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Reflections on Education and Learning in Occupational Therapy for the 21st Century

Each of these will be discussed in tum. Instructional Technology. The advent of the Internet, Internet 2, cheaper and

more portable computers, and the maturation of Generation X, the first generation to have been raised in a multimedia stream of consciousness, has created a "Brave New World" in education. In spite of whatever attitudes, values, and beliefs any of us hold about technology in education, educational change is here (Baldwin, 1998)! Not only is it here, but also technology in education is forcing a change in the usual and customary ways of operating universities, businesses, and just about every aspect of our lives. Nontraditional education used to mean night school. Now it means taking courses, entire programs in a content area, and even PhD study "online" or via "distance" using the World Wide Web.