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How technology impacts adult ed

Tech guru Corbin Ball [3] has written an interesting new article on how technology is impacting adult education [4]. The upshot of many of his points is that the Web is making us more impatient with some of the typical meeting problems, like PowerPoint abuse and talking head lecturers&8212;it's about time we just said no to this stuff! But new tech tools also are giving us lots of ways to augment learning through audience participation, from real-time Web-based audience polling on cellphones to blogging and Web archives of conference sessions. He doesn't break any really new ground, but it's a good wrap-up of what's going on technologically and how it is shaping the learning environment.