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Techknowlogia Journal 2003 Jan Mac

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January - March 2003 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
Volume 5, Issue 1January - March 2003
Thematic Focus:
Technologies and Learning 
Is Instructional Technology a Must for Learning?
Wadi D. Haddad, Editor 
The integration of modern ICTs into the teaching/learning process has great potential to enhance learning. Inaddition, ICTs, although expensive, may be the best investment to make acceptable levels of learningaffordable for all students anywhere. 
Brain Research, Learning, and Technology
Laurence Wolff, Inter-American Development Bank 
Brain research is beginning to shed light on fundamental questions about human learning. This articlehighlights recent research on the brain and its implications for education, learning and technology.
Does This Stuff Work? A Review of Technology Used to Teach
J.D. Fletcher, Institute for Defense Analyses 
This article reviews the effectiveness of technology-based instruction in terms of instructional effectiveness,time savings, cost reduction, individualization, and student attitudes.
e-Learning - The New Frontier in the Developing World
Cheick Kante, COO, and Vishal Savani, Director of Business Initiatives, World Links 
As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous and affordable, e-learning carries the greatest potential totrain masses in the developing world in anything and everything; e-learning can and will revolutionize learningin the Southern Hemisphere.
This issue is co-sponsored by:Academy for Educational Developmentand The World Bank
The contents of this Issue do not necessarily reflect the policies or the views of the co-sponsors or their affiliates
January - March 2003 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
CD-ROM Teaching Tool is a Hit with Educator and EMMA Foundation
Using ICTs for NetworkingYouth Organizations
Digital Partners Announces SEL Participants for 2002 - 2003
ClassroomConnect and ATG Provide Education to the Educators
UNICEF Publishes New League Tables onEducation
Taming Science Models for Classroom Use
Boris Berenfeld, Dan Damelin, Amy Pallant, Barbara Tinker, Robert Tinker, and Qian Xie, Concord Consortium 
Modeling software that is sufficiently flexible and requires students to interact or construct their own modelscan engage students in authentic scientific inquiry and reasoning.
Critical Thinking Curriculum Model
Bill Robertson, Project Leader, and Richard Alexander, Science Education Specialists, Los Alamos National Laboratory 
The Critical Thinking Curriculum Model utilizes a multidisciplinary approach that integrates computertechnology with effective learning and teaching practices and provides students and teachers with a processand an opportunity to address current real world issues.
LessonLab: Evolving Teaching into a Profession
Ronald Gallimore and Jim Stigler, University of California, Loas Angeles and LessonLab 
Teachers need and want a large, rich, easily accessible knowledge base for teaching that includes vividimages of alternative teaching practices represented in lesson videos.
The West Virginia Story: Technology Advances Learning and Teaching
Soledad MacKinnon, Inter-American Development Bank 
This article summarizes a report on the West Virginia Basic Skills/Computer program. This program marksthe first time that a long-term statewide learning technology program has been assessed for effectiveness.
Using Technology to Promote Critical Thinking through the Natural Sciences
Sarah S. Thompson, Outreach Coordinator, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 
Earth Odyssey is a field ecology outreach program in which students explore the biological diversity of theirenvironment. The goal of this program is to use technology to promote critical thinking through the naturalsciences.
Preserving Culture in a Technological Environment
Edna Aphek 
The Intergeneration Program and the New Technologies is a program where young students tutor the oldergeneration at computer and Internet skills while at the same time learning from them a chapter of theirpersonal history.
January - March 2003 © Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.www.TechKnowLogia.org
Raising Achievement and Lowering Costs with Technology in Higher Education
Gregg B. Jackson, Associate Professor of Education Policy, The George Washington University 
The Pew Foundation has been funding a coordinated effort to see if universities can increase theeffectiveness of their large introductory courses while reducing the instructional costs. Three rounds ofgrants have been awarded, with ten colleges and universities receiving awards in each round. Final reportsare in from the first round. What do the results indicate?
Benchmarking Science Education Software: Less than Meets the Eye
Abha Shrivastava, The George Washington University 
This article summarizes the results of a study that examined how well the "best" English languagescience education software measures up to the national standards for teaching of science as specifiedby the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Interactive Television as an Educational Tool: Consumer Satisfaction and Effectiveness
Sonia Jurich, RMC Research Corporation 
This article summarizes three research papers published in the past two years on the use of interactivetelevision for distance higher education. Two of the papers look at consumer satisfaction from the students'and the faculty's perspective; the third, assesses course effectiveness.
Are We Connected? Miscommunication about Internet Connectivity between Countriesin North and in the South
Désiré Baartman, This is a Journey Project 
This article is based on research carried out during the realization and implementation of two internationalweb-based projects for secondary schools in The Netherlands and Zimbabwe and describes the factors thatlead to success as well as pitfalls.
Evaluation of e-Learning Engineering Graduate Courses
Katia Tannous and Marta W. Donida, State University of Campinas, Brazil 
This article investigates the introduction of a new methodology to evaluate participants in distance educationgraduate courses in engineering at the University of Campinas, Brazil.
Complexities and Challenges of Integrating Technology into the Curriculum andExaminations
Joanne Capper 
There are a number of educational, economic and societal goals that are more likely to be accomplished withthe use of technology in the teaching and learning process. Such goals are unlikely to be achieved withoutensuring a broad range of conditions that enhance the likelihood of technology use, including the integrationof technology in the curriculum, and even into examinations.

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