology. These changes can occur from school to school, or within a specific school. I have chosen to research and compare the different approaches of several universities from both the United States and throughout the world....   [tags: Education Technology Essays]
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Componenets of an E-Learning System - II. REVIEW OF RELATED STUDIES 2.1 Background concepts The central theme of e-learning is to leverage effective transfer of knowledge, not just from the experts to learners but also from learners to learners, including both tacit (informal knowledge) and explicit knowledge (formal knowledge), through various means facilitated by information and communication technologies (ICT) [Volery and Lord, 2000]. It is essential to identify the critical factors within each of the components of e-learning ecosystem to facilitate effective transfer of knowledge....   [tags: Education, technology, internet] 2131 words
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Using Technological Approaches for the Presentation of Curriculum in Canadian Schools - ...    Firstly, we should clear about what kind of people are significantly effected by the information technology--“generation Y”: Generation Y, also known as Gen Y, is a group of young adults born in a range between 1977 and 1994. It is often defined as a cohort that is optimistic, open to changes and confident . The childhood for generation Y was defined as a consumption-driven society, filled and bombarded with rapid technological advancements. The generation Y cohort is therefore known to be technologically savvy, and they are enthusiasts when it comes to adapting to new technology (Gilboa and Vilnai-Yavetz P506)....   [tags: technology and education] 1112 words
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Playing Video Games Is Beneficial To Children - Across the continents, people are turning to new technological developments for entertainment. Unlike the previous generations who were fascinated by television and radio, the current generations are much more advanced regarding their choices of technology, relying on their smart phones, tablets, and game consoles to help them pass their free time. Today's youngest generation in particular, enjoys playing video games. Although parents may be concerned about the amount of time their children are spending on these video games, they should realize the numerous benefits to playing video games that have been identified, including increased problem solving skills and better grades, various health...   [tags: technology, education]
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One Laptop per Child cannot promise a Better Future - The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project was founded by Nicholas Negroponte, co-founder and director of MIT Media Laboratory. The OLPC mission aims to “empower the world’s poorest children through education” by providing them with “rugged, low-cost, low-power and connected” laptops (About the project mission, n.d.). OLPC claims that the 200-dollar XO computer is designed for “collaborative, joyful, and self-empowered learning” (About the project mission, n.d.). They follow five principles wherever these laptops go: children get to keep the laptop, the age group is from six to twelve years old, OLPC gives enough laptops at a time for entire schools or classes so nobody feels left out, the lapt...   [tags: Technology, Education]
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Statement of Purpose - There are a few decisive moments in an individual’s life for which he is eternally grateful. A defining moment, when a choice of action or a road taken, sets the ball rolling on an extremely fulfilling path. I have found my path and I say this with ultimate conviction: what remains is the journey, the process of equipping myself in the best possible fashion. I am a simple person, my interests are simple. My aspirations are, however, complex, like an intricate jigsaw puzzle. I call it a puzzle, not on account of lack of perception or clarity, but on account of new ideas that open up each time I look at my discipline, the immense possibilities, the ever widening reach and applications and the...   [tags: education, technology, engineering] 967 words
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Statement of Purpose - Must be sounding very ordinary now, but for a third grader it was very fascinating to envision, how a click on a computer could bring the entire world on screen. This fascination developed my curiosity toward computers at very early age. And before I could see it my parents recognized my inner potential and bought me a computer in days when it was definitely not a household name. If I remember correctly I was among the very few to have PC and for me it wasn’t an application device but it was a whole new world of opportunity....   [tags: computers, education, technology] 971 words
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Benefits of Wireless Devices in the High School Classroom - ... Research done by Loraine Jackson at California Polytechnic State University shows that thirty-five percent of students find handheld technology useful for access to power points used by instructors, forty-one percent find it useful to have access to search capabilities, and sixty percent of students surveyed said using mobile technology was advantageous when taking notes in class. Since the students were using wireless devices in their classes, they possessed constant access to the power points used in class, and it was substantially easier to search and reaffirm their knowledge while taking notes by being able to look at the power points while in class and also ameliorating their unders...   [tags: technology, education, tools] 945 words
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Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century - ... It has bridge the gap of learning and teaching. The black color of blackboard is turned into white board and interactive board has so many options. Schools and classroom plays a very vital role in teaching and learning. This is the need of present hour that we as teachers should go for redesigning our teaching strategies and facilitate our learners in as best manner as possible. This kind of transformation in the countries like India has to think many a tons times. We are still struggling with as our education standard does not match with the global standards....   [tags: Technology, Education, India] 1203 words
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Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation's Future - ... In another ten years, it might be possible for 3D printing to replicate human body parts needed in surgery. If we are optimistic about these possible improvements, there is a good chance that they will become true. Along with 3D printing, technological advances are also always being made with mechanical agents. In factories, the labor used to all be done by man. As we continue into the future, more and more work is being completed by these agents, or robots. Because of these robots, products can be mass produced and more money can be made for the companies using them....   [tags: technology, education, scientists] 668 words
