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The Information of Indexes - The Information of Indexes Throughout centuries writing technologies have consistently altered the processes of reading and writing. With each new technological advance, mankind has continually adapted to the necessary reading and writing skills pertaining to such innovations. The advance from handwriting to print dramatically changed the processes of reading and writing, but now we face a new era of technology: as the world of cyber culture continues to develop. For college students, these progressions of literary technologies have drastically changed the way we think about reading and writing....   [tags: Technology Education Writing Papers]
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Education is Looking Green - ... Weather is changed by the change in temperature. By drying out the land makes it prone to wildfire 100,000 fires reported and 10 million acres burned. Which was 125% above the decade’s average. The severe heat in North America contributed to the deaths of 225 people. The scientists report that some polar bear are drowning because they have to swim longer distances to reach ice floes. Unless action is taken now the polar bear will likely become extinct in Alaska by 2050. And finally at the current rate of retreat....   [tags: technology, educational system] 759 words
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Adults with Learning Disabilities - Adults with Learning Disabilities The field has not quite reached consensus on definitions of LD, and there are professionals as well as members of the public who do not understand them or believe they exist. For example, in a Roper (1995) survey of 1,200 adults, 85% associated LD with mental retardation 66% with deafness, and 60% with blindness. In Rocco's (1997) research, faculty "questioned the existence of certain conditions or if they existed, the appropriateness of classifying the condition as a disability" (p....   [tags: Technology Education Essays]
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Technology over Textbooks - ... Using a technological device other than a textbook means there are hundreds of other things to do at the touch of your fingertips. If a student is writing a paper on his or her tablet and they get a Twitter or Facebook notification, they will surely be distracted in zero seconds. Textbooks should be used in schools so that students are not tempted to be distracted. Laptops also have cameras now – where students can take photos with their friends during the middle of class while the teacher isn’t paying attention....   [tags: classroom, education, schools, resources]
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Hypertext and Literary Study - Hypertext and Literary Study Hypertextual fiction (hyperfiction) and other hypertext applications are making their way into the literature courses where, Professor Larry Friedlander says, “learning has basically meant the study of texts,” in the form of the “printed word” (257). And these newer works, inseparable from their contemporary technologies, offer the possibility of a very different type of literary study than the one most English majors experience in traditional literature courses. Print and book technology perpetuate and validate linear experience, thought, and narratives, which buttresses a hierarchical educational structure that shapes the roles of writers, readers, teachers,...   [tags: Literature Education English Technology Essays]
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Using Technology to Increase Academic Success - Technology has been an integral part of society for years. People use all sorts of technology (computers, smartphones, iPod’s, etc.) for tasks of daily living. Beyond everyday tasks, such as technology, improves academic success is what the next work will be discussed. “There is a pressure on schools to adapt to the new technology, the same impulse drives that teacher, like anyone else, to use computers in their everyday lives” (Culling, F, Cedric, H, Nusrat, 2009, p.18). Having knowledge in technology helps professionally....   [tags: teachers, education system, academic success]
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Bulletin Boards as Dialogic Constructivism for Learners - Bulletin Boards as Dialogic Constructivism for Learners The advent of technology in the classroom has brought many new acronyms into teachers' lexicon: MOOs, MUDs, VREs, as well as chats and Discussion boards. Such technology, when students are loosed upon it, decenter the teacher and empower the student. Such a transition is firmly grounded in the ideological work of Friere who admonished that learning requires that students create knowledge and not be mere "receptacles for received knowledge." Discussion Boards, particularly, extend the notion of "classroom discussions" into a realm much more inclusive, and often more beneficial for students....   [tags: Technology Learning Education Essays]
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The Case for Technology - Technology permeates our society. In work settings, employees are expected to use computers for such tasks as communication, information management, problem-solving, and information seeking. Because technology is such an integral part of modern life, it behooves educators to prepare learners to use it effectively. Technology also has a role in the instructional process for it can serve as a means of supporting and enhancing instruction. Based on an analysis of the literature, Hopey (1998) noted that educational technology can-- • Improve educational attainment and skill acquisition • Reduce the educational disparities created by race, income, and region • Improve the relationship betwee...   [tags: Computers Education School Essays]
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Technology in the Classroom - Technology in the Classroom Technology is everywhere and used in every part of life. Practically every job uses some form of technology. It is important for students to learn how to use technology in order to function in this technology-based country. But it is also extremely important for students to learn using technology. Technology has the capability of opening all students eyes to a world of mathematics that they never before could have even began to imagine or understand. The U.S Department of Education is developing a plan, The National Education Technology Plan, to incorporate technology properly into the classroom....   [tags: Education School Computers] 1435 words
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Computers in the Classroom - Computers in the Classroom Computers are being used in classrooms all over the country. Children have access to a computer while at home or at school. However, is the technology being channeled through computers being depended upon too much. Are they going to take over the role of the teacher as an educator. Many educators are asking these questions regarding the education of their students. Computers affect the students and teachers in both positive and negative ways. In this paper I am going to discuss the benefits and downfalls of computers in the classroom....   [tags: Technology Technological Essays Education] 921 words
