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Educational Computing : Learning with Tomorrow's Technologies

Educational Computing : Learning with Tomorrow's Technologies - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205318421

Cover of Educational Computing : Learning with Tomorrow
ISBN13: 978-0205318421
ISBN10: 0205318428
Edition: 3RD 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

Educational Computing : Learning with Tomorrow's Technologies - 3RD 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205318421

Cleborne Maddux, D. LaMont Johnson and Jerry W. Willis

ISBN13: 978-0205318421
ISBN10: 0205318428
Edition: 3RD 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2001
International: No

This text focuses on general concepts, theory, and research on teaching, learning, and technology rather than on hands-on assignments at the computer.

This book is most suitable for courses where students already have basic computing skills and the focus is on issues of integration of technology in the classroom, or for courses where computing skills are taught simultaneously with the concepts, issues, and theories of integration. This text is geared toward answering the question: ''What would a teacher do differently if she/he used computers in her/his classroom?'' The book links actual practice to underlying theories of both teaching and learning. It helps students develop their own framework for thinking about educational computing.

Designed for courses in Educational Computing or the Use of Information Technologies in Education found in curriculum and instruction or educational technology departments.

  • Links theory and practice to help students develop a framework for practice. Such topics as anchored instruction and situated learning are addressed as two important conceptual frameworks for thinking about how computers might be used in the classroom.
  • Presents a separate chapter on constructivist learning theory and technology (Ch. 7).
  • Provides in-depth coverage of hypermedia and multimedia, including the newest ways to use technology in education (Ch. 11).
  • Includes coverage of educational telecommunications -- a topic of interest to many faculty and students (Ch. 10).
  • A new Chapter 4 provides greater emphasis on computer telecommunications, particularly the Internet and World Wide Web. This coverage is integrated throughout the text as well (see Ch. 10 in particular) to provide very current and practical coverage for this important trend.
  • New emphasis on integrating information technology into the classroom, so teachers can readily see how technology can positively affect the curriculum (Ch. 8).
  • A new Chapter 3 summarizes important historical and current educational computing issues -- providing important coverage in one easy to access chapter.
  • Case studies have been added throughout to emphasize how information in the book can be applied.
  • Includes many new screen shots to illustrate how programs look and operate.

Author Bio

Maddux, Cleborne D. : University of Nevada, Reno

Johnson, D. LaMont : University of Nevada, Reno

Willis, Jerry W. : University of Houston

Table of Contents

I. An Introduction to Computers in Education.

1. Computers in Society and in Schools.
2. Issues and Trends.
3. History, Hardware, and Software.
4. The Internet and the Web in Society and Education.

II. Foundations and Guiding Principles.

5. Type I and Type II Uses.
6. Technology and Theories of Learning.
7. Constructivist Uses of Educational Technology.

III. Infusing Type II Uses of Computers Into Education

8. Integrating Informational Technology into the Curriculum.
9. Applications Software in the Classroom.
10. Educational Telecomputing.
11. Multimedia and Hypermedia.
12. Problem Solving.
13. Evaluating Software.
14. Looking to the Future.

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