Remember fifth grade when your teacher would show filmstrips in class? For the enterprising, it was a time to supplement book and classroom learning. For the rest of us, it was an excuse to catnap or shoot spitballs. Nowadays, the filmstrip is likely to have been replaced with a multimedia slideshow designed to complement the Standard of Learning tests. Will this new technology enhance the educational experience, or will it be a distraction? Education scholars John Fahey (James Madison University)Carole Inge (Longwood University), and Tom Sherman (Virginia Tech) discuss the place of the computer in the classroom.

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