ILAET publication 1

Teaching and Learning in the Information Age:A Guide to Educational Telecommunications

Highlights the potential of educational telecommunications for curricular enhancement and professional development. Chapters on rationale for computer-mediated communication in the classroom, communities of practice, classroom implementation, and professional development follow a similar format, with outlines, overviews, teachers' stories, summaries, WWW search terms and pages to explore, discussion questions, and suggestions for using telecommunications projects in the classroom. Includes a glossary. For preservice and inservice teachers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

B.Berenfeld "Teaching and Learning in the Information Age"

ILAET publication 2

Beyond the Textbook Approach: Building the Classroom of Tomorrow

Using science and mathematics to capture the imagination of young minds, Boris Berenfeld, president and CEO of International Laboratory of Advanced Education Technologies, is a champion of schools around the world wanting to craft a new approach to learning that combines new technologies and bold curricula to bring these topics to life. Berenfeld’s London-based consultancy and technology provider seeks to reinvent teaching and learning in emerging felds like life sciences, nanotechnology, engineering and robotics. A Russian-born educator, technologist and biophysicist, Berenfeld spoke to Arabic Knowledge@Wharton about his leading-edge work to develop new ways of classroom learning and the magical ideas that inspire them.

B.Berenfeld "Beyond the Textbook Approach" [PDF]

ILAET publication 1

When Everyone is a Mobile Historian, Everyone is a Lifelong Learner

Collaborative, data-driven, technology-based inquiry has proven to be a superior learning strategy over traditional textbooks memorization and pre-canned labs. However, the constructivist, project-based inquiry approach has been mostly province of the physical sciences. The Red Dot Memories Project is the pioneering initiative to apply constructivist pedagogy to the learning of history. Developed by the non-profit Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in the Ukraine, in collaboration with ILAET, the project explored the use of mobile technologies in learning and teaching about the atrocities of the World War II in Ukraine and Easter Europe that are collectively known as the Holocaust by Bullets.

B.Berenfeld "When Everyone is a Mobile Historian" [PDF]