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EducTechReport

  1. 1. Educational Technology 1 Technology and Education
  2. 2. <ul><li>In today’s higher education environment, either you stay ahead of technology or you get left behind. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Technology? <ul><li>a broad concept that deals with the usage and knowledge of tools and crafts , and how it affects the ability to control and adapt to the environment . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology Generated Tools <ul><li>Television Set </li></ul><ul><li>Cassette Player </li></ul><ul><li>DVD/VCD Player </li></ul><ul><li>Projector </li></ul><ul><li>Cell Phones </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Machines </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Technology offers powerful learning tools that demand new skills and understandings of students and provides new ways to engage student. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology is being used more not only in administrative duties in education but also in the instruction of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer technology represents access to new worlds. Computers provide information -- text, audio and graphic-based -- about new areas of learning, new places, new shapes, new worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>The computer is able to take on even more critical roles as &quot;information grabbers&quot; and organizers for individuals, schools and businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>By making written communications easier, computers can't help but boost our children's productivity and communications skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Like the telephone, computers have the power to bring people closer together </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia training can be less expensive than bringing employees and instructors together in one classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology brings individuals in competency than ignorance to global situation. </li></ul>Advantages
  6. 6. <ul><li>Making students exert less effort in studying. </li></ul><ul><li>Typical online education offerings a substantial narrowing of the concept of education to the detriment of students. </li></ul><ul><li>Online instructor finds grinding courseware development time costs, burdensome maintenance requirements, intrusive student e-mail demands, open-ended needs to stimulate and supervise online discussion, and other practical difficulties. </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer faculty teach many more students -- a process in which there will be more losers than winners </li></ul><ul><li>Proposals for electronic teaching require diverting limited university resources from traditional areas into new academic empires to be based on educational technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Online education is intrinsically very demanding of valuable faculty time </li></ul><ul><li>Make students want clear, precise, objectives-oriented curricula which may represent a narrowing of education, and may make them unlikely candidates for collegial work on faculty research projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology offers dehumanization in some aspects of living. </li></ul>Disadvantages
  7. 7. Future of Education based on Technology <ul><li>Education will become highly interactive, engaging the student every 20 seconds or so for a response, much in contrast to present-day passive lecture methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Education will become highly individualized, with world-accessible records of learning attempts by particular students, to enable computer presentation of education tailored for each student's past learning experiences and styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Education will become highly flexible in interaction, enabling natural-language tutoring using the Socratic method of tutorial question and student response. </li></ul><ul><li>Education will become highly accessible, opening opportunities for the disadvantaged in this country as well as for the millions in developing nations. </li></ul><ul><li>Education will become highly computer-mediated, replacing the lecture method in courses for 15 or more students. </li></ul><ul><li>Distance education will begin to displace campus-based education because the high costs of an interactive computer-mediated course can be justified only through their use by a large number of students than only distance education can provide. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why use Technology? <ul><li>Use technology comprehensively to develop proficiency in 21st century skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology comprehensively to support innovative teaching and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology comprehensively to create robust education support systems. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why teach about technology? <ul><li>People control technology, and technology can be used for activities that are meaningful to people. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology can take different forms, as in calculators, telephones, and tape recorders. It provides different, useful things in a variety of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology has rules that control how it works. Objects must have a source of power -- they have plugs or batteries; computers must have instructions -- either built-in or provided by the user. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer programs require different ways of organizing thinking. Some will ask you to match and rhyme, others will give you the freedom to draw or paint whatever you wish. </li></ul>
  10. 10. THE ROLE TECHNOLOGY CAN PLAY IN PREPARING OUR CHILDREN FOR THE 21st CENTURY <ul><li>Computers offer children highly individualized learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Computers can be very accommodating -- they can reach students at different study levels, any time of the day or night. </li></ul><ul><li>The sense of independence and accomplishment a computer offers children helps fuel their self-confidence. </li></ul>
  11. 11. KEY AREAS TO TECHNOLOGY EXPOSURE <ul><li>Computer as a learning tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer as a creativity tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer as a productivity tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer as a research tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer as an entertainment tool. </li></ul>

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