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The Turbulent History of Education Improvement in Alberta - The turbulent history of education improvement in Alberta is one filled with the focus on factory needs, importance of Christianity, and now innovative new ideas based primarily on the students. An emphasis on agreeing with guidelines for education to focus primarily on the students will be evident throughout this essay. There are certain ideals in which education must focus on, especially when thinking about the future. This essay will promote certain aims on dealing with education and the best interest of the students....   [tags: preparing children for the future and technology] 2401 words
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The Emergence of Distance Education Career Services - The Emergence of Distance Education Career Services In order for chaos not to abound there needs to be some type of rules and boundaries that exist to create order. According to the website, http://dictionary.reference.com the definition of chaos is “a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order”. So to maintain atmosphere free of chaos there has to be order or organization. Ultimately there is some kind of guiding principle or standard that dictates rules. There are boundaries that determine what actions should occur....   [tags: online degree, technology, college]
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Scholarly Pursuit of Knowledge on the Web -       When founding the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson had a vision that culminated in his creation of the Academic Village. This vision expressed his desire for an integrated educational environment, the encouragement of intellectual exchange across interdisciplinary boundaries, and the cooperative pursuit of knowledge.  The acceptance of the Internet, or Web, into mainstream culture can be seen to elevate Jefferson's vision to an entirely new level. Although it has existed for some time, this recent popularization of on-line sources has numerous implications for the means and breadth of the scholarly pursuit of knowledge....   [tags: Technology in Education Essays]
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Adult Learning Theory in Online Education - ... Andragogy is the art or science of teaching adults (Knowles, 2012). Malcolm Knowles introduced the term in the United States in the 1960s (Wang, 2011). Knowles notes that a major psychological difference between children and adults is the realization that as an adult, one is the director of their own life. Additionally, because of this change in self awareness, teaching adults as if they are dependent does not harbor any sense of respect for their ability to be self directed. There are four assumptions which are made about adult learning in Knowles theory....   [tags: communication technology, college degrees]
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Horizon Report: Higher Education Editions - The Horizon Report: 2014 Higher Education Editions seeks to answer several questions and as such examined emerging technologies for the potential impact on and use in teaching, learning and creative inquiry within the environment of higher education. They also seek answers to the many local factors which affect the practice of education, the issues that transcend regional boundaries and questions common to higher education. This report focused on 18 topics identified by the expert panels which are likely to impact technology planning and decision making: six key trends, 6 significant challenges and six important developments in educational technology....   [tags: technology, teaching, creativity]
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Technology in the Classroom - In the words of Bill Gates “any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other.” Technology is a tool that is making it easier for people acquire knowledge and it is becoming an essential part of learning. Students need to be taught using methods that attract their attention. Methods such as technology make it easier for students and make for a more engaging learning experience. Technology within the classroom gives students a better chance to succeed, cuts down costs for both students and teachers, and allows students to be more engaged in class....   [tags: Education, Integral, Costs] 786 words
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Computers in the Mathematics Classroom - ?Calculators and computers are reshaping the mathematical landscape, and school mathematics should reflect those changes. (NCTM 24). My view of mathematics and geometry is that they go hand in hand. You have to know some algebraic procedures in order to be able to perform geometry problems. I never enjoyed Geometry in high school but now that I see it in a different prospective using GSP I really understand and enjoy it. I think that Geometry should be taught with software so the students can work with it hand in hand with the teacher and other students....   [tags: Math Technology Education]
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Teachers and Computers - Teachers and Computers: The Task Ahead Our world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology. In factories, offices, highways, and homes, one can find a plethora of machines in use. It makes sense then, that one would find some of the same technology in the schools. There is an obvious need for incorporating technology into the schools and curriculum. The task ahead for today’s educators is to learn how to use computers efficiently, develop a technology team in their school, and successfully include computer-based instruction in their classroom....   [tags: Technology Education Essays]
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How Technology Improves Academic Success in Students - Education is a constantly changing aspect of every individual’s life, and it will never stop transforming. The format that a student learns has drastically changed over time, and continues to morph every year with new standards and new technology. The idea of utilizing technology in the classroom is a controversial one for many reasons. Some argue that it is too costly and ineffective to justify. While many people argue that the use of technology in the classroom is too expensive, offers an unneeded distraction, and is ineffective for the student, there are many positive factors that technology can have such as improving the lives of students with learning disabilities, all-access to educato...   [tags: education, web based learning]
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Technology and its Impact in the Way we Learn - I feel that technology has had both positive and negative impacts on the way we learn. In this essay I will be sharing two positive and one negative impacts. Starting with the advent of distance learning. Then I will share how the convenience that technology has provided by making the ability to acquire accurate information readily accessible. How can I only point out the good. That said, I will also share a not so good impact of technology on how we learn today. Namely, how it has reinforced the need for instant gratification....   [tags: Education, Information, Lazy] 562 words
