Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 446.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 07:11:30 +0000
From: "Marshall Soules" <soules@MALA.BC.CA>
Subject: ISTE Standards
I'm supervising a Master's thesis on the appropriate use of computing
technologies in collaborative online learning, and the candidate referenced
the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) National
Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and Performance Indicators for
Teachers. (http://cnets.iste.org/currstands/) I have some concerns about
these guidelines and hope members of the group might direct me to an
alternative, or help me adjust my thinking.
The guidelines seem too general to be really useful to someone looking for
anything like best practices. More importantly, however, the standards can
be read as a blanket promotion of using technology to enhance learning and
don't seem to reflect any sense of the critical thinking about the use of
technology (included as a recommendation!).
I'm wondering, then, if there is a set of guidelines for the adoption of
educational technology that is more focused and reflective in its
Thanks in advance,
Marshall Soules, Ph.D.
Coordiantor, Media Studies
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