Presentation Details

The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

The Impact ot Technological Innovations on the Alternative Modes of Delivery in Education

Connie Fajardo.


Advances in technology have revolutionized the way instruction is delivered to students. Traditional teaching/learning requires personal presence and face to face contact between teachers and students. Alternative mode of delivery came up with the distance education using television technology for instruction. Thus, teacher and students need not be in the same room. Students and teachers can be in different parts of the state, country or any part of the world but are communicating via simultaneous telecast. The latest advance in education technology is the development of on-line classes. What has been created is a virtual classroom--a classroom in cyberspace. There is no longer any physical classroom. Learning occurs in cyberspace, beyond the four walls of the classroom. In this virtual classroom, teachers and students from all over the globe can be connected and have simultaneous, interactive communication through the Internet and intranet communication system.

This paper will review researches about technological changes and its impact on the various modes of delivery of instruction. The expectation is that advancement in technology will improve interactive learning to the point where it can be used to teach practically any topic, at any time, from any place around the globe effectively and efficiently. It will also include opportunities and threats brought about by technological advances relative to education.

Presenters

Connie Fajardo
Associate Professor
Department of Business
National University

Connie holds a Doctor of Public Administration degree (DPA). She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has over 36 years of teaching accounting courses both nationally and internationally. She is currently an Associate Professor at National University, California, USA, where she teaches on-ground, online, and on distance education (video conferencing) courses. The crowning glory of her teaching career came about when she was inducted to the International Educators’ Hall of Fame in 1999.

Keywords
  • Technological Innovations
  • Alternative Modes of Delivery
  • Distance Education
  • Online Education



(30 min. Conference Paper, English)