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Technology and Participation - Common forms of technology found in today’s classrooms have impacted the way students participate in class. Many forms of technology are available to teachers; some more common tools include interactive white boards, laptop computers, and personal response systems. Interactive white boards are perhaps the most common technological tool in school districts today, and support for them continues to grow. In higher levels of education laptop computers are prevalent among students, while personal response systems, also known as clickers, are modestly mixed throughout all levels of education....   [tags: Technology]
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The Effects of Technology on Students - The Effects of Technology on Students Change is constant. Though one may not be able to see the change, one can look back through the course of a year or maybe even a few months and see the change. Technology has transformed with our culture. There are many benefits for students with the new advancements of technology. Teachers have seen many of these benefits with the influence of technology on their students. Many students find a sense of accomplishment when working with technology. Students are now more willing to write and work on computational skills (Estey)....   [tags: Education Teaching]
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Gender and Technology - Even though information communication technology and the internet provide vast, novel and exceptional opportunities for development of humanity and empowerment in a wide range of areas starting from business, education, and health sectors they are also one of the major aspects toward economic and social discrepancies across a variety of social and economic groups (Primo, 2003). Gender divide is, in particular, one of the main inequalities to be augmented by the extensive advancement in technology....   [tags: Technology]
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Learning with Technology - Introduction Technology has brought about many changes in today’s society. We interact, exchange information, and socialize in whole new ways that were not even possible twenty years ago. These changes apply to all areas of life, and can even be incorporated into the classroom to bring about positive results in students. The use of technology in the classroom for cooperative learning, personalized learning, and group learning have the potential for great impact on the way learners learn and teachers teach....   [tags: Technology ]
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The Use of Technology in Classrooms - The Use of Technology in Classrooms Throughout the years technology has help advance our school system to make a teachers job easier. New technology enables teachers to get their point across to children in different ways, depending on what kind of learner the child is. Twenty-five years ago, there were no personal computers. Today, almost 30% of American households own a PC, and more than 60% of American students use computers in schools. The personal computer brought about many new advances into the classroom....   [tags: Education Teaching]
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The Effect of Technology On Society - Every day the world is changing and things are done differently. Technology has also affected the way students are taught and in which they learn. It has changed the classroom. Technology saves us time and allows us to access material in only minutes. “The Internet and online subscription databases, even as a supplement to the printed works in the library, allow students to see, and force them to consider or reject, points of view that they might never have encountered in decades past” (Gow 4).With all the time technology produces, it also has downsides and it also may have created a less intelligent society....   [tags: Technology]
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Teaching and Technology - Teaching and Technology Technology is ever changing the ways in which we learn. There are many different technologies, but the biggest, and most recent is the very influential computer. Both in and out of the classroom computers impact the education of people around the world. In the beginning of the computer age, there were simple computers (very simple compared to now). The first computers were so big that one of them was the size of an entire room. As technology advanced, the computer became smaller and more popular....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays]
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The State of Technology in Universities - Over the past decade, there have been numerous strides in technological fields and a growing need to integrate technology into our daily lives. Larger organizations like corporations and universities continually search for new technology to upgrade their infrastructure and computers. In universities, nearly every student has at least one internet connected device. This, and other hardware needs such as servers for storing grades and documents, cause universities to spend over $6.94 billion on hardware and software, not including salaries.[2] More recently, lectures and labs are trying to migrate notes and work onto the web....   [tags: Technology]
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The Cycle of Technology Integration - The Cycle of Technology Integration The cycle of technology integration begins with planning, investigation, and experimentation. Schools go through an initial stage of planning and experimentation in which a few educators begin using technology in new ways. Then, these individuals become technology proponents. The next step in the cycle of technology integration is initial capital investments. This allows the department to determine the value of technology necessary in the schools. The ideal situation would be to have a computer in every classroom and have all of the teachers and students know and understand how to use it and receive a better education due to the technological advancement...   [tags: Education Teaching]
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Results of Advancements in Technology - In today’s society, modern technology is evidently developing rapidly and it is portrayed as a negative impact. It can be seen that technology is a substitution of all characteristics of life. The purpose of every technological invention is to benefit the lives of mankind; thus re-enforcing the positive connotation of technology. However, in long term it may not be beneficial; such as, education, work and leisure are all becoming dependent on technology; cyberspace is dangerous and child obesity is increasing....   [tags: Technology] 812 words
