Web 2.0 Tools: Media for Learning Monday December 73:00 PM Saskatchewan
Media for Learning Media, first of all, is a term that is widely used but has many connotations. It is the plural of medium, which, itself, has many definitions.
Media for Learning Medium
intermediate or midway (small-medium-large)
through which something is transmitted or carried (“the medium is the message”)
Media for Learning Media (pl.)
means of mass communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, or television
materials used in a work of art (mixed-media artist)
Media for Learning The rise of technology and the Internet have led to media being thought of in even more ways
Media for Learning Media is not only the how of communication
Media for Learning Media is also the what of communication
Media for Learning Traditionally, learning was primarily Verbal/Auditory/Oral (Story-telling / Recitation) and Visual/Graphic/Observation (Drawings)
Media for Learning We spoke and listened and observed. Images were drawn. Words were spoken. Meaning was conveyed.
Media for Learning With the invention of mass print production, the written word and books became a standard means by which learning occurred.
Media for Learning With the invention of mass print production, the written word and books became a standard means by which learning occurred. Question: Is there a “sense” that learning via written words and text is perceived as “better” than other methods of learning?
Media for Learning Fast-forward to the mid-late 20th Century Mass Newsprint, Radio, Television, Telephones, and the Internet all play a part in learning. Implicitly or Explicitly
Media for Learning So, learning has gone from this...