Talk:Educational technology

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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Educational technology:
  1. Draw content more closely from recent high-quality reviews.
  2. Neaten citation titles and details.
Updated FeatherPluma (talk) 23:13, 17 May 2015 (UTC)


Proposed merger from E-learning maturity model[edit]

Rambling philosophical, unreferenced article, which has been tagged since 2008. Propose merger here. FeatherPluma (talk) 00:13, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Reassessing proposal as there is some literature citing the model. FeatherPluma (talk) 20:43, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Closing merge proposal, as it has no support and seems to have been withdrawn by the proposer (who has significantly improved the article since the proposal was made. Klbrain (talk) 10:17, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Idea for improvement[edit]

Add some information about technologies that are currently being worked on as well as some new technologies that are being implemented into some classrooms today, some that most schools will not have access to yet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaldrich1109 (talkcontribs) 22:02, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

Add information for the possible positives that will come from these new technologies. Explain how they will benefit not only the students but education as a whole. Also focus on how implementing these new technologies will allow for a better educational system. For example 3D printing is a major asset that can be used throughout the educational world. It allows for perfection of the design before creating the actual prototype.

http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/future-classroom-technologies/

Idea for improvement[edit]

Add some information about technologies that are currently being worked on as well as some new technologies that are being implemented into some classrooms today, some that most schools will not have access to yet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaldrich1109 (talkcontribs) 22:15, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. Please remember that we are bound by WP:PILLARS, particularly WP:5P2 and WP:UNDUE, as well as considerations of WP:CRYSTAL. FeatherPluma (talk) 18:16, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Potentially adding all of the new up to date technology used in classrooms with statistical facts is a good way to show its effectiveness in the classroom. I went through high school using an iPad and I found the educational experience a lot better and i think statistics would help prove many points and get the message across that technology is extremely beneficial. Even prosing a counter argument with negative results? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boorumr (talkcontribs) 23:22, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Add New Information[edit]

Add new information about technologies that are currently being used in high school classrooms, such as Google Classroom. Also, SmartBoards are only briefly mentioned in the article, so more about that can be added.Nataliewarner (talk) 01:47, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nataliewarner: This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. Thanks for adding Google Classroom - noting that better sourcing for some of the added content would be appreciated. SmartBoard is a brand of IWB, albeit with some claim to concurrent interactivity with other software, and as such needs less mention in an overview article. That section has been modified today. FeatherPluma (talk) 18:12, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I agree very much that the article could be improved explaining technology that is taking place in the classroom. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Juliagrace315 (talkcontribs) 18:23, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. Please be aware that the WP:NOT policy, specifically the WP:NOTHOWTO component, favors non-inclusion of "how-to" content. Also, this is an overview article; in general, we try to constrain article size per WP:SPLITTING. FeatherPluma (talk) 18:12, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Bias[edit]

Some sections of the article, especially the "Teacher Training" section seems very biased to me. The viewpoint that technology is the best way to teach students in today's classrooms is over represented. The viewpoint of teachers that is expressed in the section is that teachers do not want to stray from traditional education, but this may not always be true. The section also states that student teamwork and collaborative problem solving, among other things, are not focused on in today's classrooms, which also may not always be true. These are only a few examples taken from this section, but overall it seems very opinionated.Nataliewarner (talk) 02:02, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nataliewarner: This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. I agree. The references supporting the assertions, such as Jenkins 2009 [1] are dated, are opinion pieces, and were being used somewhat synthetically. In light of the points made, I modified the article text, to tone down the overreach. As with many articles, incorporating newer sources that look at things from a broad perspective would be a nice improvement. I am not entirely sure that the bias has been fully removed with these new edits, but I think adding new well-balanced sources is going to be needed if we are to improve the content further. FeatherPluma (talk) 19:20, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I agree in that this article seems to say that technology is going to be the only way in education. They do not seem to agree or appreciate any other ideas that have nothing to do with technology. There are plenty of other ways to teach people that is not just technology. Emerjo (talk) 19:22, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

@Emerjo: This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. As explained in the article, "technology" is loaded term with several definitional aspects: it is not confined to material technology. The addition of properly sourced content that addressed the non-material aspects you point to would be a nice addition. FeatherPluma (talk) 20:22, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Unnecessary Information[edit]

The "Sociocultural criticism" section seems like a lot of unnecessary information. I fail to see how the views of Lai, Leo Marx, and Winner have to do with educational technology in today's classrooms. I also think that more information on the effect that educational technology is having on today's students grade-wise could be added to improve the article.Nataliewarner (talk) 02:11, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nataliewarner: This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. The sourced views of these individuals are theoretical considerations or criticisms of potential applicability to any educational technology at any time. As to the impact of specific technologies on grades, please remember that we are bound by WP:PILLARS, particularly WP:5P2 and WP:UNDUE, as well as considerations of WP:CRYSTAL. Also, this is an overview article; in general, we try to constrain article size per WP:SPLITTING. I will look at the section again and see if it can be condensed. FeatherPluma (talk) 19:51, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

I believe that the Theory section, more specifically, Behaviorism is a tad off topic and vague. I would suggest to add more reasoning on how behaviorism has to do with educational technology. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Katielee321 (talkcontribs) 13:14, 25 March 2016 (UTC)

@Katielee321: This comment appears to be in the context of a class assignment. "Technology" is a loaded term with several distinct definitional aspects: the concept is not confined in use to material technologies themselves, as explained in the article. That said, it may an improvement if an appreciable proportion of that section were merged to e-learning (theory) and / or learning theory (education). FeatherPluma (talk) 19:51, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Futuristic Thinking[edit]

As technology evolves, a pedagogy of futuristic thinking has formed. This is thinking about learning in an alternative way to help advance into the future. [1] Examples of such thinking is the using of VR in the classroom offering experiences to see a landscape or exhibit.

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Assessment[edit]

Hi there!

I'll be adding to the Assessment section of the page to include more information, primarily about how technology can be used for different types of assessments and giving some examples of possible tech assessments. My drafted section should go in early next week, if anyone is invested in that section and wants to take a look let me know! Doriineia (talk) 17:51, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Looks like some helpful content added. FeatherPluma (talk) 19:00, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions[edit]

One suggestion would be to add a link that leads you to an article that talks a little more about how schools can use Educational Technology. This can tell us what the benefits are if students and teachers use and incorporate technology in education. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Linsmaim (talkcontribs) 03:15, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Suggestions[edit]

One suggestion would be to add a link that leads you to an article that talks a little more about how schools can use Educational Technology. This can tell us what the benefits are if students and teachers use and incorporate technology in education. Linsmaim (talk) 18:48, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

One suggestion would be to add links to articles that can further the information given on the page. Also you could mention how useful google tools are in a classroom setting due to all of the tools that are given at no charge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hoffma51 (talkcontribs) 21:10, 1 November 2016 (UTC)

Proposed category merge[edit]

I have proposed merging Category:Educational technologists to Category:People in educational technology; please comment at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2017 May 15#Category:Educational technologists. Thanks, Biogeographist (talk) 11:55, 16 May 2017 (UTC)