More than 1,000 years of formal university learning and teaching does not change quickly, or without a struggle. But we are starting to see some key tech trends engaging staff and students – and therein…
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This article explains how it is hard to change the way a University teaches and operates without a struggle, but with 5 trending technologies that are helping to engage staff and students in a new way. Some of the main trends include:
1.Mobility, Mobile phone and other such devices are enabling people to learn in an affordable more accessible and convenient way.
2.Connectivity, with the development of cloud computing people are able to access and share information conveniently.
3. Openness, People are now able to access a wide array of opensource materials from all different education institutes.
Key Considerations When Introducing Social Media Applications, to Help Ensure Student Privacy and Safety Technology continues to roll onward at its customary
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This article outlines student privacy issues when integrating new social media technologies into the education environment. The first and key item that should be used according to the article is a strong policy placed in the education institution. It also outline other issues that may occur with such technologies such as Cyber-bullying and Content Filtering & Malware Protection. Overall it gives a good in site to issues that may occur if when integrating social media in education and provides way to overcome and prevent them from occurring
This document outlines the current and future trends of information technology in education. It firstly points out that most education facilities have remained unchanged for many years, Students sit in a class room and listen to the all knowing teacher. Information technology is growing and becoming cheaper at the same time, this can be shown by using Moore's law.
In the article it states "Right now, education is moving along at a snail's pace, while the world outside is speeding by at a supersonic rate." This is a great sentence to show the overall purpose of the article, that education is being left behind when it comes to technology.
The author of the article makes an interesting point that new jobs such as "web master" never existed 15 years ago, and education need evolve to expose students to the new roles that are being created.
Overall this article gives a great perspective on current and future trends of information technology in Education
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