Archived: Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students. A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Change inStudent andTeacherRoles When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast.
The student is actively making choices about how to generate, obtain, manipulate, or display information. Technology use allows many more students to be actively thinking about information, making choices, and executing skills than is typical in teacher-led lessons. Moreover, when technology is used as a tool to support students in performing authentic tasks, the students are in the position of defining their goals, making design decisions, and evaluating their progress.
The teacher's role changes as well. Project-based work (such as the City Building Project and the Student-Run Manufacturing Company) and cooperative learning approaches prompt this change in roles, whether technology is used or not. Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning. Technology ushers in fundamental structural changes that can be integral to achieving significant improvements in productivity.
Used to support both teaching and learning, technology infuses classrooms with digital learning tools, such as computers and hand held devices; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; builds 21st century skills; increases student engagement and motivation; and accelerates learning. Technology also has the power to transform teaching by ushering in a new model of connected teaching. This model links teachers to their students and to professional content, resources, and systems to help them improve their own instruction and personalize learning. The links on this page are provided for users convenience and are not an endorsement.
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Ellmore, Sr., Steve E. Educational Technology. Hot Topics The Educational Technology group offers a wide variety of support on the effective use of technology in the classroom to increase student academic gains.
The Best Educational Websites for Teaching and Learning in 2014. July 3, 2014 The American Association of School Librarian (AASL) has recently published its 2014 report of the best websites for teaching and learning.
As you probably know, every year AASL releases a list of the best educational websites and applications that foster teaching and learning. The criteria AASL uses to select these websites include a set of qualities these websites should enhance. Educational Technology Publications. Badrul Khan interviews visionary leaders from various countries who successfully implemented innovative technology-based educational programs.
Book Reviews section: reviews both printed books and books published on the Web. Books on all aspects of the field of educational technology are reviewed. Conference Reports: consisting of articles from important conferences and seminars in the field. The magazine now includes periodical columns by Marc Prensky, Denis Hlynka, Alexander Romiszowski, Michael Bush Susan Patrick and Ellen Rose.
In addition, most issues include a biographical study of a significant figure in the history of the field of educational technology, edited by Tom Reeves. Rounding out the new directions for the magazine, its Editors have commissioned numerous special-issue treatments on important developing trends in the field. Technology’s Influence on Education. Technology plays a large role in many aspects of day-to-day life, and education is no different.
Technology is rapidly changing the way students learn and how instructors teach. Computers have replaced chalkboards as the go-to tool in classrooms today. And it’s not just happening in higher education; technology is part of education for children of all ages. It’s also a part of their daily lives. According to a research study by Common Sense Media published in October 2011, “computer use is pervasive among very young children, with half (53%) of all 2 to 4 year olds having ever used a computer, and nine out of 10 (90%) 5 to 8 year olds having done so.” Educational Technology Research Journals: Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2003-2012, Educational Technology, 2015. The authors examined articles published in the "Journal of Computing in Higher Education" between 2003 and 2012 with the purpose of determining the main themes of these articles, the types of research published, the major contributing authors, and the most-cited articles.
An analysis was made of 129 original papers published by "JCHE" between 2003 and 2012, excluding acknowledgments, book reviews, announcements, notes, letters, or editorials. Findings indicated a significant number of theoretical articles (46.5% of total articles published). The most frequent topics of the articles reviewed related specifically to online and distance learning in higher education. The most-cited article in the "JCHE" was Reeves, Herrington, and Oliver's (2005) theoretical article on educational design research. The authors conclude by discussing trends and the special issues published by the journal. Educational Technology Publications. 700 Palisade Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632-0564. 10 Major Technology Trends in Education. Research | Spotlight.