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Gaming: Not Just for Entertainment but Also to Learn - Outline Gaming, Not a Waste of Time Anymore Thesis: With enhancements in the gaming genre being created every day, many industries, experts and educators are seeing the benefits of using this technology in ways outside of just entertainment purposes. • History of gaming, where it originated • Gaming and technology today and the kids that use them • History of the in home game systems • What the Game Industry has done for the economy o How it has evolved o How the gaming industry has impacted careers • Presidential recognition of the industry • Concept of gaming used in other professions o Military/armed forces o NASA o Health Care o Education • Other devices used for gaming other than com...   [tags: Knowledge, Technology, Education]
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Hostilities Between Men of Faith and Science - ... Regardless of her accomplishments, Cavendish was denied membership from the Royal Society (Berdine). Another woman, Maria Winkelmann reflected “the obstacles women faced in being accepted in scientific work, which was considered a male preserve,” (Berdine). She was a famous astronomer that was taught by her father and brother and then was able to continue her life in astronomy by marrying Germany’s best astronomer (Berdine). She even discovered a comet, which was one of her original contributions to science (Berdine)....   [tags: religion, technology, education]
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Computers: Helpful or Distracting in School - In the world we live in today almost everyone in the world is using computers. Whether it is surfing the web on your phone or computer. Since technology is such a dominant part of life these days many schools are starting to join in. More and more schools are starting to buy laptops, iPads, and other electronic devices for their students. Some educators believe that computer access in school is a good thing; others believe that they may interfere with the learning process. There are pros and cons to computer access in school....   [tags: education, technology, learning process, cheating]
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The Effectiveness of Mobile Computing Devices in Classroom Instruction - ... 3). teachers have not been given enough training prior to its implementation. 4). the policies and guidelines drafted on the students’ use of tablets were vague or lacking in terms of giving sanctions to erring students. LSGH High School teachers have diverse opinions on the use of these mobile computing devices in classroom instruction. Some teachers have expressed their discontentment on this matter and predicted that the PEARL program is only a fad that will sooner or later reach its demise....   [tags: technology and education, learning tools] 736 words
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Computer Games: An Approach to Increase Critical Thinking in Mathematics - There are many views surrounding the use of computer games in the classroom. Some argue that computer games are a valuable asset to the education sector while others are skeptical about this view. The truth is that people have changed the way they interact in the 21st Century and technology has played an important role. According to the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2009, only twenty-six percent of U.S. students scored above level 4 (level 4 refers to the ability to complete higher order tasks) in the area of mathematics....   [tags: education, gaming, technology, learning]
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How E-learning can be useful and successful in professional life - E-learning is usually delivered, enabled or mediated by the use of electronic technology. The explicit purpose of e-learning is training, learning or even development within the organization. Owing to advancement in technology and the popularity of Internet, it has become possible to conduct education virtually. The instructor and the learner can interact virtually so that the learner gets information and instruction delivered by the instructor via the Internet. There are several advantages associated with e-learning for organizations and individuals....   [tags: electronic technology, education, advancements]
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Application for a Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering - ... Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless technology that utilizes radio communication to identify objects with a unique electrical identity. The widespread deployment of RFID technologies may generate new threats to security and user privacy. A hardware implementation of the mutual authentication protocol for the RFID system was simulated using Modelsim XE II and synthesized using Xilinx synthesis technology. The project experience unearthed the skills hidden in me. The projects being group work taught me the virtues of group co-ordination, continuous interaction and team work which are essential qualities needed to build one’s career....   [tags: education, experience, technology] 705 words
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The Next Generation at Risk - Technology has been around for several years and is still advancing today. First introduced during the 1800's Industrial Revolution, where people began working in factories and cities. Now people in the 21st century are experiencing a new revolution where technology has practically taken over. However, one place where technology is missing, is in schools. The problem is that educators do not have enough resources to integrate technology in every classroom. Then, there are policymakers, placing education at the bottom of their priorities....   [tags: technology, education, policymakers, failure]
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Vocational and Technical Teachers in Malaysia - An issue arises whether the teachers in this country are ready to face and handle the challenges due to the birth of technology especially ICT in and out of school and due to the fact that the latest technology has acquired unique characteristics with lack of appropriate professional development, for these reasons it is necessary for teachers to be ready in terms of their knowledge, skills and also attitude in order to fully exploit the advantages in ICT (Rosnaini Mahmud, 2006). According to Ely (1995) the stress should not be on the technology itself but more on the teachers who will decide on the purpose in using the technology, how it is utilized and evaluates the effect of its use....   [tags: Education, Computer Technology] 1040 words
