Curriculum & Instruction Faculty Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Keywords

Computer Assisted Instruction; Computer Mediated Communication; Distance Education; Educational Needs; Educational Research; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Instructional Innovation; Professional Development; Secondary Education; Student Attitudes; Teacher Attitudes; Teacher Education; Teaching Methods;

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Encyclopedia of Distance Education Research in Iowa

Volume

Second Edition

First Page

15

Last Page

21

Abstract

Education is changing. A paradigm shift has occurred within education as the world has moved from the industrial age to the information age (Reigeluth, 1994; Toff ler, 1990). This shift has provided educators with technological innovations that have created new environments of teaching and learning; environments that no longer support the "assembly line" view of industrialized education. Reigeluth (1994) describes industrialized education as education which treats all students the same; all students are expected to do the same thing at the same time. This sameness forces students to be passive learners and passive members of their school community. Information age education can create environments that see the student as an active participant in the construction of new knowledge. Technology offers an empowering environment for meeting the needs of the students in this new age; an environment that offers a chance for active student-constructed learning and adventurous risk-taking teaching (Dede, 1990; Sheingold, 1990).

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Comments

ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 409001

Original Publication Date

6-1997

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library

Date Digital

1997

Copyright

©1997 Sanaa Abou-Dagga and Mary Herring

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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