In "Information Technology Tools and The Future of Teaching and Learning: An Interview with Gary Staunch," Gary Staunch talks about the ways that teaching/learning spaces are changed with technology.
The Technology Source May/June 1999 by James L. Morrison and Gary Staunch
"When students have access to up-to-the-minute, current information, and when that information is shared with their peers and faculty, the learning experience changes dramatically. Teachers, who used to be the subject matter experts and the deliverers of all content, will transfer more of the learning process and responsibility to students. Students then become responsible for understanding where to access information and how to collaborate in a Web-based environment. Students must ask themselves: How do I learn? How can I use information and technology to gain information? Such an experience prepares an individual to be a life-long learner, which is critical for success in the workforce of tomorrow. So the whole learning paradigm changes. On top of that, technology enables students to express themselves differently than they ever have before. Students are no longer limited to using a piece of paper and a pencil or pen, but instead have a unique online environment in which they can express what information they have been able to gather, internalize that data, and then integrate it into their assignments."
Enhancements: How Using Technology Changes What Faculty Do.
In January 1998, the Faculty Development Committee of the Indiana Partnership for Statewide Education issued a call to Indiana faculty teaching with technology that invited them to consider the question "Using Technology to Enhance Learning: How Does It Change What Faculty Do?" More than thirty faculty answered the call; in October 1998, the committee published 24 of their articles simultaneously in print and on the Web site of the Indiana Higher Education Telecommunication System.
How Using Technology Affects the Learning Process and Faculty Behavior
The Technology Source May/June 2000 by Nancy Millichap
The writers reveal in a number of ways the effects that the incorporation of technology had on their own thinking about their roles in the classroom. Paul Ranieri (Ball State University) includes in Measuring Ourselves: Adapting a First-Year Writing Course for Distance Education several examples of the ways in which preparing materials to help his distance education students understand the subject matter visually gave him new insights into effective techniques of making abstract information comprehensible and meaningful. Elaine Kleiner (Indiana State University), author of Preparing to Teach at a Distance: Using Nicenet's "Internet Classroom Assistant" to Create a Community of Writers, comments on the way in which the use of online interaction tools "[changes] the instructor-student relationship, putting it on a more personable and equal footing."