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Information about Educational Technology

Published on January 24, 2014

Author: jam18



TECHNOLOGY Traditional Way i.e. as delivery vehicles for instructional lessons. Constructivist way i.e. as partner in the learning process.

TRADITIONAL WAY The learner learns from the technology and the technology serves as a TEACHER.

CONSTRUCTIVIST WAY analyze Technology serves as a PARTNER IN LEARNING.

Traditi Point of View onal • Technology serves as source and presenter of knowledge. • It is assumed that “knowledge is embedded in the technology and the technology presents that knowledge to a student.” • Technology like computers is seen as productivity tool.


Construc Point of View tivist • Educational technology serves as learning tools to learn with. • It engages learners in active, constructive, intentional, authentic and cooperative learning. • It provides opportunities for technology and learner interaction for meaningful learning.


1 Technology as tools to support knowledge construction: • For representing learner’s ideas, understanding, and beliefs • For producing organized, multimedia knowledge bases by learners ROLES OF TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING (Jonassen, et al 1999)

2 Technology as information vehicles for exploring knowledge to support learning-by-constructing: • For accessing needed information • For comparing perspectives, beliefs and world views ROLES OF TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING (Jonassen, et al 1999)

3 Technology as context to support learning-by-doing: • For representing and simulating meaningful real-world problems, situations and contexts • For representing beliefs, perspectives, arguments and stories of others • For defining a safe, controllable problem space for student thinking ROLES OF TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING (Jonassen, et al 1999)

4 Technology as a social medium to support learning by conversing: • For collaborating with others • For discussing, arguing and building consensus among members of a community • For supporting discourse among knowledge-building communities ROLES OF TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING (Jonassen, et al 1999)

5 Technology as intellectual partner to support learning-by-reflecting: • For helping what learners to articulate and represent what they know • For reflecting on what they have learned and how they came to know it • For supporting learners internal negotiations and meaning making • For constructing personal representations of meaning • For supporting mindful thinking ROLES OF TECHNOLOGY IN LEARNING (Jonassen, et al 1999)

When used effectively, research indicates that technology: 1. augments motivation to learn; 2. encourages collaborative learning; 3. supports the development of critical thinking skills; and 4. supports the development of problem solving skills

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