And because the study’s results were correlational and not causal, it is
impossible to say for certain whether it was actually the online learning
environment that caused better tested performance. We can conclude
that those in online learning environments tested better, but not
the computer substitutes for another technological
tool, without a signiﬁcant change in the tool's
the computer replaces another technological
tool, with signiﬁcant functionality increase.
the computer allows for the redesign of
signiﬁcant portions of a task to be executed.
the computer allows for the creation of new tasks,
inconceivable without the computer.
Where is your school?
1. Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to
2. Is the technology allowing the teacher/students to
3. Is the technology modifying learning experiences for
4. Is the technology redeﬁning learning experiences for
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Choose one of the following scenarios
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Assistant to CEO:
You are an assistant for a CEO of a large company.
She has just approached you with the following task.
“I have a meeting in 15 minutes with a perspective
new client named Mint.com. I know nothing about
them! I need you to research the company for me and
have an e-mail in my inbox in 10 minutes with the run
down of who this company is and what they do, and
the potential for growth in the market in which they
You are a broker for a large ﬁnancial initiation. Your
boss has heard of a new company that will be
launching an IPO next month and needs to know more
about the company before he walks into a meeting in
10 minutes. He only has a stock symbol of ACOM.
You are do in a meeting in 10 minutes and the ﬁrm
you work for wants you to quickly come up with a
recommendation on whether they should invest in
You are an assistant to a Senator Mike Crapo (Idaho)
in Washington D.C. The senator has been away on a
golﬁng trip for a week and has just landed back in
D.C. and in 30 minutes is headed in to vote on the new
Educational Policy. He’s asked you to research the bill
and give him a recommendation for vote in 10
minutes. The bill is: The Early Education Act of 2009
(Introduced in Senate)[S.206.IS]
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