Teacher Responses to New Technologies

John, P.D. and Wheeler, S. (2008) The Digital Classroom: Harnessing Technology for the Future Abingdon: Routledge p. 2 In talking about the need to avoid technological determinism, the authors identify four types of teacher response to new technologies. “First are the enthusiasts. They see the enormous potential in digital technology and try to master its complexities. They also see its use as a professional and pedagogic challenge and an opportunity. Second are the pragmatists. They…

Students 'let down' by the academic Luddites

Survey finds that academy is failing to capitalise on new technology. Sarah Cunnane reports Research from the US Department of Education suggests that students studying online tend to outperform those receiving face-to-face tuition; The Open University in the UK has topped 20 million downloads on iTunes U; and, worldwide, social media has overtaken pornography as the number one activity on the web. However, recent statistics from the US show that the academy may be failing…

Technology and the Lifelong Learning Sector

Technology and the lifelong learning sector on Prezi Prezi, another piece of software that I need to find time to get my head round. I've known about it for the past year, and I understand it's easy to use.. but that you do need to put a couple of hours aside to learn it - and several of my 'Design for Digital Media' students have used Prezi to present their 'web briefs' for a project.…

The impact of technology on a student's educational experience

A really interesting short video indicating how truly useful a modern day student has found using technology (particularly the web) within her educational life, and how it makes a difference to her learning experience. If this is the same for every 21st Century Learner, then how far do we need to adapt our teaching and learning methods to ensure we offer a truly student-centred experiences. Phrases I have been hearing a lot this week include the change…
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