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  1. 1. Review of an Educational Digital Technology ICT Blog
  2. 2. Review of an ICT Blog Introductionhttp://avispector.wordpress.com/category/smartboard/This blog aims to bring Quebec General Adult Education (FGA) teachers together from across Quebec to share ICT tips and suggestions in a friendly and informal environment.
  3. 3. Review of an CT Blog Why review a Blog? Popularity in educational institutions Many teacher related blogs on the internet It is an important tool for educators to share ideas, useful information and tips among co-workers Blogs often act as a support system for teachers where they can access ideas, tools, and gain support and recognition from other professionals in the field Some blogs have become nationally recognized as a tool Reliable source to communicate with one another regarding issues in education such as classroom management techniques and policies Blogs in education are called “edublogs”. an edublog is a kind of blog written by someone with a stake in education Educators who blog are sometimes called edubloggersSource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edublog
  4. 4. Review of an ICT BlogNeeds Analysis Based on the following assumptions: a. Motivation b. Self-directedness c. Level of computer literacy d. Language e. Transferability f. Support g. Support
  5. 5. Review of an ICT BlogToolsHypermedia Rational: Hypermedia is used as a logical extension of the term hypertext in which graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks intertwine to create a generally non-linear medium of information. This contrasts with the broader term multimedia, which may be used to describe non- interactive linear presentations as well as hypermediaSource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypermedia
  6. 6. Review of an ICT BlogToolsAsynchronous e-Learning Rationale:a. Asynchronous e-learning, commonly facilitated by media such as e-mail and discussion boards, supports work relations among learners and with teachers, even when participants cannot be online at the same time.b. It is a key component of flexible e-learning. In fact, many people take online courses because of their asynchronous nature, combining education with work, family, and other commitments.c. Asynchronous e-learning makes it possible for learners to log on to an e-learning environment at any time and download documents or send messages to teachers or peers.Source: http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AsynchronousandSynchronousELea/163445
  7. 7. Review of an ICT Blog Part One The Creators of the Blog Objective of the Blog The Target Audience Contents Ways of using Writing Style Complexity
  8. 8. Review of an ICT Blog Part TwoWebsite Evaluation Criteria Currency Verifiability http://www.learnquebec.ca/ http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/recit Authorship http://avispector.wordpress.com/about/ Usability Flexibility Consistency Resources References
  9. 9. Review of an ICT Blog e-Learning Summative Evaluation Part ThreeThe Kirkpatrick Model for Summative EvaluationLevel One: Reaction - Relevance - Ability to maintain interest - Appropriate - Easy to navigate - Perceived value and transferabilityLevel Two: Learning - Acquired new knowledge - Teach was it was suppose to teachLevel Three: Behavior - Copyright - EULALevel Four: Results - Reinforcement
  10. 10. Review of an ICT Blog Part Four Learning TheoriesRichard Mayer - Cognitive Theory of Multimedia LearningThe Multimedia Principle states that “People learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone”. - There are two separate channels (auditory and visual) for processing information (sometimes referred to as Dual-Coding theory) - Design Principles including providing coherent verbal, pictorial information, guiding the learners to select relevant words and images, and reducing the load for a single processing channel. Source: http://www.learning-theories.com/cognitive-theory -of-multimedia-learning-mayer.html
  11. 11. Review of an ICT Blog Part FourLearning Theories (Cont’d)John Keller -The ARCS Model (Instructional Design)  Attention – Explanation  Relevance – For a software training program, the benefit to users could be to make them more productive or reduce their frustration with an application  Confidence – In Technology-based training programs, students should be given estimates of the time required to complete the lessons….  Satisfaction – The best way for learners to achieve satisfaction is for them to find their new skills immediately useful and beneficial on the job. Source: http://www.e-learningguru.com/articles/art3_5.htm
  12. 12. Review of an ICT Blog Part FourLearning Theories (Cont’d)Malcolm Knowles Theory of Adult Learning (andragogy)andragogy assumes the following about the design of learning:1. Adults have the need to know why they are learning something2. Adult learn through doing3. Adults are problem solvers4. Adults learn best when the subject is of immediate use5. Allows adults to learn on their own and from their mistakes
  13. 13. Review of an ICT Blog Advantages & Disadvantages Part FiveQuality Assessment of the blog is based on the following:The Canadian Recommended E-Learning Guidelines (CanREGs)The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) National Educational Technology Standards (NETS.T) and Performance Indicators for Teachers
  14. 14. Review of an ICT Blog AdvantagesISTE International Society for Technology in Education (NETS.T) National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for TeachersFive Principles1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity - Exploring issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments - Develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all learner to pursue their individual objective and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and asses their own progress3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning - Model and facilitate effective use of current and emerging digital tools to locate, analyze, evaluate and use information resources to support learning4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility - Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of technology and information5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership - Participate in local learning communities to explore creative applications of technology to improve learning
  15. 15. Review of an ICT Blog AdvantagesReview based on the Canadian Recommended E-Learning Quality Guidelines (CanREGs)Three Main Categories1.Quality Outcomes from e-learning Products and Services Relevant to employment2. Quality Processes and Practices in e-learning Products and Services Provided skills and knowledge required to manipulate and interact with the technology being used3. Quality Inputs and Resources for e-Learning Products and Services Curriculum Content Learning Materials Product Service information Learning materials and delivery reflect sound technical design A complete learning package ICT Terminology Email RSS
  16. 16. Review of an ICT Blog DisadvantageISTE International Society for Technology in Education (NETS.T) National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for TeachersFive Principles1. Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity2. Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments Did not provide learners with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching3. Model Digital-Age Work and Learning4. Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility5. Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership
  17. 17. Review of an ICT Blog DisadvantageReview based on the Canadian Recommended E-Learning Quality Guidelines (CanREGs)Three Main Categories1.Quality Outcomes from e-learning Products and Services - When finished, the learner is awarded course credits or credentials2. Quality Processes and Practices in e-learning Products and Services Delivery and management of learning - Did not support interaction and the development of learning communities - Assessment of learning - Not competency based3. Quality Inputs and Resources for e-Learning Products and Services - Intended learning outcomes - Teaching/Learning materials - Not accessible to those with disabilities
  18. 18. Review of an ICT Blog DisadvantageBlog did not integrate:Adaptive and Assistive Technology- Speech Recognition- Speech Synthesis- Screen magnifierOnly two of human senses were used (seeing and hearing)- Evaluation of material- Learning Assessment- Interaction
  19. 19. Review of an ICT Blog ConclusionConsistent with the set learning objectiveConsistent with adult learning, education and instructional design theoriesConsistent with educational technology standards and qualityGraphics, video were not over-poweringClear audible voiceTrustworthyRecommend
  20. 20. Review of an ICT Blog RecommendationInteractive webpage hosted by education specific websites such as:Wimba Classroomhttp://www.wimba.comSakaihttp://sakaiproject.orgMaking the blog accessible to world-wide learners

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