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.
In the opening scene of Blade Runner 2049, a flying craft navigates California over an endless expanse of solar farms and tessellated plastic fields on its way to a desolate farmstead. Watching it, I was struck by the dazzling futuristic spectacle, but also surprised to see the countryside at all in a science-fiction film.
Sometimes the details former students recall from class is nothing short of amazing. A few years ago I had a student named Abby in my history class, who had always been in self-contained special education classrooms. Her teacher wanted her in my class for socialization purposes, and she did well.
Virtual Reality-VR-is the 2018 buzzword among students, teachers, and even parents. And rightfully deserved, VR has the ability to recreate so many of the rules that used to shape education.
Today, students have more homework than the generations of students before them. They also have plenty of distractions in and out of the classroom like social media, social media marketers , online gaming and online streaming. With countless distractions and piling assignments, holding students’ attention in the classroom can be challenging.
Summary notes from the Tony Bates presentation at the World Conference on Online Learning, Toronto . 1. Building an Effective Learning Environment What is knowledge, and how does learning occur. Analogy: coal. We can think of knowledge as coal, and shovel it into a furnace (this is the objectivist perspective).
While “trendy” ideas and products come and go, many of these influential concepts seem likely to continue to shape edtech for many years to come. Some of them are still emerging, and some of them are controversial, but they all have great potential for teaching and learning.
The teacher’s quest for progress: How school leaders can motivate instructional innovation – Christensen Institute
To increase the likelihood of an initiative’s success, education leaders need to consider the true interests and motivations of their teachers. The Jobs to Be Done Theory offers a framework for understanding what causes teachers to adopt new initiatives.