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
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 of Curriculum and Instruction
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©1997 Sanaa Abou-Dagga and Mary Herring
Abou-Dagga, Sanaa and Herring, Mary C., "Teachers' Training in Distance Education and Their Willingness to Use the Technology After the Completion of Inservice Training" (1997). Curriculum & Instruction Faculty Publications. 21.