Friday, March 22, 2013

Developing Teachers in a Post PC Era

Anna Love - Apple

The future of books by Johan Larsson
The future of books, a photo
by Johan Larsson on Flickr.
Technology and education - the technology supports and underpins, it's not the focus

2009 - 8.5 million people using mobile technology. By 2011 - 17.6 million mobile users.

Internet use on phone 44% to77% from 2010 to 2011
{May have got years wrong but think percentages are right. -- DDM}
"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow" 
-- John Dewey
Enabling personalised learning. Children want instant information. Can be more self-directed. Can develop Independent learning. Students need to be able to personalise and take ownership of material. They live in a connected world.

As educators we need to consider the devices, the content and the personalisation. Devices exist and pupils are already using. ITunesU and iBooks already make vast quantities of content available for free. How do we construct courses? How do we enable learners to benefit from this content? How do we personalise it to their needs?

It is all about excellent learning and teaching.

All sorts of positive benefits can accrue. For example, device deployment can lead to closer home/school links. Schools can add content to iTunesU.

3 comments:

Bryan Baker said...

david,
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The usage of technology and to be precise computer gadgets to disseminate information is on the rise and it's getting even more widespread with each passing day. PCs are becoming more irrelevant at a very alarming rate and teachers have embraced this move in a big way. However challenges are being faced because they never trained to teach using these gadgets and it is therefore important that teacher training institutions start training teachers on teaching these gadgets so as to overcome these challenges.

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