Weekly outline

  • Course Introduction


    ED 2103: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY I

    STATE UNIVERSITY OF ZANZIBAR

    PARTNERSHIP FOR ENHANCED AND BLENDED LEARNING (PEBL)

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    The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) wishes to thank those below who spent their efforts and time to contribute in designing and developing this storyboard.

    MR. SAID ALI SAID YUNUS,                                  SUZA Instructional Designer, Developer and Instructor 

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  • Week 1 - Concept of Educational ‘Resources’, ‘Media’ and ‘Technology

    In these two weeks, you will be introduced the concept of Resources,  media and technology in relation to education.

    • Please find the intended learning outcomes for these two weeks

    • Please open the link and read two articles. Articles 1 by Alan Januszewski and article 2 by Ahmad Ibrahim. Make sure you read it before coming to the class and make some notes on the basic concepts of Educational Resources, Media and Technology

    • Kindly find the attached document (Lecture #1) for your information

    • Please visit this week's forum and: 

      • Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and 
      • Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students. 

    • In this session, you as teacher we expect you should be able to use PowerPoint presentation in your teaching and learning process. In doing so, you are going to do the following. 

      • Opening new presentation

      • Choosing design

      • Create title page

      • Add texts in the slides

      • Add slides

      The link below is a summary guidance on how to do the above mentioned points.

      https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/powerpoint-2007-the/0596527381/ch01.html


    • After class, you should do the test to check that you have understood the main learning points.

  • Week 2 - Domains of Educational Technology

    • Here you will find the learning outcomes for this week

    • Please find this attached document, make sure you read it and take notes on some important points as we will have a face to face discussion before  class

    • Kindly find the attached document (Lecture 2)  for your information

    • Please visit this week's forum and:

      • Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and
      • Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students.



    • Dear Students,

      Please write a short reflection based on previous topic on the following areas

      • what went well, 

      • what  didn't go well  and

      •  areas that need  improvement. 

      Write your answer and share it online. (Use not more than 80 words)

      Please feel free to express your views.

      Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Questions:
      1. Identify various types of educational technology 

      2. Explain their merits and limitations

      3. With vivid examples, explain if those types of technologies are available and applicable in Zanzibar context.

      4. With vivid examples, evaluate the use of educational resources, media and technology in Zanzibar schools.


    • Here is the link to resources which can help and guide you for this tweek

  • Week 3 - Historical Development of Educational Media and Technology in Education

    This week, you will learn about Historical development of educational media and technology in education, history of educational media and technology in the world as well as the history of educational media and technology in Zanzibar and Tanzania at large

    Learning Outcomes

    At the end of this week, you should be able to:

    1.  Trace the development of educational media and technology in education in the World.

    2. Trace the development of educational media and technology in education in Tanzania.


  • Week 4 - Learning theories in relation to educational Technology

    At the end of this week, you should be able to:
    Define the term "learning" and ïnstruction"
    Differentiate between learning and instruction
    Analyze different learning theories in relation to education media and technology.


    • Dear student, find the links below for your pre-reading activity before starting of lecture

    • Learning theories in relation to educational technology

      In this lecture, you will learn the concept of learning and instruction and how they differ in the educational context.  You will also learn different learning theories and how they relate to educational technology.



    • “Educational Technology depends on the successful choice of learning theories. Discuss?”

      Dear Students,

      Please write a short reflection based on the previous topic. Please feel free to express your views.

      Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!



      1. Why connectivism is considered to be a theory for the digital age? 

      2. What are the major differences between connectivism and other learning theories?


    • In a group of 5-7, trace the history of educational technology in one of the following:

      a). In Zanzibar before the independence

      b). In Zanzibar after the independence 

      c). In Tanzania mainland before the independence

      d). In Tanzania mainland after the independence

      Your answer should depict different usage of resources and materials as well as efforts to establish and enhance the use of educational technology.

    • Dear Students,
      Please write your name to your respective groups. make sure you have registered for seminar group.

