Web-Based Technologies, Technology Literacy, and Learning

Web-Based Technologies, Technology Literacy, and Learning

Wan Ng (La Trobe University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-494-1.ch006
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Abstract

This chapter consolidates information regarding the role of technology in K-12 education, including policies related to it at a global level, the current status of its use in the classroom, and its impact on student learning. Its main focus is on the World Wide Web where its rich source of information and educational tools remains largely untapped in many K-12 classrooms. The chapter provides an illustration of how some Web-based technologies can be used to promote constructivist learning and foster the development of technology literacy in K-12 students. It also informs researchers and educators of issues and challenges faced by teachers and students in the classrooms in using these Web-based technologies and resources as pedagogical tools for concept development and promoting technology literacy.

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