Educational technology has an important role in any instructional design experience. The variety of tools continues to grow, and new educational uses are being rapidly identified. Therefore, it is important to stay current with educational technology trends and make your selections based on sound design principles. For this Individual Project, compare and contrast each of the categories of tools listed below. Define them in your own words, and describe how they might be used to enhance a quality instructional design or help facilitate a quality educational experience. Hint:Remember to consider the impact these tools have on administrative, instructional designer, learner, stakeholder, and teacher and faculty needs. Provide at least 1 example for each type of tool to support your analysis.
Peripheral Equipment and Resources
- Cloud computing
- Social networking tools
- Web 2.0 tools
- Classroom instructional media
- Cell phones, tablets, and other highly-portable technology tools
- Electronic whiteboards
- Massive open online courses (MOOCs)
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