Faculty & Staff Publications

Publication Date

Spring 2011


Instructional Media Design


Today's K-20 educators are more adept at using technology resources than at any time in the past. Simultaneously, educators are ever more wary about technology resources because of the risk that the technology may fail at some critical moment in class, the risk that privacy issues may cause problems for their students, and the risk of unintended consequences for teachers who experiment with new technologies. For example, asking students to use some of the many new free or low-cost applications means that educators must be aware of advertisements for products that may be misleading, and malware that may compromise school or student computers. Further, part of the reason educators are able to enjoy so many of these resources is because they have been available free or low-cost, but the promise of continued availability of these resources is tenuous at best.

Document Type

Published Version


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Original Citation

Jo Meyertons
The Education Technology Front in 2011.
Oregon English Journal, 2011, volume 33, number 1, pages 4-9



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