How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology

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Survey Results: Today’s Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning.

Lena Leirdal«s insight:

Here you can read about the results of an interesting survey addressing educators» attitudes towards educational and instructional technology. What I fund the most interesting was the responses to the question «What ways do you like to use technology to enable teaching and learning?» where 72% answered » to better engage students». I agree, there are many exiting possibilities for that with technology, but I thought it was even more interesting that the option with the lowest score was «to practice reading and writing» (27%). Shouldn’t teachers strive to combine these two aspects? It was also concerning that only 30% responded that technology in the classroom should play a role in preparing students for their future careers. Perhaps this shows that we still have a long way to go from using digital tools as «entertainment» to actually teaching the 21st century literacy skills? Must remember this survey for my masters thesis!

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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory

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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory

Lena Leirdal«s insight:

Dear fellow students. Perhaps you (in the same way as me) sometimes have to twist your minds to remember where the different learning theories belong? What was the difference between behaviorism and constructivism again?? And where should we place Skinner, Bruner, Piaget, Vygotsky and Dewey? This overview provides the answers  to these questions and many more in clear and structured way, and I just had to Scoop it to be able to retrieve it the next time I have trouble remembering. I also find it very useful that they have included the connectivism of the digital age, which adds the technological aspects of learning.

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