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Theories and Frameworks by Mind Map: Theories and Frameworks

1. Media Ecology

1.1. Forms of communication and technology have a huge impact on society

1.2. It is a study of media and its environments

1.3. Technology can have an affect on how we see the world

1.4. Media Ecology Association

1.5. Teachers need to understand technology can influence people's perception of the world and plan their lessons accordingly

2. Technology Theories

2.1. Features

2.2. Benefits

2.3. Uniqueness

2.4. So What?

3. Social Construction of Technology (SCOT)

3.1. Believes human action influences the direction of technology

3.2. Society influences if a technology survives, whether the technology is useful or not

3.3. It looks to understand the "why" of technological success or failure

3.4. It is a theory and a Methadology


4.1. Teachers require three kinds of knowledge. Content, Pedagogy and Technology

4.2. TPAK is where the three types of knowledge intersect and teachers become proficient in utilizing the proper technology matched with content and are able to influence the class with the proper pedagogical knowledge.

4.3. These skills grow over time for teachers as they become more experienced.

5. Frameworks

6. Connectivism

6.1. People learn when they are able to make real world connections with the information provided

6.2. Knowledge is everywhere and in everything not just every person

6.3. Learning is active

6.4. Teachers need to create an atmosphere of investigation for students to find connections to their reality with the information provided

6.5. Teachers can participate in the process

7. Constructivism

7.1. Knowledge is constructed, new knowledge is constructed on previous learning.

7.2. Learners are encouraged to take control over their own learning

7.3. Teachers need to be a facilitater and construct an environment where students are able to conduct their own learning

7.4. Learning is active

8. Cognitive Load

8.1. Humans have two types of memory: Long-Term memory and Working memory

8.2. Long-term memory is where info is stored and working is when information is in progress and will be moved to long-term

8.3. The rule of thumb is people can only accept 7 +/- 2 pieces of information at one time

8.4. Teachers need to be careful not to overload students with hoards of information.

8.5. Overloading students with too much information can cause them to shut down.

9. Learning Theories

10. Philosophy of Teachnology

10.1. The personal philosophy of using technology in the classroom

10.2. Each philosophy is unique to the individual

10.3. Teachers can create their own Philosophy of Teachnology and continue to develop it as they gain experience.