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The Use of Technology in Teaching English - 1 Background Technological improvement has gone hand-in-hand with the growth of English and change the way we communicate and learn. Moreover, the way of teaching English has also been modified from time to time as information are easily gathered and shared from all over the world. The widespread of internet, e-mail and others, is beneficial for English educators as the accessibility to teaching sources, media, techniques, methods, and assessments are abundant and can be easily gathered from anywhere at anytime....   [tags: Education]
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The Indispensability of Computer Technology - In recent years, America has accomplished astounding goals with the use of increasingly elite computer technology. We put Armstrong on the moon in July of 1969 (Zona, par. 3), and in 2004 we created a social networking site that became world-wide (“Facebook”, par. 1). There are those who suggest that America has become too dependent on technology, but these objectors have no alternative to offer. Indeed, what would it be. Even though it is true that a highly skilled hacker could conceivably cause the demise of our great country by delivering classified information to an enemy nation, state-of-the art computer technology is essential to our way of life and is here to stay....   [tags: Technology]
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Technology's Impact on Modern Life - Technology has influenced modern life in many ways and with its every advancement; people may find themselves wondering how these things are possible. Wireless devices are in such constant use every day from people in the medical field to the average individual. However, society may eventually suffer adverse effects from the over use of wireless technology devices, even for the purpose of education. While it is not surprising that digital media can take learning experiences to another level, and spark creativity in students as well, this type of learning does not come without great cost....   [tags: Technology ]
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Integrating Technology into the Classroom - Integrating Technology into the Classroom Technology is gradually changing our society; there is no doubt about that. If told ten years ago that students had the capabilities of having a robot for a teacher, one might laugh or suggest a new Hollywood movie. Now a days, this, along with many other advancements, can be a reality. Technology has added many benefits such as allowing students easy access to new information, offering a portable and affordable solution for textbooks and has even been known for grade improvement....   [tags: Education]
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Engaging Diverse Learners With Technology - Part 1: Concepts learned Concept 1: Clear, focused learning goals that work for all learners support differentiation Establishing clear learning goals is the critical first step for reaching all learners. A goal that supports differentiation needs to be clear, but not so specific that there is only one pathway to success. Diverse learners can all work towards the same goals when multiple pathways are available. Similarly, there should be multiple levels of achievement possible to enable varying degrees of performance....   [tags: Education] 2680 words
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Adult Basic Education and Implications of Digital Literacy - Adult basic education or ABE is a complicated area given that there are varying definitions of the words the title contain. Theorists, practitioners and learners can give differing accounts of what it means to be an adult learner, what constitutes basic education and how to facilitate said education. In practice, the area of ABE describes a whole range of programs that deliver a baseline or basic set of skills that all adults are expected to have acquired during compulsory education (ABE, 2013)....   [tags: technology, digital literacy]
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Necessary Growth: An Exploration of the Blossoming Need for STEM Education - ... This is due to a traditional gender-gap that still exists today. If efforts are made to close this rift, the subsequent increase in the STEM-literate workforce will help fill the demand for educated workers. Since the Neolithic Revolution, most societies have become patriarchal. Males take jobs that require brains and brawn, and the general female population takes care of domestic work. Despite the improvements that females have experienced in recent decades, they remain unequal to men. One example of this is in STEM fields....   [tags: science, technology, math, engineering]
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Health Care Technology Advancement - The post World War II era saw health care becoming more institutionalized. Innovation and technology and were being introduced into the American home. By 1948, one million homes in the United States had television sets (Television Invention Timeline). Along with this, medical knowledge and the accompanying technology was quickly being developed and being introduced into the hospital environment. Formal nurse training had been traditionally hospital based. During the war, to help ease the nursing shortage, women were recruited and trained as nurses by the Cadet Nurse Corps....   [tags: Technology]
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Computers in School: Do They Really Help Education? - In modern times, a controversy has arisen over the issue of computers in schools. Even in grad schools and universities, teachers are turning to technology for their instruction to get a more hands on interaction with their students. Several parents and students support this idea of unlimited computer access, while others oppose such an overwhelming amount of technology in schools. In a transforming society, computers are essential to receive the most out of education. Before the introduction of computers in schools, teachers would use information from textbooks and write lessons on chalkboards....   [tags: instruction, technology, society] 808 words
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Clicker Technology in Classrooms - Arguably, the most important element in a student’s education is class size and one¬-on-one time with the teacher. Right now, states are spending close to $100 million to reduce class sizes in an effort to increase student achievement (Hancock). Most studies and reports on class size by the U.S. Department of Education were conducted from the mid-1980 and late-1990. These studies are not relevant to technology available to campuses today, and do not reflect the average student’s classroom. With the introduction of certain technology, large class sizes are becoming more student-friendly and based less on lecturing....   [tags: teaching, Education] 1168 words
