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Theories by Mind Map: Theories

1. Learning Theories

1.1. Connectivism

1.1.1. learning is creating knowledge, not just consuming it

1.1.2. knowledge is gained by drawing connections between nodes of informtation

1.1.3. teachers can help students to make connections by drawing comparisons in their lesson, organizing activities, and providing opportunities for the students to do so

1.1.4. teachers should give concepts meaning

1.1.5. learning is active

1.2. Constructivism

1.2.1. human learning is constructed through experience and reflection on those experiences

1.2.2. knowledge is continually built on foundations of old learning and is influenced by it

1.2.3. understandings can change to accomodate new experiences/ knowledge can be modified

1.2.4. student is mostly responsible for their learning, teacher is a facilitator

1.2.5. teachers should encourage students to do active techniques to create more knowledge

1.3. Cognitive Load

1.3.1. Working memory (thinking & awareness, takes from long-term memory) and Long-Term memory (stored factual & procedural knowledge)

1.3.2. three types of cognitive load: extraneous, intrinsic, and germane

1.3.3. useful teaching techniques: knowledge compression, repetition, "information landscapes"

2. Technology Theories

2.1. SCOT

2.1.1. Social Construction of Technology

2.1.2. Social constructivists argue human action shapes technology

2.1.3. need to understand how a technology is embedded in its social context before understanding how a technology is used

2.1.4. also known as technological constructivism

2.1.5. not only a theory but a methodology

2.2. Media Ecology

2.2.1. study of media as environements and the role media and technology play in human affairs

2.2.2. a preparadigmatic science

2.2.3. how media of communication affects human perception, understanding, feeling, and value

2.2.4. no single definition


3.1. Technology Pedagogy Content Knowledge

3.2. all three knowledge bases (technology, pedagogy, and content) intersect

3.3. Using technology and pedagogy effectively to relay the content knowledge

4. Philosophy of Teachnology

4.1. A teacher's personal philosophy on how they will use technology as a learning tool

4.2. technology as a bridge

4.3. "students must be capable of using various technologies to write effectively in any number of digital environments"

4.4. teamwork & knowledge sharing