So Many Tools So Little Time

Presentation to Classrooms of the Future: Critical Reflections on Technology .
Tuesday, May 23, 2006

by Helen Mongan-Rallis & Terrie Shannon. Education Department, University of Minnesota Duluth.
Based on study of distance education at the University of Minnesota Duluth by Helen Mongan-Rallis, Trudie Hughes & Kim Riordan.

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