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Summary from POD* 2000 Conference Participants

of Issues in the Case Study

on the Scholarly Use of Technology in Instruction

Following are comments resulting from discussion of the case among participants at my workshop, The Scholarly Use of Technology in Instruction, at the 25th conference of the Professional and Development Network in Higher Education, November 11, 2000, Vancouver, British Columbia.

There was insufficient time to cover issues in depth but these comments provide a worthwhile starting point. If a participant wants to provide elaboration on any of these points, I will insert that elaboration. Just email me. Thank you.

Part I. Clear Goals and Adequate Preparation

What factors should Charlie consider in deciding on his goals for technology for instruction?

From the university/college's point of view, what factors should be considered?

What preparation does Charlie need?

Part II. Appropriate Methods and Significant Results

Identify the issues surrounding appropriate and inappropriate uses of methods in the cases presented.

What evidence has been/can be presented that significant results in learning are present/absent?

Part III. Effective Presentation and Reflective Critique

How is presentation with technology different from/similar to more customary forms of presentation?

How could the three use technology to enhance critical reflection?

Posting the grading criteria [This one is encouraging critical reflection by students, the remainder are critical reflection by the teacher about his/her work]

Unfinished/Open-Ended Issues to Watch

Ideads for Teachers Summary


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Brinson, J. & Radcliffe, M. (1996). An Intellectual Property Law Primer for Multimedia and Web Developers. [On-line.] Available:

Eggleton, F. (2000). Brief Summary of FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. [On-line.] Available:

*POD stands for Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education (

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