Transforming Learning with Unique, Powerful Technology. Sharie Brice Anthony Holland Chasidy Taylor. Have you thought about it? . “What can you teach with technology that you cannot teach just as well without it?”. Unique. Powerful. Transformative .
“What can you teach with technology that you cannot teach just as well without it?”
Technology and Constructivist Approaches
Importance of information literacy is to recognize the difference among information source (ex. What is persuasive? What is objective? What is satirical?)
Internet Literacy is an important part of information literacy. Internet literacy is the important to understand information presented online in electronic formats.
What is digital Literacy?
Types of digital literacy
Photo-visual literacy (reading visual images)
Reproduction literacy ( creating new interpretations using existing materials)
Branching literacy (creating knowledge in nonlinear ways)
Information literacy (asking questions about the reliability of information
Socio-emotional literacy (using analytical and critical thinking skills when using information)
The Virtual Playground (VP) is an engaging simulation environment for children between 8 and 12 y. old. It has been designed as part of a research study investigating the effect of interactive virtual reality environments on learning. Children wear 3D glasses and use a 3D computer mouse (called a "wand") to design a virtual playground. In this playground, the child user assumes the role of a designer that must carry out tasks, such as planning the layout of the playground by modifying, resizing and placing its various elements. These tasks require solving mathematical fraction problems. The VP is used for research in evaluating interactivity in virtual environments for learning.
This research was conducted by Maria Roussou as part of her PhD work in Computer Science at the University College London. The studies were held in 2005.
Information technology and creative practice: