Unit 4: ACTIONS / SECTIONS model (BATES)

Objectives

After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • Identify and explain the constituent parts of the ACTIONS / SECTIONS model.
  • Identify which parts of the SECTIONS model are defined by the students, organization and environment, and which are defined by the particular technology.
  • Analyze different educational technologies using the SECTIONS model.

Readings

Bates, A. W., & Poole, G. (2003). A Framework for selecting and using technology. In Effective teaching with technology in higher education(pp. 75-105). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Underhill, C. (2010). Assessing Technology Using the SECTIONS Model. University of British Columbia, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. Available http://wiki.ubc.ca/File:SECTIONS_Framework.pdf.

SECTIONS Assignment

Completing the SECTIONS assignment generated many questions and prompted me to consider the ways in which various technologies might, or might not, be used in the courses I teach. I reviewed a wide variety of technologies hoping I would narrow down the possibilities to a few potential candidates for development when I return to work in September. 

My completed SECTIONS assignment can be downloaded here:

SECTIONS Assignment

ePortfolios

Asynchronous

Synchronous

SocialSoftware

computerbased

web20

mobile

cloud

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