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Assignment 11: Reading: The Great Media Debate

http://hagar.up.ac.za/rbo/ construct/media.html The Great Media Debate (a summary of the arguments) Media will never influence learning: –Instruction methods are different from the media –It’s the instruction method not the media and it’s how effective the instruction is via the media NOT the media itself –Media itself does not cause a difference in learning and one media can always be substituted by another VS. Media will ...

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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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