Carl Lund
ED TECH 603
November 1, 2013
Technology in
Education
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 Mitra’s work in India
 Video conferencing in rural Canada
Key Question
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 Not if web-based instruction is better
 Rather: how could tech reach learners?
Malaysia
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 Government initiatives
 Lack of teacher preparedness
 Some successes
Teacher Preparation
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 Cultural norms in higher ed
 Adult learners’ preferences
Paper Exploration
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 How teachers are trained to use tech
 How they implement tech
Working Thesis
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 Cultural norms must be an important factor to
consider for technology to be a component of
successful i...
References
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Abidin, M. J. Z., Low, J. S. P., & Raman, P. (2012). Using web-based resources in reading
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Technology and Malaysian Education

  1. 1. Carl Lund ED TECH 603 November 1, 2013
  2. 2. Technology in Education   Mitra’s work in India  Video conferencing in rural Canada
  3. 3. Key Question   Not if web-based instruction is better  Rather: how could tech reach learners?
  4. 4. Malaysia   Government initiatives  Lack of teacher preparedness  Some successes
  5. 5. Teacher Preparation   Cultural norms in higher ed  Adult learners’ preferences
  6. 6. Paper Exploration   How teachers are trained to use tech  How they implement tech
  7. 7. Working Thesis   Cultural norms must be an important factor to consider for technology to be a component of successful instruction.  However, technology cannot supplant quality teachers; rather, it can enhance educational opportunities.
  8. 8. References         Abidin, M. J. Z., Low, J. S. P., & Raman, P. (2012). Using web-based resources in reading comprehension in a rural primary school. Malaysian Journal of ELT Research, 8(1), 119-152. Retrieved from http://www.melta.org.my Barton, S.M. (2008). Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia—Academic guanxi. In C. Bonk et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 3385-3394). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved October 30, 2013 fromhttp://www.editlib.org/p/30146. Clark, R. E. (Ed.). (2012). Learning from media: Arguments, analysis, and evidence (2nd ed.). Charlotte, NC: Information Age. Ismail, I., Idrus, R. M., Baharum, H., Rosli, M., & Abu Ziden, A. (2011). The learners’ attitudes towards using different learning methods in e-Learning portal environment. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 6(3), 49-52. Retrieved October 30, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/45152. Li, Q., Moorman, L., & Dyjur, P. (2010). Inquiry-based learning and e-mentoring via videoconference: a study of mathematics and science learning of Canadian rural students. Educational Technology Research and Development, 58, 729-753. doi: 10.1007/s11423-010-9156-3 Mitra, S. (2013). Build a school in the cloud [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud.html Wong, S. L., & Teo, T. (2009). Investigating the technology acceptance among student teachers in Malaysia: An application of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 18(2), 261-272. Retrieved October 25, 2013 from Education Research Complete.

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