Lecture 1: Technology and Problem Solving

Lecture 1 – Technology and Problem Solving (ODU Google Apps login required)


In this lecture, we see that technological innovation and entrepreneurship derives from the desire to make meaning in one of three ways, according to Guy Kawasaki. Next, we examine a few key definitions about technology, engineering, and technology and engineering literacy. We also see that there are three different conditions of knowledge: scientific, technological, and humanities, all of which that are affected by various conditions. Then, we introduce the fundamental aspects of problem solving / design (much more detail to come!), followed by a basic overview of the components of the ADDIE process as one way to move from a stated goal — or problem — to a set of outcomes (which we’ll also review in greater detail later).

Let me know your thoughts and questions about the lecture in the Comments section below.

2 Responses to Lecture 1: Technology and Problem Solving

  1. Paul Briggs says:

    I liked the whole ADDIE concept… Concise and to the point. I always felt the best events were planned from the end first, but technology doesn’t really work that way…

    • stem110t says:

      Agreed. There are many models and processes. The ADDIE process is one that is quite flexible. Even if you don’t follow it to the letter, it’s helpful as a reminder (especially in teams) to check-in progress along the way. For example, asking yourselves “Are we sure that we thought of all the possible solutions, or did we maybe miss one because we were only thinking about the problem in one particular, narrow way? Do we need to go back?”

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