Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningPresenters:2003 COABE Conference ---- Portland, OR
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningWhat does this terminology mean for you?
What should the goals for Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/Learning include?
What are some reasons for Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/Learning?
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningThe role of technology is to: expand those factors that determine learning outcomes and
manage the teaching and learning process
(Burge and Roberts 1993; Ehrmann 1997, 1998; Whitesel 1998).
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/Learningprovides opportunities for more learner-centered instruction; permits instruction to be contextualized; allows students to explore, make mistakes, and learn from their errors; leads to more active and interactive modes of instruction; and results naturally in greater collaboration, cooperation, and small group work (Gillespie 1998; Kearsley and Shneiderman 1998; Petraglia 1998).
Reasons for using technology in education:
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/Learning Billions of dollars have been spent to bring computer technology into K-16 classrooms. Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology Program (PT3). Since 1999, Congress has devoted over $275 million. Ninety-five Grants (($48 million) were awarded, in June 2000 to address the challenge of developing technology proficient future educators; and to transform teacher preparation programs into 21st-century learning environments. AACTE-Microsoft Innovative Teachers Program Nearly $50 million in software licenses and online community-building tools have been awarded under the program to SCDEs that partner with local school districts to provide technology-related professional development opportunities to faculty members, prospective teachers, and practicing teachers.
Despite these investments only 20 percent of the 2.5 million teachers currently working in our public schools feel comfortable using these technologies in their classrooms (U.S. Department of Education, 1999).
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningHow many dollars have been spent to bring computertechnology into adult education classrooms?
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningInternet-based Technologies Internet-based internet e-mail listservs/discussion boards video-conferencing white-boards Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/Learning To achieve the desired outcomes of integrating technology into the adult education classroom, teachers must encourage to:
Use technology to shift the emphasis from themselves to the adult learner in teaching and learning;
Understand that technology should be integral to the teaching and learning process;
See that technology enables the instructor to becomes a facilitator of learning as well as a planner, guide, and mentor; and
Use technology to move the focus away from low-level cognitive tasks to higher-order thinking skills.
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningPDA Uses in Higher Education:In 2001, University of South Dakota started requiring its freshmen to bring Palm hand-held computers to class, along with their notebooks and texts.
Wake Forest University programmers are working on software that would let professors use their PDA's to control PowerPoint presentations, turn on VCR's from across the room, and quiz students on course material. Drexel University has installed a wireless Web service that allows students to pick up class schedules, grades, and campus news on their PDA's.
Stanford University law students participated in a study, supported by West Publishing, that examines the effectiveness of putting legal-study materials on PDA's. Marketing students at Bentley College have used their PDA's as clipboards during market-research assignments.
Dartmouth College, the University of Iowa's business college, and Duke and Brigham Young Universities all require students to have hand-held devices for some classes.
VCU is implementing infrared kiosks around campus so that mobile PDA users can easily HotSync to the network to use email and download web clipping content. Other projects are under discussion such as the possibility of hosting a higher education PDA conference at which presentations can be made and ideas shared.
Faculty members in Counseling and Human Development Services (CHDS) at Kent State University have conducted research and training using some of the most current PDA technology. An analysis of how such technology can be integrated into the role and function of Counselor Educators and Health Educators is currently being analyzed.
Carlson, s. (2002, October 11). Are Personal Digital Assistants the Next Must-Have Tool? The Chronicle of Higher Education. 49, (7), p. A33
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningPDA Uses in Public Schools
University High School (Irvine, CA) --- Part of a national pilot program for the first handheld device specifically designed for use in ongoing classroom testing - the Classroom Wizard from Scantron Corp. This technology allowed teachers to administer pop quizzes at any time. The answers are scored instantaneously and posted on the student's desktop computer in realtime, while class is in session. In a glance, the instructor can immediately identify and follow the comprehension level of each individual in the entire class, make necessary adjustments to the lesson or assist individual students who need a little extra help. Hudgins, B. (2001) T.H.E. Journal,29 (5), p. 46.
Smithtown School District (Smithtown, NY) --- In a partnership with local vendor Symbol Technologies Inc. and education reseller SchoolSoft, Santa Monica, CA, the school district has begun to use handhelds in the classroom to collect grades, take attendance and keep track of student records. Pepe, M. (1999, Nov. 15). School district uses handhelds in class to wirelessly record grades, attendance data. Computer Reseller News. 869, p.281.
The Childrens Technology Workshop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). The Childrens Technology Workshop uses handheld computers with children to view step-by-step directions and plans for the robots they are building. They also use the handhelds to watch AVI movies that are created as a part of the mission-based projects. An example might be a student-created video simulating an emergency transmission from Mars to Earth from stranded colonists. http://www.k12handhelds.com/casestudy
Newer Technologies in Higher EducationTransportable Satellite Internet System (TSIS) Provides local wireless capabilities to geographically remote locations and other sites lacking terrestrial connectivity. Developed by OARnet, ITEC-Ohio, the Ohio State University and a partnership with American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)
Newer Technologies/Applications in Adult EducationAlphaSmart AlphaSmart 3000 allows adult learners to enter and edit text, then send it to any computer for formatting or directly to a printer. Its portability allows adult learners to use it anywhere and anytime - in the classroom, at home, or on field trips. Its low cost provides technology access to an entire classroom of 30 students for the price of three to four computers. The AlphaSmart 3000 extends technology dollars, to increase technology access, and to alleviate the equity issues at school. Dana is a true alternative to the laptop. It combines the affordability of a handheld with the ergonomic benefits of a notebook computer. Adult learners can: print directly to many USB or IrDA-enabled printers; add MultiMediaCard or SD (Secure Digital) cards; and easily exchange files with many popular PC applications like Microsoft Word and Excel.
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/Learning
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningAdult Education Teacher Success Indicators:increased number of teachers incorporating use of education technology as a regular part of their instructional techniques;
increased satisfaction level of teachers with the level of support for using education technology;
increased opportunities for all adult learners to gain experience with computer technologies and develop technological skills;
Integrating Internet-based Technology into Teaching/LearningAdult Learner Success Indicators:increased number of learners incorporating use of education technology as a regular part of their learning and parenting applications;
increased satisfaction level of learners with the level of support for using education technology;
increased opportunities for children and spouses of all adult learners to gain experience with computer technologies and develop technological skills;