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Is technology helping or hindering the learning process?

Technology impacts all aspects of our lives – starting at an early age.  One of the biggest areas where we see the impact of technology is in education, where it seems every college and high school student, sometimes even middle school students, are Facebook users, tweet heavily, are fluent in a ‘txt’ language, and often do so during class.

Join us as we discuss areas where technology can and is helping improve the quality of education – as well as where it may not be doing so.  Our first episode of Technology Today will ask the question – Is technology helping or hindering the learning process? We will discuss what we can do about it.  Our guests will be Dr. Davina Pruitt-Mentle and Dr. Janice Kim, faculty members at research and teaching colleges around the globe who see firsthand the benefits, and dangers, of technology in education.

Dr. Pruitt-Mentle is the Director of Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach at the University of Maryland, and has extensive experience in the development and evaluation of educational media, computer software and educational technology policy. Her research interests focus on cultural differences towards technology use. She has authored and presented at numerous conferences and teaches on a wide range of technology related topics such as: integrating technology into curricula, cyber ethics and digital diversity.

Dr. Kim is an associate professor of History at York University in Toronto. Dr. Kim has a Ph.D. in History from the University of London, U.K. Among her published articles is: “Processes of Feminine Power: Shamans in Central Korea,” in Keith Howard, ed. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships and holds a Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship.

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February 28, 2010 - Posted by | Past Episodes

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