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Using video technologies in teacher preparation

This paper was presented at the Distance Education and Teacher's Training in Africa (DETA) 2009 Conference, August 2009, Ghana. In recent times, there has been a lot of emerging ways of delivering education and training to students, particularly, distance education students. The combination of teaching, delivery assessment and communication components that are used in producing effective instructional and support process are evolving. These elements are termed teaching strategy. For example, the contact between Distance Education (DE) institution and students can be made by fax, emails, videoconferencing and teleconferencing and most recently, the internet (online). With videoconferencing, teleconferencing, specific times are agreed with students to get together 2 for effective tutorial work. Assignments are then discussed on regular bases with videoconferencing. Thus, DE has the opportunity/potential to use a resource-based instructional methodology where effectiveness depends a lot on the quality of the resources for learning and the appropriateness of the delivery media. Further, the choice of media in DE has more to do with the nature of the learning task involved than the availability of media or technology.

Author:
Sally Essuman (PhD), Kwame Asante and Skido Achulo
URL:
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Conference:
Distance Education and Teacher Education in Africa DETA Conference 2007
Date:
2007
distance education    Technology    Using Video Technologies in Teacher    Video-based teaching   

 
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