Technology’S Influence On Student Learning

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  • What jobs will not require information technology skills? NONE!
  • It is essential that each of us possess the necessary technology skills since eighty percent of all jobs require a working knowledge of computers and the accumulative scientific and technical information doubles every five years or less. Technology will enable students to acquire those skills highly sought by employers in business and industry while they are becoming proficient in their career field. The use of technology will allow students better access to the Internet, e-mail, perform word processing projects and use software related to their scholastic interests.

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  • 1. Technology’s Influence on Student Learning  Let’s take a look Slide 3 Slide 6 Slide 9
  • 2. How does technology influence student learning?  Three primary goals  Achievement in content area learning  Higher order thinking and problem solving skill development  Workforce preparation
  • 3. How does technology influence student learning?  The relationship between instructional technology and student achievement  Vermont Reasoning and Problem Solving Standards  Dimensions of Learning Model
  • 4. How does technology influence student learning?  The Results Next, 58 valid data sets were matched in order to conduct a true repeated measures methodology (pre-test vs. post-test). The results are displayed below for the key subscales of interest: Subscale Class.Motiv. Metacog. Inq.Learn App.of.Skills Pre-test 4.00 2.17 2.49 2.04 Post-test 3.97 2.36 2.52 1.87 t-value .347 -1.96 -.458 2.00 df 52 56 56 56 p (2-tailed) .730 .055 .649 .050 Only the metacognition variable changed significantly in the predicted direction (1-tailed test probability = .028). Students reported higher levels of metacognitive skills at the end of the course than they did at the beginning.
  • 5. What and how children can learn  How technology can enhance how and what children learn:  Active engagement  Participation in groups  Frequent interaction and feedback  Connection to real-world contexts
  • 6. What and how children can learn  Students acquire a wide array of technology based skills  Will need to compete in the global market  “communicate, collaborate, analyze, create, innovate, an d solve problems”  Skills mastery in science, technology, and innovation are the keys to stronger economic growth.
  • 7. What and how children can learn  Spend more time engaging in collaborative work than non-laptop students  Lead to more student writing and to writing of higher quality  Increase access to information and improve research analysis skills  Become collaborators (interact with each other about their work)  Direct their own learning  Readily engage in problem solving and critical thinking  Consistently show deeper and more flexible uses of technology  Spend more time doing homework on computers
  • 8. Seven Factors for Successfully Implementing Technology for Learning  Effective professional development for teachers in the integration of technology into instruction is necessary to support student learning.  Teachers’ direct application of technology must be aligned to local and/or state curriculum standards.  Technology must be incorporated into the daily learning schedule (i.e., not as a supplement or after-school tutorial)  Programs and applications must provide individualized feedback to students and teachers and must have the ability to tailor lessons to individual student needs.
  • 9. Seven Factors for Successfully Implementing Technology for Learning  Technology use must be incorporated in a collaborative environment to be most effective.  Project-based learning and real-world simulations must be the main focus of instructional technology utilization.  Effective technology integration requires leadership, support, and modeling from teachers, administrators, and the community/parents.
  • 10. Conclusion  Technology will continue to change how we live, how we interact and how we work.  Employers indicate the extreme importance of computer competencies  Using technology will provide increased access to library and other on-line resources  Provide more opportunities for cooperative and collaborative projects.  Advance skill for employment in the information age.
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