Re: Ideas needed


From: cxtdm@eiu.edu (Tim McCollum)
Subject: Re: Ideas needed
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 08:39:59 -0600


Laura and other PTK'ers,

        Your reference to the fact that many college teacher training
programs are presently very deficient in technology training is very true. 
In my opinion - just as our K-12 schools are filled with many veteran
teachers who are reluctant to venture into the new technologies, so our
universities also are plagued with this dilemma. I am finding that those of
us involved in tech based projects like PTK are unfortunately very much in
the minority.  I believe higher education has recognized this weakness and
is beginning to take steps to correct it.  My own alma mater, Eastern
Illinois University, is currently working with NCSA in a project to focus
on tech training for student teachers.
        We are all involved in a transition period and I believe the future
of tech integration into curriculum looks very bright. For now, I guess
we'll all just need to be patient.

Happy to contribute,

Tim  :)


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