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Beyond the Learning Tool Paradigm: The Computer as a Medium in a Technology Enhanced Multicultural Education Course
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, , Gallaudet University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper describes the use of technology by students and their instructor in a course on multicultural education. In the course Multicultural Foundations of Education, each technology-based course component is designed to satisfy a specific constructivist learning objective. Students engage in online discussions to enhance and reinforce multicultural content learning, explore and develop Internet resources that address a wide spectrum of cultures, and become contributors to a knowledge base accessible worldwide. The instructor uses on-line libraries for class readings, as well as for resources for students and resources related to multicultural education. The use of technology in a multicultural education course allows students to enact a way of being engaged in the world that is essentially multicultural in spirit. When used consciously to create a more student-centered classroom, it allows the instructor and students to engage in a constructivist approach to teaching and learning.

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García, B.G.d. & McGlynn, D. (1999). Beyond the Learning Tool Paradigm: The Computer as a Medium in a Technology Enhanced Multicultural Education Course. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 314-319). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2019 from .

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