Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Learning Task 3

1. Who argued for a highly active and individualized pedagogical methods which place the student at the center of the teaching-learning process?

John Dewey argued for a highly active and individualized pedagogical methods which place the student at the center of the teaching-learning process.

2. Describe a traditional classroom. (You may embed pictures or videos.)
Based on John Dewey's idea that a traditional classroom is like pouring water from a jug into cups, traditional classroom performs a learning process in which the teacher pours information to student learners. The classroom setting is usually arranged with neat columns and rows of chairs while the teacher stands in front or sits behind her desk reading the texts contain in the book in front of the class. Though it maintains classroom discipline and convenience for the teacher in controlling the classroom, it is still not the precise way because after spending so many minutes, the student learner's attention is no longer focusing on the teacher due to boredom, restlessness, tiredness and drowsiness. The student learners remain as passive recipients of information given by their teacher and viceversa , the teacher is considered as the sole provider of information.

3. Describe an SCL classroom. (You may embed pictures and videos.)
Student Centered learning classroom is a setting which performs the learning process with the help of I CT's and educational theory such as constructivism and cooperative learning. Desiring to gain effectiveness, efficiency and economy in administration and instruction is the basis of having this type of approach. The student learners do not remain passive recipients of information instead, they now become active learners who can interact with other learners and demonstrate independence and self-awareness in the learning process. Generally, there is a departure from traditional instruction and an arrival of a more flexible and constructive way of classroom instruction. Though it's modernizing the way of teaching but still the teacher is and will always be the facilitator,hence, he or she is irreplaceable.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Learning Task 2

1. Who introduced constructivism?
Constructivism is introduced by Piaget(1981) and Bruner(1990).

2. This is an effort to show that the construction of knowledge is governed by social, historical and
cultural contexts.

Social constructivism is an effort to show that the construction of knowledge is governed by social, historical and cultural contexts.

3. Who stressed that learning is affected by social influences?
A psychologist named Vygotsky stressed that learning is affected by social influences.

4. Give the five ways on how the teacher can employ the computer and discuss each.
As an Informative tool

The computer provides huge amount of information in various ways such as text. graphics, sound and video.Trough internet, computer can provide enormous database from which users can access global and updated information resources namely latest news, weather forecast, sports development and even educational information for today's learners.Computers with an internet connection can be an educational resource, through Internet In Education.

As a Communication tool

Computers serve as an informative tool not just in downloading relevant information but also in the composition of a presentation project on a certain subject as may be assigned by teacher. Internet can be a channel for global communication, thus, the computer can very well be the key tool for video teleconferencing sessions.

As a Constructive tool

The computer itself can be used for manipulating information, visualizing one's understanding and building new knowledge. For an instance, MS computer program itself is a desktop publishing software that allows users to construct and organize, then present their ideas in attractive formats.

As a Co-constructive tool

Learners can use constructive tools to work cooperatively and construct a
shared understanding of new knowledge. One use of co-construction is the use of electronic whiteboards where students may posts notices to a shared document and it can even be edited at home.

As Situating tool

Through virtual reality (RS) extension systems, the computer can create 3-D images on display to give the user a virtual environment feeling. A flight simulation program is an example of situating tool which places the user in a simulated flight environment.
Multi-User Domains, MUD Object-oriented and Multi-User Shared hallucination are examples of situating systems.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Learning Task 1

1. What are the three revolutions of education?
The three revolutions of education are the following:
1. the invention of the printing press
2. the introduction of the libraries
3. the invention of the computer

2. What is CAI? (Please give its background.)
Answer: “Computer-assisted instruction” (CAI) refers to instruction or remediation presented on a computer. Many educational computer programs are available online and from computer stores and textbook companies. They enhance teacher instruction in several ways.

Computer programs are interactive and can illustrate a concept through attractive animation, sound, and demonstration. They allow students to progress at their own pace and work individually or problem solve in a group. Computers provide immediate feedback, letting students know whether their answer is correct. If the answer is not correct, the program shows students how to correctly answer the question. Computers offer a different type of activity and a change of pace from teacher-led or group instruction.

