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In the days of online courses and programs used in K12 classrooms, teachers find themselves using these programs as supplemental instruction or extra practice for students of all levels. I myself use programs like Khan Academy in my classroom for students who are struggling with a concept and to use at home for extra practice. In regards to connectivism, I think MOOCs are not the best place to build this type of knowledge.

In our online course at Strayer, connectivism knowledge is occurring because we are able to discuss answers as a community and we have a professor that facilitates the conversation and allows for those connections to occur and the understanding of the concepts to occur. We are able to post our own ideas and opinions on topics and responding to our classmates allows us to make connections between ideas and build that knowledge through connectivism.

MOOCs are a great addition to the classroom for teachers that have many students and don’t always have the time or support to service every student. While MOOCs are very useful to use as additional support to students, it does not create the connections between ideas or have a community to allow those type of interactions and connections. MOOCs are best used when basic knowledge must be learned and the objective of these programs should not be to gain a deeper understanding of the concept.

Ozturk, H. T. (2015). Examining Value Change in MOOCs in the Scope of Connectivism and Open Educational Resources Movement. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 16(5), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v16i5.2027

Part 2

Research augmented intelligence applications in education and post an example of one from the last two years to the discussion board.

Adoption of Voice Assistants. In addition, educators are making increased use of voice assistants in the classroom environment. Voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana are giving students a chance to interact with educational material without the interaction of the teacher.

How do you think the role of the teacher/instructor/ educator will change with this application?

The role of the teacher/instructor will change with this device it can be use to provide conversational interaction with teaching material and additional educational assistance.

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Good Morning Everyone,

Jean Piaget represents an important figure for learning development, focusing mostly on cognitive constructivism – that people learn from experience and development, gaining knowledge from what we have experienced in the past. Jean Piaget believed that learners are only able to undertake specific risks or rather accumulate knowledge until they are mature enough. Jean Piaget suggested that development in children takes place through key processes, each coming at a given age. According to Jean Piaget, the main stages include sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational and formal operational. Sensorimotor denotes that period between births to 2 years where sensory as well as motor skills are developed and where infants are not able to grip object performance. The preoperational stage occurs between ages 2-7 years as children begin to talk and a period in which children are playful, learn egocentrism, manipulate symbols, plays various roles such as dad, mum, doctors, teachers etc. the third stage, spanning from the age of 7-11 years characterized by significant growths in thinking, inductive thinking, understanding reversibility conservation among others. The last stage is formal operational beginning from the age of 12 years and lasts until adulthood and here individuals can think abstractly, manipulate thinking, make informed decisions, know consequences of choices, etc.

Key merits of Jean Piaget’s theory of learning development is that they formed the basis that has been supported and accepted today as valid and standard modes of child’s growth. Jean Piaget shed great insight on cognitive development and if it weren’t for such studies, less would be known about cognitive development. Jean Piaget’s work is used as a springboard by other theorists, and researchers to develop modern-day research and improved learning programs. Significant evidence exists to support most of Jean Piaget’s theory. For instance, at the age of 0-2 years, infants cannot do much, only to learn basic skills such as holding items, staring at objects, and get to know more things exist. Several instructional strategies have been deducted from Jean Piaget’s work such as the provision of a supportive environment, peer teaching, aiding children to see fallacies as well as inconsistencies in their thoughts. On the other hand, key demerits derail Jean Piaget’s theory in regards to his research methods. Jean Piaget adopted very small and insignificant research samples which makes it very hard to generalize his research findings.

My personal view on Jean Piaget’s theory is that he was able to provide basics on cognitive development, and the pioneer of the theory but just like any other aspect, or theory much of his work called for further improvement especially on the part of the methodology.

