The Challenge of Digital Technologies to Educational Reform
Shawn Bullock, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Although educational reform efforts have failed repeatedly over the last 40 years, this paper posits that the cultural revolution currently underway as a result of the widespread use of digital technologies will put additional pressure on the traditional culture of the school. This paper queries how teacher educators might react to these challenges given that the first wave of people that has grown up with Web 2.0 technologies is entering teacher education programs. The social interactions associated with the ideas of “digital publics” and “collective intelligence” are conceptualized as opportunities to create radically restructured learning experiences within a teacher education program. Teacher educators would do well to find ways to leverage the potential of digital publics and collective intelligence to create productive learning experiences in their classrooms.
Bullock, S. (2010). The Challenge of Digital Technologies to Educational Reform. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1436-1440). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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