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Using the Internet to Teach

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Goals for presentation

To look at the role of technology in education

To discover the possibilities of using technology in education


What can the role of technology in education be?

 

1. Information


Rapid increase in the development of new information.

Rapid growth of our access to this new information.

E.g. ISS and 156 days


2. Communication


Friends / penpals (email, chat rooms)
Parents and students (homework, posting of grades)
Government
Experts
Listservs
Education
Video conferencing


Affect on the student

1. Encourages a life long learner
2. Student learn at own pace
3. Access of information online anytime

Wireless connection
Compact technology

4. Encourages creativity: Use of multimedia presentation


Affect on Role of Teacher

Before...
The content presenter / expert
Test giver

Now...
Co-learner
Facilitator

Three foundational skills in using the Internet

1. How to find information.

2. How to determine if what is found is relevant to the task.

3. How to determine if the relevant information is accurate


Observation