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Grand Challenges : Preparing for the Technological Tipping Point


  A future in which every student has a portable wireless device is inevitable. The transition to pervasive computing will be a disruptive force that will have equally great potential for ill or good. We therefore have issued a grand challenge. We believe that the educational and development communities should begin planning now for best […]

The New K-12, “Full-Access” Computing Architecture: A Reaction to Bull, Bull, Garofalo, and Harris

by CATHLEEN NORRIS, University of North Texas; & ELLIOT SOLOWAY, University of Michigan

  Educational computing architectures have evolved from standalone computers in labs and classrooms, through networked computers in classrooms and labs, and lately to mobile, wirelessly networked laptops on carts. The major drawback in all those architectures has been the lack of one-to-one student-to-computer access throughout the school day. However, with the emergence of low-cost (in […]

Commentary: Reactions to Bull, Bull, Garofalo,and Harris

by JULIE GESS-NEWSOME, Northern Arizona University

  “Grand Challenges: Preparing for the Technological Tipping Point” by Bull, Bull, Garofalo, and Harris (2002) presented a strong message about the coming age of ubiquitous computing and provided concrete evidence of the necessity for educators to be ready for this new era. The case for the inevitable explosion of computing resources in the schools […]

A Mathematics Teacher Educator Responds to “Grand Challenges”

by TAD WATANABE, Towson University

  I really enjoyed this article. I believe you have made a very good case that putting personal portable wireless computer into every student’s hand is financially possible, or even probable. I also agree that “development of technologically competent students may be one of the most important investments that we can make in schools.” “Planning […]

Classroom Discussion and Threaded Electronic Discussion: Learning In Two Arenas

by BRUCE E. LARSON, Western Washington University; & TIMOTHY A. KEIPER, Western Washington University

  Classroom discussion is an important teaching strategy because of its relation to the development of participatory citizenship, critical thinking, and classroom community (Engel & Ochoa, 1988; Parker, 1996; Weikel, 1994). Discussion is particularly relevant in social studies education because of the mandate to prepare students for participatory democracy. Several studies (Weikel & Mangram, 1995; […]

Commentary: Phases of Collaborative Success: A Response to Shoffner, Dias, and Thomas

by Philip E. Molebash, San Diego State University

Shoffner, Dias, and Thomas (2001) described a model for support of collaborative planning between the teacher education program and the instructional technology program at Georgia State University (GSU). Collaboration between instructional technology and teacher education programs can be a multiphased process. The successes cited by Shoffner, Dias, and Thomas are likely to benefit programs in […]