Authors : Gholam Reza Zarei
Abstract: This study is intended to theoretically provide a constructivist approach for the development of university materials to be enhanced with the new media. First, the study explains what merits multimodal technology can provide; second, explanations are supplied to show that the integration of the multimedia into the materials should engage learners and move away from teaching towards learner-driven and participatory learning on a par with constructivism as the appropriate paradigm for learning at the university level and third, a constructivist model for the development of technology enhanced materials is presented and explained. The model suggests that the technology enhanced materials must involve the use of the electronic tools to provoke thinking, debate, reflection and accommodation of multiple viewpoints.
Gholam Reza Zarei , 2011. A Constructivist Model for the Technological Enhancement of University Materials. Asian Journal of Information Technology, 10: 26-31.