Technologies for Education: Potential, Parameters and Prospects

Technologies for Education:
Potential, Parameters and Prospects
Wadi D. Haddad and Alexandra Draxler, Editors
Prepared for UNESCO by
Knowledge Enterprise, Inc.

©2002 by UNESCO and Academy for Educational Development
ISBN: 0-89492-112-6
212 pages


To "tech" or not to "tech" education is not the question. The real question is how to harvest the power of technology to meet the challenges of the 21st century and make education relevant, responsive, and effective for anyone, anywhere, anytime. Drawing on the wealth of worldwide knowledge and experience, this book outlines the rationales and realities of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for education, examines the options and choices for applying them, and summarizes a series of case studies that illustrate modalities of integrating ICTs into learning systems in different settings.


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Front Matter (pg. i-x)
Front page, Table of Contents, Contributing authors
Preface - John Daniel
Foreword – Stephen F. Moseley
Acronyms

1 The Dynamics of Technologies for Education (pg. 2-17)
Wadi D. Haddad and Alexandra Draxler

2 Emerging Trends in ICT and Challenges to Educational Planning (pg. 20-26)
Gudmund Hernes

3 ICT for Education: Potential and Potency (pg. 28-40)
Wadi D. Haddad and Sonia Jurich

4 ICT for Education: Prerequisites and Constraints (pg. 42-56)
Wadi D. Haddad and Sonia Jurich

5 Objectives and Strategies for Effective Use of ICTs (pg.58-74)
Gajarag Dhanarajan

6 Infrastructure: Hardware, Networking, Software, and Connectivity (pg. 76-93)
Eric Rusten and Heather E. Hudson

7 Development of Multimedia Materials (pg. 94-117)
Cesar A. A. Nunes and Edmond Gaible

8 Teacher Professional Development in the Use of Technology (pg.118-132)
Sam Carlson and Cheick Tidiane Gadio

9 Interactive Radio Instruction: An Update from the Field (pg. 134-143)
Andrea Bosch, Rebecca Rhodes, and Sera Kariuki

10 TV for Secondary Education: Experience of Mexico and Brazil (pg. 144-152)
Laurence Wolff, Claudio de Moura Castro,
Juan Carlos Navarro and Norma García

11 Sesame Street Runs along the Nile (pg. 154-157)
Michelle Ward-Brent

12 Community Telecenters: Enabling Lifelong Learning (pg. 158-163)
Mary Fontaine

13 Open Universities: A Revolution in Lifelong Learning (pg. 164-168)
Robert Savukinas, Gregg Jackson, and Xiao Caiwei

14 Virtual Universities: Challenging the Conventions of Education (pg. 170-175)
Ryan Watkins and Michael Corry

15 Teacher Training with Technology: Notes from the Field (pg. 176-179)
Mary Fontaine

16 Honduras: Loading Technologies in Isolated Communities (pg. 180-185)
Aimee Verdisco, Analyda Melara de Fanconi and Carlos Velásquez

17 ICT for Adult Training: The Victory of Spontaneous Action (pg. 186-191)
Claudio de Moura Castro

18 E-Training for the Workplace (pg. 192-196)
Sonia Jurich, Kurt D. Moses, Raymond L. Vigil, and John Y. Jones

19 Are We There Yet? (pg. 198-202)
Wadi D. Haddad and Alexandra Draxler