Integrating Technology into the Classroom
Web-based Resources

Annenberg/CPB supports a variety of research activities and demonstration projects that examine and illustrate the effective use of educational technology in traditional classroom situations.

"Asking the Right Questions: What Does Research Tell Us about Technology and Higher Learning?"

Educause Quarterly— houses articles on myriad topics related to technology use and management in higher education.

Educause Review— publishes articles exploring the impact of technology on higher education.  

Reviews of professional development materials that assist technology teachers in integrating technology education with other learning areas—Curriculum Corporation:

The Teaching Learning and Technology (TLT) Group Resources At-a-Glance provides an index of their articles, case studies, workshops, keynote addresses, etc aimed at helping institutions keep up with changing technology and improve teaching and learning through the use of technology.

Virginia Community College System's instructional technology links offer assistance to faculty for their curriculum and professional development efforts—

"On Implementing Web-based Electronic Portfolios" discusses how a "webfolio" program can help instructors improve the quality of teaching and learning. The article includes a checklist of critical factors for successful implementation and a bibliography for further reading.

"Teamwork, Teaching, and Technology Meet in the Classroom" by Sandra Poindexter, Choton Basu, and Steve Kurncz By instituting a mandatory laptop policy that standardized teaching tools (laptop, software, Internet access) for all full-time students and faculty, Northern Michigan University was able to change their dominant instructional paradigm. They moved from a traditional 80% lecture/20% interactive to a 20/80 model. The article provides implementation strategies and lessons learned for those who might want to replicate their model.

Five Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages:

Thinking Critically about World Wide Web Resources:

University at Albany Libraries:

"Using Materials from the Internet: What Are the Rules?"

Web Teacher—a self-paced Internet tutorial that puts both basic and in-depth information about the World Wide Web at your fingertips:

Cheating—“22 Ways to Handle Technology Enhanced Cheating” from the State University of New York’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Center:

Stephen Ehrmann's article "Technology Changes Quickly, But Education Changes Slowly"
examines the problems educational institutions encounter when they attempt to use technology to improve educational outcomes.  
A two-page article, "Improving the Outcomes of Higher Education: Learning from Past Mistakes," summarizes his points from the longer article.

"Front Page Workshop: Webpage Design"

"Jan's Illustrated Computer Literacy 101" shows how to work with a word processor and then with MS Word. Other computer basics include working with spreadsheets
and working with the web

"PowerPoint in the Classroom"


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