Teaching Methods -- Implications of Essay

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In my experience, it is actually possible to transform this potential liability of digital technology in the classroom into a definite benefit. That is primarily because the topic of identifying credible academic sources of information was rarely, if ever, a topic that was ever addressed previously. Today, students who have had to participate in exercises designed expressly for that purpose are much better qualified to do so than many of their predecessors.

Future Implications of Technology in Education

I would expect that one of the critical issues facing the future of education in relation to technology is academic integrity. Already, plagiarism has increased dramatically as a function of the tremendous expansion of the resources available at the click of a mouse in conjunction with the ease with which sources can be copied through copy-and-paste functions. According to some of the available literature, digital technology in contemporary education has also introduced issues, especially in relation to distance learning programs, of students misrepresenting their participation, such as by having friends and even paid accomplices complete assignments by sharing passwords and other identification information and system keys (Mcmillan-Culp, Honey, & Mandinach, 2005). However, it is likely that these problems will be solved by designers of digital information systems. Ultimately, it should be expected that, overall, the benefits of wide incorporation of digital technology into the realm of modern education will far outweigh the relative problems associated with the new technologies.

References

Luppicini, R. "Educational technology at a crossroads: examining the development of the academic field in Canada." Educational Technology & Society. International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. 2008. Retrieved February 01, 2011 from HighBeam Research, at: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-193084646.html

Mcmillan-Culp, K., Honey, M., and Mandinach, E. "A retrospective on twenty years of education technology policy." Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol. 32, No. 3;…

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Luppicini, R. "Educational technology at a crossroads: examining the development of the academic field in Canada." Educational Technology & Society. International Forum of Educational Technology & Society. 2008. Retrieved February 01, 2011 from HighBeam Research, at: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-193084646.html

Mcmillan-Culp, K., Honey, M., and Mandinach, E. "A retrospective on twenty years of education technology policy." Journal of Educational Computing Research, Vol. 32, No. 3; (2005): 279-307.

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