Presentation on theme: "Technology and Instruction Why is Technology Important? The Complexity of Adaptive Instruction Existing and Promising Technologies for Promoting Literacy."— Presentation transcript:
Technology and Instruction Why is Technology Important? The Complexity of Adaptive Instruction Existing and Promising Technologies for Promoting Literacy Visions of the Future
The global information economy requires high literacy of all workers High literacy requires both differentiated instruction and substantial practice Economic and motivational barriers must be removed Technology is a powerful force for doing more with less The Utility of Technology
Adaptive Instruction is Complex Hundreds of hours of instruction need to be systematic and informed by science. Science based instruction is complex. Professional development requires adequate training. Technology can help fill the gaps.
Principles of Learning Clear organization of material Coherent curriculum Multiple and varied examples Multiple modalities and formats Zone of proximal development Space presentations over time Test on multiple occasions Ground concepts perceptually Learner generate content Explanations Questions Multiple points of view Strategy instruction with content Feedback Timing Qualitative Adaptive intelligent instruction Interactive learning environments Sensitivity to learner emotions Selection of motivating topics Learner interests Importance to adults
Existing and Promising Technologies for Promoting Literacy Group collaborative communication software Word processing software and related tools Bulletin boards & discussion tools Commenting tools embedded in programs Virtual meeting tools Speech-to-text and text-to-speech tools Pedagogical agents Embedding low-level coaching in electronic texts Automatic essay scoring Intelligent tutoring systems Detection and tailoring to emotion & engagement level Serious games Immersion environments Electronic entertainment technologies & social media Mobile electronic devices
Effective instruction Motivation Removal of practical barriers Adult literacy improve- ment Technology can facilitate
Identify technologies that optimize learning, persistence and motivation –Adaptive, interactive, interesting, relevant topics Identify scientific foundations of technologies that make them effective –Individual differences, testing of principles, technology affordances Access to technology 24x7 –Bandwidth and inexpensive access Social foundations of technology –Social communication media, conversational agents Visions of the Future