How Can We Help Johnny Compute?
Gail Ring, Sebastian Foti, University of Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Given the rapidly changing field of Educational Technology, it is difficult to maintain a course curriculum for very long. In this paper we use data gathered from our own experiences teaching introductory educational technology courses as well as the experiences of our colleagues. Although we are constantly updating and revising our courses, there is evidence that our efforts are falling short due to an overemphasis on "hot" technologies. This article reviews changes being made in college courseware and research related to the skills of entering students. In addition, we suggest an alternative way of addressing technology skills development.
Ring, G. & Foti, S. (2000). How Can We Help Johnny Compute?. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 302-306). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).