The Technology Selection Method

The Technology Selection Method

Richard Caladine
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-732-4.ch008
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In the previous chapters the learning activities model (LAM) and the learning technologies model (LTM) have been developed and examples of their use have been provided. These tools are individually useful as they provide theoretical frameworks for the analysis of learning activities and learning technologies. However, they can be put to a different use and meet a far greater need. They can also be used together in the practical process of the design of learning events and specifically for the selection of learning technologies that are appropriate to the learners, the material, the context, and the budget. This chapter forms the conceptual center of this book as it brings the first two models together to form the technology selection method (TSM). The TSM, an original tool or method, is presented. Examples of the method are provided and it is placed within the context of a generic flowchart for the design of learning events. The TSM can also be used in the conversion of existing learning events from traditional, face-to-face techniques to online learning events.

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