ICTE Santa Fe 1998

Worldwide Network of Learning:
Opportunities, Challenges, and Contrasts

 

Themes for ICTE Santa Fe 1998

IMPLEMENTATION IN THE CLASSROOM

bulletteaching Information Skills
bullethow do we keep up with change?
bulletgetting around the problems of an under-resourced classroom
bulletstandards, "World Standards", assessment, and working on the Internet

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATIONAL POLICY

bulletthe economics of sharing resources across an intranet or the Internet
bulletimplementation strategies
bulletmaking the right choices: open environments vs. proprietary systems
bulletplaces to go for advice: case studies of successful and unsuccessful implementation of change

EDUCATIONAL TOOLS

bulletmultimedia technologies
bulletsoftware interoperability: the economics, benefits, and future of multimedia applications
bulletcurriculum development: new tools and processes
bulletweb authoring tools and methods

DISTANCE AND OPEN LEARNING

bulletcase studies: links with the world
bulletcollaborative learning via intranets and the Internet
bulletintegrating distance learning into the classroom
bulletnew web technologies and distance learning options
bulletpre-service and in-service support: distance training

VIRTUAL UNIVERSITIES -- UNIVERSITIES OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY?

bulletstatus reports on various virtual university efforts: Western Governors' University, National Technological University, African Virtual University, etc.
bulletissues related to accreditation and certification
bulletfunding and financial concerns
bulletquality control; competency-based assessment
bulletcooperative program development, articulation
bulletsystem compatibility issues; the emergence of the Web
bulletcorporate "universities", corporate participation in virtual university affairs

HUMAN / COMPUTER INTERFACE ISSUES FOR EDUCATION AND LEARNING

bulletinformation presentation and media design
bulletmedia, user interactions, and learning
bulletinterfaces for special needs
bullethypertext and hypermedia applications
bulletvisualization of information
bullethuman / computer or human / human -- which interface best facilitates learning?
bulletmetaphors in instructional multimedia
bulletnavigation issues in hypertext / hypermedia

TEACHER EDUCATION

bulletkeeping colleagues up-to-date
bulletcoping with computer-literate students
bulletin-service that practices what it preaches
bulletTeacher Education as a model of a new paradigm of teaching / learning

RESEARCH PROGRAMS

bulletrecent research on the effectiveness of distance learning and computer-assisted instruction
bulletresearch on human factors and interface design
bulletusability research
bulletintegration of computer-based materials and classroom instruction
bulletcase studies: distance learning vs. face-to-face learning

LOW BUDGET TECHNOLOGIES

bullethow much computing power is really necessary?
bulletAlternatives to computers
bulletComparative analysis of computing versus traditional technologies
bulletoptimizing audio conferencing -- and applications based on the emerging chat rooms on the Internet
bulletthe role of chalk and talk in the high-tech era
bulletwhat are the metrics for making a technology decision?

SIMULATION FOR EDUCATION AND LEARNING

bulletwhat is the pedagogy of simulation?
bulletsimulation as a visualization tool
bulletcompetition in the simulation environment: the value of gaming
bulletsimulations and the Internet: distant collaborations
bulletsimulations in multi-user domains
bulletintegration of simulation and computer-based training

 

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