      Cheers!!!!!!
  • Week 5 - Effective Communication & Communication Models

    In this week, you will learn different communication models and how to apply it for effective communication in teaching and learning.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:

    At the end of this week, you will be able to:

    • Define the concept of communication
    • Describe the process and models of communication
    • Identify components and types of communication
    • Explain the importance of classroom communication
    • Please read article 1 written by Biswal & Panda. Read unit 2 from page 18-41 on the following

      • Concept of communication
      • Process of communication
      • Components of communication
      • Types of communications
      • Communication models
      • Classroom communication

    • In this lecture, you are going to learn about communication and its model that will enable you to effectively utilize them in your teaching and learning process.

    • “Discuss the possible barriers of communication to classroom situation in this digital age?”

      Please visit this week's forum and:

      1) Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and

      2) Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students.



  • Week 6 - Production and Using Resources from Local Available Materials

    In this week, you will learn on the following:

    • Meaning of improvisation
    • Types of improvisation
    • Importance of improvisation
    • How to create materials using locally available materials

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    At the end of these weeks, you will be able to:

    • Define the term improvisation
    • Identify types of improvisation 
    • Explain the importance of improvisation 
    • Produce teaching and learning materials from locally available materials. 
    • Use locally available materials in teaching different subjects

    • Dear Students

      Please read the given article entitled “Teachers’ Conceptions of Improvisation in Teaching: Inherent Human Quality or a Professional Teaching Skill? ” by Kjellfrid Mæland & Magne Espeland and make some important notes from it. You will need this during your coming lecture as well as forum discussion for this topic.

    • Dear students,

      In this lecture, the concept of improvisation is explained, types of improvisation. Furthermore, significance and the needs of improvisation are also covered.

      Cheers, and enjoy reading !!

    • Dear students,

      After successfully covered Improvisation from the above lecture and the article given, now discuss the following:-

       “Why the improvisation of teaching and learning materials is inevitable in our country?”

      Please visit this week's forum and:

      1) Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and

      2) Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students

    • Dear Students,

      Please prepare a project proposal based on your specialization. Please follow the given template and create PPT for presentation.

      Good luck!

    • Dear students,

      In a group of 3-5 create a folder that will be used as your portfolio in this course. Once you have created your portfolio, create another folder within your portfolio and name it "assignment one" and then upload the following in your folder.

      • A syllabus showing your topic or subtopic that you are going to improvise

      • Your project proposal including budget in PPT


  • Week 7 - The Concept of Resource Centre

    In this week you will learn the concept of the resource center and its importance in the teaching and learning process.

    Intended Learning Outcomes:

    At the end of these weeks, you will be able to:

    • Define the concept of a Resource center
    • Explain the importance of resource center in schools
    • Analyze things that will be considered in introducing resource center

    • Dear Students,

      Please read article 1 written by J Mertens on the concept of the Resource center.

    • Dear Students,

      Welcome to this lecture, where you will gain the concept of Resources Centre in educational perspectives, their importance and the key factors for the introduction of these centres.

      Enjoy the reading !!

    • In this video you will be introduced on how to make lungs by using ballons

    • This video you will introduce you on how to make a kidney working model

    • This video you will introduce you on how to create a water dam model

    • Dear students, attempt the following quiz

  • Week 8 - Literacy through Photography I (LTP)

    In this Module, a detailed explanation of the topic of Learning through Pictures (LTP) will be introduced. You will have an opportunity to discuss the procedures on implementing this concept in the instruction and how you can search for pictures from different sources so as to use it in your lesson.

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:- 

    • Define the term LTP 
    • Explain the procedure in implementing LTP in the classroom
    • Search different pictures from different sources for teaching and learning process

    • Dear students, open the links provided below and makes some important notes as you will need them to discuss with your fellows during class as well as during this weekly discussion forum 

    • Dear Students,
      In this lecture, you will be familiarized with the concept of LTP and how to utilize it in the classroom.

    • Please visit this week forum and:

      1. Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and 
      2. Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students

    • In a group of 3-5, search three different pictures related to your specialization and explain how you are going to use it in your lesson. You are supposed to upload your work on e-portfolio by creating another folder with the title of “assignment 02”.

