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  Restructuring Education Through Technology, by Theodore W. Frick, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 1991
For education to occur there must be a teacher who guides, a student who intends to learn, content to be learned, and a context or setting in which the guidance and learning occur.
Educational systems are highly centralized, making it difficult for community members to have much direct influence on what happens in the system.
In a restructured educational system, there could be a greater variety of "teachers." The educational resources of the system could be used by community members during evenings and on weekends.
www.education.indiana.edu /%7Efrick/fastback/fastback326.html   (6690 words)

 Educational Technology: An Extended Literature Review
Educators must expect more kinds of technology including more telecommunications, more networking, more interactive learning, more multimedia learning environments, more computerized speech and handwriting, more databases, more desktop publishing, more materials for special learners, and more materials that are fun for learners.
The educational technology literature indicates that although a significant start has been made, there are still serious barriers to the widespread adoption of the type of student-centered, real world, technology-rich education our modern information society requires.
Educational administrators who resist change and are unwilling to share leadership responsibilities with teachers, and 6.
www.sdavjr.davis.k12.ut.us /%7Ebrian/research/exlitrev.htm   (3527 words)

 Internet Public Library: Education
Education that takes place outside of traditional public or parochial school systems, as well as education programs that are offered as alternatives within formal educational systems and provide innovative and flexible instruction, curriculum, grading systems, degree requirements.
Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level.
Education for international understanding, often includes the study of educational, social, political, and economic forces of international relations.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/edu00.00.00   (1375 words)

 Criteria for Evaluating Information Technology in K-12 Education
One difficulty in changing a system is that it tends to remain the same.
One educator in Indiana has joked that the problem of getting our schools to change is like trying to change the direction of a big elephant going 100 miles per hour.
Only after schools begin to develop high quality information technology systems, with the goal of creating a technologically literate graduate, will students be prepared to meet the challenges and expectations of the information-age society.
education.indiana.edu /keyfrick.html   (2856 words)

 The Value of Adaptivity in Hypermedia Learning Environments
Using the student model, InterBook distinguishes several educational states for each unit of ET: the content of the unit can be known to the student (all outcome concepts are learned or well-learned), ready to be learned (all prerequisites are learned or well-learned), or not ready to be learned (some prerequisite concepts are not yet learned).
In a study involving 25 undergraduate teacher education students in an educational computing elective at the University of Technology, Sydney, students were exposed to two chapters of a textbook about the database and spreadsheet mdoules of the integrated package ClarisWorks, and used the InterBook system both with and without adaptive link annotation.
First, students who did not spend a reasonable time with the system were excluded, and once this was done we found no significant difference in the test results for the group with adaptivity and the group without.
wwwis.win.tue.nl /ah98/Eklund.html   (3914 words)

Benefits of Web-based education are clear at hand: learners from all over the world can enroll in learning activities, communicate with other students or teachers, can discuss and control their learning progress - solely based on an internet-capable computer.
A challenging research goal is to tailor the access to web-based education systems to the individual learners' needs, as determined by such factors as their previous knowledge on the subject, their learning style, their general attitude and/or their cultural or linguistic background.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion of recent trends and perspectives in adaptive systems for web-based education, and thus to continue the series of workshops on this topic held at past conferences.
www.lcc.uma.es /%7Eeva/WASWBE/main.html   (316 words)

 Education Grants
Funding is focused in five areas: student learning, teaching excellence, preparation and advancement of educational practitioners, performance of educational systems, and early childhood education.
The mission of the Toshiba America Foundation is to contribute to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. communities by investing in projects designed by and with classroom teachers to improve science and science-related education for students in schools, grades 7 thru 12.
Many of their grants support public education by expanding and promoting career education opportunities, assuring the readiness of young children to enter and succeed in school and fostering arts education programs.
www.fundsnetservices.com /educ01.htm   (4418 words)

 ET&S [3(3)] Can abstraction be used as a unifying guideline to design intelligent educational systems?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
a given system is assumed to be built by assembling well-defined and well-specified existing components, chosen according to the system purpose and the users’ profiles.
In a problem-solving domain educational system, one can define four fundamental operating modes (Lelouche and Morin, 1997b), based solely on the student’s main goal for using the system (either to learn or to assess his learning) and the underlying type of knowledge (either domain knowledge or problem-solving knowledge).
In moderating this discussion, my inner belief is that abstraction may play an important role, first to make the modelling of the various knowledge elements of an educational system as simple and systematic as possible, and possibly later to guide the description of a generic framework for designing such a system.
ifets.ieee.org /periodical/vol_3_2000/lelouche.html   (6067 words)

