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The roles and function of educational technology in 2

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The roles and function of educational technology in 2

  1. 1. THE ROLES AND FUNCTION OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  2. 2. In Education, the term “21st century” is the central part of educational thinking and preparing for the coming future. One of the reasons why teachers and administrators are developing, planning or shall we say creating a new system of education is to make sure that all students are well prepared to face or to succeed in a very competitive world.
  3. 3. THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN DECIDING HOW EDUCCATION WILL STILL LOOK IN OUR SCHOOL AND CLASSROOMS: Instruction should be student-centered -The role of the teacher is a facilitator. Education in this century will be no longer about listening to the teacher talk and absorbing the information. For learning is about discovery, not the memorization of facts.
  4. 4.  Education should be collaborative -Students must practice on how to collaborate with their teachers and other learners. By collaborating with other will help them to gain more informations, combined it together and construct meaning.
  5. 5.  Learning should have context -This means that what students have learned will be very much useful not only inside the classroom for the sake of having good grades but also in their daily lives for them to be motivated and productive in the teachers part.
  6. 6. There is a call for action to integrate technology as a fundamental building block into education in three broad areas:  Use technology comprehensively to develop proficiency in 21st century skills.  Use technology comprehensively to support innovative teaching and learning.  Use technology comprehensively to create robust education support system.
  7. 7. IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY: o Improvement of teaching o Analysis of the teaching-learning process o Improvement of learning o Enhancing Goals of Education o Training to teachers o Development of the curriculum o Development of teaching-learning materials o Teaching-learning strategies o Development if audio-visual aids o Help in overall improvement o Identification of needs of the community

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