Experience Designer: Learning, Networks and the Cybersphere
Tucson: Fenestra Books, 2002.
Reviewed by M. Kayt Sunwood, UW-Superior
offers a mixed review of Alger's 2002 book. Its message,
she writes, is an essential one for leaders in education,
government, and the private sector. But Alger's views
frequently get lost--thanks to "abysmal to nonexistent
copy-editing." (April 2003)
Portals and Higher Education: Technologies to Make IT Personal,
Edited by Richard N. Katz, et al.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.
by Ann-Marie Johnson, UW Oshkosh
To Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds –
for Better and Worse
by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998
Review by Patricia Ploetz, UW-Stevens Point
describes Healy's Failure to Connect as an insightful,
highly readable critique of the "technology craze"
mindset held by some educators. Healy cites convincing
evidence that too much computer exposure for very young
children may actually be harmful to their development.
Healy promotes a measured, "do it right when the
time is right" attitude towards the integration of
technology into children's education. (Jan. 2001)
Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies
for the Online Classroom
by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999
by M. Kayt Sunwood, UW-Superior, and Jane Henderson, UW-Stout
review marks the first in TTT's proposed series of reviews
of recent publications in educational technology. Included
is a link to a helpful Web companion to the book created
by Henderson and others. (May 2000)