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Table of Contents

Future Trends, Emerging Technologies and Students with Special Needs

The Networked Classroom: An Education Revolution

Networked Classrooms

Networked Classroom

Transformation of...

The Textbook

The Notebook or Exercise Book

The Student Teacher Interaction

The Student Student Interaction

Practical Demonstrations, Experiments

The Field Trip

Inquiry and Research

Students with Special Needs

4 Requirements

Transforming the Computer

New Displays

New Control Mechanisms

New Processing

 

Future Trends, Emerging Technologies and Students with Special Needs

    Jutta Treviranus

Centre for Academic and Adaptive Technology

 

The Networked Classroom: An Education Revolution

  • End to every classroom as an island

    • Professional fraternity between educators
    • Linking groups around the world
  • Active collaborative learning and assessment

    • Students as independent publishers of ideas and opinions
    • Opportunities for peer review and group editing
    • Inquiry based learning

Networked Classrooms

  • Political agenda of many governments

  • Developing countries leapfrogging developed countries

 

Networked Classroom

    Linked to:

  • Other classes

  • Experts (Nano Project)

  • Electronic Resources

  • Events (NASA Interactive)

  • Explorers (Antarctica Project)

  • Windows in Space

 

Transformation of...

  • the textbook

  • the notebook, the exercise book

  • the student-teacher interaction

  • the student-student interaction

  • practical demonstrations and experiments

  • the field trip

  • the process of inquiry and research

 

The Textbook

  • The realization of the DynaBook

  • new display technology

  • TEA committee

e.g. Logal

 

The Notebook or Exercise Book

  • PDAs to teach handwriting

  • Ancillary materials as software

  • Immediate feedback

 

The Student Teacher Interaction

  • Better access to the teacher?

  • Time for higher level intervention?

  • Teacher as facilitator, moderator, guide

 

The Student Student Interaction

  • The global classroom

  • Peer review

  • Group editing

  • Creative inquiry

  • Collaborative problem solving

 

Practical Demonstrations, Experiments

  • Simulations

  • Remote manipulation

  • Collaborative construction

 

The Field Trip

  • The Magic School Bus

e.g. NSCA

 

Inquiry and Research

  • Emphasis away from searching to sorting and sifting

  • Validity of information

  • Relevance of information

  • Participatory inquiry

 

Students with Special Needs

  • Flexible pacing to meet individual needs

  • Curriculum can be presented in redundant, reinforcing or alternative formats

  • Curriculum can be adapted to learning styles

  • Student can clarify, rehearse, review supporting material without disrupting flow of class

  • Greater opportunities for peer interaction and collaboration and student-instructor interaction and assistance

 

4 Requirements

  • Capable computers

  • Networked classrooms

  • Educational software or content

  • Capable teachers

 

Transforming the Computer

  • New Displays

  • New Control Mechanisms

  • New Processing

 

New Displays

  • the Third Dimension

  • Haptic Displays

    • Touch
    • Force, Kinesthesia
    • Texture
  • Audio

    • localized
  • the Other Senses

 

New Control Mechanisms

  • Haptic control

  • Speech Recognition

  • Gesture Recognition

  • EEG

  • EMG

  • GSR

 

New Processing

  • Natural Language

  • Intelligent Agents

  • Machine Vision