The integration of ICT in education has been the subject of an intense debate for many years, especially regarding rationale, method, teacher training and evaluation. In this contribution, I would like to focus on the rationale: the justification we provide for using a specific technology in our learning and teaching contexts. Real or fabricated, conscious or subconscious, we can group the reasons for doing so into the following approaches or angles of attack.
readymag was founded in 2012 starting with the simple idea that everyone can be a publisher. Finding inspiration in the beauty of printing and functionalist design philosophy, we started to rethink digital interfaces to build the most elegant, powerful and easy-to-use online publishing tool. At Readymag, we’re passionate about thoughtful design and truly believe that better tools empower people to self-express and inspire to create a better content.
Traditional college instruction is part of a well-established tradition that has remained fairly unchanged over time. Becoming an instructor in this environment has meant conformity to teaching standards that have also remained fairly unchanged.
A Modern Educator is someone who does more than teach online classes. They are active in the field of education and their chosen subject matter. They know how to teach using technological tools and engage in a virtual community of other educators through social media. The Modern Educator is also conducting research and making intellectual contributions through technological means. The work they publish is done through technologically-enabled resources and made immediately available for their intended audience. They know how to use social media to promote their work and share resources with other educators and students.