As technology becomes even more pervasive in its application and affordability, bigger issues arise around how it should drive or influence the school curriculum and learning.
In this unit you will be exploring ideas, studies, and resources around the relevance and power of technology in education and the impact it has on children’s learning, particularly with the impact of mobile devices in various learning environments.
By the end of this unit, you will have examined what learning means in the 21st century, weighed up the benefits and limitations of mobile devices with your students, and investigated the use of apps in education.
Here are the key tasks for this week:
3. Reflection question
In late 2010, the OECD released their ‘Top 5 actions to take in education today’. They highlighted the core areas of good pedagogy and teaching taken from responses from around the world.
In a blog post, outline your views regarding the top 5 list. Then consider your own core beliefs about education. What are your guiding principles for education and have these changed over time? After completing this unit, have your views on technology in education changed in any way? How much of a role do these technologies have in shaping education today and in the future?