Learning Environments

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Learning Environments by Mind Map: Learning Environments

1. • One-Computer Classroom

1.1. Disadvantage

1.1.1. No flexibility

1.1.2. more likely default back to traditional instruction if not trained to use resource available

1.1.3. difficulty in administering on-line instruction.

1.2. Advantage

1.2.1. Centralized instruction

1.2.2. Allows for creative instruction

1.2.3. makes the teacher look smart

1.2.4. more control of resource

2. • Computer Stations / Stand-Alone Computer Lab

2.1. • Advantages:

2.1.1. Students can work alone independently, can work on multiple subjects, Freedom to work in groups online, or to have online instruction

2.2. Disadvantages:

2.2.1. Students take advantage of freedoms and get sidetracked. Cost to set up and maintain.

3. • One-to-One Environment

3.1. • Advantages:

3.1.1. Best scenario for classroom instruction. Students can work at own pace / personalized instruction / each one has one (computer)

3.2. Disadvantages:

3.2.1. Cost constraints / not all teachers can adapt to student use of computers / not all students can effectively use computers

4. • Interactive whiteboards, student responder techniques

4.1. • Advantages:

4.1.1. interactive teaching opportunities, great way to check understanding / Great teachers aide

4.2. Disadvantages:

4.2.1. None that I can think of other than expense

5. • Tablet Computing

5.1. • Advantages:

5.1.1. All student can participate / Mobile device / more flexibility

5.2. Disadvantages:

5.2.1. Expense$$$ / not all software is run on apps

6. • B.Y.O.D. [cell phones, etc]

6.1. • Advantages:

6.1.1. Most students already own a phone, a tablet or another device with Internet access

6.1.2. Many apps available for mobile devices

6.2. Disadvantages:

6.2.1. Students get sidetracked / no controls

7. • Cloud Computing

7.1. Advantage

7.1.1. Can access homework or schoolwork from anywhere / 24 access / students in control of their own learning

7.2. Disadvantage

7.2.1. Some students just don’t plug in

7.2.2. Need Internet access to do work

8. • Blended Learning / Flipped Classroom

8.1. • Advantages:

8.1.1. Can meet students where they are face to face or outside of school online

8.2. Disadvantages:

8.2.1. None / Can only benefit student

9. • Online Learning

9.1. • Advantages:

9.1.1. Student can access from home / work / anywhere

9.2. Disadvantages:

9.2.1. Some students need classroom structure and fail to focus if given to much freedom

10. • No Computers in the classroom [by design]

10.1. • Advantages:

10.1.1. Face to face instruction

10.1.2. More individualized and personable instruction

10.2. Disadvantages:

10.2.1. Students are not given opportunity to engage in activities to expand their thinking using technology

10.2.2. limited to classroom activities.