Thursday, July 16, 2009

Introduction week 1

Hello fellow readers,
I have previously worked my way through through the introduction topic for FAHE11001.
I have learnt and discovered knew knowledge and skills. I have learnt what Netiquette is and discovered a synchronous communication method on the Internet called Skype.

It is evident in the 21st century that children have become technology driven students. These children have effectively acquired and integrated knowledge and skills that allow them to access worldwide information and communicate with others at the touch of a button. The list of educational technologies other than laptops and computers is everlasting. A large majority of technologies can enhance and improve a students learning experience and academic achievement. Hawkins, Panush and Spielvogel (1996) believe that technology will have the greatest impact on students learning when integrates into curriculum to achieve clear, measurable educational objectives. It is evident that technology tools and resources must be an essential part of both teaching and learning processes if it is clearly impacting on students' achievement. Technology not only engages students but is also a tool to find worldwide information, systematize, collaborate and incorporate data and present results. Technology doesn't only benefit students', it also offers teachers modern day teaching tools and strategies (NEIR - TECH, 2002) The biggest challenge is getting this technology to become easily accessable within schools for both teachers and students.

Netiquette is the term used to describe etiquette on the Internet. It details the rules of electronic communication.Things like correct grammar and punctuation as well as correct greeting methods.

Skype is an electronic communication method that people use all over the world. It allows individuals to meet and chat over the Internet. It is extremely important that you never give personal information like you address or phone number to anyone through electronic communication methods like skype unless you are certain that that person is who they claim to be.

Kind regards,


Hawkins, J., Panush, E., Spielvogel, R (1996). National study tour of district technology integration. New York: Centre for Children and Technology, Education Development.

NEIR – TEC (2002) Strategies for Improving Academic, Achievement and Teacher Effectiveness. Retrieved 17th July, 2009 from,

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