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Is Electronic Media Beneficial in Children’s Education? - ... This helps a student to follow well defined instructions and to share opnions and discussions online for better assessment. In addition to this Poore (2013) argued that the new social media has reformed the traditional media resources such as the usage of newspapers, books and magazines have reduced due to the availability of information on online resources such as Moodle and WebCT. Hence, it also provides intellectual benefits such as children can learn how to analyze, interpret and synthesize the information....   [tags: technology, multimedia play, podcasting] 1411 words
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Technology: Friend or Foe - 1. Introduction It is no surprise that technology is rapidly taking over the world, and defining the day to day lives we live. As humans we are constantly engaged in some form of technology. However, the role of technology in early childhood classroom is a growing and controversial topic. The bottom line question for most teachers is whether or not computer based technology is developmentally appropriate for early childhood students, and if they benefit from using computers as a primary learning tool....   [tags: Technology]
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Sports and Education: The Postive Influence in Our Lives - In a world where technology is increasing exponentially, the demand for better education and activities within them must be higher. In most areas of the world, sports have such beneficial statistics in relation with academic performance that it can’t be ignored. In all my years of participating in sports throughout school, I have noticed all of the important skills and life-lessons I have acquired over the years. For example, by participating in Soccer and Marching Band in high school, my time-management, leadership, and listening skills have increased....   [tags: lessons, skills, commitment, technology]
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Current Trends in Educational Technology - Current Trends in Educational Technology Abstract Current trends in Educational Technology offer quite an array of subject matter to study. I have selected a few articles demonstrating trends I found most interesting. These include trends in research, holistic technology education, pedagogic balance in technology education and using open source software in the school. Hopefully these trends will be an eye opener for the reader. This paper is based on these journal articles: Research in Technology Education: Back to the Future (Reed, 2002); Basic Principles in Holistic Technology Education (Seemann, 2003); Partnership-Centered Learning: The Case for Pedagogic Balance In Technology Educati...   [tags: Education Technological Essays]
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The University Office of Information Technology - The University Office of Information Technology Introduction In this paper I report on the history, mission, organization, finances, evaluation strategies, and current issues of a university’s office of information technology. I will use the term “office of information technology” throughout the paper. This term needs to be defined here because it is very general and each university seems to have a unique definition for it. Within this paper, office of information technology will refer to those areas of the university whose primary mission is to serve the information technology needs of the institution....   [tags: Education Data Information Essays]
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The Importance of Technology to 21st Century Learners - Throughout history technology has been the driving force of change. From movable type, to television, to the Internet, technology has been embraced and incorporated into our daily lives. Within the constructs of civilized society, the vast rewards of technological innovations have far outweighed the negatives. The digital revolution has altered conceptions of time and distance. It has created a wealth of information that is available at the stroke of a key. Not since the invention of the printing press has the distribution and consumption of information been so democratized....   [tags: Technology ]
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Tech Prep - Tech Prep Although the development and implementation of tech prep education programs have been in process since the initiation of the Carl D. Perkins Act Amendments of 1990, misconceptions about tech prep education still exist. As defined in provisions authorizing Perkins funds for tech prep, a tech prep education program is a combined secondary and postsecondary program that- leads to an associate degree or two-year certificate; provides technical preparation in at least one field of engineering technology; applied science, mechanical, industrial, or practical art or trade; or agriculture, health or business; builds student competence in mathematics, science, and communications (inc...   [tags: Technology Education Essays]
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Education and Computers - Education and Computers It’s hard to imagine a classroom without a computer now days.Computer have become essential for teaching and learning, but is this good or bad?In this paper I would like to discuss the positive and negative ways computers have impacted the education system. There has been many ways in which computers have impacted education.One way is the ability students and teacher have to write a paper using Microsoft word processor. [1]This allows them to save the paper and make corrections without having to rewrite the paper each time a mistake is made.A spelling and grammar check is available at the click of a button to make sure you don’t have and big spelling or grammar mi...   [tags: Teaching Technology Essays] 934 words
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Fine Arts and Technology - Fine Arts and Technology My high school’s motto was “Excellence through diversity” which always meant to me many different views and ideas coming together to achieve something great. My school had this motto because it was the “melting pot” of the county. A large majority of Special Ed and ESOL students traveled far to attend our school. These days diversity is more than just the different cultures and backgrounds the students have attending. The curriculum itself as-well-as the methods to teach it with are becoming more diverse....   [tags: Education Technological Classroom Essays]
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Socio-cultural Issues - Socio-cultural Issues Perhaps the most enriching and obvious societal change influenced by the web is education. The Internet is a library of infinite knowledge, and like all knowledge, some can help us and some can hurt us. Although there are numerous beneficial effects that the web has on education, I will address three: research, interactivity, and advancement. Research Having a virtual library with the ease and convenience of the Internet, students can be more efficient, resourceful, and creative in their schoolwork and research....   [tags: Education Internet Web Technology Essays]
