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Criteria for Technology

This posting offers criteria that teachers can use for the selection of appropriate software for different age groups.

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In order to select appropriate instructional media or software, some criteria ideas include: learners' characteristics, teacher's skill levels and attitudes toward media, learning objectives, the learning setting, time, costs/money, etc. If you require question form, please use these ideas to guide you:

Is the media practical in terms of costs and time?

Is it appropriate for students' developmental and technical skill levels?

Does the media/software type meet the learning objectives?

How many students will use the media? What is the ratio of students to equipment? Teacher to equipment?

Does the media disrupt the learning or teaching process?

Is the technology readily available? Is it easy to ...

Solution Summary

Elementary educational guidelines for technology selection are given.