A vision for the future
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Name: Laura Beth Fitzgerald
From: North Carolina
Bio: Educator enrolled in a graduate technology in education course.
Area of Expertise: Advocate/Voice of the People
Headline: Technology in Education: Creating a 21st Century Classroom
Nutshell: The Internet plays a significant role in education for the 21st century, but it cannot replace real experiences, which is the framework for knowledge.
As a veteran educator, I recognize the impact of technology in education, but through the Internet, we are creating a "virtual reality" (an oxymoron) that cannot replace real, concrete experiences that build students' background knowledge.
Date Submitted: 6/17/2010