 Vol 12: InterBook: an Adaptive Tutoring System (Article)
However, many web-based educational applications are expected to be used by very different groups of users with minimal assistance from a human teacher, and hence there is a need for systems which can themselves adapt to learners with very different backgrounds, prior knowledge and learning goals.
Since microcomputers were introduced into education in the late 1970's one of their primary uses has been as a teaching tool through the use of educational software.
It is worthwhile at this point to ask "What is adaptivity?" Adaptive hypermedia systems are capable of altering the content or appearance of the hypermedia on the basis of a dynamic understanding of the individual user, to adapt the content or presentation to certain characteristics of the user.
science.uniserve.edu.au /newsletter/vol12/eklund.html   (3311 words)

 New Times Demand New Ways of Learning
More specifically, in transparent systems, the user is not - and does not need to be - aware of the process, procedures, and protocols by which the hardware and software effectively perform their functions.
The system operator is in charge of what information and resources go into the system, when they are entered and distributed to others, and so on.
The premise behind distributed systems is that the resources that enable and give shape to learning are spread across many people and places both within the local system and outside it (e.g., the Internet).
www.ncrel.org /sdrs/edtalk/newtimes.htm   (4514 words)

 GW Bulletin
For managers and prospective managers in education and human services who are concerned with the automation of their operations.
Historical, conceptual, theoretical, and practical issues associated with distance education as a foundation for research and practice in the domain of distance education as well as adult learning, educational systems design, and school administration and policy.
In terms of the basic assumption that education contributes to national development, the course examines the role education plays in the process of national development in advanced industrial societies and societies moving to industrialism.
www.gwu.edu /~bulletin/grad/educ.html   (2419 words)

 Welcome to SABIS®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This system, at the forefront of global education, is currently being successfully implemented in 31 schools in 11 countries around the world.
and its team of experienced professionals are dedicated to offering educational management products and services to a membership network of private and public schools.
School Network provide Pre-K and K-12 students with a rigorous, college-preparatory education which challenges the boundaries of individual student potential and establishes a lifelong interest in learning.
www.sabis.net   (104 words)

 AXIOMATIC-GENERAL SYSTEMS BEHAVIORAL THEORY (A-GSBT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
system environmental change, since both are frequently imposed from outside the school system.
Openness is a property that may affect how a school system responds to the imposition of Standards and Assessments.
system environmental change is greater than some value, and it is not the case that
raven58technologies.com /P-16_Standards-Assessment.html   (1741 words)

 Workshop IASTED Applied Informatics Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He has developed several practical intelligent systems and tools, and actively participates as a consultant to several ongoing projects in industry.
He teaches several courses on intelligent systems and software engineering, and is the chair of the intelligent systems tracks for the program committees of several international conferences and of two annual national conferences on computer science.
He has also given eight different tutorials on intelligent systems and software engineering at other international conferences, numerous lectures and in-house seminars on different software engineering topics, an invited talk at an IEEE-sponsored conference in March 2000, and seven nationwide tutorials on current trends in software engineering.
www.iasted.org /conferences/2002/austria/workshop-351.htm   (428 words)

 Kurzweil Educational Systems Press Release - Assistive Technology Software for learning disabilities
Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc., innovator of reading technology for individuals with visual or learning disabilities, today unveils Kurzweil 3000™ for Windows Version 9 at the 2005 California State University of Northridge (CSUN) “Technology and Persons with Disabilities” Conference held March 14th-19th at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott in Los Angeles, CA.
Kurzweil Educational Systems will be demonstrating Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Version 9 in Booth #323 at the CSUN Conference in the Marriott Hotel.
Kurzweil 3000 for Windows Version 9 can be purchased directly from Kurzweil Educational Systems at 800-894-5374 (within the U.S. or Canada) or 781-276-0600 (outside the U.S. or Canada), or from the company’s worldwide network of resellers listed at www.kurzweiledu.com/resellers.asp.
www.kurzweiledu.com /press_031605.asp   (1172 words)

 WWW'95: Intelligent Tutoring Systems for World-Wide Web
At the same time most existing educational WWW applications use the simplest solutions and are generally weaker and more restricted than existing 'on-site' educational systems and tools.
As in general hypermedia system, the educational process here is driven by the student.
The goal of our new project running within Research and Education Laboratory (RED LAB) at the Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics Department of MSU is to apply adaptive sequencing and adaptive hypermedia technology for WWW-based education.
www.igd.fhg.de /www/www95/proceedings/posters/48/index.html   (1898 words)

 The Millennium Project Library -- Applications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Middle class parents are the evidence of the sucess of the universal education system.
Educational Technology Interests: I am working on a master's degree through Cal-State Hayward, with a specialization in Online Learning and Teaching.I am convinced that online education will be a significant factor in learning during the next decade.
This is the kind and quality of discussion forum that is so vitally needed to help educators and those interested in education around the world to promote effective uses of new technologies as well as positive organizational and system change.
millennium.aed.org /faces.shtml   (1696 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Tiruchi News : Drawing similarities between two educational systems
TIRUCHI: Hoppenstedt Ben, a graduate student from Toulouse University, France, brought the similarities between the French and Indian educational systems to the fore during an interaction programme organised by the National Service Scheme and the Centre for Women's Studies, Bharathidasan University, recently.
Interacting with students here, he said that in France children were made to undergo school education upto 16 years, as in India.
However, in France, the five years were allotted for primary education, four years for high school, and three years for higher secondary.
www.hindu.com /2005/08/04/stories/2005080403550200.htm   (404 words)