3. Give 5 examples of communication media.
Answer:Newspaper,radio,television, cellphone,telephone,books, video, camera, internet,mails,computer,laptop,ipod

4. Give 5 examples of audiovisual media.
Answer:,tv,computer,ipod,internet,VHS,DVD,VIDEO STREAMS,

5. Contrast instructional media and educational communication media.
Answer:Instructional media encompasses all the materials and physical means an instructor might use to implement instruction and facilitate students' achievement of instructional objectives. This may include traditional materials such as chalkboards, handouts, charts, slides, overheads, real objects, and videotape or film, as well newer materials and methods such as computers, DVDs, CD-ROMs, the Internet, and interactive video conferencing.

6. Give 5 examples of computer programs and their capabilities.
Answer:ADOBE PHOTOSHOP-Industry-standard Adobe® Photoshop® software helps you create images with impact. Easily make complex selections. Remove any image element and see the space fill in almost magically. Paint realistically. Create stunning HDR images, remove noise, add grain, and create vignettes with state-of-the-art photography tools.
MICROSOFT MOVIEMAKER-Windows Movie Maker 2.1 makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker 2.1, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the best scenes. Then share your movie via the Web, e-mail, or CD. Using third-party software you can even take movies you've made and turn them into DVDs. You can also save your movie back to the video tape in your camera to play back on a TV or on the camera itself.
MICROSOFT WORD-Word Processing Software: This software enables the users to create and edit documents. The most popular examples of this type of software are MS-Word, WordPad, Notepad and some other text editors.
MICROSOFT EXCEL-Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Lotus 1-2-3 and Apple Numbers are some examples of spreadsheet software. Spreadsheet software allows users to perform calculations. They simulate paper worksheets by displaying multiple cells that make up a grid.
PRESENTATION SOFTWARE: The software that is used to display information in the form of a slide show is known as presentation software. This type of software includes three functions, namely, editing that allows insertion and formatting of text, methods to include graphics in the text and a functionality of executing the slide shows. Microsoft PowerPoint is the best example of presentation software.

VLC MEDIA PLAYER:Multimedia Software: They allow the users to create and play audio and video media. They are capable of playing media files. Audio converters, players, burners, video encoders and decoders are some forms of multimedia software. Examples of this type of software include Real Player and Media Player.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Insights in Educational Technology

After almost 5 months of studying this subject, a lot of new things has come to further equipped me as a future teacher. The subject covers 10 topics. First is the Meaning of Educational Technology. Educational Technology is the application of inventions and discoveries to satisfy our educational needs i.e learning. Lesson 2 is all about "Technology,boon or bane?". Technology is very useful because it makes our works easier and faster. But if not used properly it can hinder our development and can break relationships. It can also be a detriment to our moral development. Technology has two roles; from the traditional point of view, it serves as a presenter of knowledge where we can learn from. On the other hand, the constructivist point of view, technology is a learning tool where we can learn with.
Lesson 4 talks about the systematic approach to teaching. In teaching it should start with the determining of objectives, follows the choosing of appropriate method, experiences,and materials,. Then assigning of personnel and implementation of the instruction. Next is the evaluating the outcomes so that you can measure how far your students learned from your discussion. If flaws are found, the teacher could refine the objectives for better learning.
The Cone of experience in Lesson 5 tackles about the different experiences that the teacher could give to his students. Lesson 6 emphasizes the PPPF which tackles about the correct usage and evaluation of instructional materials. Lesson 7 discusses about the direct purposeful experiences or the first hand experiences which serves as the foundation of learning. The next lesson which follows is about the contrived experiences or the edited copies of reality which is used as substitute for a real thing that cannot be brought to the class.Examples are mock up, model, specimen, object, simulation and games. On the other hand lesson 9 discusses about the dramatized experiences which covers the formal plays, pageants, tableau, pantomime, puppets and role playing. The last topic is all about demonstrations which is showing how a thing is done.

All the topics are essential and very informative although there is something which I couldn't forget until this point in time. That is Educational technology. It is really helpful to teachers so with students because it can aid the teaching and learning process. Technology which is the use of inventions and discoveries helps the students to achieve their greatest goal which is learning. And that as teachers we should be systematic in all walks of life because in our struggle for knowledge we should be systematic road. And that as teachers we should not limit ourselves in one approach, we should use a conglomeration of approaches in every subject and in every group of students.


As would be teachers, Educational technology could greatly help us in our teaching. Equipped with the knowledge on how to use the technology in teaching, we should promote to our students the trend of learning in the modern era. It should not be enough to just know something but on how to use what you know.

Monday, March 8, 2010

my pictures

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Quiz 3: Lesson 10

Quiz 2: Lesson 9