Only 13% of teachers were willing to give their school an “A” rating when asked whether the available technology at the school would be able to enhance students’ learning experience, and educators found cost to be one of the top hindrances to getting better tech in the classroom, according to a new study by Walker Sands Communication.
These days, it’s hard not to overhear a conversation about a new app on the market or software product development. Some creations are superfluous-do people really need another photo-sharing app? But the burgeoning world of technical tools is solving real, important problems in society, from healthcare to environmental preservation to education.
Technology in education is often seen as a solution. It holds promise, but caution is warranted. Photo: Charlotte Kesl / World Bank There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like Kenya’s project to put tablets in schools) to digital resources to improve the education system (like Rio de Janeiro’s school management system).
Technology has greatly impacted the way we do things-from how we shop for basic necessities to how we conduct business with people around the world. It’s no wonder that technology has altered education, too. In fact, here are 10 ways that edtech has changed education.
There’s no doubt technology is changing almost every industry acround the globe, and education is no exception. According to YesCourse, a technology platform that currently hosts 3500 + online academies, technology is allowing education to be at arm’s length for everyone.
I confess. I’m a little perplexed by the recent call to create a new discipline for education technology. There are already hundreds of academic conferences and academic publications and prof…