Impact of New Information:

Multimedia and Networks

IS 246, Winter 2001

Focus Group: Technology and Education

Selected Readings:


Is the 'Digital Divide' A Virtual Reality? Social Inequalities in Technology Use
Consumers' Research Magazine. July 2000, v83(7).Consumers' Research Magazine. July 2000, v83(7).

"Beyond Access: Understanding the Digital Divide." Andy Carvin. Benton Foundation. May 2000.

"Who's Wired and Who's Not: Connect for Kids Fast." Benton Foundation.

"Special Report: The Dollar Divide: Demographic Segmentation and Web Usage Patterns by Household Income" Media Metrix.

Academy for Educational Development Homepage. Millenium Project.

PowerUp: Bridging the Digital Divide." PowerUp Homepage.

"Online Content for Low-Income and Underserved Americans: The Digital Divide's New Frontier, A Strategic Audit of Activities and Opportunities." Children's Partnership.

"Digital Divide Not Just a Matter of Access." Will Rodger. USA Today. December 2000.

"E-Rate and the Digital Divide: A Preliminary Analysis From the Integrated Studies of Educational Technology." Scout Report. October 2000.

"Digital Divide Now Has Two Spans." Kate Miller. The Standard. February 2001.,1151,22407,00.html

"Report: Digital Divide Widens." Ronna Abramson.The Standard. October 2000.,1151,19429,00.html

"Digital Divide May Narrow by 2005." Ronna Abramson.The Standard. June 2000.,1151,16034,00.html

"Bridging the Digital Divide." Keith Perine. The Standard. April 2000.,1151,14353,00.html

"Telecommunications: Characterisitcs and Choices of Internet Users."United States General Accounting Office. February 2001.

"The Pew Internet & American Life Project. More Online, Doing More (A Pew Internet Project Internet Tracking Report)." Lee Rainie and Dan Packel.

"Falling Through the Net: Defining the Digital Divide." U.S. Department of Commerce Report. July 1999.

•Learning Organizations

A New Jersey org's web site. A look at non-formal/non-traditional educational effort addressing digiatal divide issues. This group has plans for several computer training centers for adults and children.

School Is Spearheading Technology

"Technology Professional Development for Teachers: Overcoming a Pedagogical Digital Divide" by Andy Carvin. The Digital Beat Vol. 1, No. 16, 30 September 1999.

Education Leadership Toolkit: Change and Technology in America's Schools. A Free On-Line Technology Resource for School Board Members.

"Technology Education: Teaching Tomorrow's Innovators." International Technology Education Association Home Page.

"Education Technology" Milken Family Foundation Education Technology Home Page.

"The Impact of Education Technology on Student Achievement: What the Most Current Research Has to Say" Milken Family Foundation.

U.S. Dept. of Education: Office of Educational Technology (OET) Home Page.

"Building the Digital Curriculum." Education Week On the Web: Technology Counts '99, Septemeber 1999

"Putting School Technology To the Test." Education Week On the Web: Technology Counts '98, October 1998

"Schools and Reform In the Information Age." Education Week On the Web, Technology Counts '97, October 1997 --

Beyond Technology: Questioning, Research and the Information Literate School by Jamie McKenzie (book) Paperback (January 2000) The Twiggs Company; ISBN: 0967407826

Teaching With Technology : Creating Student-Centered Classrooms, by Judith Haymore Sandholtz, Cathy Ringstaff, David C. Dwyer. NY: Teachers College Press.

Computers in the Classroom : How Teachers and Students Are Using Technology
to Transform Learning
, by Andrea R. Gooden, Fred Silverman (eds.) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996.

The Computer as an Educational Tool: Productivity and Problem Solving,
by Richard C. Forcier. Prentice-Hall, 1998.

The Jossey-Bass Reader on Technology and Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

Education/Technology/Power : Educational Computing As a Social Practice,
by Hank Bromley (Editor), Michael W. Apple (Editor). State University of New York Press, 1998.

Computers and Classroom Culture, by Janet Ward Schofield, 1995, Cambridge University Press, 1995.

•Societal Concerns

"Education As Marketplace." Besser, Howard. In Computers in Education: Social, Political, and Historical Perspectives edited by Robert Muffoletto and Nancy Nelson Knupfer. Cresskill, New Jersey: Hampton Press Inc., 1993.

Assessing the Role of Technology in Education. Edited by Dan H. Wishnietsky. Phi Delta Kappa, 1994.

Technology and the Future of Schooling. Edited by Stephen T. Kerr. The National Society for the Study of Education. Chicago, 1996.

"Digital Divide or Divedend?" New York Times, 16 March 2001.

"Fool's Gold: A Critical Look at Computers in Childhood." Alliance for Childhood. October 3, 2000.

"UCLA Internet Report: Surveying the Digital Future." UCLA Center for Communication Policy. October 25, 2000.

"Speaking of Fools Gold." Jamie McKenzie. FNO: The Education Technology Journal. October 2000.

"Computers and Young Children." Susan W. Haugland. ERIC Digest. March 2000.

"Safe and Smart." National School Boards Foundation's Research and Guidelines for Children's Use of the Internet

"M.I.T. Professor Reconsiders Children's Online Lives." Margaret Goldsborough. New York Times on the Web. February 13, 2001.

"The Kids and the Demise of Frustration Tolerance." Marilyn B. Benoit. Alliance for Childhood. September 13, 2000.

"Skirting the Education Dot Bomb." FNO: From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal, February 2001.

"Watch or Go to Jail: Students Locked Up After Refusing to Watch Channel One." Eliza Strickland. Adbusters, #34, April 2001.