Thoughts from a 21st century educator.
This was the first course I took in my Masters of Educational Technology degree. I have to admit, I was a bit worried when I took this course as to whether or not I would be prepared for the program at UBC. I really found part of this course difficult as although the statistics portion of the course was relatively easy for me, understanding the nuances between the different techniques was a bit tricky.
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In this article I will discuss and summarize the research article, “The Effects of Incorporating a Word Processor into a Three Year Writing Program.” I will review the approach taken by the researcher of the paper, and list the main conclusions drawn by the author of the paper. I will also provide my opinion of the article.
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A common problem that occurs as schools try to implement new technology is the resistance of the teachers to the technology. The intention of these new technologies is to help improve the students learning of a particular content area. However often the people in the front lines of distributing this technology to the students are inadequately trained in the use of the technology. Another question is, how effective are these strategies compared to other possible strategies? This paper will compare three papers, all of which are about the introduction of technology into a traditional class subject. We will conclude with a discussion of the trends, mentioned before, that are in common for all three papers.