One of the most frequently cited reasons for justifying the need for change in education, or at least for labeling education as old-fashioned, is the enormous technological (r)evolution our world has undergone in recent years. Nowadays, we have the Internet in our pocket, in the form of a smartphone, which has exponentially more computing power than the Apollo Guidance Computer that put the first men on the moon! A school with desks, blackboards or whiteboards, and—perish the thought—books seems like some kind of archaic institution, one that, even if it does use a smartboard or a learning platform, operates in a manner that bears a suspiciously strong resemblance to the way things were done in the past.
I do research on the potential of Virtual Reality for education. Now, people generally find VR very exciting and because of this I get a lot of enthusiastic reactions. People can imagine all sorts of useful applications for education.
Ever found yourself frustrated by the wall of technology between your students and your teaching? In this article, Steffen Hedebrandt provides 5 ways to take back the classroom and succeed with your teaching in a way that grasps your students’ attention.
Dan Ryder teaches high school English and humanities, but his students still wind up learning computer-aided design and 3D printing. My biggest problem with technology is I’m always told it will take less time and it will make my job easier.
Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the idea of using digital technology in the classroom tends to be either loved or hated. After all, anything that’s digital consists only of ones or zeroes. By contrast, my own position is somewhere in the middle, a location where I don’t often find myself, fr
When I was a kid, I remember hearing that computers would replace teachers. I didn't like this idea, unless they could guarantee that my teacher would be like Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.However, technologists promised us that computers would radically transform our educational experience.
I find myself sitting in front of a crowded room of inquisitive faces—“techies” from the Kentucky State Department of Education who want to know what I think about the technology they provide teachers in the state.When it comes to...
Whether for students, teachers, engineers, artists, entrepreneurs--there is something in this list for everyone, from affordable Chromebooks to MacBook Pros and Surface Pros to high-end gaming laptops from Alienware.
For the past four years, researchers at MIT, Tufts University, and Georgia State University have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically disadvantaged communities.
Stop Innovating in Schools. Please. Too often when we talk about “innovation” in education, we point to that new set of Chromebooks or those shiny new Smartboards as examples of our efforts to change...
Welcome to our Teaching with Tablets course. This is an interactive and participatory online course on how to make effective use of iPads and tablets for teaching and learning. Our course is aimed at educators across all levels, from Primary to Higher Education, from NQTs to experienced practitioners. Anyone with an interest in the field is very welcome.
Each year thousands of faculty, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, policymakers and industry watchdogs wait for the great unveiling of the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition.
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