Re: Fwd: The Technology Source

From: Adrian Tymes (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 10:56:56 MDT

Mike Lorrey wrote:
> "J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> > In the third case study, Darrell Butler describes how he uses computer
> > technology when he teaches large lecture classes. Butler has formulated an
> > innovative strategy: he assigns students personal learning projects,
> > providing a means to employ student-centered pedagogies in an
> > instructor-centered course. As a result, computer technology can help
> > students with many aspects of the projects and it reduces Butler's
> > workload. See
> Duh..... is this 1991 or 2001?

Well, remember, some people in industrialized countries still have yet
to use computers in the same sense that we use them every day. Indeed,
with a lot of what's out there now, only a few people are aware of true
capabilities; most people can, at best, hope that capability X is
commercially available and try to search for it. (Case in point: I've
been doing research on some traditionally high-budget areas, like
fusion and rocket science, and finding that a lot of the usual high
costs are mainly because the practitioners have had little incentive to
minimize costs, thus they have never tried. Of course, this is just a
personal anecdote...) I wonder if there is a better way to find out
about technology that other people have already developed.

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