At the Cusp of Another Shift? Micros to Nanos
Larry Bright, Danniel Pai-Tsang Chen, The University of South Dakota, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Even with the education world still reeling in the struggle to achieve universal educational access through micro-technology, the cusp of a next wave of change may be emerging with the advent of nanotechnology. Educators, human services administrators, business and industry, and society at large face the possibility of another penetrating paradigm shift, with all of its hopes, pains, disjunctures, and drama. Educators face the continuing challenge to facilitate the adjustment of students from all social classes to emerging technologies, and to be vigilant in maintaining lofty goals for universal education accessibility to groups that continue to be disenfranchised from the benefits of new waves of technological innovation. As distance education continues to grow and prosper, the advent of more and more information and wisdom in smaller and smaller transportable units requires continual reconceptualization of the role of technology in improving access to education necessary for participation in a global society. (150 words)
Bright, L. & Chen, D.P.T. (2005). At the Cusp of Another Shift? Micros to Nanos. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4717-4724). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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