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Integrating Computers into Classroom Teaching: Cross-National Perspectives

Margaret Vickers and Jane Smalley

in Software Goes to School

Published in print May 1997 | ISBN: 9780195115772
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199848041 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.003.0015
Integrating Computers into Classroom Teaching: Cross-National Perspectives

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Assumptions and predicaments in terms of software design following the pedagogy of previous sections are discussed in this chapter. Elaborated here is the usage of computers as comprehensive and enhanced learning instruments in Europe, United States, and Australia and to more countries in the future. The authors describe the dimensions of technology incorporation in the educational setting through discussing the connection of software growth and improvement of related instructional materials, the possible influences of advanced activities on classrooms and the levels and types of assistance and training that mentors need when they experience curriculum modifications. It is insisted that teachers should actively participate in the decision-making process of the advancement in educational technology to be able to gain initial impression and to absorb the responsibility of managing and the advantages of acquiring these developments.

Keywords: software design; computers; learning instruments; instructional materials; educational technology; classroom teaching

Chapter.  4893 words. 

Subjects: Developmental Psychology

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