It’s the study and ethicalpractice of facilitating learningand improving performance bycreating, using and managingappropriate technologicalprocesses andresources
includes processesInstructional and systems of Technology learning and instruction includes otherEducational systems used in theTechnology process of developing human capability
Behaviorism: early 20th century. Animal learning experiments of Ivan Pavlov, Skinner and many others.Cognitivism: 1960s and 1970s. Aimed at explaining brain-based learning. Cognitivists consider how human memory works to promote learning.Constructivism: 1990s. Learners construct their own meaning from new information, as they interact with reality or others with different perspectives.
Easy-to-access course materials: information is available whenever you need it. Student motivation: instant feedback, no judgement. Wide participation: long distance learning and access for wider audiences. Students’ writing: the use of word processors encourages students’ improvement on their writing skills.
Easier learning: software designed and developed to help students learn specific subjects. Better monitoring. Lessons and materials can be adapted according to the students’ needs. Differentiated instruction and active participation.
Teachers do not havethe proper skills to dealwith technology. Access might be limited. Many implementations are time consuming
Advisable tools: Class website Class blogs and wikis Wireless classroom microphones Mobile devices Interactive Whiteboards Online media
Teachers select media they believe will promote their instructional goals. Building student capacity for research. Making student inquiry more realistic, enabling students to present information in appealing forms. Offering students access to learning resources within and beyond the school.
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Educational Technology. Retrieved April, 18, 2012, from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Educational_technolo gy How will you teach me in the 21st century? Retrieved April, 18, 2012, from:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvyP-cwpHN8&feature=related