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Technologies for Education: Potential, Parameters and Prospects

Technologies for Education

Wadi D. Haddad and Alexandra Draxler, Editors

Prepared for UNESCO by Knowledge Enterprise

© 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) - PDF

Front page, Table of Contents, Contributing authors
Preface - John Daniel
Foreword – Stephen F. Moseley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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