 Interoperability of Web-Based Educational Systems
Nowadays learning resources are increasingly available via web-based educational systems, such as learning (content) management systems, electronic market places for learning materials and courses, or knowledge repositories.
While standardization bodies and consortia such as ADL, CEN/ISSS, IEEE, IMS, and ISO have already identified the need for interoperability of web-based educational systems, learners’ choices to fill a particular knowledge gap are in many cases still limited to the offers of the system they are registered at.
Selected papers will be fast-tracked for publication in a special issue of IEEE TCLT's Journal of Educational Technology and Society scheduled for April 2006.
www.l3s.de /%7Eolmedilla/events/interoperability.html   (466 words)

 New Page 1
With the rapidly increasing popularity of Web-based education, there is a proportional increase of the expectations and requirements towards Web-based Educational Systems (WBES).
Developments in concept-based visualization and navigation allow the system to help the students get oriented within the subject domain and build up their own understanding and conceptual association.
The common theme is to use an explicit representation of a well-founded and agreed system of domain concepts (ontology) to advance interoperability and knowledge sharing.
wwwis.win.tue.nl /%7Elaroyo/ICCE2002_Workshop/CFP.htm   (396 words)

 Educational Robotics and Data Acquisition Products from Robotic Systems Ltd. - Home Page
Robotic Systems Ltd has developed a versatile electronic data acquisition and servo control system.
Human movements can be copied and used to provide walking data for our stand-alone counterbalanced robot.
What Robotic Systems Ltd. uniquely provides - is a software/hardware package allowing users to capture the movements of a test subject.
www.robotic-systems.co.uk   (278 words)

The U.S. Department of Education closed all ERIC Clearinghouses as of December 19, 2003.
The Technical Assistance Partnership Program (TAPP) is a resource of the State Educational Technology Director's Association in support of the U.S. Department of Education's Evaluating State Educational Technology Programs grants.
National Center for Education Statistics--The primary agency for collection and analysis of data related to education.
caret.iste.org /index.cfm?fuseaction=resources   (1679 words)

 About Ventura Educational Systems
The Ventura Educational Systems website features educational technology and instructional software for K-12 schools, community colleges and colleges and universities.
He holds a doctorate in education from the University of California and continues to present workshops and seminars throughout the United States for educators on the instructional uses of technology.
As a seminar leader she has assisted many teachers in learning about the educational opportunities that can be derived from the use of technology.
www.venturaes.com /about.html   (458 words)

 One-Stop Guide to NCREL's Educational Technology Resources
In particular, work done by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) established the SREB Distance Learning Policy Laboratory, which seeks to reduce or eliminate existing or potential policy barriers to distance learning activities in three broad areas: access, quality, and cost.
The Interservice model starts with an in-depth analysis of the job to be performed and a detailed account defining the scope and sequence for all the subtasks required to accurately and efficiently train another person to do the same job.
In contrast, classroom instructional development models are of interest primarily to professional educators who accept as a given that their role is to teach, and that their students require some form of instruction.
www.ncrel.org /tech/elearn/techsys.htm   (1633 words)

 Educational Systems Design: School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington
Educational Systems Design: School of Education, Indiana University at Bloomington
Introduces students to the opportunities and challenges of systemic restructuring in education and corporate training.
It is concerned with both product and process issues: what an educational or training system should be like for a post industrial information-age society, and what process will most facilitate transformation to such a system.
www.indiana.edu /%7Eedfolks/courses/R667.html   (117 words)

 Workshop 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is an increased recognition of the need for individual support to the learners in their retrieving, evaluating, comprehending, and memorising information, in their problem solving and efficient task performance in Web-based educational environments.
Developments in concept-based visualisation and navigation allow the system to help students to get oriented within the subject domain and build up their own understanding and conceptual association.
We are also planning a round table discussion to identify common themes and problems relevant to the design and development of concept-based educational systems.
icce2002.massey.ac.nz /workshop_4.html   (561 words)

 ELENA-PROJECT-ORG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The 'intelligence' of their tool is based on sophisticated learner profiles, and ranking patterns according to preferences, interests, learning goals and learning history.
The HCD Suite is an innovative system especially designed to support goal-driven human capital development processes.
It provides a full-fledged service for identifying and satisfying knowledge gaps and matches them with offers from different service providers according to the needs of the company and the individual learner.
www.elena-project.org   (347 words)

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