Thursday, May 14, 2009

Due Friday, 5/15 - Evaluating Media

This lecture reviews the important characteristics in educational media and how educators should approach reviewing, evaluating and implementing media. Whether the media is found on the Web, on a computer or on a television, most of the characteristics that the should be considered are the same.

This week's RWLDs includes information about the various types of computer-based instruction, evaluation strategies for software and websites, and a variety of issues you need to consider when identifying instructional media that you plan to use in your classroom.

Online Simulations: How They Work in the Classroom
How can digital simulations bring the real world into your classroom? See what a teacher has to say.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources

A checklist of items to consider when evaluating a website to be used as a source. It is filled with examples that support each point. Be sure to click on each of the links included.

ARCS Model of Motivational Design
A quick review of Keller's motivational design model. This will be discussed in class so you need to be familiar with this model.

Evaluating Educational Software for Children With LD: What Parents Need to Know
Quick overview of the elements that should be considered when reviewing software for special needs children. These considerations will apply to purchasing software for all types of children.


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