Information Technology And Authentic Learning

Author: Angela McFarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134756178
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Information Technology And Authentic Learning. As the presence of computers in the primary classroom increases and IT becomes a bigger part of learning, the book takes a realistic look at the role of the computer in the National Curriculum, and asks some important questions. The book is designed to help teachers incorporate IT into their day-to-day teaching, offering practical guidance and advice on task planning and management and includes examples of classroom practice. The book covers all curriculum areas, examining curriculum-specific issues as well as more general concerns such as pupil-expectation and self-esteem, problem solving, collaborative learning, data-handling, homework and the effects on the pupil-teacher dynamic. This book will be essential to all primary school teachers and trainees.

Information Technology And Constructivism In Higher Education Progressive Learning Frameworks

Author: Payne, Carla R.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1605666556
Size: 61.94 MB
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Information Technology And Constructivism In Higher Education Progressive Learning Frameworks. "This volume is grounded in the thesis that information technology may offer the only viable avenue to the implementation of constructivist and progressive educational principles in higher education, and that the numerous efforts now under way to realize these principles deserve examination and evaluation"--Provided by publisher.

Integrating Information Technology Into The Teacher Education Curriculum

Author: Nancy Wentworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136430598
Size: 58.38 MB
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Integrating Information Technology Into The Teacher Education Curriculum. As teaching evolves, teacher education must keep up. This book examines systemic reforms that incorporate new technology to improve any teacher education program. While there are books that address the integration of technology into teaching curricula, very few address the process for teacher education faculty and the systemic reform of a teacher education program. Integrating Information Technology into the Teacher Education Curriculum: Process and Products of Change provides practical examples and suggestions for teacher education departments striving to integrate new technologies into their curriculum. It will help in the effort to motivate faculty to make utilizing new technology a natural strategy for the teachers they are educating. It describes the creation of Design Teams at Brigham Young University’s McKay School of Education (funded by a PT3 grant) and how these teams worked to successfully reconfigure the school’s teacher preparation curricula. Integrating Information Technology into the Teacher Education Curriculum examines: how to compose and create a curriculum design team—including both teacher education and content-specific methods instructors training and collaboration opportunities that focus on the infusion of technology how to facilitate alignment among a university, cooperating school districts, the State Office of Education, and other available teacher preparation programs specific case examples of the redevelopment of teacher education courses by the instructors who teach them the process of changing a technology course required by the teacher education program the process of extending grant activities to the university’s partner school districts and the State Office of Education From the editors: Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to use technology in schools is a complex endeavor requiring the infusion of technology into curriculum and instructional practices at all levels of the pre-service program. In many early teacher education programs, prospective teachers took a computer literacy class separate from content methods classes and rarely engaged in real collaboration on how schoolteachers could integrate technology into authentic learning experiences. By focusing merely on how to use computers, technology training failed by not addressing how to teach students more effectively using a variety of technological tools. What teachers need to know most is how to teach content more effectively. Technology integration should cause teachers to develop different perspectives through rethinking teaching and learning. Teaching with technology causes teachers to confront their established beliefs about instruction and their traditional roles as classroom teachers.

Authentic Learning Environments In Higher Education

Author: Jan Herrington
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1591405963
Size: 73.50 MB
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Authentic Learning Environments In Higher Education. "This book is made up of a collection of peer-reviewed chapters that reflect the construct of authentic learning--learning that is centred on rich, real-world, immersive and engaging tasks"--Provided by publisher.

Authentic Learning For The Digital Generation

Author: Angela McFarlane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317745612
Size: 10.21 MB
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Authentic Learning For The Digital Generation. Note; References; 8 Thinking about writing; Standards in literacy; Working with digital text; Developing writing; Assessing literacy; Summary; References; 9 Manipulating data, seeing patterns; Drowning in information; From information to understanding; Graphing as an example of inauthentic learning; The 'hierarchy' of graphing; Not all data are the same; How can digital tools help?; Implications for the curriculum; Summary; References; 10 Looking to the horizon; Computers in schools; Drivers of change in school practice; Meanwhile . . .; A tipping point?; Final thoughts; References.

