Introductory Thoughts

Here are a few introductory ideas regarding technology in learning:
  • Technology is just a tool
  • Technology continues to evolve
  • Rarely is there ever only one technology for facilitating the achievement of an instructional outcome...pick the technology that is the best fit 
  • Substance is key
  • Effectiveness of instruction isn't directly correlated with whether technology is used, but is influenced by the degree to which technology facilitates the learning process

Principles Necessary for Learning

  • Show, don't just tell
  • Give students an opportunity to practice what they are learning
  • Motivation comes from learning, not sophisticated technology, 
  • Learning takes place when we implement basic principles of instruction:
    • Demonstrate
    • Do
    • Apply in a real-world scenario