“Digital natives are accustomed to the twitch-speed, multitasking, random-access, graphics-first, active, connected, fun, fantasy, quick-payoff world of their video games, MTV, and the Internet” (Prensky, 2001)
How do educators change the current education paradigm to fit the needs of today’s students?
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ITEM ANALYSIS BREAKDOWN
- Foundations of Instructional Technology 20%
- Learning Environments and Experiences 50%
- Professional Practice and Productivity 30%
- Technology and your Professional Practice and INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY STUDY GUIDE from Colorado Dept. of Education
- Understand the role of technology and its social, ethical, legal, and human issues.
- Understand the basic operations and support of technology in an educational setting.
- Understand principles of planning and designing learning environments and experiences supported by technology.
- Understand the use of technology to facilitate the development of problem-solving capabilities,
- Understand how to implement and manage effective learning environments supported by technology.
- Understand the use of technology for research, collaboration, and communication (information literacy).
- Understand the use of technology to enhance student productivity.
- Understand the use of technology to enhance professional productivity.
- Understand applications of technology in assessment and evaluation.
- Understand strategies and resources for professional development in instructional technology.
- READ- Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) Framework, Jo Williamson and Traci Redish
- REVIEW - HISTORY OF INFLUENCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTELLIGENCE & THEORY
Key issues in using educational technologies learner-centered pedagogies include:
- Allowing means for learners to build interpersonal connections and relationships
- Finding strategies that acknowledge differing learner needs, abilities, and interests
- Providing personal control and choice to learners, and
- Assessing and addressing the technology self-efficacy of individual learners
- Encouraging student-faculty contact
- Encouraging cooperation among students
- Encouraging active learning
- Providing prompt feedback
- Emphasizing time on task
- Communicating high expectations, and
- Respecting diverse talent and ways of learning
***A document that was created from over a century of research by the American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on Psychology in Education (1993) was revised in 1997 to detail 14 learner-centered principles (http://www.apa.org/ed/lcp.html ). McCombs and Vakili (2005) used those 14 principles to devise a learner-centered framework for online learning.***The framework focuses on ways to build a community of learners and suggests that an online course should:
- Focus on inquiry and problem-based learning
- Convey difficult concepts with bi-modal communication software
- Support collaboration as a means for learners to construct their own knowledge and contribute to a group
- Allow students to create electronic portfolios and other authentic assessments
- Incorporate initial and ongoing needs assessments that provide choice of activities and create optimally challenging environments
- Scaffold learning by creating hyperlinks to resources that help learners reach the next level of development
- Use a variety of technologies such as multimedia and streaming technologies to appeal to different learning styles and meet the needs of students with disabilities
- Provide ways for assignments to be graded electronically via a variety of assessments and have electronic feedback and grades available to students
LINKS AND RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS
- IMPORTANT! Learn the basics of computers… http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics
- Learn “how to” applications at http://www.edtechpolicy.org/howtoskills.html
- **Principles in planning with an Instructional Design Model… http://www.instructionaldesigncentral.com/htm/IDC_instructionaldesignmodels.htm
- Helping Technology Teachers Design Effective Learning Environments… http://sdexter.net/courses/589/downloads/%20%20ch1_intro_12.04.04.pdf
- 21st Century Skills Project… http://www.bie.org/research/21st_century_skills
- Information Literacy… http://www.webs.uidaho.edu/info_literacy/
- Using Technology to Increase Student Achievement… http://www.technologyintegrationineducation.com/profiles/blogs/part-2-technological-tools-in-the-classroom-increase-student?xg_source=activity
- Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning… http://condor.depaul.edu/acafflpc/aahe.htm
- STUDY *A Synthesis of…good assessment techniques
- Opened Practices, http://openedpractices.org/
- Instructional Technology Council