Encyclopedia Of Information Technology Curriculum Integration

Author: Tomei, Lawrence A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599048826
Size: 66.92 MB
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Encyclopedia Of Information Technology Curriculum Integration. As more and more universities, schools, and corporate training organizations develop technology plans to ensure technology will directly benefit learning and achievement, the demand is increasing for an all-inclusive, authoritative reference source on the infusion of technology into curriculums worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration amasses a comprehensive resource of concepts, methodologies, models, architectures, applications, enabling technologies, and best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum at all levels of education. Compiling 154 articles from over 125 of the world's leading experts on information technology, this authoritative reference strives to supply innovative research aimed at improving academic achievement, teaching and learning, and the application of technology in schools and training environments.

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology

Author: Center for Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309082781
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Enhancing Undergraduate Learning With Information Technology . Enhancing Undergraduate Learning with Information Technology reports on a meeting of scientists, policy makers, and researchers convened to discuss new approaches to undergraduate science, mathematics, and technology education. The goal of the workshop was to inform workshop participants and the public about issues surrounding the use of information technology in education. To reach this goal, the workshop participants paid particular attention to the following issues: What educational technologies currently exist and how they are being used to transform undergraduate science, engineering, mathematics, and technology education; What is known about the potential future impact of information technology on teaching and learning at the undergraduate level; How to evaluate the impact of information technology on teaching and learning; and What the future might hold.

A Guide To Authentic E Learning

Author: Jan Herrington
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113519419X
Size: 71.54 MB
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A Guide To Authentic E Learning. Part of the groundbreaking Connecting with e-Learning series, A Guide to Authentic e-Learning provides effective, working examples to engage learners with authentic tasks in online settings. As technology continues to open up possibilities for innovative and effective teaching and learning opportunities, students and teachers are no longer content to accept familiar classroom or lecture-based pedagogies that rely on information delivery and little else. Situated and constructivist theories advocate that learning is best achieved in circumstances resembling the real-life application of knowledge. While there are multiple learning design models that share similar foundations, authentic e-learning tasks go beyond process to become complex, sustained activities that draw on realistic situations to produce realistic outcomes. A Guide to Authentic e-Learning: develops the conceptual framework for authentic learning tasks in online environments provides practical guidance on design, implementation, and evaluation of authentic e-learning tasks includes case studies and examples of outcomes of using authentic e-learning tasks Written for teaching professionals in Higher Education who teach online, A Guide to Authentic e-Learning offers concrete guidelines and examples for developing and implementing authentic e-learning tasks in ways that challenge students to maximize their learning. This essential book provides effective, working examples to engages learners with authentic tasks in online learning settings.

Authentic Learning In The Digital Age

Author: Larissa Pahomov
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416619569
Size: 40.49 MB
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Authentic Learning In The Digital Age. How can you create an authentic learning environment—one where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them—in today’s standards-driven atmosphere? Author Larissa Pahomov offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy—a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Pahomov outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection. For each value, she presents: a detailed description of how the value can transform classroom practice and how a “digital connection” can enhance its application; a step-by-step outline for how to implement the value, with examples from teachers in all subject areas; solutions to possible challenges and roadblocks that teachers may experience; suggestions for how to expand the value beyond the classroom to schoolwide practice; and anecdotes from students, offering their perspectives on how they experienced the value in the classroom and after graduation. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle and high school teachers—individually or as a team—can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school or district requires. The book also includes suggestions for how to integrate technology into inquiry-based education, but the principles and approaches it describes can be applied successfully even in places without abundant technology. Both practical and inspiring, Authentic Learning in the Digital Age is an indispensable handbook for reinvigorating teaching and learning in a new era.