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Textbooks versus Tablets - ... For instance, what if a school shooting all of a sudden happens at your child’s school, what will happen if the child cannot contact his parents. Just in Colorado, a student who was planning to kill 100 students and teachers killed himself in a violent attack after 10 deaths. If technology were allowed in the school system, we would have prevented at least 10 deaths because students would be contacting their closest family members to prevent this catastrophic disaster. Having technology is like having a guardian angel....   [tags: technology in education] 1022 words
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Critical Computer Applications in Language Learning - ... While communicative CALL is more about the learners and the tutors where the learners will be interacting with the tutors during the learning process. In the interactive phase of CALL the learners will be interacting among the language learners and they are no longer the only receiver in the language learning process as they are also able to be the provider of the language learning using specific software and application.Warschauer, M. (1996). This situation is rather beneficial to the language learners because CALL somehow are providing the language learners with a platform that enables the language learners to acquire the language in a more interactive and fun ways....   [tags: technology, education, CALL] 659 words
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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) - ... I’ve taken advantage of several distant learning courses in the past. I could have read a book, watched a video, or taken and actual online class. However MOOC afforded me the opportunity to get some insight to the subject at a top University for free. Through the years education has evolved with technology. Technology has changed the way students are educated. Distant learning gave education opportunity to people near and far. In the early 1700’s student used distance learning to take correspondence courses, to teach students shorthand....   [tags: learning, students, technology, education] 528 words
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Textbook versus Online Book - ... They need to be able to adapt to the change of the times. People in general also spend a lot of time in front of their computers, so why not kill two birds with one stone. Yes, rhetorical question. When you also consider the fact that most textbooks are at least a few pounds, it’s so much more efficient to be able to, with the click of a mouse, open and read the same exact content on the internet. When I say ‘more efficient’, I’m attempting to come from the perspective of time. Online books in general are searchable....   [tags: technology and education] 651 words
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Massive Open Online Courses - Introduction to MOOCs Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have recently come into the public eye as a topic of interest. Whether as an alternative to traditional education, a way to enhance skills in the work-place, or as a way to make education freely available to everyone, many teachers, institutions and students are currently participating in MOOCs. However, as with any new technology, MOOCs are not yet fully understood, in terms of their impact, quality, and effectiveness. In this vein, the MOOCs have the potential to change the face of education, and how teaching is done, but at what cost, or at what benefit....   [tags: education, effectiveness, technology, teaching]
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Computer Aided Learning - Computer Aided Learning Definition of CAL CAL is an abbreviation of Computer Aided Learning and is one of the most commonly used acronyms within education. It is difficult to say exactly when the term "CAL" was first employed, however since the mid 1980s CAL has been increasingly used to describe the use of technology in teaching....   [tags: Education Technology cal] 1322 words
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New Learning Opportunities for Adult Learners - New Learning Opportunities for Adult Learners The concept of adults as learners emerged both in this country and in Europe shortly after World War I; however, only in the last few decades has the theory of adult learning matured. Knowles, Tough, Houle, and Park, among others, have written extensively on the idea of the adult learner. In Tennant's book (1997), he discussed Knowles' adult learning theory. Knowles used the term andragogy to label adult learning theory. The andragogical model of the adult learner is based on the assumptions that adults need to know; adults have a need to be self-directed learners and have a self-concept of being responsible for their own decisions and for...   [tags: Internet Education Technology Papers]
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Comparative Study of Traditional and Online Degree Programs - ... Project Methods Information gathered to compare the options would come from several different types of sources: • Websites • Interviews • Discussion Boards • Email Exchanges with Schools Websites School websites and websites that compare schools will be used to evaluate the options. Most of the information for cost, graduation rates, application requirements, post-graduation employment rates ( i.e. ease of finding a job post-graduation ), internship opportunities and quality of jobs found post-graduation will be gathered from these websites....   [tags: communication technology for distance education]
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Should LAUSD Issue iPads to Students? - Education is the one of the most important gifts a child can receive. Since day one, children use the gift of education in order to get a better understanding of themselves and their surroundings. As the child grows up, he is sent to school in order to expand his knowledge through the education he receives. The education that the child receives in school will affect them for the rest of their life. Often though, the education a child receives seems to be the adequate one, but in the last couple of years, parents and students began to stand up against to what it seems to be inappropriate education....   [tags: Education, Schools, Technology]
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Cyberbullying and E-Safety: What Educators and other Professionals Need to Know - Cyberbullying has become an increasingly common trend but individual interpretation has made understanding its definition sometimes confusing and unclear. Cyberbullying is defined as torment, harassment, intimidation or pressure that is applied to an individual that takes place by using new media. “We use the term new media to describe a media ecology where more traditional media, such as books, television, and radio are converging with digital media, specifically interactive media and media for social communication” (Ito et al., 2009)....   [tags: bullying, media, technology, education]
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