There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
We are now living in a world that is technology-driven, requiring a minimum amount of digital literacy from anyone who hopes to function, if not thrive, in that world. Many educators do not feel that they are sufficiently versed in technology to adequately prepare their students for the world in which the students will live.
There's plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, but an illuminating article by Clive Thompson argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.
21st century teaching and learning is that it's a cyclical process that dynamically evolves between the teacher and the learner.The keyword here is dynamic.
Library Staff's insight:
A very good piece that underlines the importance of learning to be comfortable with change (not many of us are!), anticipating student needs and recognising that the potential in technology is not the tool but what you do with it.
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