Technology Communities for Digital, Global Societies

By Maria A. Pacino, Tawny Billings, Colette Boston and Donna Hunter.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper will address the role of technology in schooling, especially regarding the need and ethical reasons for schools to implement technology in teaching and learning in order to prepare K–12 students to become active and effective participants in global, digital, democratic societies. The authors will also present a technology model program that includes rationale, planning, methods and procedures, staff development, and assessment as well as resources, such as materials and personnel to ensure successful implementation. In an effort to illustrate the plan, a hypothetical school and community partnership will be shared to demonstrate the benefits for K–12 students and community partners alike. Although the emphasis of this technology program model is for K–12 schooling, we believe that, with some changes, the model could be easily adapted for use in other learning institutions, including community colleges.

Keywords: Technogy and K–12 Schools, Technology in Digital, Global Societies, Technology Partnerships

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.39-47. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 202.876KB).

Dr. Maria A. Pacino

Chair and Professor, Department of Advanced Studies in Education, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA

Maria A. Pacino, Ed.D., is Director and Professor of School Library programs (online) at Azusa Pacific University. She also teachers courses in other departments for master’s level and doctoral students in the field of education. She has published several articles on literacy, diversity, and technology. One of her recent publications (2008) includes a book entitled, Reflections on Equity, Diversity, and Schooling.

Tawny Billings

Doctoral Student, Doctoral Studies in Education, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA

Tawny Billings teaches English courses to High School students in Southern California. She is also a doctoral student in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University.

Colette Boston

Doctoral Student, Department of Doctoral Studies in Education, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA

Colette Brown is a faculty member in a K–12 school in Southern California. She is also a doctoral student in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University.

Donna Hunter

Doctoral Student, Department of Doctoral Studies in Education, Azusa Pacific University, CA, USA

Donna Hunter is a doctoral student in the Department of Doctoral Studies in Education at Azusa Pacific University. She is also an administrator in a K–12 school in Southern California.

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