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Preservice Teachers as Questioners of Technology (part 1)
The educational technology course in this study uses the six nature of technology (NOT) ideas previously discussed to help the teachers become more informed questioners of technology. As previously noted, the preservice teachers are expected to identify and discuss possible … Continue reading
Technology will change school, but how?
As ease of access and anytime, anywhere learning become more and more sought after, educators at all levels ought to wonder how fundamental beliefs about schooling and even learning are being modified by technology. Consider, for example, the manner in … Continue reading
Teachers’ Beliefs and Technology
Teachers’ beliefs have always played an important role in classrooms (Fang, 1996; Haney et al., 1996; Nespor, 1987). Chen (2006, p. v) confirms this trend related to educational technology implementation: Teachers with more constructivist beliefs made efforts to allocate time … Continue reading
Technology’s Deep Impact
Technology’s impact on culture is clear as human historical eras are identified by their dominant technologies (NAE, 2009). Postman (1992, p. 19) summarizes the deep impact technology may have on human beings: We need to know in what ways [the … Continue reading
The Limited Nature of Technology (part 2)
Not only is technology limited in its ability to solve deep problems, technology may actually limit both teacher and students in profound ways. Specifically, technology may limit students thinking and inhibit teachers’ ability to understand student thinking. Technology can effectively … Continue reading
The Limited Nature of Technology (part 1)
Unfortunately, “We have been brought up on the myth that almost any problem can be solved with a technological solution” (Ely, 1995, p. 12). However, technology cannot solve all problems. Preservice teachers must recognize that some problems must be dealt … Continue reading
What is Technology?
Below is an excerpt from a paper I recently gave at an education conference. For citations and the full paper go here. (Yes, I did cite myself). :) Too often technology is simply viewed as electronic and digital technologies. … Continue reading
Technology is not “just a tool”.
I have not written much here lately. However, I have been writing quite a bit in more “formal” settings. I’ve decided to share excerpts from this writing that I hope you all will find thought-provoking. Considering the disadvantages of technology … Continue reading
Synthesis of 1:1 Research – Not so positive
I found a 2006 article by William Penuel in which he reviewed the 1:1 research. His findings were not so very positive. He found very few studies that had conducted quasi-experimental studies. Now, I am a big fan of qualitative … Continue reading
Questioning Educational Technology Research
I do not know any of these authors personally. I am making some very accusatory remarks regarding their research. While I don’t wish the authors ill, I do want to call into question the claims they are making. We are … Continue reading