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Introduction to educational                                                        technologyMart Laanpere, head of the C...
Prologue Conference joke: Rip van Winkle would survive as a teacher Technological innovations in education as “silver bu...
What is educational technology?
Educational technology: definitions In European contintental languages, the term ‘didactics’ is used   for “art and scien...
Change in learning environment Learning environment: range of contexts, components and   activities in which learning occ...
Virtual learning environmentsDimension       1.generation          2.generation          3.generationSoftware        Educa...
History of technology in education 1900: educational films B.F.Skinner: programmed instruction Seymour Papert (MIT, 197...
Bloom’i taksonoomia ja iPad
The main research strands in ET today Learning environments: LMS, PLE, e-portfolio, mobile, smart Content: standards, in...
Examples of our projects Dictum: coaching environment for middle manager training Paytec: interactive playdesk SELEAG: ...
One question Formulate one question about educational   technology: what confuses you or makes you   curious about?
Future trends: Educause Horizon report Time to adoption: One Year or Less    Mobile Apps    1:1 Tablet Computing Time ...
Educational technology studies In USA (PennState, Syracuse, Illinois) since 1970-ties, In NL   (UTwente) since 1993, in F...
Internet hunt (Web quest) Where can one attend a degree program in ed.   technology 100% online? Find a profile of a per...
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Introduction to educational technology

  1. 1. Introduction to educational technologyMart Laanpere, head of the Centre for Educational Technology, Tallinn University
  2. 2. Prologue Conference joke: Rip van Winkle would survive as a teacher Technological innovations in education as “silver bullets”: radio, transparencies, VHS, PowerPoint slides, Moodle, ... Advertaisement of IWB SmartBoard: the technology that does not require changing your teaching style Laptop schools experiment in Estonia 2009/2010 Steve Jobs & Bill Gates: educational system has not been influenced by technological innovation Educational technology: merely technological devices?
  3. 3. What is educational technology?
  4. 4. Educational technology: definitions In European contintental languages, the term ‘didactics’ is used for “art and science of teaching” “Technology in education” vs “technology of education” Technology: the systematic application of scientific knowledge to practical tasks Variety of definitions: EduTechWiki AECT definition by M.Molenda: the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources.
  5. 5. Change in learning environment Learning environment: range of contexts, components and activities in which learning occurs. Four dimensions: physical, relationships, structures and expectations, language and communication Taken for granted, that’s why reform pedagogies usually start from breaking down the traditional LE (Pestalozzi, Montessori, Steiner, open classroom…) Historical learning environments: Socrates and peripathetikos, apprenticeship, Rousseau Emile, early village schools The first virtual learning environments: 3D copy of classroom
  6. 6. Virtual learning environmentsDimension 1.generation 2.generation 3.generationSoftware Educational software Course management Digital Learningarchitecture systems EcosystemsPedagogical Bihaviorism Cognitivism Knowledge building,foundation connectivismContent Integrated with code Learning Objects, Mash-up, remixed,management content packages user-generatedDominant E-textbook, drill & Sharing LO’s, forum Reflections, collab.affordances practice, tests discussions, quiz production, designAccess Computer lab in Home computer Everywhere – thanks school to mobile devices
  7. 7. History of technology in education 1900: educational films B.F.Skinner: programmed instruction Seymour Papert (MIT, 1970): LOGO Educational media booms: radio, TV, MC, VHS, internet Distance education: form correspondence studies to Open Uni Instructional design: military training E-learning: Web-based learning environments Learning analytics: “the hottest topic” from 2011
  8. 8. Bloom’i taksonoomia ja iPad
  9. 9. The main research strands in ET today Learning environments: LMS, PLE, e-portfolio, mobile, smart Content: standards, interoperability, design, e-textbook Methods: serious gaming, self-directed learning Learning analytics: digital footprint, privacy, visualization Semantic web: annotation, learner models, recommendation Learning theories: connectivism, social learning, knowledge building, learning styles, cognitive load, communities of inquiry
  10. 10. Examples of our projects Dictum: coaching environment for middle manager training Paytec: interactive playdesk SELEAG: adventure game to learn European history Edufeedr: aggregator for blog-based courses Digimina: self- & peer-assessment tool for teachers’ digital competencies Dippler: a next-gen online learning platform, digital learning ecosystem
  11. 11. One question Formulate one question about educational technology: what confuses you or makes you curious about?
  12. 12. Future trends: Educause Horizon report Time to adoption: One Year or Less  Mobile Apps  1:1 Tablet Computing Time to adoption: Two to Three Years  Game-based Learning  Learning Analytics Time to adoption: Four to Five Years  Gesture-based Computing  Internet of Things Timeline: www.educationfutures.com/resources/timeline
  13. 13. Educational technology studies In USA (PennState, Syracuse, Illinois) since 1970-ties, In NL (UTwente) since 1993, in Finland (Oulu & Jyväskylä) since 1999 Qualifications: instructional designer (military training, content providers, service providers), training manager, IT support, educational software developer MA programme in TLU (since 2010)  12 students enrolled annually, mixed-mode studies  Curriculum: Project management, Research methods, Instructional design, Learning environments and learning networks, Composing digital learning resources, Innovation management, Evaluation and research in EdTech, Knowledge management, Observation practice
  14. 14. Internet hunt (Web quest) Where can one attend a degree program in ed. technology 100% online? Find a profile of a person, working as an instructional designer, and describe his/her main competencies How does the metadata harvesting work in European Schoolnet’s LRE portal?

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