Rethinking University Teaching: A Framework for the Effective Use of Educational Technology

Rethinking University Teaching: A Framework for the Effective Use of Educational Technology


By (author) Diana Laurillard

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 212mm x 24mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 2 September 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415092892
  • ISBN 13: 9780415092890
  • Illustrations note: references, index

Product description

This book explores the potential of technological media to improve student learning and teaching efficiency, aiming to increase teachers' understanding of what can be done with the new media, and how to do it. Building towards a practical methodology for the design, development and implementation of educational technologies, the book is in three parts. Part One explores students' learning, and what it is that they need from educational technology; Part Two looks at individual methods and media; and Part Three discusses the design methodology, designing learning activites, setting up the learning context, and maintaining quality.

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'Her work promotes organizational and technological change in higher education in a rare mixture of vision and practicality.'Education Training

Table of contents

Part 1 What students need from educational technology: teaching as mediating learning; what students bring to learning; the complexity of coming to know; generating a teaching strategy. Part 2 Analyzing teaching methods and media introduction - categories of media forms: audio-visual media; hypermedia; interactive media; adaptive media; discursive media. Part 3 The design methodology: designing teaching materials; setting up the learning context; effective teaching with multi-media methods.