Mersey Web Based Instruct Ppt Mod 6 Pt2 V2.0

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Mersey Web Based Instruct Ppt Mod 6 Pt2 V2.0

  1. 1. TECHNOLOGY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Module 6: Presenting Technology Research Part II: Presentation of Findings “ Issues In Use Of Web-Based Instructional Strategies” Meredith A. Koenig
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Integration Of Different E-Learning Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Issues In Technology-Based Education </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies Used to Incorporate Technology Into Preservice Education Training </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interconnecting Theme: <ul><li>Three different research papers all point towards a common theme: </li></ul><ul><li>The use of web-based instructional strategies can significantly enhance the learning experience but facilitator’s must be aware of potential technological , ethical and even political barriers to success. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Summary Article #1: Integration Of Different E-LearningTechnologies <ul><li>Web-based instructional strategies are part of an effective “menu” of technology resources to enhance classroom effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Skills sets that new and existing teachers need today include competence in technology-based teaching strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Integrating these technology-based approaches can help promote the educational advancement of minority & culturally-diverse student populations </li></ul><ul><li>The integration of such strategies must continue throughout the entire length of a participant’s education so they can function in electronic “communities of practice” (COP’s) </li></ul>Cartelli, A. (2008). Web technologies and the integration of different E- learning technologies. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies , 3:2, 23-35
  5. 5. Article #1 Common Thread : <ul><li>As part of an array of technology-based instructional strategies, web-based approaches can be of significant value to participant’s and facilitators but must be applied throughout the length of an individuals’ total educational experience </li></ul>
  6. 6. Summary Article #2: Ethical Issues In Technology-Based Education <ul><li>Although vital to effective classroom teaching, technology-based strategies such as web-based approaches present potential ethical problems involving: </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright (e.g., in order to reduce costs, facilitators may “re-cycle” educational materials found on the web without proper citation/reference) </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Privacy (e.g., participants may be concerned about disclosure of their learning status and/or difficulties) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility : (e.g. with nearly 20% of the U.S. population has a physical disability involving sight and/or hearing – how do these individuals receive tech-based educational offerings??) </li></ul>Hong, L. (2007). The ethics of instructional technology: Issues and coping strategies experienced by professional technologists in design and training situations in higher education. Educational Technology , 55:5, 411-438
  7. 7. Article #2 Common Thread : <ul><li>Potential ethical issues involving unequal access, misuse of educational technology/materials and possible conflicts of interest can present content developers with significant challenges….. </li></ul>“ Persuasive Quote By Author: “Similar to other professions, applications of instructional technology is not about a technical action - it is a process that includes moral and political consequences of our choice for action. Understanding the ethical implications of our choices will give us a grounding for practice…”
  8. 8. Article #3 Summary: Strategies Used to Incorporate Technology Into Pre-Service Education Training <ul><li>Employing multiple strategies works best </li></ul><ul><li>Good access to software, hardware and technical support is vital </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-media presentations are excellent </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration between teachers can synergize their own learning and classroom effectiveness </li></ul>Kay, R. (2006). Evaluating strategies used to incorporate technology into pre-service education. Journal of Research On Technology In Education , 38:4, 383-409
  9. 9. Article #3 Common Thread : <ul><li>Web-based instruction is an excellent approach but content developers must also keep in mind that a facilitator’s inability to access to good software , hardware and technical support can stop his/her best efforts to start programs… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Personal Reflection/Conclusion – The Great “Aha!!” <ul><li>This exercise gave me a new perspective on the use of technology (such as web-based approaches) in teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>My 3 most important “Aha’s!!!” were: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Gee-whiz” technology will not necessarily guarantee teaching success in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Some populations (e.g. disabled , minorities , culturally- diverse ) will need special consideration during instructional design </li></ul><ul><li>All this “tech stuff” still represents an incredible means to enhance the classroom learning experience </li></ul>

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