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Philosophy of Education - Education is what most of society sees as the stepping stone to a successful life. Personally, I believe education shapes us into the people we become, as well what leads us to the successes and failures all people meet; education is the foundation of life. Personally, I believe in the value of a high school English and literature class. Education is to be seen as a lifelong pursuit, rather than a stopping point, or a stepping stone. Knowledge gives us the power we need to survive in a modern-day society....   [tags: Development, Technology, Homeschooling] 1647 words
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The Image of Career and Technical Education - The Image of Career and Technical Education Parents, students, and employers still hold stereotypes about career and technical education (CTE). This Practice Application Brief presents strategies career and technical educators can use to present a new image of CTE as a viable strategy for education and work, including proactive approaches to enhancing the reputation of CTE programs, bringing parents up to date on labor market information, marketing CTE to the local community, and working with media to recognize exemplary programs and outstanding student achievements....   [tags: Learning Technology School Essays]
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Technological Diversification of College Students - Technological Diversification of College Students Writing takes on many faces, from personal stories to make believe places. College writing however, has a completely different designation. Furthermore, computer intensive college writing looks further into the depths of writing, focusing on technology and the writers behind the computer screens. With the unbound horizons of technology, students are exposed to a vast amount of culture, much more than the traditional pen and paper courses. Computer intensive college writing courses teardown roadblocks, allowing students to become aware of surrounding cultures, therefore diversifying their minds while exposing them to the current technology....   [tags: Technology Computers Writing Education Essays]
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The Internet and Secondary Education - The Internet and Secondary Education With the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal government has made available in the 2002 fiscal year through Title I and Title VI funding a total of $43,554,000,000.00 to be used to purchase technology-based products and services. (“United States Department of Education Funds,” 2002) Furthermore, according to Edgemedia, the Senate has earmarked an additional 250 billion dollars for education over the next ten years - monies which are specifically targeted toward purchasing various kinds of educational technology and addressing technology-related concerns (Schneiderman, 2001)....   [tags: Technology Learning Essays]
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Using the Internet in Vocational Education - Using the Internet in Vocational Education "It is an exciting time in education. The Internet offers new opportunities for students and teachers a link to learn in interesting ways" (Ellsworth 1994, p. xxiii). "Telecommunications truly is one of the most exciting educational tools I have encountered in my teaching career" (Watson 1994, p. 41). "The Internet's usefulness is limited only by our level of commitment. We first have to get plugged in before we can get turned on. Then we can help our profession by using our imagination to create a vocational educator's Dream Net in the years to come" (Seguin and Seguin 1995, p....   [tags: Technology Telecommunications Essays]
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The Impact of Computers on Education - The Impact of Computers on Education Technology is all around us these days. If you don't understand the basics of computers and how to run one your choices of jobs and things to do are limited. Almost everywhere you go and every job you can think of uses computers. For this reason, computers have become a big part of the education system. I'm planning on teaching elementary students so I researched the impact that computers have had on teachers and students. When I become a teacher there is no doubt that I will use computers in my classroom and my students will do activities with computers....   [tags: Educational Technology Essays]
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Information Communication Technology - ICT Part 3 Technology plays a major role in the world in which we live, Information Communication Technology (ICT) is an integral part of almost everyone’s life; be it at work, in education or socially. It is felt paramount that children are exposed to technology and are given the opportunity to develop the skills required. Teaching staff should integrate technology effectively into their teaching to create an inclusive, innovative and exciting learning environment. www.becta.org.uk In this essay I intend to write an analytical account of the teaching and learning context of the learning resource I have developed, with the intention that it will assist in future developments I may undertak...   [tags: Technology] 2216 words
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Learning Technologies in Adult Education - Learning Technologies in Adult Education Any tool “designed to extend a learner’s capacity for effective action and that requires skill and certain strategies to use efficiently” is a learning technology (Burge 2001, p. 146). A well-structured face-to-face group discussion, a pencil, and print materials fit this definition as do newer tools such as web-based conferencing (ibid.). One of the greatest myths surrounding learning technologies is related to what they are. Because of the term technology, it is frequently believed that learning technologies are instructional devices that make use of computers, the Internet, or some other type of electronic technology such as video and television....   [tags: Learning Technology Technological Essays]
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Technology For Special Needs Children - Computers and educational technology can be powerful tools for assisting children with special needs and disabilities. Computers can help children with attention deficit disorders focus more effectively on their learning tasks and can also assist autistic children by improving their communications and interactions with peers as they use computers together. This topic became very important to me when my cousin was born deaf. He is only three now but the assistive technology that awaits him during his educational career are very promising....   [tags: Education]
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Computers In Education - Computer's Value in Education What is an education. Education is defined as "the knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process or an instructive or enlightening experience" (Dictionary 1).It says that it's the knowledge obtained, but does it matter where this knowledge is obtained. We now use computers in our society, which allow us to do many things. However, in today's society, children go through their entire education using the computer. There is now cyber schooling, where a child no longer attends school but learns at home in front of their computer....   [tags: Technology]