Reference

Cherry K. (2019). Support and Criticism of Piaget’s Stage Theory. Retrieved from: https://www.verywellmind.com/support-and-criticism…

Cherry K. (2019). The 4 Stages of Cognitive Development. Retrieved from: https://www.verywellmind.com/piagets-stages-of-cog…

Part 2

Computer lessons design for Kindergarten learners

Introduction

Computer technology and mobile computing play a vital role in how people live, work, play, and most important learning. Entities of all sizes even small schools all really on computer technology to bring about efficiency in operations. At home, work, schools or anywhere, computer technology helps individuals work faster, effectively and load large amounts of work not possible in a traditional manner. Computer technology presents great learning tools and helps learners of all ages access information easily and this improves the learning experience. As schools continue integrating computing, digital media and mobile technology in learning, teachers transits from the application of traditional teaching methods to using new, exciting and enriched teaching strategies. The sections present a design a piece of instruction for five-year-olds that teaches some aspect of any emerging technology and incorporates at least one of the components of the NETS for Students and/or the NETS for Teachers.

Computer skills Kindergarten should know;

First session

Basic computer components such as monitors, CPU, keyboards, and mouse and roles played by each part. Knowledge of these key components of computers will improve communications as teachers will be able to pass down instructions will to the learners.

Learners should be able to click both sides of the mouse, move along cursor to various locations on the screen.

Learners should learn to drag files and documents on the screen and be able to click the left side of the mouse twice to open folders.

Teachers should instruct students to make drawings of computers with respective naming of CPU, monitor/screen, keyboard, and mouse.

Lastly, teachers should draw computers and hung respective drawings on classroom walls. This will help learners to vividly remember and know computer parts.

Second session

In this session, learners should be able to familiarize themselves with various components of the computer keyboard.

Learners should be able to identify keyboard keys such as the spacebar, shift, and enter key, arrows, backspace, delete, end, home, and tab.

Be able to use page up and page down to scroll through various pages of documents.

Leaners should also be able to move pages up and down using the mouse.

The teacher should instruct learners to draw computer keyboards and attach such drawings on the walls.

Teachers should also make such drawings and hung them on classroom walls.

Third session

Learners should be introduced to word documents, typesetting, saving and printing.

Learners should be introduced to making drawings using Microsoft Paint, saving and printing respective drawings.

Compared to an adult curriculum design, programs for adults would be more advances as such individuals already have computer knowledge unlike for young learners who have to start by knowing the component of computers. For adult education, learning program design could integrate topics such as computer security, data breach/loss, implications and preventive measures among other advanced topics.

References

Integrating Educational Technology into the Curriculum. Retrieved from: http://assets.cengage.com/pdf/smp_5649-97811335265…

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I need an explanation for this Management question to help me study.

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Part 1

In the days of online courses and programs used in K12 classrooms, teachers find themselves using these programs as supplemental instruction or extra practice for students of all levels. I myself use programs like Khan Academy in my classroom for students who are struggling with a concept and to use at home for extra practice. In regards to connectivism, I think MOOCs are not the best place to build this type of knowledge.

In our online course at Strayer, connectivism knowledge is occurring because we are able to discuss answers as a community and we have a professor that facilitates the conversation and allows for those connections to occur and the understanding of the concepts to occur. We are able to post our own ideas and opinions on topics and responding to our classmates allows us to make connections between ideas and build that knowledge through connectivism.

MOOCs are a great addition to the classroom for teachers that have many students and don’t always have the time or support to service every student. While MOOCs are very useful to use as additional support to students, it does not create the connections between ideas or have a community to allow those type of interactions and connections. MOOCs are best used when basic knowledge must be learned and the objective of these programs should not be to gain a deeper understanding of the concept.

Ozturk, H. T. (2015). Examining Value Change in MOOCs in the Scope of Connectivism and Open Educational Resources Movement. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 16(5), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v16i5.2027

Part 2

Research augmented intelligence applications in education and post an example of one from the last two years to the discussion board.

Adoption of Voice Assistants. In addition, educators are making increased use of voice assistants in the classroom environment. Voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana are giving students a chance to interact with educational material without the interaction of the teacher.

How do you think the role of the teacher/instructor/ educator will change with this application?

The role of the teacher/instructor will change with this device it can be use to provide conversational interaction with teaching material and additional educational assistance.