This text offers a pragmatic, student-friendly approach that helps teachers explore, evaluate, and effectively integrate the full range of instructional technologies they are likely to find in their classrooms. Founded in learning theory and instructional design, this text explores the current and emerging technologies available to teachers while consistently maintaining an instructional focus. Using practical applications and real-world examples, the text offers students the opportunity to explore technologies as tools to enhance and support instruction. It culminates with an exploration of the teacher's role in technology planning and in ensuring its ethical implementation. Faculty will find Web activities and a wide range of student activities in each chapter including reviews, group, critical thinking and hands-on experiences.
I. UNDERSTANDING TEACHING AND LEARNING.
1. Theoretical foundations.
What is educational technology?
Why study educational technology?
Teaching and learning: A closer look at the educational event.
What is learning?
How do we learn?
Learning as communication: A framework for exploring teaching and learning.
What is perspective?
A view of the learner.
What is teaching?
Toward a systems view of teaching, learning, and technology.
2. Designing and planning technology-enhanced Instruction.
What is an instructional environment?
Using and instructional planning system.
The Dynamic Instructional Design model.
Using the DID model to plan instruction.
Using the DID model to create lesson plans.
The lesson planner: Practical application of the DID.
Instructional action planning.
The instructional action planner: Getting ready to teach.
Linking planning, learning, and teaching.
Planning for technology in teaching and learning.
II. APPLYING TECHNOLOGIES FOR EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION.
3. Personal computers in the learning environment.
Computers, teaching, and you.
How does a computer work?
What do I need to know about software?
What do I need to know about hardware?
Hardware for teaching and learning.
4. Digital technologies in the classroom.
Emerging technologies: hardware in the future.
From hardware to software.
5. Using productivity software for teaching and learning.
What do educators need to know about software?
Evaluating and using productivity software.
Evaluating and using school/classroom management support software.
6. Using educational software for teaching and learning.
7. Networking and the Internet in the learning environment.
Network connectivity, communications, and security.
Sharing and communicating via a network.
Expanding connectivity through telecommunications.
The Internet: Connecting networks to networks across the globe.
Internet tools and services.
Internet service providers.
Internet based communications.
Other Internet services.
Using the Internet in teaching and learning.
8. Using the Internet for teaching and learning.
The World Wide Web.
Making the most of Internet resources.
Web site design.
What to include.
What you should know.
9. Audio and visual technologies in the learning environment.
Audio in instruction.
Traditional audio technologies.
Digital audio technologies.
Visual technologies in teaching and learning.
Visual communications and learning.
Using non-projected visuals in teaching and learning.
Using projected visuals in teaching and learning.
Multimedia in teaching and learning.
10. Video technologies in the learning environment.
Traditional video technologies.
Using traditional video in teaching and learning.
Digital video technologies.
Using digital video in teaching and learning.
Using Internet video in teaching and learning.
III. TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS: CHANGING TEACHING AND LEARNING.
11. Distance learning: Using technologies to redefine the classroom.
What is distance learning?
Distance education and other alternative delivery systems.
Designing instruction for alternative delivery.
Technologies for teaching and learning at a distance.
Providing interactivity via distance support technologies.
Applying alternative learning principles and technologies to enhance traditional classrooms.
Issues in using distance and alternative delivery systems.
12. Issue in impmelementating technology.
Creating today's technology-enhanced schools.
Current and emerging issues in technology implementation.
Social issues in the digital age.
Ethical issues in the digital age.
Emerging technology trends and our schools.
The changing face of instruction in the digital age.
ISTE Nets Standards for Educational Technology for Teachers and Students.
List of Educational Technology Resources with URLs.