Teaching in a knowledge rich society
Guiding student development online
When teachers no longer are required to impart knowledge in society what role to they play? The teacher is first of all an expert learner and a professional. Someone that can structure learning, and the skills required for a field of expertise, in a way that can maximise group learning. The focus on knowledge transmission […]
Integrating technology into education
There is a generational gap in understanding how online environments relate to our world, our education and our development. Digital visitors, those that have come to use technology later in life, predominantly view the virtual world as a medium to communicate and as a tool to achieve a particular goal/outcome.
When I started teaching fifteen years ago, IT in the classroom was being promoted as education’s saviour. Smart boards were replacing blackboards and whiteboards, Powerpoints with multimedia were adding some much-needed flash to the classroom and notes could be handed out to students, rather than having them transcribe from the board. So, IT was changing […]