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A College Student’s Guide to Computers in Education

A College Student’s Guide to Computers in Education
Dave Moursund (6/29/07) University of Oregon Email: Web: Free books by Dave Moursund:

This short book is for undergraduate and graduate college and universitystudents, and for others thinking about enrolling in higher education courses. The information and ideas presented will help you to obtain an education that will be useful to you throughout your life in our rapidly changing Information Age world. Change is an underlying theme of this book. You are living at a time of a rapid technological change. The rate of change is increasing. Such change bringswith it both threats and opportunities. You can shape your informal and formal education to diminish the threats and increase the opportunities. Gaining a competitive advantage is another underlying theme of the book. Whatever your areas of interest, you can gain a competitive advantage by developing a higher level of expertise in the areas and by developing an increased level of expertise in usingcomputers in the areas. Computer technology is a powerful aid to representing and helping to solve problems and accomplish tasks in every academic discipline. This book is a companion to A Faculty Member’s Guide to Computers in Higher Education, which is available free on the Website The two books share many of the same ideas, but theseideas are presented from two quite different points of view.

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A College Student’s Guide to Computers in Education

About Dave Moursund, the Author
“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” (George Santayana)

• • • • • • • •Doctorate in mathematics (specializing in numerical analysis) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Instructor, Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computing Center (School of Engineering), Michigan State University. Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computing Center, University ofOregon. Associate and then Full Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Oregon. Served six years as the first Head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Oregon, 1969-1975. Full Professor in the College of Education at the University of Oregon for more than 20 years. In 1974, started the publication that eventually became Learning and Leading with Technology, theflagship publication of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). In 1979, founded the International Society for Technology in Education ). Headed this organization for 19 years. Author or co-author of about 50 books and several hundred articles in the field of computers in education. Presented about 200 workshops in the field of computers in education. Served as a majorprofessor for about 50 doctoral students (six in math, the rest in education). Served on the doctoral committees of about 25 other students. Founding member of the Math Learning Center. Served on the MLC Board of Directors since its inception in 1976, and chaired the board for several years. For more information about Dave Moursund and for free online, no cost access to 20 of his books and a number of...
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