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ERIC Number: EJ854475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Using the SECTIONS Framework to Evaluate Flash Media
Boyes, Jim; Dowie, Sandra; Rumzan, Ismael
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v2 n1 Oct-Nov 2005
Jim Boyes, Sandra Dowie, and Ismael Rumzan explore Bates and Poole's SECTIONS framework ("Effective Teaching in Higher Education" 2003), a set of criteria comprised of students' needs, ease of use, cost structure, teaching and learning uses, interactivity, organizational issues, and novelty, as a tool for instructors and support staff to evaluate the suitability of a given technology to the classroom. The SECTIONS framework provides faculty and staff with a comprehensive guide that not only helps potential users decide whether or not a given technology should be used but also which functions are most suitable in a given situation; it also allows a diverse group of educators and staff to contribute their individual expertise to a discussion that remains largely focused on learning outcomes. Boyes, Dowie, and Rumzan use their own experiences analyzing the classroom potential of Flash applications with Academic Technologies for Learning, a faculty support center, in order illustrate simultaneously the value of the SECTIONS framework and of Flash's educational potential. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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