Synopses & Reviews
This issue helps educators make the most effective use of the dizzying array of learning technologies available today, offering expert guidance on harnessing technology to serve the needs of all adult learners. The contributors draw on case examples to explore the advantages and disadvantages of three existing learning technologies--print, radio, and the internet--and examine how a large urban university has carefully combined old and new technologies to provide a range of learner services tailored to its enormous and varied student body. They outline the importance of understanding students' learning strategies when choosing a learning technology and reveal the basic information literacy skills necessary for a student to take advantage of the wealth of information available electronically. They also discuss the unintAnded effects of using various learning technologies, a subject rarely addressed in learning technology literature.
About the Author
ELIZABETH J. BURGE a guest professor at Mid Sweden University for 2000-2001, is professor of adult education and distance education at the University of New Brunswick in Atlantic Canada.
Table of Contents
1. Learning Strategies for Learning Technologies (Christine H. Olgren).
2. Learning Technologies for Learner Services (Marion Phillips, Patrick Kelly).
3. Extending Information Literacy in Electronic Environments (Sandra Kerka).
4. Unintended Effects in Using Learning Technologies (Allan Herrmann, Robert Fox, Anna Boyd).
5. Print (Jennifer O'Rourke).
6. Radio as a Learning Technology (May Maskow).
7. Professional Development for Web-Based Teaching: Overcoming Innocence and Resistance (Genevieve M. Gallant).
8. Constructivist Learning on the Web (Brent Wilson, May Lowry).
9. Synthesis: Learners and Learning Are the Issues (Elizabeth J. Burge).