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Beliefs Of Science Teachers Toward The Teaching Of Science/Technological/Social Issues: Are We Addressing National Standards?, Jon E. Pedersen, Samuel Totten Oct 2001

Beliefs Of Science Teachers Toward The Teaching Of Science/Technological/Social Issues: Are We Addressing National Standards?, Jon E. Pedersen, Samuel Totten

Faculty Publications: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

As science educators, we must view the changing nature of society brought on by technology and the global nature of society as an impetus to reexamine the nature of science instruction. We have been bestowed with the responsibility to educate students on a variety of topics that less than two decades ago did not exist. Many of these social issues are controversial in nature and are directly linked to the local, regional, national, and global communities in which we exist. However, including these social issues in the extant curriculum of science has, at best, been limited. This is true even ...


Technology As A Mirror, Judith A. Ramaley Jul 2001

Technology As A Mirror, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

IN CYBERSPACE instructors are more exposed, vulnerable, and less able to retain a veil of superior knowledge and expertise that has given scholars a sense of identity. We can, however, deepen our understanding, authentically practice the disciplines that we love, and enter new relationships to the learners who entrust themselves to our care. This I learned from faculty I consulted at the University of Vermont. And this is how technology can influence--and further--the aims of education.


Education In The Age Of The Internet: The Euphoria Of Technology, Lily Kong Mar 2001

Education In The Age Of The Internet: The Euphoria Of Technology, Lily Kong

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

In an earlier commentary (Kong, 1999), I raised the issue of distance from the 'centre' as a barrier to a researcher's participation in the academic circuit, despite the advent of technology and the possibilities it brings of decreasing relative distance. In this commentary, I wish to focus on what technology may and may not do for teaching and learning, and thus to balance some of the overstated claims about the imminent replacement of classrooms and lecture halls with virtual campuses.


Innovations In School Food Purchasing, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Mary B. Gregorie Jan 2001

Innovations In School Food Purchasing, Catherine H. Strohbehn, Mary B. Gregorie

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

There is much local interest in and government support for efforts to develop stronger links between schools and local growers and producers. Several successful programs have been developed that provide models for school foodservice direclors who are interested in this effort. Benefits and challenges do exist in Ihe developmenl of these new markets, both from the perspective of the school foodservice projessional and the producm. Discussions of the benefits, obstacles, and pilot, projects are included in this report.


Ec01-157 Precision Agriculture: Untangling The Gps Data String, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk Jan 2001

Ec01-157 Precision Agriculture: Untangling The Gps Data String, Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Most people associate precision farming or site-specific management with the global positioning system (GPS). It is used to locate the antenna of aGPS receiver on Earth. GPS provides the opportunity to record a set of geographic coordinates that specify a particular field location. Therefore, field data collected using GPS technology is georeferenced. Processing of these data is complicated, and software packages designed for precision farming applications have built-in capabilities to interpret the GPS receiver output. However, some simple operations can be performed using standard office software. In this case, it is necessary to know the basics behind GPS data. The ...