Unformatted text preview: e theory. Mastery learning, direct instruction, and
problem-based learning are examples of instructional strategies that are presented
in this chapter.
Roblyer, Edwards and Havriluk (1997) define educational technology as
teaching tools and the processes necessary to apply those tools. Examples of
technology tools are computers and computer software, audiovisual equipment, 4 and technologies used to accommodate the needs of learners with disabilities. The
processes involved in the use of educational technology are your decisions about
how best to use technology to support your students’ learning.
Research on Educational Technology and Classroom Learning
Research on the effects of educational technology on classroom learning
has yielded inconsistent results and a variety of opinions about the usefulness of
educational technology (Clark, 1983, 1994; Clark & Sugrue, 1995; Hefzallah,
1999; Kent & McNergney, 1999). One explanation for the inconclusive research
findings is that any evaluation of educational technology is also an evaluation of
the instruction being supported by technology (Coley, Cradle...
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- Educational Psychology, Instructional Technique