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Assignment 10: Reading: Media Comparison Research

http://www.gsu.edu/~mstswh/courses/ it7000/papers/media.htm This article gives a brief definition of media as “Media refers to a class of instructional resources and representing all aspects of the mediation of instruction through the agency of reproducible events. It includes the materials themselves, the instruments used to deliver the materials to learners and the techniques or methods employed. (Allen 1)” The three goals of media research are obtain knowledge ...

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Assignment 10: Reading: Media Comparison Research

http://www.gsu.edu/~mstswh/courses/ it7000/papers/media.htm This article gives a brief definition of media as “Media refers to a class of instructional resources and representing all aspects of the mediation of instruction through the agency of reproducible events. It includes the materials themselves, the instruments used to deliver the materials to learners and the techniques or methods employed. (Allen 1)” The three goals of media research are obtain knowledge ...

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Assignment 9: Reading: The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools

http://www.athensacademy.org/ instruct/media_tech/reeves0.html The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools: A Research Report prepared for The Bertelsmann Foundation In this article, the author discusses the impact of technology and its role in the K-12 environment. In the introduction he points out that students can learn from technology or learn with technology. I think those are very interesting distinctions as learning from technology seems to imply ...

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Assignment 9: Reading: The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools

http://www.athensacademy.org/ instruct/media_tech/reeves0.html The Impact of Media and Technology in Schools: A Research Report prepared for The Bertelsmann Foundation In this article, the author discusses the impact of technology and its role in the K-12 environment. In the introduction he points out that students can learn from technology or learn with technology. I think those are very interesting distinctions as learning from technology seems to imply ...

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Assignment 8: Reading: Computers Make Kids Smarter-Right

http://www.technos.net/tq_07/2cuban.htm Computers Make Kids Smarter-Right? by Heather Kirkpatrick and Larry Cuban This article questions the conventional wisdom that money spent on technology is well spent and helps students become smarter. As the authors point out, the results of studies on effectiveness of technology on learning have been mixed. To determine the effectiveness of technology, people(educators, parents, interested parties) need to examine the following carefully: 1. ...

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Assignment 8: Reading: Computers Make Kids Smarter-Right

http://www.technos.net/tq_07/2cuban.htm Computers Make Kids Smarter-Right? by Heather Kirkpatrick and Larry Cuban This article questions the conventional wisdom that money spent on technology is well spent and helps students become smarter. As the authors point out, the results of studies on effectiveness of technology on learning have been mixed. To determine the effectiveness of technology, people(educators, parents, interested parties) need to examine the following carefully: 1. ...

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Assignment 7: Instructional Design models

Of the learning models presented in class on 9/22, I found cognitive learning to be the most confusing. I had some difficulty conceptualizing it and relating it to a classroom situation. I found anchored learning to the most interesting of the theories and the one which seemed most likely to be framed in a creative wrapper. Anchored learning starts with a concept and radiates outward. ...

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Assignment 7: Instructional Design models

Of the learning models presented in class on 9/22, I found cognitive learning to be the most confusing. I had some difficulty conceptualizing it and relating it to a classroom situation. I found anchored learning to the most interesting of the theories and the one which seemed most likely to be framed in a creative wrapper. Anchored learning starts with a concept and radiates outward. ...

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Assignment 6: Reading: Survey of Instructional Development Models

http://www.davidvl.org/250CourseSpr04/digesthome.htm A very brief article which divided Instructional Development Models into three basic categories: classroom situations (Classroom ID), standalone products (e.g., CD-ROMs) (Product Orientation ID), and large scale institutional training (System Orientation ID). In the first situation, the designer has contact with the learner; in the second most likely little to none; and the third, little to no contact with the learner. This article is ...

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Assignment 6: Reading: Survey of Instructional Development Models

http://www.davidvl.org/250CourseSpr04/digesthome.htm A very brief article which divided Instructional Development Models into three basic categories: classroom situations (Classroom ID), standalone products (e.g., CD-ROMs) (Product Orientation ID), and large scale institutional training (System Orientation ID). In the first situation, the designer has contact with the learner; in the second most likely little to none; and the third, little to no contact with the learner. This article is ...

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