Educational Technology. “ Enhancing education through technology ”. What is Educational Technology all about?. Educational Technology.
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Educational Technology “Enhancing education through technology”
Educational Technology • Educational Technology – is a holistic application of learning theories to enhance communication through the use of instructional tools to impact learning and its assessment to develop 21st century skills.
Educational Technology • Use of technology in supporting learning process. • It refers to how people utilize their inventions and discoveries to satisfy their needs and desires such as in learning.
Educational Technology • It is merely concerned with technology as It impacts upon the learning process such as in: • Delivering learning materials • Facilitating communication • Providing assessment and feedback.
Educational Technology • It is the application of scientific findings in our method, process or procedure or working in the field of education in order to affect learning. • It is also a field study and profession.
Educational Technology • It embraces curriculum and instructional design, learning environment and theories of teaching-learning. • It is the use of all human inventions for teachers to realize their mission to teach in order that students learn.
Phases of Educational Technology Identify Objectives Start Design Learning Experiences Improvement Evaluate Learning Experiences
Technology in Education “ The application of technology to any of those processes involved in operating the institutions which house the educational enterprise”. • It includes the application of technology to food, health, finance, scheduling, grade, reporting, and other processes which support education within institutions. • The audio visual aids, software and hardware as learning materials.
Other Terms for Educational / Instructional Media • Training aids • Visual aids • Audio aids • Audio-visual aids • Learning resources • Instructional materials • Educational materials • Multi-sensory materials
Roles of Educational Technology in the Teaching – Learning Process • Traditional role - delivery vehicle for instructional lessons - learner learns from the technology and the technology serves as a teacher - technology is seen as a productivity tool
Roles of Ed tech in the teaching-learning process…. 2. Partners in the learning process (constructivist) - technology is a tool to learn with, not from - makes the learner gather, think, analyze, synthesize information and construct meaning with what technology presents - technology serves as a medium in representing what the learner knows and what he/she is learning
Roles of Ed tech in the teaching-learning process…. 3. Educational Technology helps improve the teaching learning process through increasing the degree of learning or mastery 4. Learning is interactive thus learners are encourage to participate
Roles of technology in learning from the constructivist perspective 1. as tools to support knowledge construction 2. as information vehicles for exploring knowledge to support learning-by-constructing 3. as context to support learning by doing 4. as a social medium to support learning by conversing 5. as intellectual partner to support learning-by-reflecting
Contributions of Instructional Media to the Learning Process • The delivery of instruction can be more standardized. • The instruction can be more interesting. • Learning becomes more interactive through applying accepted learning theory. • The length of time required for instruction can be reduced.
5. The quality of learning can be improved. 6. The positive attitude of students toward what they are learning and to the learning process itself can be enhanced. 7. The instruction can be provided when and where desired to necessary. 8. The role of the instructor can be changed in the positive directions.
Criteria in Evaluating Instructional Media • Size • Relevance • Color • Economy • Durability • Easy to handle • Novelty
If the content of the IM you find doesn’t match your objectives… • modify the materials • create new instructional materials
Principles in Designing Instructional Media 1. Materials are specifically designed for planned purposes. 2. Instructional materials are tools designed for teachers as well as for students/learners. 3. The use of content in the material is planned. 4. IMs specify the content to be learned, the techniques of presentation, and the mode of teaching associated with those techniques.