Digital Devices: Motivating Above Average Students

Digital Devices: Motivating Above Average Students – eLearning Industry

Digital devices are becoming more and more common in the educational system from a very early age and throughout adult life. Teachers enjoy utilizing technology in their lesson plans in order to make the lesson more fun and enticing. Digital devices not only grab the attention of students, but also provide an abundance of extra knowledge.

Designing learning and assessment in a digital age

Designing learning and assessment in a digital age

In this guide, we focus on elements of learning and assessment design that research tells us are significant in both the higher and further education and skills sectors. Drawing on interviews with staff in colleges and universities, and a decade of research into technology-enhanced curriculum design, we explore how digital tools can make a difference to the art of learning design.

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar names, included Piaget, Bandura, Vygotsky, and Gardner. Although understanding these theories is still important, we also need to become familiar with theories, models, and approaches, which provide us insight on how technology, social media, and the Internet impact our learning.

The digital divide is much wider than you think

The digital divide is much wider than you think

The New York Times recently chronicled how Detroit’s increasing economic recovery has stalled for its most impoverished residents – one in four of the city’s 689,000 have no broadband, leaving those who are part of the city’s 11 percent employment rate struggling to find gainful work due to lack of education, fewer entry level jobs, and sub-par transportation options, increasingly disadvantaged.

Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm

Shifting the paradigm: making digital learning the norm

What digital learning has presented us with is an opportunity to ‘rethink’ how we convey information and assess students’ knowledge and skills. Rather than distributing old content in a new way, we need to adapt their teaching methods to align more closely to the needs of today’s students and their future employers.

7 Suggestions For How To Treat Willful Digital Illiteracy In Education

7 suggestions for how to treat willful digital illiteracy in education

Reading through people’s blogs, especially those of educators, one thing that strikes me is what a nice bunch we are. Everything people say about barriers to implementing the use of educational technology across the school is correct, but I also believe that part of the problem is our willingness to make allowances.