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Educational Technology (Quintana, Almendros, Pimienta) Educational Technology (Quintana, Almendros, Pimienta) Presentation Transcript

  • It’s the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources .
  • It is associated with: includes other systems used in the process of developing human capability Educational Technology includes processes and systems of learning and instruction Instructional Technology
  • Theoretical schools present in the educational technology literature
    • Behaviorism: early 20th century. Animal learning experiments of Ivan Pavlov, Skinner and many others. 
    • Cognitivism: 1960s and 1970s. Aimed at explaining brain-based learning. Cognitivists consider how human memory works to promote learning.
    • Constructivism: 1990s. Learners construct their own meaning from new information, as they interact with reality or others with different perspectives.
  • Benefits
    • Easy-to-access course materials : information is available whenever necessary.
    • Student motivation : instant feedback, no judgement.
    • Wide participation : long distance learning and access for wider audiences.
    • Students’ writing : the use of word processors helps to improve students’ writing.
    • Easier learning : software designed and developed to help students learn specific subjects.
    • Better monitoring.
    • Adaptable lessons and material.
    • Differentiated instruction and active participation.
  • Criticism
    • Lack of proper training
    • Limited access
    • Many implementations are
    • time consuming
  • Technology in the classroom
    • Advisable tools:
    • Class website
    • Class blogs and wikis
    • Wireless classroom microphones
    • Mobile devices
    • Interactive Whiteboards
    • Online media
  • Computers are used to support 4 goals:
    • Teachers select media they believe will promote their instructional goals.
    • Building student capacity for research.
    • Making student inquiry more realistic, enabling students to present information in appealing forms.
    • Offering students access to learning resources within and beyond the school.
  • A vision of 21st Century Teachers
    • References:
    • Dudeney, Gavin & Hocly Nicly. (2007). How to teach English with technology. England. Pearson Longman.
    • “ School technology in Education.” Retrieved April, 20, 2011, from:
    • http:// /topic/school-technology-in-education
    • Educational Technology . Retrieved April, 20, 2011, from:
    • http:// / wiki / Educational_technology
    • A Vision of 21st Century Teachers. Retrieved April, 20, 2011, from:
    • http:// / watch?v = B4g5M06YyVw & feature = related