The Necessity of Teachers: Technology in Our “Classrooms” By: Lori Ortiz-Gallegos
“The idea must not die that we live in a world of people not a world of machines, systems, or lean budgets. The human heart of education must be kept beating no matter how heartless the environment in which we live, teach, and learn” (Smith, 2003, p. 95).
Introduction My History with Technology What role does the educator play in teaching through the use of technology?
Into cont Online Colleges / Courses / Programs Non-traditional students “Technology is double edged” (Smith, 2003, p. 89)
My Experience 2 Students
Teachers – human teachers, not technological ones – are crucial in educational institutions because students must have people they can relate to if their identities are to be strengthened and expanded in productive learning situations. Teachers spur the imagination. They are the irreplaceable essence of formal education (Smith, 2003, p. 86).
Underlying Motivations Found in the review of literature that monetary savings or gains are usually a common denominator. We must be wary Businesses are in the market of making money not making life long learners In today’s economy, our educational system is looking to save money Who is worried about the students?
Our Future, Classroom? We must remember that “educators are crucial key factors for effective distance learning” (Ilter, Aksu & Yilmaz, 2005, p. 132).
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