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Technology in Education A quick guide to educational technology Presented by Andrew Steinman
Goals of Technology in Education• Two major goals of technology in education: • Effectively enhance education of students • Prepare students for a technology-rich future Image Source
Educational Technology Theory• Many technology leaders follow instrumental thinking when integrating technology • Find reasons to use new technologies • “Shoot now, ask questions later”• Missional Thinking Image Source • Focuson enhancing student outcomes, using technology when appropriate Image Source
Missional Thinking Example• Problem of Practice: Assessment and Feedback • Provide quality feedback in a timely manner• Solution: Secure Online Assessments Image Source • Utilizing Moodle along with Student Test Viewer• Outcome: Quality Feedback in a Timely Manner • Additional outcomes include: • Prepares students for future online tests • GRE, MCAT, DAT, College placement tests • Going green: No copies, no paper
Formative Feedback• Problem of Practice: Need for additional feedback• Possible Solutions: • Clickers • Google Survey • Cell Phone Survey Image Source Image Source• Outcomes: • Instant Feedback • Dynamic Instruction Image Source
Classroom Collaboration• Problem of Practice: Opening communication in and out of the classroom• Possible Solutions: • Wikis • Blogs Image Source• Outcomes: Image Source • Community of learners that extends outside the classroom • Log of information and conversations
When Does Learning End?• Problem of Practice: Extending education outside of the classroom• Possible Solution: • Learning Management System Image Source • Moodle, Blackboard, Coursesites, Angel, etc.• Outcomes: • Online presence • Communication and collaboration Image Source • Center for learning
Student Centered Instruction• Problem of Practice: Actively engaging students in their education• Possible Solutions: • Data Collection Hardware Image Source • Simulations• Outcomes: • Students gather and transform actual data • New experiences Image Source
The Textbook Dilemma• Problem of Practice: Too many books!• Possible Solution: • Digital Textbooks• Outcomes: • Information is easily accessible • Less expensive Image Source Image Source
Integrating Technology• Problem of Practice: Teacher / Technology Gap• Solution: • Strong technology leader that understands how to research and integrate technologies, as well as train teachers on how to properly utilize technologies.• Outcomes: • Effective enhancement of education • Students prepared for a technology-rich future Image Source
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