Spread the loveYou’ve probably heard about the benefits of digital learning: It’s engaging, student-centered, often collaborative, and can increase student achievement. But here’s the catch: You and your students won’t reap these benefits if you don’t purposefully plan your use of technology. Too often, teachers think of technology as something to check off of a list.
Our students live in an online world. They’re emotionally and physically attached to their devices and many of their relationships exist within technology. As educators, there are many ways that we have had to adapt to this changing landscape of communication within our teaching, and when I look around my institution, I think we’re doing a remarkable job at keeping up with the rapid pace of change.
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In 2011, Marc Andreessen famously proclaimed that ” Software is eating the world.” Today, I cannot think of a single industry where technology and software, in particular, are not heavily used. In fact, in terms of leveraging licensed or cloud software, or even building their own, companies typically have a plethora of choices when it comes making their businesses automated and digitized.
Teaching digital citizenship and digital resilience is important for helping to prepare our students for today’s world. This blog shows you how! In today’s world, much of our society happens online. It’s where people socialize, share ideas, and debate. However, it also isn’t without potential dangers. Extremist groups recruit online.
After the Google Fiber announcement, observers feared an increased and pronounced digital divide would develop. To its credit, Google Fiber worked from the first day to deploy service in low-income areas, releasing what it thought to be a high-value program for low-income communities: Free high-speed internet access for seven years, but households were required to pay a $300 construction fee.
The next wave of digital technologies is on the way, and it promises to change our lives as dramatically as the smartphone did, says Ernst Wittmann, Global account director MEA & country manager – Southern Africa, at Alcatel. “We’re seeing technologies such as chatbots, augmented reality and video that has transformed the way we use our mobile devices,” he said.
Alison Kaye explores whether new generations, born into a world where the internet is ubiquitous, really have an innate talent for digital technology.
September 24, 2017 In a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or instrumentalist, technology has become an essential force shaping much of our teaching and pedagogical practices.