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Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society
Jobs that require more than a high school education but less than a four-year degree or postsecondary education certificate.
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Building Education and Technology Competencies for a Changing Society
Maria Martinez Witte (Auburn University, USA), Elisha Wohleb (Auburn University, USA), and Leane Skinner (Auburn University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6046-5.ch025
Abstract
This chapter provides an overview of needed competencies in the education and technology areas for a changing society. Advanced technology has changed the structure of the economy and should be changing the K-12 and postsecondary classrooms. Society is requiring higher levels of skills that schools were not initially designed to teach. Specific competencies are needed for educators and higher education students in order to prepare a college- and career-ready workforce. Educators must begin or continue incorporating digital tools and technology in their content in order to meet the demands of an increasingly technological world.
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