The Agricultural Education Magazine

The Agricultural Education Magazine publishes articles on instruction leadership, supervision, and curriculum development in agricultural education in the United States and other countries.

Articles from Vol. 73, No. 4, January/February

Agricultural Education: "Communication Technology in Use"
Walk into an agricultural education classroom today and you will notice that it looks dramatically different than it did a decade ago. Of course the students' desks are still there, and there still may be the traditional chalkboard and overhead projector....
Assessing the Influence of Communication Technology to Improve Learning
Effective educators focus their efforts on the learners and avoid the temptation of technology becoming the center-of-attention. A familiar cliche to agricultural educators, "the right tool for the right job," remains true for using technology in the...
Communicationg Technologies for Learning: New Tools and Proven Strategies
Welcome to the new edition of The Agricultural Education Magazine. The authors have put forward consistent themes to foster learning: expect change, encourage active learning, build from proven principles, ask good questions, check for meaning, expect...
Educating for the Future
The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), which represents the nation's pork producers, was one of the first agriculture commodity organizations to stake out a presence on the Internet in the early 90's. Our web site and its content has evolved and...
Fostering Active Learning Using Internet Communication
"Riding the wave of the future!" is a phrase used in a recent series of television commercials about using the Internet to conduct business. Do you feel as though you are riding the Internet wave, or do you feel more like you are going to be drowned...
Introducing: A Focus on Learning
As the new editor of The Agricultural Education Magazine, I welcome the opportunity to produce a magazine focused on ideas, strategies and tools that work for the profession. It is also a real pleasure for me to introduce Stacie Turnbull. Stacie will...
Reading, Researching, Writing, Reciting, Reviewing and Remembering": Revitied with Technology
To understand today, search yesterday. As an impressionable group of student teachers listened in the 1970s to the late Thomas "Cotton" Neely, former teacher, coach, and advisor at Lubbock, Texas' Monterey High School, a question from the back of the...
Ready or Not, Here It Comes!
It only seems like yesterday that I first set foot on a college campus and was floored by the concept of the Internet and e-mail. I remember thinking that the Internet was such an abstract idea and you one must be a genius or rocket scientist in order...
Technology and Computers in Education
Paupathy (1992) defines education as the development in knowledge, skill, ability or character by teaching, training, study or experience. Computers and other technologies address these components, by increasing knowledge, using skills, and providing...
Technology: Providing a Borderless Classroom
In the early 1900's, the found tion of agricultural education centered on teaching young boys production agricultural skills. The goal was to prepare students to go back to the farm. However, this foundation has evolved as a result of the expansion of...
Technology Tools to Enhance the Classroom Environment
Educational technology has been a part of our lives for quite some time. Some may remember the early versions of the teaching machines of the 1960s that held the promise of teaching children the basic skills necessary for success in school, while freeing...
Telecommunications in Your Toolbox
It's interesting when we as educators get out of the box and introduce new methods of learning to our students. We find ourselves moving cautiously because "this isn't the traditional way" of learning. Learning can now be achieved in not only the traditional...
The Superior Technology of Betamax
All you old timers remember Betamax. Sony Corporation's home video format. It was small, high quality, light, and produced by one of the leaders in the industry. And it was a failure. The technology was rejected by the general public in favor of the...
Using the Power of Technology to Enhance Online Learning Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow: Are We Asking the Right Questions?
In teaching workshops focused on how to create interactive online instruction. The most frequent question participants ask (before, during, or after the workshop) is "how long will it take to put my course online?" This question appears, on the surface,...
Using the World Wide Web as a Delivery Method
As the U.S. demographics change from a predominantly agrarian society to one that is more urban, technology has shown tremendous advancement. This advanced technological progress occurred dramatically in higher education, including agricultural education,...