EDUC 7900 - 1 Capstone

Group 3 Learning Community

Ashley Bridges
Vanessa Ellis
Rhonda Gibson


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Capstone Project, Task 3: Learning Community Experts

Definition Concept
Learning Community Expert
Definition
Facilitating Learning, Chapter 2
Ashley Bridges
Facilitated learning is the knowledge of formal and informal teaching that utilizes various teaching strategies while students are in control of their learning. With facilitated learning, students are guided through a process through inquiry learning. Technology is often used to actively engage all students while supporting the different learning styles and multiple intelligences.
Improving Performance, Chapter 3
Vanessa Ellis
In educational technology , improving performance may pertain to providing technology interventions that enhance educational interventions to improve human performance by promoting transfer of learning through an immersion of new skills, minimizing irrelevant information, providing engaging learning opportunities, reducing the instructional time, and conserving resources for educators to improve efficiency and effectiveness, thereby improving productivity.
Creating, Chapter 4
Rhonda Gibson
Creating in educational technology refers to the design as well as the systems approach which has been adopted form other fields; it involves being able to combine elements of reality, simulation, and virtual reality while making learning meaningful and performance based.

References:

 Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge.
Using, Chapter 5
Ashley Bridges
Usage refers to the connection between the learners, the learner's conditions, and the learning resources. Evaluation of the use is important to ensure that diffusion and integration is occurring. It is important for students to actually use the technology so that they are actively engaged and receive the opportunity for all of the different learning segments to actually come together as one.

References:
Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge.
Managing, Chapter 6
Vanessa Ellis
Project management involves breaking the project down into smaller tasks while adhering to a schedule, managing the learning resources and method of delivery (Januszewski and Molenda, 2008). It also involves providing motivation to personnel through recognition, support and supervision to ensure quality service, while assessing the success of the program and making changes as needed based upon ongoing evaluations and clearly identifiable needs of products and services.

Reference:
Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds.). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge.
Ethical Considerations, Chapter 11
Rhonda Gibson
When implementing educational technology we must remain fair and professional to all. Technology impacts individuals, professions, and society. We must consider all when using technology ensuring we are doing so in a professional manner that brings about positive change.

Reference:
Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds.). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge.
Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds.). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge. Processes, Chapter 7
All members of the community
Processes are basically the steps or methods used to achieve specific endings or results. The end results can be tangible or intangible (Januszewski & Molenda, 2008, p. 199). Technology of one kind or other has always been used within the classroom setting. When planning, there are a number of steps to be taken before reaching the end result with students. The same thing takes place with process within educational technology. There are always a series of procedures that take place before the ending is the final result desired.

Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds.). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge.
Resources, Chapter 8
All members of the community
Resources can be a number of things necessary for a learner's success. However, according to Januszewski & Molenda (2008, p. 213), technology resources may include tools, materials, devices, settings, and people that learners interact with to facilitate learning and improve performance.

Januszewski, A., & Molenda, M. (Eds.). (2008). Educational technology: a definition with commentary. New York, NY: Routledge.