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Engaging Learners with Computers

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Sameer AlNajdi

on 11 November 2013

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Engaging Learners with Computers
A chapter review of Instructional Technology and Media for Learning
by Sameer AlNajdi
Using Computers in Classroom
Typing of Computer Resources

Software selection
Operating System
Underlying software: Mac OS, Windows, etc.
Specific programs which determine how the user and computer interact: PowerPoint, iMovie, etc.
Computer Hardware
Using Computers in Classroom
Software Selection
Types of Computer Resources
Computer Hardware
This chapter has 5 components
Computer Access
Computer literacy
1. Skill in applying computer software to achieve desired outcomes
2. Includes knowing the components of computer and how they operate.
Strategies and approaches

1. Schools are places to earn how to learn.
2. Instructors role is facilitator.
3. Providing opportunities for students to use technologies meaningfully.
4. Action speak louder than words.
5. Student interact with computers.
6. Computer help students and teachers in
save and organize their information.
7. Engaging environment.

Learner participation; R of ASSURE
Special needs
Information management
Multisensory experiences


High expectations
Lack of structure

How fully and seamlessly computers are integrated into the curriculum.
Need to be measurable to align with standards and objectives.
Computers are a problem-solving tools.
choosing meaningful software.
Presentation Software
Graphing Calculators and Spreadsheets
Computers have many roles inside classrooms and to engaged students
Email, Oral, and Visual messages
Audio Resources, etc
Computer-managed Instruction
Help teachers assists in facilitation of learning

Word Processing and Desktop Publishing
Students can gather their ideas into easily way.
Concept mapping

Computer-Assisted Instruction
Help students learn specific knowledge and skills
Games and Simulations
to learn knowledge and skills and involve in Problem-solving to be ready for the real world.

Searching and finding Information become easily than previous centuries, students and teachers can use intranet or internet to find any information, i.e. classroom databases and commercial databases.
Using software to create
One-computer Classroom
Creative facilitation
Small and large group
Learning center
Personal secretary
Multiple-computer Classroom

Computer Laboratory
Independent work
Small groups
Easy to monitor
Whole group instruction
Scheduling may be difficult

Laptop Cart Classroom
Shared computers
In classroom
Wireless Internet
Demonstrating Professional Knowledge
1. What are techniques for integrating computer resources in the curriculum?
2. Describe five types of software that can be used in the classroom?
3. Discuss the advantages and limitations of using computer resources in learning.
4. Discuss the differences among a one-computer classroom, a multiple-computer classroom, laptop carts, and computer laboratories in terms of setups and uses.
5. Describe an appropriate instructional situation for using computer resources to support student learning. Include the setting, topic, audience, objectives, content of the materials, and rationale for using this media format.

Smaldino, S. E., Lowther, D. L., & Russell, J. D. (2012). Instructional technology and media for learning. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall
Example of engaging learners
watch this video clip

Let's google it.
That what your friends will say to you when you want to find any information, but in the past, they may say.....
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