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Educational Technology

  1. 1.  Inthe article by Trang Pham-Bui , from Channel 13 news in PASCAGOULA, Mississippi a new and upcoming technology in the educational world is discussed which could revolutionize the education degree at colleges all across the world!
  2. 2. In the article an education class at the  University of Southern Mississippi, uses webcams on laptops, a SKYPE conferencing account, and Bluetooth headsets to communicate with soon to be teachers, whom are doing their student teaching/teacher’s aide time. The article follows one student in particular.
  3. 3. Marie Ann Fell, a senior at USM had this to  say about the new technology: quot;I'm able to work full time and go to college, and to able to get hands-on experience to see if this is truly what I want to do with my life,“. This technology allows students to keep their jobs without having to go to lectures at school because the professors can see everything the student is doing with the webcam, and can communicate instantly via the Bluetooth headset.
  4. 4. This article discusses a new  educational technology called “Virtual Desktops” according to the article multiple users can share one PC, and do all of their own stuff on the virtual desktop without interfering with the other students whom as also sharing the same PC.
  5. 5. The article goes on to list quite a few  advantages of the virtual desktop that could help several schools, especially during the hard economic times. Some of the advantages are: Cuts PC costs by 70%, Compatible with standard PC technology, Drastically reduces IT complexity, Slashes electrical consumption by 90%. The only downfall is it costs approximately $70 per seat.
  6. 6. The articles says that seven of the top ten school  districts in the United States have agreed to use this new technology to cut costs, which they can then use on the advancement of other services that need assistance within the school as well. With these seven school districts added that makes more than 1,500 school districts using the virtual desktop software, with many more in negotiations to use it as well. To see a demonstration on how this virtual desktop works click the link below: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/497856/quad_ope  rating_systems_with_3d_virtual_desktop/
  7. 7. In this article by Elisa Casey, the University  of Washington’s RIDE (Regional Initiative for Dental Education) is discussed. The dental professors at the school had been working for 5 years to be able to reach students in the rural, and under-served areas of Washington, and help them with the work in the dental school.
  8. 8. UWTV video engineer, Noah Pitzer said: “It’s  our job to raise the level of videoconferencing within the classroom to near-television standards by incorporating multiple cameras, high-quality audio and seamless transitions for the users. We hope to lessen the barrier of technology so that people feel more connected and forget the distance.” This is good, so that the student can focus more on the work, and the lesson.
  9. 9. According to a lot of students and  administrators at the school this new videoconferencing and distance learning is working, and it is helping the people in these rural and underserviced areas get the dental work they’ve both needed and had been lacking for so long.
  10. 10. In conclusion there are a lot of new  technologies out there that are making education easier, better, more efficient and overall more enjoyable for both the student and the teacher. The three I mentioned here are not nearly all of them, and I am sure there a thousands more in the works that will change the face of education forever, and I for one am looking forward to it…a lot!
  11. 11. Article One:  http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=1 0267202&nav=menu40_2  Article Two: http://www.marketwire.com/press- release/Ncomputing-981346.html  Article Two: http://www.ncomputing.com/Technology. aspx  Article Three: http://dailyuw.com/2009/4/29/connecting- classrooms-uwtv-engineers-producers-cha/

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