EdTech's Impact on Education:

A retrospective review of a generation of technology in education

An online seminar – May 11, 14, 18, 21, 2020

Computers and digital tools are today an integral part of the classroom. We’re now twenty years into the 21st century, and we still hear about the need for 21st century skills, skills that often demand knowledge of digital technologies and their use. Innovation, and disruption, are still in demand because, we’re told, education is too slow to change. But though the computer and digitality are today well established in the classroom (and in the “virtual” classroom) it seems that these tools succeed more in serving traditional educational models than they succeed in changing education.
This online seminar will examine what has, and what hasn’t, changed in education through the use of computers in the classroom. It will present a critical perspective on the ways they are presently being used, while also pointing to where there are still rays of hope for real educational change.
Target Population
Lecturers, teachers, teacher trainers, researchers, educators, and policy-makers in the field of ‘The Use and Integration of ICT in Education’.
Teaching Staff
The lecturers are all highly experienced in the field with which they will be dealing in the lectures:
Professor Martin Weller, Jay Hurvitz, Ruthy Salomon, Paul Monheimer and Rob van Nood.
Technical Support
Technical support will be available to the participants throughout the entire duration of the seminar. All you need is an Internet connection and earbuds or speakers.
Cost and Registration
The following prices relate to the entire seminar (four sessions).
For International participants: $100. To register, click here.
For Israeli participants: NIS140 (subsidized price for teaching personnel in Israel). To register, click here.
You can also register to part of the seminar, as follows:
Registration for one session:
For International participants: $35
For Israeli participants: NIS45
Registration for two sessions:
For International participants: $60
For Israeli participants: NIS80
Registration for three sessions:
For International participants: $85
For Israeli participants: NIS120
If you wish to partially participate, please send us the necessary details (number of sessions and their titles) via email: international@macam.ac.il

**Registration, payment, and participation in the seminar sessions are on an individual basis and are not transferable for the use of another person.

Seminar Structure and Contents
The seminar will be composed of four 90 minute sessions:
Session 1: 25 Years of Ed Tech
Lecturer: Prof. Martin Weller
Date:  May 11, 2020, 9:00PM – 10:30PM – Israel time
Session 2: The Retreat from Web 2.0 and the Conquest of the LMS
Lecturer: Jay Hurvitz
Date: May 14, 2020, 9:00PM – 10:30PM – Israel time
Session 3: The Evolution of the MOOC
Lecturer: Ruthy Salomon
Date: May 18, 2020, 9:00PM – 10:30PM – Israel time
Session 4: From Static Learning to Constructionist Learning – When Digitality and Tinkering Mix​
Lecturers: Paul Monheimer and Rob van Nood
Date: May 21, 2020, 9:00PM – 10:30PM – Israel time