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Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives - Technology and Adult Learning: Current Perspectives Throughout the 20th century, changes in technology have had social and economic ramifications. Although each successive wave of technological innovation has created changes to which adults have had to adjust, "what perhaps differentiates earlier technological changes from today’s is the current emphasis on educational applications" (Merriam and Brockett 1997, p. 113). The most pervasive of the technologies with educational applications are the Internet and World Wide Web, but other technologies can also be used to facilitate adult learning....   [tags: Education Learn Essays]
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Assitive Technology - Computer technology is advancing at a rapid rate, causing the diversity and availability of assistive technology computer resources to have a tremendous impact for special education students across the United States. Assistive technology provides an opportunity for students with physical, emotional, and mental disabilities to acquire universal access to tools and opportunities for learning. Despite studies showing the benefits of assistive technology, many school districts fail to achieve the fullest potential that assistive technology can offer....   [tags: Technology] 1749 words
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Communication Technology - Introduction People in the present society have turned from the use of the old means of communication to the more advanced and technological ways of communicating. Technology has made it easier for people to communicate in a faster, efficient, and cost saving means through the introduction of the communication channels. The world has turned out to be the centre for technology with different technologies emerging daily as the people continue to develop from time to time to cope with the growing technology....   [tags: Technology ]
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Benefits and Implications of Technology Use in America’s Classrooms - Benefits and Implications of Technology Use in America’s Classrooms In today’s world, technology is transforming conventional methods of every facet of human life; from the way that we grow our crops, to the way that we communicate with one another. Technology has opened our minds to new ideas and even to new places, such as space exploration. Simply put, technology means applying science toward an objective and the outcome is advancement in modes of construction. Technology is improving at exponential rates and being applied toward nearly every industry in America....   [tags: Education Teaching]
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Technology in the Classroom - Technology in the Classroom Over the years many new technologies have been key factors in the process of learning. Fifty years ago when someone would need to research a subject the only sources were books and classes, when someone needed to do a math problem they had their brain, paper or an abacus to use, and interpersonal communication was limited to how loud you could talk, how detailed a letter you could write, or how long you could afford to pay for long distance phone calls. Now we have the calculator, internet, and computer that help children, as well as adults, learn faster and easier....   [tags: Education Teaching]
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School Violence - Over the past several years, an epidemic of school violence has overtaken our nation. From monthly shootings, to daily bomb threats around the country, violence is becoming more and more common in schools. It is typical to hear about acts of violence among our youth everyday on the news. Although more numerous in cities, this violence does not discriminate against inner city or suburban areas; it happens everywhere. When addressing this quick spread of crime, one can inquire as to its history and why it happens, myths about school violence, and how was can taper it, by the use of technology....   [tags: Violence Education Security Technology Essays]
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Controversies Over Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms - Controversies Over Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms The role of technology in early childhood education is a controversial topic to both teachers and parents. The main concerns of both teachers and parents is the potential benefits for young children’s learning and development.. Supporters and non-supporters agree on the importance of young children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Supporters feel children should have the opportunity to use the computer as another tool to aide in and encourage their development....   [tags: Education Teaching]
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Gender Diversity: Using Information Technology in Today’s Classroom. - Gender Diversity: Using Information Technology in Today’s Classroom. What happens when your education is different from mine. When does that invisible line get erased; When youth’s, adolescent’s or adults, male or female encounter the same unique education being taught with nothing being held back just because of gender. In today’s society, teachers and students are connected by using information technology to help expand their knowledge on the issue of gender diversity in the classroom. Gender diversity is not an issue in the United States that just gets swept under the carpet, it’s greater than that, it’s something that has become a worldwide concern affecting the ways in which students a...   [tags: Teaching Education]
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Teachers' Education - Teachers' Education Not only do the rapid growth of technology changed the way we live, from the way business is conducted to the way we communicate with each other, technology advancements are also affecting the way we teach and learn. According to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), new skills needed in the workplace are catalysts that spur technology use in the classroom. It is clear that the business world demand schools to prepare educated workers who are skilled at working in teams, can effectively solve problems, are able to process and apply information, and who can use technology effectively in the global market place in order to maximize productiv...   [tags: Educating Teachers Teaching Technology Essays]
