Feb. 7, 2005
In society we use many different devices to aid us with our everyday learning. We have come to know these devices to be educational technologies. This paper will focus on educational technologies and the impact that it has on our everyday society. Key points:
I will address the question of what educational technology is. I will also be talking about what the different uses for educational technologies are. Within my paper I will be discussing the recent and not so recent research for educational technologies. I will also be discussing the difference between educational technology and technology in education and what makes these two things different. I will also be addressing some important accomplishments that have been made in educational technologies. I will discuss the connection between cognitive learning and educational technologies.
Vol. 11, No. 1, 2003
The Digital Divide (DD): A Reconceptualization for Educators Vernon Harper
California State University, San Bernardino, CA USA
The author attempts to elaborate upon the popularized notion of the digital divide (DD). Previously, the DD has been defined as a lack of access to information technology for specific groups. This "access DD," in the opinion of the author, is an incorrect conceptualization for educators. The author then explains why educators must redirect their attention and resources to solve the more nebulous "social DD." The notion of a digital divide (DD) has inspired the activity of government, business, and academia. Each of these communities carries differing sets of means, motives, and responsibilities; however, they generally agree that the DD must be bridged. The phrase "digital divide" is actually a distilled label for a relationship between the information haves and have-nots. As a metaphor, the phrase works well. Meaning that, the word "divide"...