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Howard Budin

Professional Background

Educational Background

Scholarly Interests

Selected Publications

Budin, H. (2005).  Democratic Education and Self-Publishing on the Web.  In Crocco, M. (Ed.), Social Studies and the Press: Keeping the Beast at Bay?  Greenwich, CT:  Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Budin, H. (1999).   The Computer Enters the Classroom: Essay Review.   Teachers College Record, 100 (3),  656-670

Budin, H, and E. Meier (1998).  School Change Through Technology: the Role of the Facilitator.   Technology and Teacher Education Annual 1998.

Budin, H. (1996a).   Information Software and its Implications for Schools.  Social Science Record, 33 (2), pp. 52-60.

Budin, H., and Taylor, R. (1996c).  Decision Making for Technology. In P.S. Hlebowitsh and W.G. Wraga (Eds.), Annual Review of Research for School Leaders.  New York: Scholastic.

MSTU 4005: Equity, ethical and social issues in educational technology

Addresses a wide range of issues concerning equity and access, including differential gender, racial, and ethnic uses of computers. Examines legal and ethical issues in students' use of technology with an emphasis on improving access and use of technology for all students. Special fee: $35.

MSTU 4037: Computers and the uses of information in education

This course examines how computers can structure and present information, evaluates current educational software that uses information, and considers the design of software for integrating information applications into education. Prerequisite: MSTU 4030 or equivalent computer experience. Special fee: $45.

MSTU 4052: Computers, problem solving, and cooperative learning

Considers how computers may be used to promote cooperative learning in problem solving for students throughout the curriculum, focusing on the use of simulations, databases, programming, and problem solving software. Course content will include active participation in cooperative learning using computers as well as background work in educational theory as it relates to problem solving and cooperative learning. Special fee: $35.

Centers and Projects

Center for Technology and School Change

The Center for Technology and School Change helps schools integrate technology into their curricula and daily lives, by planning with schools for the use of technology, educating teachers how to use it, planning curriculum projects that include technology, helping teachers to implement projects, and assessing the effect of technology on schools. The Center is based on the idea that technology will have a large impact on the structure of schooling, as it has in the past, and that schools must plan for the kinds of change they want it to have. We believe that technology should be integrated with curriculum in ways that emphasize active student learning, collaboration, interdisciplinary learning and problem-solving in areas that are meaningful to schools, and conducts site-based research.