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Higher Education - Higher education, more than economics The economic position taken by management in relation to increasing use of educational technology for teaching, in part falls under the quality agenda for student parity of experience and institutional marketability against competition. Students take a similar economic argument and support the management position, citing a need for flexibility and value for money. However, Redding (2005), Sharrock (2000) and Molesworth (2009) question the notion of students as consumer, and parity in teaching and learning across programmes is strongly rejected....   [tags: Educational Technology, Redding, Sharrock] 679 words
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Teachers and Technology - With advancements in technology rapidly developing, it is no surprise that it is affecting schools and teaching methods in a big way. The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that in the year 2001 ninety-nine percent of all schools had internet access and eighty seven percent had access in the classroom. Now, not only are the students being educated in using computers and other technological tools, but is now almost a requirement for most teachers to be skilled in that area. In addition to having adequate knowledge in their subject area and knowledge in the teaching field, technology and computers have become an integral part of a teacher's job requirements....   [tags: Education, computers, teaching] 824 words
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Distance Education - Distance education has changed and grown a lot from external studies and correspondence education during the last century. Distance education has become a recognized phenomenon today, thanks to technology which has shortened the physical distances. DEVELOPMENT OF DISTANCE EDUCATION The evolution of Distance education could be divided in four periods. The first period was from 1850 to 1960, this generation used correspondence classes which used radio and instructional television. The second period was from 1960 to 1985....   [tags: Education ]
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Multiculturalism and Technology - Multiculturalism and Technology Everything in life changes with time, and the same can be said about teaching methods that are used across the United States. At one point in time, students wrote on small chalkboards and were punished if answering a question wrong. Now days, a lot of learning is being done on computers, and students are encouraged to make mistakes so that the entire class can learn from them. With today's diversity and the growth of technology, classrooms are far from what they were seventy-five years ago, or even ten years ago....   [tags: Maxine Hairtston Education Classroom Essays]
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Technology in Mathematics - There are many different ideas as to how technology should be used in the mathematical classroom of today. There are those who believe that students will not learn as much if they use technology such as computers and calculators, and there are still others that believe this technology can benefit students if used in the proper way. After reading many articles on the use of technology in the mathematical classroom, I have to agree with NCTM’s Technology Principle, which states that “technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students’ learning” (Principles 24)....   [tags: Education School] 1096 words
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Technology in Schooling - Technology is an important part of life and therefore it is an important part of schooling. The National Council for teachers of mathematics states, ?Calculators and computers are reshaping the mathematical landscape, and school mathematics should reflect those changes.. When students go home, they play video or computer games; yet, when they come to school we expect them to want to work in books and complete worksheets. These tasks are quite boring compared to the exciting games they have waiting on them at home....   [tags: Education Computers Mathematics Math]
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Morphology - Morphology "Everything we experience today in the mode of a limit, or as foreign, or as intolerable will have returned to the serenity of the positive. And whatever currently designates this exteriority to us may well one day designate us. Only the enigma of this exteriority will remain" --- Michel Foucault If the architecture of MOOs replicates real-life places like classrooms, we can be assured that real-life problems exist there, too. Educators need to be aware of how and in what forms these problems take shape online, in addition to knowing how to handle them....   [tags: MOO Teaching Technology Education Essays]
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Technology Today - Technology Today Today’s technology gives people the opportunity to learn more about what is going on in today’s news. Radio, computer, newspapers and television are becoming more advanced, which helps informs people on a daily basis. It is very important to know what is going on in our world. Children should start getting more involved with learning about what’s going, and they should start learning in the classroom. It has been said that reading national newspapers enables students to connect with a source of national power....   [tags: Technological Education Classroom Essays] 1058 words
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Assistive Technology - Assistive Technology IDEA defines an assistive technology device as: “...any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.” This is a broad definition and includes a range of devices from low technology to high technology, including computers as well as software. Under IDEA the legal definition of assistive technology services is: “...any service that directly assists an individual with a disability in the selection, acquisition, or use of an assistive technology device....   [tags: Teaching Education] 477 words
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Education Fiesta - Education Fiesta In Today’s competitive society, we all strive for the ideal occupation, and the best learning skills. Technology is a prevalent tool for us, and the Internet especially has helped bring about efficiency. Distance education is not something that I have personally experienced, but through various information sources, I now am fully aware of what online education is all about. To put my research into play I chose to narrate a scenario in which the authors of the sources I used came to my house for a dinner party....   [tags: Technology Internet Technological Essays]
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Online Education - Online Education There is little doubt that a more extensive on-line education system would benefit extremely overcrowded campuses like Cal State Northridge. Although short-term costs may deter colleges from implementing distance learning programs initially, many colleges could save money in the long run. With the technology available, universities should make more efforts to offer more on-line classes. Distance learning is becoming more and more prevalent across campuses and is likely to continue to grow....   [tags: School Learning Technology Computers Essays]
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