EdTech 2 Practicum is a performance phase, which offers students the experiential process of adapting to technology. This is the practicum phase consist of hands-on computer tutorials and requirements such as:
Ø Computer laboratory or special classroom with adequate computers for learning
Ø Participation of computer lab assistant- to assist the learners in the use of computer
Ø Assigned number of hours base on the requirements needed by the course
The practicum phase consists of:
1. Basic Microsoft Word
- Tutorial familiarizes each individual learner to the basics of Microsoft Word by learning how to use the toolbars and software; they will be taught how to encode, edit and format text; creating, formatting, editing and saving documents and printing as well.
At the end, the learner shall be able to create, open and save word documents; insert graphics, tables or charts; apply format on the text, hyperlink or creating standard documents.
2. Microsoft PowerPoint
- Tutorial is focus on the familiarization on the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations to enhance the teaching of subjects. Coverage of learning includes PowerPoint fundamentals, enhancement of powerpoint presentation with the use of graphics, audio or videos, using templates, presenting and printing a slide.
At the end of the tutorial, the learner will be able to create and open PowerPoint presentations, insets objects to creative presentations and templates to enhance presentations.
3. Internet as tool of Inquiry
- Tutorial will facilitate the finding of sources of information appropriate to a learning task. Its coverage includes accessing the internet, use of internet tools and search techniques.
Thus, at the end the learner may able to search and retrieve information from the web, acquire skills in locating appropriate information, acquire ability to use internet tools, gain knowledge of techniques use and learn the ability to execute the research.
Therefore, the practicum phase brings the learners and educators a challenge of a new age by integrating technology in the teaching-learning process. In each phase students were expected to know and understand such task and in the end they will be able to perform and apply it. Thus, practicum is a preparation to encourage the educators to instil learning with the aid of technology and shall be empowered to meet the technology challenges of the 21st Century.