Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chapter 1

100% Correct of 14 items:14 correct: 100%0 incorrect: 0%Submitted on September 3, 2008 at 4:32 PM (EDT)Question 1Though many educators tend to think of technology as devices, Saettler reminds us that the definition of educational technology encompasses:Correct: Technology tools and processes.Question 2To educators who belong to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), educational technology has been viewed primarily as:Correct: computer systems.Question 3This textbook focuses on computers rather than other technologies. Which is NOT a reason for this focus?Correct: Educational technology refers primarily to computer equipment.Question 4Computer applications were first used in schools in the:Correct: 1970s.Question 5Which programming language came into widespread use in the 1980s as a tool for implementing non-traditional instructional approaches?Correct: LOGOQuestion 6Who is sometimes called the "grandfather of CAI" for his pioneering work at Stanford?Correct: Patrick SuppesQuestion 7Who is said to have coined the term "computer literacy"?Correct: Arthur LuehrmannQuestion 8Why did interest in mainframe-based Computer Assisted Instruction decline during the 1970's?Correct: Teachers lacked control over CAI curriculum.Question 9What have we learned from the past history of educational technology?Correct: Teachers will remain an integral part of education.Question 10What was a major turning point in the modern history of educational technology?Correct: Introduction of microcomputer systemsQuestion 11What is one rationale that can help justify the high costs of keeping up with technology?Correct: Computer applications can often help students visualize problem solutions.Question 12Which is NOT a current condition that stresses the importance of agreement on the benefits of technology in education?Correct: Technology costs are decreasing.Question 13Which is a societal issue that shapes the use of educational technology in schools?Correct: The support of the No Child Left behind Act of 2001 for technology.Question 14Which is an equity issue related to technology uses in instruction?Correct: Disadvantaged students lack access to higher-level computer uses.Name two advances or developments that have occurred in technology since the 1970s that you feel have had significant effects on education, and explain why these technological changes had such effects.Not Scored: laptop computersmart boardsAnswers may include microcomputers, increased portability of computers, the World Wide Web, or networking. These advances have all made computers and information more widely available.Question 2Discuss one emerging trend in technology and the effect it could have on classrooms and schools.Not Scored: elmo are a good techAnswers may include radio frequency identification, wireless connectivity, merging of technologies, portable devices, high-speed communication, virtual reality, or artificial intelligence. These technologies make learning environments more flexible and adaptable, provide learning options through distance education, and support learners with disabilities.
Question 3Explain reasons for developing an electronic portfolio.Not Scored: This is chance for not only the teacher but also the student to be able to follow their development.Documentation of skills and learning for self and others, demonstration of accomplishment. 100% Correct of 10 items:10 correct: 100%0 incorrect: 0%Question 1In 1994 the World Wide Web transformed educational technology.Correct: TrueQuestion 2National Educational Technology Standards have been developed for students, teachers, and administrators.Correct: TrueQuestion 3Researchers identified a strong impact of learning to program in Logo on mathematics skills.Correct: FalseQuestion 4Current, capable technology resources offer quick, easy, and universal educational solutions.Correct: FalseQuestion 5Teachers should become producers of their own software and technology-based teaching materials.Correct: FalseQuestion 6Teachers will always be more important than technology.Correct: TrueQuestion 7Studies show technology can develop higher order thinking and problem-solving skills.Correct: TrueQuestion 8Educators say that technology can help students learn Information Age skills including information literacy.Correct: TrueQuestion 9The digital divide occurs when firewalls protect computers from viruses.Correct: FalseQuestion 10An electronic portfolio is a collection of websites that students use to learn about a curriculum topic.Correct: False

Who am I

David Herman’s Autobiography

“Who I am” has been determined by many factors which greatly influenced my life to date. My name is David Herman, and I was born and raised in Jersey Shore, which is a rural community in central Pennsylvania. I have a strong athletic background and a weak educational background due to my struggles with Dyslexia that went unresolved throughout my academic career. I attended college immediately after High School and majored in Architectural Technology. Due to personal funding constraints, I was unable to finish my degree. I entered the workforce as a full time Draftsman, which allowed me to use my talent for creative design and technical construction.
Before long I found the girl of my dreams and we married, had twins, bought a house, and then had another child. I fully intended to return to college to get a degree in education, but I didn’t get around to it for 13 years. I was motivated to return to college by my experiences with my own children’s after-school homework, as well as participation in my children’s classroom activities which allowed me to interact with teachers, support staff, and several levels of K-12 administration. When I became active in coaching for various sporting organizations, I loved the experience enough that I finally got up the nerve to apply to Lock Haven University. I have thirty-six years of life that have shaped me into the person I am today.