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Next-Generation Educational Technology versus the Lecture


The author discusses how the next-generation technology of the advanced instructional videogame is waiting to take its place in academe and replace the large lecture course.

Joel Foreman

Joel Foreman is an Associate Professor in the English Department at George Mason University. He started building web based learning environments in 1996. His most recent client is the National Security Agency, for which he Co-directed a team in the design, construction, and assessment of several Web-based learning modules. His recent publications include articles on game based learning, digital writing courses, asynchronous discussion databases, and virtual organization and distance learning. Earlier publications include The Other Fifties: Interrogating Midcentury American Icons (Illinois Press, 1997), and articles on cultural studies in the classroom, computer-generated graphics, and organizational dynamics. Foreman's consulting work includes organizational analyses of the Hughes Information Technology Corporation, DynCorp, and Media General Cable. Foreman devoted the earlier part of his career to producing and directing broadcast documentaries. His favorites are documentaries on the novelists William Styron, Rita Mae Brown, and Carlos Fuentes.


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