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Digital Technology in Education

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Digital Technology in Education

  1. 1. Digital Technology<br />Report by:<br />Zalzos, Alvin V.<br />2-19 BSE Social Science<br />
  2. 2. Digital Technology<br />Digital technology is a technology wherein the devices uses binary strings (1 and 0) for information processing.<br />The number 1 represents true/on and the number 0/off represents false.<br />These numbers represents data using a number of certain sequence. <br />For example: A = 01000001.<br />
  3. 3. Types of Digital Technology Used In Education<br />Productivity Tools<br />Instructional Software<br />Computer-based Learning Technologies and Instruction<br />General Reference<br />Research Tools<br />Subject-Specific CD-ROMs<br />
  4. 4. Productivity Tools<br />Productivity tools are programs that are specifically created to be used by professionals specializing in a specific field.<br />These productivity tools often helps the individuals do certain tasks.<br />Common examples include photo-editing software, simulation software, statistical software, etc.<br />
  5. 5. Productivity Tools and Education<br />Creation of materials<br />Reference<br />Collaboration<br />Planning<br />Archiving purposes<br />New teaching methods are introduced.<br />
  6. 6. Instructional Software<br />Instructional software are types of software that assists in the instruction of the students.<br />They generally provide the students the information regarding the lesson and is always followed-up with an assessment.<br />
  7. 7. Advantages of Instructional Software<br />Provides a new learning experience.<br />Allows independent learning.<br />More accurate progress-tracking system on the student side.<br />Cheaper<br />
  8. 8. Types of Instructional Software<br />Applications<br />Programs that are created to handle certain tasks.<br />They normally include productivity tools.<br />Examples include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, etc.<br />
  9. 9. Types of Instructional Software<br />Drill-and-Practice<br />They provide activities and challenges in order to reinforce their skills and learning.<br />After the activities, they often receive the results.<br />An example is the ECS Keyboard and Master the Facts: Multiplication.<br />
  10. 10. Types of Instructional Software<br />Tutorial<br />These software provide the students the lessons which may have or not have yet been studied earlier by the learners.<br />They have a pre-test, post-test and some activities.<br />An example is Auslan Sign Language Tutorial System.<br />
  11. 11. Types of Instructional Software<br />Simulations<br />These software provide the learners a digital representation of a real object.<br />They teach the learners while providing an accurate model of the topic.<br />An example is Infinite Physics Simulator.<br />
  12. 12. Types of Instructional Software<br />Instructional Games<br />They provide interactive learning by applying certain game concepts on the instruction.<br />An example is The Magic School Bus Series.<br />
  13. 13. Types of Instructional Software<br />Problem-Solving<br />Programs that tries to assess a student’s skills in analyzing and solving data and or problems.<br />Analysis, critical thinking, logic and reasoning is emphasized.<br />An example is StressAlyzer.<br />
  14. 14. Types of Instructional Software<br />Multimedia<br />Utilizes the use of images, motion clips, audio and text.<br />They provide a rich experience of learning.<br />An example is Microsoft Encarta.<br />
  15. 15. Types of Instructional Software<br />Teacher Utilities<br />Software used by instructors for non-instructional purposes.<br />They handle tasks such as record-keeping, evaluation, class administration, etc.<br />Examples include the PNU-Enrollment System and Head Master.<br />
  16. 16. Computer-based Instruction and Learning<br />They are computers that are designed to teach students.<br />They can be hardware- and software-based.<br />They can keep track of a student’s progress.<br />They can provide a simulated training for the students.<br />The other term for this term is eLearning or Electronic Learning<br />The basis for Distance Education.<br />
  17. 17. Advantages of Computer-Based Instruction<br />Performance increase<br />Accessibility<br />Convenience<br />Skills development for the modern world<br />
  18. 18. Assessment of Computer-based Instruction<br />Purpose<br />Target audience<br />Cost<br />Difficulty of Use<br />Hardware Limitations<br />
  19. 19. Types of Computer-Based Instruction<br />Computer-based Learning<br />Refers to the use of computers in a learning environment.<br />Further, classrooms applying this technique use computers as a primary tool for education.<br />
  20. 20. Types of Computer-Based Instruction<br />Computer-based Training<br />Computer-accessible materials used for training of the students.<br />Includes computer-operated simulators.<br />These materials encourage self-learning.<br />Has two kinds: 1.) Computer-based and 2.) Web-based<br />
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  22. 22. Types of Computer-Based Instruction<br />Computer-supported Collaborative Learning<br />These are materials that facilitate communication and cooperation between students and teachers.<br />They utilize the computer’s network resources and the Internet.<br />
  23. 23. Types of Computer-Based Instruction<br />Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL)<br />Any learning method that utilizes technological resources falls under this category.<br />They have the advantage of being more interactive, cheaper and convenience.<br />
  24. 24. General Reference<br />General reference materials are academic programs which provide learning materials similar to books.<br />They often include multimedia encyclopedias, dictionary and thesaurus.<br />There are two types: user-generated (e.g., Wikipedia) and traditional (e.g., Encarta)<br />
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  27. 27. Research Tools<br />Research tools are resources mainly used for retrieving information from several sources.<br />Most of these research tools use the Internet to search information.<br />They generally include search engines, wikis, blogs, internet archives, etc.<br />
  28. 28. Subject-Specific CD-ROMs<br />Subject-specific CD-ROMs are compact discs that contain instructional software regarding a particular topic.<br />They are often included as companion CDs for books.<br />They tend to have a much broader scope compared to digital encyclopedias.<br />They also provide rich multimedia content similar to those in multimedia encyclopedias.<br />
  29. 29. How does Digital Technology Help in Education?<br />It creates a new learning environment.<br />It allows obtaining and manipulating information.<br />Provides a way for new teaching strategies.<br />It can easily keep track of students’ achievements.<br />It can serve as a repository of older educational materials for future use.<br />It can make learning interactive.<br />Enhances accessibility to students.<br />
  30. 30. Follow-up Question<br />Are we ready for digital education technology? Why and why not?<br />
  31. 31. Thank YouAndGod Bless!<br />
  32. 32. References<br />Australian Flexible Learning Framework. (n.d.). Retrieved November 15, 2009, from http://pre2005.flexiblelearning.net.au/innovations/files/qld011/internet_version/User%20Guide.doc<br />Educational CD-ROM's & DVD's. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2009, from HighTechScience.org: http://www.hightechscience.org/educational_cd-rom%27s_and_dvd%27s.htm<br />Glossary: New Media | Hawthorne Videoactive Report. (2009). Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Hawthorne Videoactive Report: http://www.videoactivereport.com/glossary/2/letterd<br />Google Search. (2009). Retrieved November 15, 2009, from Google: http://www.google.com.ph/search?hl=tl&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=cuj&defl=en&q=define:Digital+technology&ei=GuUDS8vSBYXEsQOwicS4BA&sa=X&oi=glossary_definition&ct=title&ved=0CAYQkAE<br />
  33. 33. References<br />Instructional Software. (n.d.). Retrieved November 18, 2009, from http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/wagnerk/edtech580/instructionalsoftware.htm<br />Natobee. (2009, November 17). E-learning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-learning<br />Pritishchugha. (2009, November 18). Encyclopedia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia<br />Sadik, A. (n.d.). Types of Instructional Software. Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Slideshare - Present Yourself: http://www.slideshare.net/alaasadik/types-of-instructional-software-presentation<br />The Internet: Productivity Tools. (2009). Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Florida Center for Instructional Technology: http://fcit.usf.edu/Internet/CHAP3/CHAP3.HTM<br />Trueman, P. (2009, November 12). Binary Code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_code<br />

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