Computer Impact

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Technology Insertion

(From a presentation by Steven Ehrman, American Association for Higher Education, Frontiers in Education Conference, 8 November 1997)

The date is 400 BC, and you are a student of a Greek philosopher, sitting at his feet each day while he leads you through a learning experience. You have just heard that a new innovation is about to change the way your philosopher teaches and how you will learn - he is going to introduce

READING AND WRITING

In your groups, prepare three arguments in support of this technological innovation and three reasons why it will have a negative impact on learning. Does it make any difference in your arguments if you take the position of the student or the philosopher?

AFTERTHOUGHT:

Do the same arguments hold for introducing other technologies into the classroom?


The Stages of Computer Impact

Scenarios for Debate:


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