There is no doubt that prenominal changes in education are occurring. Technology is starting to radically change the way we educate our children. Education is having to compete with leisure technology and the use of readily available devices such as tablets and smart phones. Faster internet speeds, cheaper computing devices and greater scientific advances in the understanding of how our brain works and how we learn is opening up new opportunities for making effective use of technologies in education and expanding online offerings.
But all this technology will not take us anywhere without the teachers. They are at the heart of education, orchestrating the game of learning and providing one-to-one support, riding the rollercoaster of discovery with students and often learning with them. Teachers in the 22nd century will be asked to teach a generation of students they do not understand. The focus is no longer on passing on old knowledge, but equipping our future generations with agility and smartness to deal with what none us can predict the future will hold. The task for teachers of the future is how to use the immense power of technology and transform students into higher performers than earlier generations.
Today’s students are born into a digital revolution with a 24/7 lifestyle immersed in technology. Educational institutions have to up their game if they are to compete against the proliferation of technological competitors. Institutions need to address new competitive niches. Teachers need to learn how to use technology effectively for learning.
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May 14th, 2015
Engineering Student Focus Groups in Basildon Today marked the completion of the student focus groups for the Enginnering Students in Basildon. Katharine will now move on to the Aviation Academy, Construction and Canvey Skills campus. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting with all the Students. The activities are gathering lots of… Read More »
April 21st, 2015
Student Focus Groups on Digital Learning The first piece of research being carried out as part of the Digital Learning Fellowship is to investigate students’ expectations and experiences when using technology. There are two key ideas to consider. The first is looking at what students expect from digital technology and… Read More »
April 20th, 2015
A Welcome Note from Katharine Jewitt Hello Everyone, I am Katharine Jewitt and I have been appointed as the Digital Learning Fellow at PROCAT. The fellowship role is funded by the Education and Training Foundation. In my role as Fellow, I will be sharing with you all the latest research… Read More »