How Technology is Altering the Construction of Knowledge and its Implication for Teacher Education.
Monday, March 20 4:00-4:20 PM Location: Lake
Abstract: The advent of several new Internet tools has altered significantly the way in which knowledge is being constructed. No longer is new knowledge being scrutinized by editors and reviewers. Instead, people with access to the Internet are creating their own interpretations of the events around them. Their influence has lead main stream journalist to seek them out for new stories. Often relying upon the voices of individuals they have never come in contact with. The power of communication no longer rests with just the traditional media. The implications for educators is quite significant. Today’s educators need to adapt to the world around them and make sure that students no longer see knowledge as static, but rather dynamic.