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It is Not Only About the Computers: An Argument for Broadening the Conversation
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, University at Buffalo, United States

CITE Journal Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

In 2002 the members of the National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) framed seven conclusions relating to handheld computers and ubiquitous computing in schools. While several of the conclusions are laudable efforts to increase research and professional development, the factual and conceptual bases for this document are seriously flawed. The NTLI members' failure to address market forces, teacher agency, and sociocultural influences on schools and instruction perpetuates harmful myths about educational computing and makes successful integration of handheld computers less likely. The author argues for a more realistic, holistic, and teacher-friendly approach.

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DeWitt, S.W. (2006). It is Not Only About the Computers: An Argument for Broadening the Conversation. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 6(2), 259-270. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved December 17, 2018 from .

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