Living and learning in a technology-rich world changes everything. Well it should... but too often, the results haven’t always been as expected. The living part is of course, the way we all now complete our daily routines; there is nothing we do that is not touched by the ubiquity of technology in every facet of our lives. It’s the learning part that is problematic.We’ve lived in a technology-sparse environment in education for so long that we have forgotten what expectations we might have had at one time for how learning would be transformed as technology immersed our schools, and beyond. On one level we should not be surprised, because it has taken us so long to leave behind old assumptions abouttechnology access belonging to a lab or being shared, rather than being a truly personal experience. We will surely look back in years to come and wonder how we ever believed the learning environments for young people at the end of the first decade of the 21st Century should not have been truly technology-rich. But such has been the (mis)fortune of students and educators alike, who now have the good fortune and opportunity to break new ground, discover new possibilities, as they re-conceptualise the nature of teaching and learning in a technology-rich learning world.
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
I was sent this wonderful graphic from one of my readers and I found it very relevant to what we have been talking about in the digital storytelling section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
An in-depth analysis of how media organisations and individuals are dealing with user-generated content online in the paper “Newsroom Curators and Independent Storytellers: Content curation as a new form of journalism”, written for the...
Un idioma con peso genera más riqueza. La producción que genera el idioma español cada año alcanza los 35,6 billones, Su expansión geográfica y los 548 millones de personas que lo hablan configuran un mercado que potencia el comercio un 290%. . Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Economía (general) en lainformacion.com
But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe.
The next "big thing" to shape our society and economy will not come from what students hold in their hands, but from the know-how they possess in their minds. (The iPads-in-Schools Challenge: Tools for Consumption or Innovation?
“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”
“This process—which has been called design thinking—draws on methods from engineering and design, and combines them with ideas from the arts, tools from the social sciences, and insights from the business world.” Stanford University’s dschool...