References and Quotes

May 5, 2006

Moved!

Filed under: Useful links — references @ 12:15 pm

I have just moved the quotes and references to a self-run server, where I think it might be more secure.

Go to the quotes and references I have gathered.

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April 25, 2006

Vast Wasteland or Vast Opportunity?

Filed under: Fisch, Pragmatic — references @ 11:30 pm

Fisch, S. M. (2002) Vast Wasteland or Vast Opportunity? Effects of Educational Television on Children’s Academic Knowledge Skills, and Attitudes, chapter 15 in Media effects: advances in theory and research, Bryant J. and Zillmann, D (eds), Manwah, NJ.: L. Elbaum Associates.

Keywords: Sesame Street, educational television programmes,

In this chapter the author reviews “research on the impact of educational television programs on children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes in academic areas such as literacy, science, and mathematics (P398)” going from key findings to theoretical mechanisms. The author analyses the impact of Sesame Street in the development of school readiness emphasizing in language development, reading skills, mathematics, and science and technology.
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All television is educational, the only question is what is it teaching? P397 Citing Liebert and Schwartzberg, 1977 P70).
Comprehension –and even learning- of the educational content in a television program does not guarantee that viewers also will be able to apply the material successfully in new problems or situations. P418

The Role of Media and Technology in Education

Filed under: Bates, Pedagogical, Technological — references @ 12:24 am

Chapter 3: The Role of Media and Technology
Bates, A.W. and Poole, G (2003). Effective teaching in higher education, Josey-Bass San Francisco.

Keywords: Bates, Technology, Media, asynchronous, synchronous, medium, structure and organization of knowledge.
This reading is part of the Module Handbook of Educational Broadcasting.
In this chapter Bates discusses the roles of media and Technology he defines the concepts and links them to the educational field. (more…)

April 21, 2006

Unbalanced minds? Children thinking about television

Filed under: Howard, Pedagogical — references @ 1:17 am

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Howard, Sue (1998). Unbalanced minds? Children thinking about television. In Wired Up: Young people and electronic media. Howard, S (ED.), Chapter 4. pp 57-76, UCL Press London.

Key words: assimilation, accommodation, educational television, equilibration, internalization, Piaget, Vigotsky, ZPD, zone of proximal development.

This reading is part of the Module Handbook of Educational Broadcasting.

In this text the author questions the bad reputation of television in the public mind. She recurs to Piaget and Vigotsky to pursue a study with kids from 3 to 10 years old. In the study she demonstrates that television shows can stimulate intellectual activity. The programmes she used are: Sesame street, The Simpsons, Bill Cosby, Bugs Bunny and others. As seen with those shows, she pretended to stimulate critical thinking from programmes different from documentaries, educational television, news programmes, science, wildlife and so on. (more…)

April 17, 2006

Introduction to Multimedia Learning

Filed under: Framework, Mayer, Richard, Pedagogical — references @ 3:27 pm

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Multimedia Learning

Mayer, R. (2005). The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning. USA, Cambridge University Press.

In the Preface of this Handbook, Mayer explains its intention and describes the way the chapters are structured, based on six values: research based, theory grounded, educationally relevant, comprehensive, timely, and readable.

In Chapter 1: Introduction to Multimedia Learning, which is an updated and complemented version of chapter 1: The Promise of Multimedia Learning, in Multimedia Learning, Mayer describes some of the key concepts that are involved in the handbook: Multimedia, Multimedia learning and Multimedia instruction. Then he states some questions about the use of words and pictures to promote learning, and tackles orderly the following ideas: (more…)

April 10, 2006

CMC Case studies

Filed under: Mason, Robin, Pedagogical, Technological — references @ 12:19 am

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Chapter 7: Case Studies

Mason, Robin (1994). Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning. Open and Distance Learning Series. Kogan Page Limited.

In this chapter, the biggest of the book, Mason describes 9 cases in which computer-mediated-communication (CMC) is used with educational purposes. The last three cases are dedicated to Videoconferencing.

To tackle the examples Mason uses the following structure: (more…)

April 9, 2006

Videoconferencing

Filed under: Mason, Robin, Technological — references @ 11:53 pm

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Chapter 6: Videoconferencing

Mason, Robin (1994). Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning. Open and Distance Learning Series. Kogan Page Limited.

This chapter is oriented to the technical part of videoconferencing, Mason explains with more detail the components of a VC system, the types of uses, advantages and disadvantages of VC as well as a brief section called future trends. (more…)

Telecommunications Media

Filed under: Mason, Robin, Pedagogical, Technological — references @ 11:18 pm

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Chapter 1: Telecommunications Media.

Mason, Robin (1994). Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning. Open and Distance Learning Series. Kogan Page Limited.

In this chapter, Mason describes the three different ways of electronic communicating that she identified within computer conferencing: text, audio and video. Along the chapter, the three kinds of telecommunication systems are described and some concepts of asynchronous text-based communication are covered. She also goes briefly over some relevant technical aspects such as bandwidth, CODECs and ISDN issues. The chapter closes with a reflection on telecommunication and open learning, its role in curriculum development and focus on gender and minorities matters. (more…)

April 5, 2006

Multimedia Instructional Messages

Filed under: Mayer, Richard, Pedagogical — references @ 12:40 pm

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Chapter 2: Multimedia instructional Messages

Mayer, R. E. (2001). Multimedia learning. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

In this chapter Richard Mayer describes what a multimedia instructional message is, and he resorts to do it pragmatically by explaining how lightning storms develops, how car brakes work and how pumps work.

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Interaction

Filed under: Mason, Robin, Pedagogical — references @ 11:03 am

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Chapter 2: Interaction

Mason, Robin (1994). Using Communications Media in Open and Flexible Learning. Open and Distance Learning Series. Kogan Page Limited.

This chapter revolves around the concept of Interaction which Mason defines it in educational terms as a three dimensional feature: Student – content interaction; Teacher – student interaction and Student – student interaction.

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