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Education and Technology
This section of Serendip
we hope serves both as a useful resource for, and as a place for discussion by, people interested in the relations between education and rapidly developing information technology. Links to existing relevant materials on Serendip, and to relevant materials elsewhere on the web are provided. We have established a special TriCo Forum on Education and Technology
to facilitate ongoing conversations and planning at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges. Other visitors are invited to contribute to our more general Science Education Forum
. Your thoughts, comments, suggestions, or longer contributions can also be sent by Serendip
- Cecelia Buchanan, Tri-College Instructional Technology Coordinator
- Tricia Clark, Math/Sciences Computer Support Specialist, Bryn Mawr College
- Paul Grobstein, Professor of Biology, Bryn Mawr College
- Order from disorder: brains, computers, and education, notes for a talk by Paul Grobstein, spring, 1995
- Brains, Computers, and Education 2000: A Five Year Progress Report
- Education and technology: a dialogue, a faculty member and a computer center director exchanging thoughts to try and define the issues
- Making connections: the brain and optimal learning opportunities for students, includes a relevant characterization of educational paradigms and approaches by Alison Cook-Sather, director of the Bi-College Education Program at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.
- Teachers talk about technology, thoughts or preservice teachers in the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program
- An experiment with WWW-based education: introductory biology
- An experiment with WWW education: neurobiology
- Inquiry, Interaction, and Technology, a program for students of education at Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania
- Learning, Working, and Playing in the Digital Age, transcript of a talk by John Seely Brown
Elsewhere at Bryn Mawr
At Haverford College
At Swarthmore College
Other Web resources
- Engines for Education, from Roger Schank, and the Institute for the Learning Sciences.
- EdWeb, "exploring technology and school reform."
- Institute for Learning Technologies, Columbia University, "to advance the role of computers and other technologies in education and society."
- MIT Media Lab
- Rethinking teaching and learning: a reformation of liberal arts education with information technology, a survey from Grace Johnson-Page, Marietta College.
- EDSITEment, "designed to improve computer-based education in the humanities," from the National Endowment for the Humanities, MCI Communications Corporation, and the Council of the Great City Schools.
- Connected Mathematics: Making sense of Complex Phenomena Through Building Object-Based Parallel Models, from Departments of Education and Child Development, Tufts University.
- Catalyst, University of Washington, "tools, resources, and support to help you teach with new technologies."
- EDUCAUSE, "Transforming Education Through Information Technologies"
- virtual Professional Development School (vPDS), Washington State University, an online school for "teaching Washington state's children and WSU's future teachers and administrators, and for researching education topics and issues."
Web-based interactive teaching
- Geometry from the Land of the Incas,
a Peruvian site with Euclidean geometry problems involving circles and triangles,
with proofs, animation and sound.
- ADA computing, an
example of how it can be done, from Radford University.
"a programmable modeling environment for exploring the workings of decentralized
systems", for Macintosh, from MIT Media Lab
- The Virtual Laboratory
Physics related applets and similar on line resources, from the Internet
Pilot to Physics
- Connected Mathematics: Making sense of
Complex Phenomena ..., more models, and much more, from Departments of
Education and Child Development, Tufts University
- Interactive Mathematics Miscellany
- Physics 2000, "a place
to have fun learning visually and interactively", from University of Colorado
- Cocoa, Internet authoring
Information technology: scholarship and its evaluation
Science and Education
- "Learning, Working, and Playing in the Digital Age," by John Seely Brown.
- The Campus Computing Project, "focusing on the use of information technology in higher education," includes the 1999 Campus Computing Survey Results.
- Professional Recognition: Technology in the Humanities, "toward a document addressing the professional recognition of effective utilization of computer technology in the humanities", from SUNY, Ruters
- Tenure and Technology: New Values, New Guidelines, "collaborative hypertext" from Kairos' CoverWeb
- Recognition: New Technologies, New Environments, New Scholarship
and the Academic Work Value System, from the College Composition and Communication Conference
- Report of the
Committee on Electronic Publishing and Tenure, SUNY at Rutgers
- Guidelines on Evaluating Computer-Related Work in the Modern Languages, from the Modern Language Association
- A response to the MLA Guidelines
- Another response to the MLA Guidlines
- Fair Use and Copyright Issues - Background
- Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia, US House of Representatives non-legislative report, 1996
- An on-line debate on the impact of the web on the publication of original research, sponsored and made available by Nature.
- MIT to make nearly all course materials available free on the web
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