Computers in Education Week 8
What is the Perfect Classroom? • Clean white wall in front of the room • Show video clips • Project an computer screen image • Write with special pens • Touch sensitive • Printing abilities • Networked to each Student’s PDA
Young Children • Education needs to be • visually stimulating • actively involved • Education starts at a very early age - 1 year • Programs to teach colors, ABC, even foreign languages stressing participatory learning
Young Children • Learn at their own pace • Turn abstract into concrete • money and stocks • Slightly older children benefit from edutainment • Benefit - learning is FUN
Literacy Requirements for Education • SOL of public education has a literacy requirement for technology that is different for each grade level • Is there a computer literacy requirement at ODU?
High School and Beyond • Intelligent tutoring programs • adapts based upon student responses • Computer based tutorial • Computer Simulation • Simulation games
High School and College • Research • Web searching • Distance Learning • Two way - IRI at ODU • Teletechnet • Virtual University
Administrative Uses • Instructors • testing • maintain grades • develop lesson plans • create homework assignments • research
Administrative Uses • Schools • maintain student records • assign students to classes and rooms • pay employees
Administrative Uses • Research studies • track students to determine graduation rates, job offers • Student performance and attitudes to improve the education process • Provide information for accountability reporting
Administrative Uses • Marketing • Web sites • CD-ROM tours • Virtual reality
Additional Uses by Students • Application software • Storage of information • Instrument of research • E-mail • On-line applications • Homework help • Plagiarism???
Uses by Parents • Monitor students courses, professors, activities, etc. • Email • Research tool to pick a university
Education Outside of the Classroom • Educational tools disguised as games • SimCity • Oceans Below • Reference material presented in video • pictorial atlas • body works
Advantages of Computers in Education • Accelerated learning due to tools and improved interest • High quality documents • Research facilitated • Improved monitoring of students • Remote education
Disadvantages • Inability of schools to keep pace with technology • Instructor/student involvement diminished • Haves and Have nots • Maintenance of machines • Promotes laziness