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Technology in the Classroom Too much? Not enough?. It’s a big world out there. Digital Chalk Blackboard D2L Moodle Knoodle Adobe Apple Google aps iNACOL Intel Education Web20teach Classtools 4Teachers DiscoveryEducation Education City Edublogs Edjudo etc.

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it s a big world out there
It’s a big world out there
  • Digital Chalk
  • Blackboard
  • D2L
  • Moodle
  • Knoodle
  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • Google aps
  • iNACOL
  • Intel Education
  • Web20teach
  • Classtools
  • 4Teachers
  • DiscoveryEducation
  • Education City
  • Edublogs
  • Edjudo
  • etc.
international society of technology in education iste
International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • A blend of AV and computer services
  • 60,000 members, $16 million budget
  • Elementary Secondary Education Act
  • Broadband, equipment, software
  • Teacher training
  • Vendors galore
objectives
Objectives
  • Lower costs
  • Engage students, increase self study
  • Reduce instructor lecture time
  • Reduce administrative paperwork
  • Increase time for special students
  • Improve high stakes test scores
  • Improve accuracy in reporting
publishers
Publishers
  • A huge industry with centuries of experience and tradition
    • Newspapers
    • Magazines
    • Fiction and non-fiction
    • Textbooks
  • Which ones are online today and how are user costs changing?
devices trends
Devices--Trends
  • Computers
  • Tablets—iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc.
  • iPhones, Droids, etc.

So, everything will eventually be on a phone, right?

instructor issues
Instructor issues
  • Do I really need all this stuff?
  • Is it pushed at us because it is cool?
  • Did the administration ask for input?
  • Do the techies care about my needs?
  • I’m busy, leave me alone.
digital 1 2 3
Digital 1-2-3
  • Digital download (low cost)
  • Interactivity (how students learn)
  • Instructor management (tracking, communicating, assessing, reporting)
2 learning styles
2. Learning Styles
  • Interactivity (games, challenges)
  • Labs, simulations
  • Active graphics
  • Visual stimulation and engagement leads to self-paced study
  • Speed of interface a force
3 instructor management
3. Instructor Management
  • Management of the learning process
    • Control of access
    • Tracking/monitoring/communicating
    • Quizzes, tests and assessments
    • Reports, certificates
  • Instructor time, efficiency
    • Reducing lecture time
    • Revising time allocation
speaking of testing 1611 testees
Speaking of Testing—1611 Testees
  • 0 at 100%
  • 8 at 90-99%
  • 48 at 80-89%
  • 130 at 70-79%
  • 290 at 60-69%
  • 415 at 50-59%
  • 726 below 50%
what instructors say today s class 2011 survey
What Instructors Say—Today’s Class 2011 Survey
  • 43% “strongly agree” and 50% “agree” that TC helps students grasp difficult concepts better than textbooks alone
  • 41% say “definitely” and 46% say probably that learning styles are changing and that students prefer using technology as contrasted to textbooks.
how is tc used
How Is TC Used
  • 67% assigned as independent study
  • 64% used in class
  • 56% incorporated in lectures
  • 40% homework

(Respondents clicked all that apply)

instructor likes
Instructor “Likes”
  • Graphics database—instructors can “grab” TC graphics to build presentations
  • Student tracking, assessments
  • Report generator & completion certificates
  • Ability to insert comments on any page
instructor support
Instructor Support
  • Toll free tech support or email
  • Webinars
  • All instructor requests are logged
  • Content & functionality updated “on the fly”
online demonstration
Online Demonstration
  • Samples of animations/course modules
  • Tools for instructors
    • Lecture Builder Pro
    • Notes on Pages
  • Management of the Learning Process
  • Reporting
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