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Techknowlogia Journal 2001 Mac April

Techknowlogia Journal 2001 Mac April

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March/April, 2001 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
Volume 3, Issue 2 March/April 2001
Thematic Focus:
Technology for Science and Mathematics Education 
Touching the Untouchable
Wadi D. Haddad, Editor 
ICTs may be the only way to recapture the real world of science and mathematics and reopen it to thelearner. They can animate, simulate, capture reality, add movement to static concepts, and extend our touchto the whole universe.
New Trends in Science and Mathematics Education
Our understanding of the nature of learning and of science and mathematics is shifting and resulting inmore effective science and mathematics education programs.
Capacity Building for Science and Math Education
Molly Teas, Consultant to the Program for Capacity Building in Science, and Yoshiko Koda, World Bank 
This article explores the gap between the world of scientists and that of science education in developingcountries and introduces a program that is attempting to bridge this gap.
The Potential of Technologies for the Enhancement of Science and Mathematics Teaching andLearning
Wadi Haddad and Sonia Jurich 
The authors review the potential of technologies in motivating learning, decoding concepts, reinforcing thebasics, applying knowledge, enhancing exploration, bringing the world into the classroom and creatingcollaborative environments.
This issue is co-sponsored by:UNESCO; Academy for Educational Development; Educational Testing Service
The contents of this Issue do not necessarily reflect the policies or the views of the co-sponsors or their affiliates
March/April, 2001 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
Firm Introduces Nigerian Translation Software
Classrooms Go Paperless in Omaha
US-Based OnlineMBA Programs for Lebanese Students
Under-Privileged South Africa School Enters Technological Age
Sylvan International Universities (SIU) Announces Global University Network
The Jason Project: The Search for the Golden Fleece
Bram Duchovnay, JASON Project Content Manager 
The Jason Project was created to encourage scientists and students to collaborate on research expeditionsusing advanced communications technologies. This article describes this project and the benefits it hasbrought to all involved.
Learning by Doing Science: Two Internet-Based Cases
Editorial Staff 
Information and communication technologies provide the tools for a “learning by doing” strategy thatincreases students’ awareness of science as a lively and highly relevant subject. This article presents twoexamples of Internet-based collaborative environments for science education using the “learning by doing”approach: GLOBE and CSILE.
International Virtual Education Network (IVEN) for the Enhancement of Science and MathLearning in Latin America
Wadi D. Haddad, Coordinating Adviser, IVEN 
IVEN is a pilot collaborative cross-country project in Latin America that aims to harness the potential ofinformation and communication technologies by combining conceptions of effective learning with appropriatecomputer, video and communication technologies.
Science Literacy: Project 2061/AAAS Experiences in Panama
Fernando Cajas, Project 2061, American Association for the Advancement of Science 
The article outlines efforts in reforming science, mathematics, and technology education and describes thekind of professional development programs that Project 2061 has designed for Panama and the plans forscaling up such programs at a national level.
The IMMEX Project: Technology for Problem-Solving
Anais Dyer, IMMEX Project and Ron Stevens, Ph.D. Director, IMMEX Project 
The IMMEX project offers an innovative, problem-solving software system that is designed to pose complex,real-life problems to students, for which there are multiple solution pathways.
Realizing the Possibilities: A Technology-Assisted Learning Center at Universidad Mayor deSan Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia
Kelly Curran, Natalie Maier, and Theresa Norton, JHPIEGO 
"For Maria Elena, the TALC is a window to the world, allowing her to access up-to-date medical articles ande-mail family and friends. Her education and personal satisfaction have taken a quantum leap."
March/April, 2001 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
Web-based Simulations for Science and Math Instruction
Gregg B. Jackson, Associate Professor & Coordinator, Education Policy Program, and John Jones, Master’s Degree Student, George Washington University 
This article explores the advantages, forms, uses and costs of web-based simulations, and provides 8examples of simulations for mathematics and science instruction.
Computer Drill and Practice Tutorials: Are They Effective?
Sonia Jurich 
This article reviews evaluation studies of effectiveness of Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) and exploresthe question of whether computer tutorials should be adopted.
Interactive Radio Instruction for Mathematics: Applications and Adaptations from Aroundthe World
Andrea Bosch, Education Development Center 
Fourteen applications of IRI in mathematics have been developed in 12 countries worldwide. The authorreviews these programs, their evolution, their effectiveness in terms of learning gains, outreach, and decreasein gender gaps, and their cost-effectiveness.
Evaluating Computer and Web Instruction: New Opportunities
Gregg B. Jackson, Associate Professor & Coordinator, Education Policy Program, George Washington University 
The technologies underlying computer and Web instruction offer new opportunities to ascertain the actualinstruction taking place with computers or the Web and new means of measuring the student outcomes.
Sources of Objective Assessment of Web and Multi-media Learning Materials in Science andMathematics
Norma Garcia and Laurence Wolff, Inter-American Development Bank 
This article describes some web sites that offer non-commercial, objective judgement of the quality of web-and software-based science and mathematics educational materials.
LINKS: The World’s a Click Away
Tyson Brown, Manager, National Science Teachers Association sci 
LINKS, an innovative initiative by the National Science Teachers Association, harnesses the power of theInternet by linking relevant, age-appropriate, peer-reviewed Web pages to the pages of science textbooks byplacing
LINKS icons and codes in textbook margins at key subject areas.

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