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…
When you think about the advance of technology in society in the last decade, the progress has been phenomenal – just take a look at these examples to see how far we have come in such a short space of time. Now, think about education.
Why are you using technology? Or more importantly, how are you using technology to better the learning in your classroom and/or school? If you are like me, then you’ve had your fair share of technology screw-ups. Projects that didn’t make sense (but used the tech you wanted to bring in).
If we were really serious about educational technology, we would…