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  1. 1. The Necessity of Teachers: Technology in Our “Classrooms”<br />By: Lori Ortiz-Gallegos<br />
  2. 2. “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).<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />My History with Technology<br />What role does the educator play in teaching through the use of technology?<br />
  4. 4. Into cont<br />Online Colleges / Courses / Programs<br />Non-traditional students<br />“Technology is double edged” (Smith, 2003, p. 89) <br />
  5. 5. My Experience<br />2 Students<br />
  6. 6. 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).<br />
  7. 7. Community?<br />
  8. 8. Underlying Motivations<br />Found in the review of literature that monetary savings or gains are usually a common denominator.<br />We must be wary<br />Businesses are in the market of making money not making life long learners<br />In today’s economy, our educational system is looking to save money<br />Who is worried about the students?<br />
  9. 9. Our Future, Classroom?<br />We must remember that “educators are crucial key factors for effective distance learning” (Ilter, Aksu & Yilmaz, 2005, p. 132). <br />
  10. 10. References<br />Garcia -Briggs, M. J. (2006). Comparison of student perceptions of classroom instruction: Traditional, hybrid, and distance education. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. 7(2): 46-51.<br />Garrision, R. (2009). Implications of online learning for the conceptual development and practice of distance education. Journal of Distance Education. 23(2): 93-104.<br />Hudson, L. (2000). Guess who’s coming to college and taking courses via the world wide web? Opinion Paper. Retrieved from ERIC:<br />Ilter, B.G., Aksu, M. B., Yilmaz, N. (2005). Student views of distance education provision at one university. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education. 6(4): 128-137.<br />Kramarae, C (2001). The third shift: Women learning online. American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. Washington D.C. <br />Menlove, R.R., Hansford, D., Lignugaris-Kraft, B. (2000). Creating a community of distance learners: Putting Technology to work. Capitalizing on Leadership in Rural Special Education: Making a Difference for Children and Families. Conference Proceedings. Alexandria, VA. March 16-18, 2000. <br />Seemann, E. A., Buboltz, W.C., Wilkinson, L. (2000). Then and now: Technology and the changing face of higher education. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. San Diego, CA. February 8-12, 2000.<br />Smith, F. (2006). Unspeakable acts unnatural practices: Flaws and fallacies in “scientific” reading instruction. Heinemann: Portsmouth NH.<br />