Bridging Technology And Academe

The current information technology mediums, such as the Internet pose exciting new opportunities for researchers and educators and, at the same time, present numerous questions and challenges. One of the current frustrations of many faculty includes their limited conceptual grasp of how these technologies can benefit themselves and their students. For certain, the Internet as it currently exists, is largely an undefined and unrefined information resource. This ostensible weakness, however, provides early adopters of these infant technologies to participate in and to define the role of the Internet for our discipline before it gets defined for us. The primary objectives of this paper ...

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Key words: teaching sociology, information technology, on-line teaching
Information technology is quickly becoming the hub of efforts within the higher education community. Indeed, colleges and universities have demonstrated a fierce rush to amass technological tools, and are only now addressing the possibilities for adapting them to academic use. Ideally, new networked information technologies, such as the World Wide Web and E-mail will become fruitful pedagogical tools for faculty of all disciplines. As academic libraries are "virtualized" and classrooms are equipped for Internet, teleconferencing, and distance learning, faculty are left to rethink and redefine their role as educators. It may be that the higher education community has constructed technology around education, and now must meet the challenge of re-building education around technology. Inventing technological-enabled education falls principally on the shoulders of university faculty, who ...

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for educational technology use must emphasize a "technology-in-context," or discipline-specific approach that presents faculty with possibilities and paradigms for networked resource use in their specific discipline.

This paper will present observations, commentary, and planning issues for social scientists considering the adaptation of selected networked information technologies (NITs) in the classroom. NITs include technologies that facilitate time and space-enabled information exchange, such as Internet functions, distance learning, and teleconferencing. The NITs discussed in this paper are those that are Internet related -- World Wide Web (Web); Web authoring and ...

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