Edu 655 week 5 – assignment 2 critical thinking questions
June 9th, 2020
Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Assignment 2
Critical Thinking Questions: Week 5
Read Chapters 17, 21, and 23 from Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology. You will then complete two Critical Thinking Questions from each chapter. Your answers must include at least two references in addition to the course text. Each question should be addressed with a minimum of 50 words.
- Describe the synergies between Constructivist theory and web 2.0. Give some examples of how web 2.0 support learning from a Constructivist’s perspective.
- Do you place more value in formal or informal learning? Explain why. Describe some informal ways that you’ve learned during this course and list some strategies that could be incorporated to enhance informal learning for future iterations of this course.
- Describe an experience you’ve had that parallels the “museum phenomena”, where you were drawn to a person or object because of its authentic greatness. How has web 2.0 impacted industries like shopping or music which rely on people’s desire for authentic experience? Would you make a similar argument that the author makes in this regard? Explain.
- How are ASSURE and NTeQ similar, and how are they different? Which model would you use if designing instruction to integrate technology for a 9th grade physics class? Explain.
- Describe how you would incorporate technology in a lesson plan to master the twenty-first century skills. What types of projects or tasks would you assign students? What types of technology would you utilize? Discuss how you would evaluate the mastery of each skill.
- The Tech-2-U company is providing each sixth-grade student in a small rural elementary school with the latest version of wireless laptops. The company also is providing free wireless Internet access to the school and community. The students keep their laptops 24/7. The challenge for each teacher is to determine how to ensure that the focus of laptop use is outcome-oriented rather than device-driven. What are the characteristics of an integration lesson that would result in students achieving the lesson objectives or outcomes? What is your perception of a “device-driven” lesson? What are the main concerns of using a device-driven approach?
- Compare and contrast “technology for education” in the developed world with that in the undeveloped world. What are some challenges that instructing without computers might cause and how would you overcome them?
- How is being a physicist like being an Instructional Designer? What type of scientific principles might you employ to design a curriculum?
- Reflecting on the author’s observations at the end, what take-aways should you be sure to integrate into any instructional design project? Include actual tactics, processes, or systems you would employ to ensure successfully heed his advice.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.