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What is Educational Technology

  1. 1. EDU626 Integrating Educational Technology Spring 2009 What is Educational Technology?
  2. 2. <ul><li>A Definition of Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The human process of applying resources to satisfy our wants and needs to extend our capabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology is defined above as the process we use to solve problems and extend our human capabilities. We can also think of technology as knowledge and as hardware (artifacts). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://cseserv.engr.scu.edu/NQuinn/ENGR019_301Winter2002/ADefinitionofTechnology.htm </li></ul></ul></ul>What is Technology?
  3. 3. <ul><li>What do you mean, media? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not mediums (that’s spiritualism)! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nor: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>When the media ask him [George W. Bush] a question, he answers, ‘Can I use a lifeline?’ ~ Robin Williams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 media 1 : a medium of cultivation, conveyance, or expression; especially : MEDIUM 2b 1 me·di·um 2 : a means of effecting or conveying something: b plural usually media (1) : a channel or system of communication, information, or entertainment </li></ul></ul>What about Media?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Media are for communication </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore, technology applications in media extend our communication capabilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In developing this site, we, the students of the Vancouver Film School-Multimedia , first had to define what the term media involved. It was our belief that the word itself implies the notion of communication. Therefore, anything that was once used to relay a message would be applicable. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Dead Media Project http://student.vfs.com/~deadmedia/frame.html </li></ul></ul></ul>Is there a connection?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Dead Media? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ . . . some media do, in fact, perish. Such as: the phenakistoscope. The teleharmonium. The Edison wax cylinder. The stereopticon. The Panorama. Early 20th century electric searchlight spectacles. Morton Heilig's early virtual reality. Telefon Hirmondo. The various species of magic lantern. The pneumatic transfer tubes that once riddled the underground of Chicago. Was the Antikythera Device a medium? How about the Big Character Poster Democracy Wall in Peking in the early 80s? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never heard of any of these? Well, that's the problem. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bruce Sterling Dead Media Manifesto http://www.deadmedia.org/modest-proposal.html </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Educational technology is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the application of technology in education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or, the application of devices that extend our capabilities in ways that enhance instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thus, chalk and a blackboard, pen and paper, textbooks and the big ol’ pointer, they all are forms of educational technology! </li></ul></ul>What is Educational Technology?
  7. 7. A broad concept
  8. 8. An evolving concept
  9. 9. http://ei.cs.vt.edu/~history/ http://www.thocp.net/ http://www.computerhistory.org/ Computing History
  10. 10. http://www.pbs.org/opb/nerds2.0.1 / http://www.archive.org/ http://www.archive.org/web/web.php http://www.walthowe.com/navnet/history.html Internet History
  11. 11. <ul><li>Stone tablets? </li></ul><ul><li>Wax tablets? </li></ul><ul><li>Slate tablets? </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon tablets? </li></ul>Media in Schools
  12. 12. <ul><li>What are the applications of various types of media and technology in the classroom or the school library media center? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tablets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper-based media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul>Applications of media & technology
  13. 13. Also assistive technology
  14. 14. <ul><li>Blogs and podcasts, oh my! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs and podcasts are changing the way we interact with information on the Internet . . . These are part of a reinvention of the Internet, referred to as Web 2.0, which is focused on using Internet technologies to connect people and information. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>While the idea as a whole extends into social bookmarking, collaborative development, and other tools, Web 2.0 is firmly rooted in the basic ideas of blogs. </li></ul></ul>Read Harris’s blog Infomancy Technology includes Web 2.0
  15. 15. <ul><li>Power of Anyone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clay Shirky, author of Here Comes Everybody, describes the coming of &quot;mass amateurization&quot; in the Power of One . He says the printing press was the first mass amateurization. Before the printing press, only scribes could read and write. After the printing press, it became common for everyone to read and write. Today we have the Internet and all the devices that are a part of it. Today information is no longer disseminated only by large media corporations. Anyone anywhere has the potential to disseminate information and opinion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatworldschools.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>The implications of web 2.0
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