The following are the case studies discussed in this paper.
1. The misuse of e-Mail technology has created ethical problems. Some critics think that technology tends to remove students from the moral implications of technology. Issues at stake include respect for privacy, the proper use in settings such as schools, different work places, using an appropriate level of formality, and having a sense of responsibility toward recipients. Analyze proper ways for educating secondary students to use e-mail technology responsibly.
2. Educators feel that technology helps solve social and political inequities in society. Many studies focus on the digital divide between African-American students and European-American students. In the US, the era of worldwide systematic impoverishment and social exclusion creates dual cities where there is an urban system socially and spatially polarized (between rich and poor). With this in mind, analyze the movement to integrate technology in education to promote equity between all students.
3. Discuss the multiple impacts of introducing technology into secondary education. Evaluate academic merits of introducing technology into the secondary education curriculum.
4. The teaching profession has historically been interactive. Which teaching methods have been proved most effective at providing critical thinking? Contrast conventional teaching methods to modern computerized teaching models. Is there evidence to suggest that teachers are going to lose their jobs as a result of modern computerized teaching models?
5. Internet access has the potential to increase students' achievement in today's schools. Summarize literature that establishes a connection between student achievement and Internet access. Predict the effect Internet access has on student achievement in K-12 classrooms.
6. Teachers frequently avoid the use of the Internet in their classrooms for different reasons. They are sometimes afraid of technology, and they may fear that their students will view inappropriate sites. Researchers have generally employed both qualitative and quantitative methodologies investigating the Internet usage. Compare and contrast the potential benefits of using qualitative and quantitative research methods to investigate this problem.
[...] For example, Thomas Edison said believe that it is destined to revolutionize our educational system and that in a few years it will supplant largely, if not entirely, the use of textbooks.” When he made this comment, it was in regards to motion pictures, but it fits in perfectly with technology (Weber 1994). Technology of the blackboard was new at some point and today multimedia computers and telecommunications are spoken of as if they were the masterpiece solutions to correct problems in public schools. [...]
[...] Once this aspect of the business was established, it took longer before the big e-mail providers, including MCI, Sprint, and AT&T, came to understand that between Fortune 2000 corporations sending e-mail by local area networks (LANs) and hackers who were trading information on bulletin board services there lay a huge and important market in small and home-based businesses. It was for these small businesses that e-mail would become a crucial component providing needed flexibility and access to information for clients. [...]
[...] (Whitmire, 1996) Testing and Other Functions: Technology has also been brought to bear on other educational processes, such as testing and grading, both in the classroom and on broader scales for assessing education and its outcomes for the purpose of accountability. Computerized testing has invaded education as other realms in an ongoing process: The original concept and the purpose of testing have been broadened considerably in this century. The range of attributes being measured has expanded as test use has moved beyond the realm of traditional education into occupational selection and training. [...]
[...] Many parents believe that children learn best when they are free to explore areas of interest in an independent, self-directed way, and only home schooling can fully provide such a setting Parents believe that schools confine children's learning experiences to textbooks, classrooms and grade levels, with more concern on moving children through the system than having them learn Religious parents, such as evangelical Christians, believe that religious teaching should be a key part of learning, and they thus decide to home-school so that their children may learn biblical principles and their applications to various subject areas Many parents believe that the "socialization" that occurs in schools is generally inimical to learning and personal growth Many parents believe that home schooling is a way of strengthening the bonds of the family. [...]
[...] Stoel and Lee explain in their studies that since the Internet is becoming so popular in college coursework and in college classrooms, the significance of this new technology must need to be explained so students will understand why it's imperative to use. The researchers also reported that their research suggests, “student's experience with the technologies may influence their acceptance. The technology acceptance model was used as a framework to study the effect of student experience with Web-based learning technologies on their acceptance of those technologies.” Analysis showed that experience with technology had a positive influence on perceived ease of use. [...]
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