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Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet


reviewed by Steve Terrell — 2004

coverTitle: Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet
Author(s): Bettina Fabos
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807744743, Pages: 208, Year: 2004
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For many, the Internet is one of those modern marvels that suddenly appeared and rapidly became an integral part of our lives.  In fact, sometimes it is difficult to remember what life was like before it came along.  Little thought is given to its genesis or intended purpose; rather attention is focused on its ease of use and application to our day-to-day activities.  There has been little mention of a “down side” of the Internet; instead it is considered by many, especially in government and business, to be the savior of education.  Bettina Fabos’ Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway helps readers put this into a better perspective by presenting the history and a critique of Internet use in the classroom, offering best practice suggestions and presenting a case study evaluating how teachers and students are currently using the Internet as part of the educational process.   Fabos’ book is divided into two sections labeled “History and Context” and “A Commercial Highway in Every Classroom.”  The first section begins with... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2388-2391
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11362, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:27:50 AM

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  • Steve Terrell
    Nova Southeastern University
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    STEVEN R. TERRELL is a professor in the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. His research interests include motivation, attrition and evaluation in online learning environments. His recent publications include “Learning style as a predictor of success in a limited residency doctoral program,” in (Internet in Higher Education).
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