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The Myth of the Educational Computer


Holmes, WN, The Myth of the Educational Computer, Computer, 32, (9) pp. 36-42. ISSN 0018-9162 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1109/2.789749


In order to dispel the delusion that the computer by itself can educate, computer professionals need to press for reforms that properly exploit digital technology in the classroom. Against this background, recommendations for both general and particular support are presented that put forward activities that will likely lead to the greatest benefit from digital technology for teachers and pupils.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Holmes, WN (Mr Neville Holmes)
ID Code:17546
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-06-23

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