+Educational TechnologyTeaching and learning with Internet TechnologiesSANKARSINGH,C TECH1001
+Session 3 What is the Internet?Brief history, Critical key concepts for teacher-users NavigationHow do we access or explore online resources? What are some of the bestpractices, how do we evaluate the information and the services before us? CommunicationWhat are the various forms of communication enabled by internet technologies?How do people use them? How can they be used for teaching and learning? Distance EducationWhat is it? The role of the Internet in DE? Benefits vs.PitfallsWhat are the challenges of teaching and learning online? How do we respond tothem as educators?SANKARSINGH,C TECH10012
+The Internet :Mother of all Networks 1970’s US DOD (Dept of Def)developed 1st version of theInternet: DARPA Network(ARPAnet) Used for quick communicationamong researchers in variouslocations. 1980 NSF funds high-speedconnection among universitycenters based on the ARPAnetstructure Infrastructure A network of networks. Internet“between or among networks Networks connect computers toallow users to share resourcesand exchange information easily. A way for people in network sitesALL OVER THE WORLD tocommunicate with each other asthough they were on the samelocal area network.SANKARSINGH,C TECH10014History What is the Internet?
+The World Wide Web:An Internet Service an Internet service that linkssites around the world throughhypertext documents. subset of the Internet system refers to the entire “universe” ofnetwork-accessible information has a body of software, set ofprotocols and conventions We use a program called aWEB BROWSER to bring upone of these hypertext/media-based documents. Hypermedia [linked media]allow us to “travel” from site tosite. What browsers do you knowof? Which ones do you use?SANKARSINGH,C TECH10015What is the World Wide Web
+Navigation Internet protocols allowcomputers to communicate witheach other [ regardless ofmacs, windows, etc.] An important protocol is HOWWE LIST WEBSITEADDRESSES Every website has an address URLs are Internet addressesSANKARSINGH,C TECH10016Browser Uniform Resource Locator Gateway to the internet Software applicationprogramme installed on yourcomputer/device to allow you to“surf.”
+Navigation http://hypertext transfer protocol www.world wide web nationalgeographicname of site .comdomain designatorSANKARSINGH,C TECH10017Web Addresses Activity 1 (7 mins) Find one website with thefollowing domain designations: .org (organization) .gov (government agency) .tt (country) .com (business) .edu (educational) .net (network)
+Navigation with mobiletechnologiesGot a smartphone?SANKARSINGH,C TECH1001QR Codes8
+Navigation-Organization Search Engines are programs that help us to locate things:SANKARSINGH,C TECH10019 The address bar in the Google’s Chrome browser features a built-insearch engine. Other browsers may follow suit. Browsers allow us to Bookmark interesting sites that we may wish tore-visit/access more easily. Web services like Diigo also let us do this.
+Navigation-Research-EvaluationSANKARSINGH,C TECH100110Research & Evaluation Information located, now what? Information contained on awebsite must be evaluated. RelevancyIs the info related to the prob?Does it contribute to theintention of the search?Does it provide explanation?Examples? Alternativeperspectives? Credibility
+Evaluate = Read critically Who provided this information? Does the site author have authority in that field? If the site is published by an organization, do you recognize it? Is it clear when the site was developed and last updated? Is there a bibliography/resource list included? Is the content factual/opinion? Theoretical or evidence-based? Fact orfiction?SANKARSINGH,C TECH100111http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/Use the Criteria for Evaluating Website Content in your text (Chap 7) toevaluate the site above.
+Communication on the Internet Email Listservs/Mailing Listsa small program that automatically sendsmessages to multiple e-mail addresseson a mailing list Newsgroupsan Internet-based discussion about aparticular topic Blogs Wikis Chatrooms/Instant Messaging Discussion Forums Videoconferencing Social NetworkingSANKARSINGH,C TECH100112 www.techterms.com[Tech glossary for all your terms] Examples Gmail Wordpress, Blogger Wikianswers, wikihow Yahoo Messenger, WindowsLive Messenger, AIM chat Skype, Google Hangout Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Pinterest
+Distance Education(VIDEO)SANKARSINGH,C TECH100113 A mode of delivering instruction, oftenon an individual basis, to learners whoare not present in a traditional settingsuch as a classroom. Well over a century old(correspondence, home, independentstudy) Technology-mediated distanceeducation? Can you recognize any aspectsof distance education currentlyin use at your institution? Separation of teacher & learner Synchronous or asynchronous Institutional accreditation Use of mixed media courseware http://www.col.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/ODLIntro.pdf Blended learning? Openlearning?
+Identify the technologies in thecartoons belowSANKARSINGH,C TECH100114
+Benefits of various technologies inEducation Preparing the 21st century workforce Exploring the world beyond textbooks Accessibility Individualized instruction Reporting & analysis Improving student achievement Enhancing quality of student work Special Needs Benefits to at-risk studentsSANKARSINGH,C TECH100115
+ What are some of the characteristics of thetechnologies that impact teaching and learning Individualizing, organizing,personalizing searches Language-barrier removed Sharing, CooperationCollaboration Experimentation, scientificinquiry, data collection, student-centered investigation More? Limited functionality (free webservices, pay for what you use) Filtering Firewalls More?SANKARSINGH,C TECH100116+ -
+But when all the world’s a stage… MOVIE Netiquette Flaming Sexting Cyber-bullying Phishing Identity TheftSANKARSINGH,C TECH100117
+Utilizing Technologies to enhancethe teaching & learning process Screencasts [Screenr, Screen-cast-o-matic] See my screencast of screencasting :-) Podcasts [Garageband (MAC); Audacity (WINDOWS) Webquests [Intro, Task, Process, Evaluation, Conclusion,Credits]SANKARSINGH,C TECH100118[Hands-on/Lab work]