Tendencias innovadoras en la docencia: no dejarlas de lado, o al menos conocerlas y reflexionar sobre sus virtudes y bondades en el aula
9 educational technology trends that will rule in 2016
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- 06/04/2016 #3Pamela L. Williams#2 I was reading an update this morning on VR/AR and my thought was that most of the problems I had with my own higher education could have been resolved via VR/AR technology. As for the younger generation the positives of technology is to individualize the learning experience. In the U.S. education budgets continue to decrease and the children are paying the cost. Classroom sizes are too large for a single teacher to cope because their aides are being eliminated. Using technology many of the shortfalls could be eliminated by preprogramming to an individual student's needs. In my own young years I was a fast reader and most often had to wait for my classmates to catch up. However, due to a hearing disorder I had problems following the teacher when they were explaining a lesson. With verbal to text technology I might have done better in Math! Which is ironic considering most of my career has been dealing with numbers! :-) but this also illustrates that it was the limitations imposed by my hearing and not my intellect that impeded my ability to fully grasp the math lessons.. So yes, technology does have its place in education but we must also consider the young also require a multi-faceted learning experience.Reply
- 06/04/2016 #2Josep Ramon Badia Albanell#1 Absolutely agree, @Pamela L. Williams. Although I believe that if we are able to take all this innovation resources focusing on the goals we try to reach, and we realise about our rol of instructor designers, if we know and use these technologies intelligently focusing on the objectives to be achieved regarding our students, it would be possible to improve methodologies and results, What do you think about? Definitely it's always a matter of creativity, test, constant improving, and user-centred thinkingReply
- 06/04/2016 #1Pamela L. WilliamsI attended an online school to obtain a Bachelors and Masters. Whereas the non-scientific courses worked well I felt short-changed in courses such as Chemistry, Biology, etc.Reply
Plus there is the caveat of social interaction. Going too tech for youth education is opening up another issue; Eventually they will need to build social skills to enter the workforce, no matter what their chosen profession. Dependency on virtual learning shortchanges the young students in emotional and social intelligence. A balance must be struck!