John Schmitz
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  • La Cumbre, Cordoba
  • Argentina
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John Schmitz replied to ITEN's discussion Bring your friends to ITEN, and become the regional star of a webinar presented to all the Americas! in the group ICTs in Education
"I could talk on the early history of using the web in the college classroom and for agricultural extension in Illinois and in India. My lab at the University of Illinois started using Mosaic in late 1992--the first graphical browser that led to…"
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ICTs in Education

Most countries in the region have introduced initiatives to integrate information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education with the purpose of modernizing pedagogical classroom practices to meet the needs of 21st. century society and improve the quality of the teaching-learning process for students in the Americas. Join this group if you are interested in discussing this topic with other colleagues in the Americas.See More
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Critical Thinking

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Name
John
Last Name
Schmitz
Occupation
University Professor, Researcher
Affiliated Institution or Organization
Cordoba E-Learning group
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PhD in Philosophy of Education from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Studied critical thinking and liberal education. After graduation in 1993 started the AIM Lab (Agricultural Instructional Media Lab) on that campus, an early effort to use the world-wide web for e-learning and agricultural extension. Ended up as an assistant professor at Illinois focusing on web-based training and digital libraries. Married an Argentine woman in 2001 and we moved to her hometown in 2005. Have taught online courses in critical thinking and ethics online since 2008. Our Cordoba E-Learning Group offers consulting and a Moodle-based platform for course developers.

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