Integrating Technology with Education
With an increasingly digital-driven world, technology has revolutionized education.
The internet provides limitless opportunities to individualize instruction to fit students' ability levels, personal interests, and learning needs. Technology has made learning interactive, interesting, and easy.
1. Computer-Based Instruction
Computer-Based Instruction (CBI) are designed to take individual learning differences into account. A majority of CBI programs are built on the behaviorist principles of active response, reshaping, and reinforcement. Many CBI programs also align with cognitive principles using engaging tasks and graphics for attention fixation as well as diverse examples/problems to stimulate complex cognitive processes.
2. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
The intent of the Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, a modified version of the Bloom's Taxonomy, is to assist instructors in understanding how to apply technology to increase learning outcomes. In addition to the original higher order and lower order thinking skills, the Bloom's Digital Taxonomy includes examples of digital tools that connect with each level of thinking skills.
By applying the right digital tools to the right instructional methods, teachers can make a much larger positive impact on their students' learning.
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Sneed, O. (2016, May 9). Integrating Technology with Bloom's Taxonomy. Retrieved from https://teachonline.asu.edu/2016/05/integrating-technology-blooms-taxonomy/.