  • Week 9 - Teaching and Learning Materials

    In this week, a detailed explanation on the topic of teaching and learning materials will be discussed. You will be exposed to different instructional materials such as Charts, Posters, Real Objects, Models and how it can be selected and used for instruction. Also, you will have an opportunity to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each category.

    At the end of this topic, you should be able to:-

    • Define the terms Charts, Posters, Real Objects, Realia, Model
    • Explain the roles of each in teaching and learning process
    • Analyse the strengths and limitations of each concept in teaching-learning process

    • Dear students,

      Please read the following articles and write notes on the following: Charts, Posters, Real Objects, 
      We will have a discussion on the coming session. The link is given below:

    • Please visit this week forum and:

      1. Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and 
      2. Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students

    • Dear Students, Please write a short reflection based on the previous topic. Please feel free to express your views.
      Cheers!!

    • Find the questions for seminar presentation


  • Week 10 - Criteria for media selection and application

    In this week, a detailed explanation on the topic of criteria for selecting instructional materials will be discussed. You will have the opportunity to discuss different criteria to be followed in selecting instructional materials.

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Identify criteria for selecting instructional media for teaching
    2. Select appropriate media in teaching based on the criteria for selection media.
  • Week 12 - Effective use of Projectors & Different Kinds of boards, its strengths, and limitation

    In this Module, a detailed explanation on the topic of effective use of boards and projectors in teaching will be discussed. You will be exposed to various boards and projectors used in the teaching and learning process. Also, you will get a chance to discuss their advantages and disadvantages

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:
    1. Identify different boards and projectors used in teaching and learning process
    2. Discuss strengths and limitations of boards and projectors used in teaching and learning process
    3. Use a different kind of board for the teaching and learning process
    • Dear participant,

      Please read this article on the benefits of using a multimedia projector in the classroom. It provides a good and well explained concept of how a projector can be used for instruction. 

    • In this week's lecture, we will discuss the effectiveness of using different kinds of projectors and boards.  It will give you an opportunity to understand their strengths and limitations and how to utilize it in the process of teaching.

      Enjoy reading!

  • Week 13 - Application of Computers in Education

    In this Module, a detailed explanation of the topic of the Application of computers in education will be discussed.  In this section, you will get an opportunity to discuss the importance of computers in education and how they can be applied in various contexts in education.

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:
    1. Discuss the importance of computers in education

    2. Apply different techniques of using computers for teaching and learning

    • Please read this article from the slide show and jot down important points for discussion in the class.

    • Please read this article from the slide show and jot down important points for discussion in the class.

    • Please visit this week's forum and:

      1. Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and

      2. Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students.



    • Please find the questions below for the seminar presentation. Thanks
    • Using the same group, create another folder "Assignment 3" and upload the work you did from practical session 06. Then review one of the assigned groups by using the rubrics provided to you.

  • Week 14 - Strengths and limitations of using a computer in teaching and learning

    In this Module, a detailed explanation of the topic of computer application in terms of strengths and weaknesses of using computers in education will be covered.

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:
    1. Discuss the strengths and limitations of using computers in education.


    • Dear student

      Please read this article on the advantages and disadvantages of computers in education.

    • Dear student

      Please read this article on the advantages and disadvantages of computers in education.

    • Dear Students,

      Please write a short reflection based on the previous topic. Please feel free to express your views.



  • Week 15 - The Roles of Social Media and some Web 2.0 tools in Education

    In this Module, a detailed explanation of the topic of the role of social media in education. You will learn different social media that are integrated into education. Those social media are like Wikis, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. You will have the opportunity to discuss its advantages and disadvantages.

    At the end of this unit, you will be able to:

    1. Identify types of social media used in education

    2. Explain the benefits and challenges of using social media in education

    3. uses of  different social media for teaching and learning


    • Please read article 1 and 2 on Social Media and then make some notes on the following:

      • Meaning of social media

      • Types of social media

      • Benefits of social media in education

      • Challenges of using social media in education


    • Please find the embedded lecture notes on social media

    • Please visit this week's forum and:

      1. Make a new thread where you give your own answer, and

      2. Comment on the answers given by three of your fellow students


    • After class, you should do the test to check that you have understood the main learning points