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Components of Educational Technology

Components of Educational Technology
Elements of a concept map (Spencer 1991, based on Hawkridge 1981) Methods of learning:
cognitive psychology, learning styles, interaction analysis, gaming/simulation, communication theory, linguistics, textual communications, artificial intelligence, information processing. Objectives for learners:

systems theory, epistemology, politics, philosophy, sociology. Evaluation of teaching and learning:
cost-benefit/effectiveness analysis, economics, attitude and opinion research, social psychology, teacher evaluation, content analysis, measurement of learning, psychological measurement, psychology, mathematics and statistics, computing. Environments:

group dynamics, logistics, individualized learning, anthropology. Media for learning:
design, graphics, electronics, engineering, production techniques.

Skills for web-based teaching
What skills for web-based teaching do colleagues already have - and how can they be developed? Word processing:
Conversion of MS Word files to Power Point slide shows
Personal web pages:
Conversion of MS Word files to HTML files (web pages)
Email:
Communications with students as individuals and in groups.

Skills for web-based teaching: Power Point
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How are Power Point slides created?
How can content (text, graphics) be formatted in a Power Point slide? ‘technology of education’
How does teacher sequence material?
How can learner navigate through lesson?
Each slide has a limited capacity for text/graphics.
How does teacher edit information into small chunks?

Skills for web-based teaching: Personal web page
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How are HTML files created?
How are hyperlinks created?
How are PDF files created?
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Teaching notes or materials with interactive content?
How does learner navigate within and between files?
How can teacher encourage interaction between learner and...
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