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ERIC Number: EJ1052540
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Is There a Teacher in This Class? Information Processing, Multimedia and Education
Muralikrishnan, T. R.; Sanjayan, T. S.
Acta Didactica Napocensia, v2 n2 p79-84 2009
This paper proposes to discuss the concept of multimedia using information processing theory in ICT enabled teacher education in the context of a knowledge society. The Information and communication technology (ICT) competencies required of teachers related to content, pedagogy, technical issues, social issues, collaboration and networking remain crucial in shaping the new global economy and producing rapid changes in society. Information Processing (IP) models share an orientation toward the information processing capability of student and the ways they can improve their ability to master information. Problem solving strategies give students opportunities to think rationally, understand intellectual processes and practice intellectual skills. The problem solving method assumes that students are active participants in the construction of new knowledge rather than passive receivers. Using a computer the students can get access to audio, video and further information. This interactivity encourages problem solving. Multimedia helps the process of stratification on mind which moulds the mind for receiving various aspects of a term or process through multiple assimilations. The attempt here is not to state that teachers can be asked progressively to disappear from the scheme of things, but to emphasize that multimedia adds to their kit of resources in the days to come. Students can find a space in the class room when they solve problems all by themselves with the help of ICT.
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Cognitive Processes, Models, Problem Solving
Babes-Bolyai University. Kogainiceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca, 400084 Romania. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://adn.teaching.ro
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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