Ed Tech Is Poised to Go Mainstream – Forbes

Great that Forbes is writing about the knowledge shift occurring in society but “Digital Natives”? Really? The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation forecasts that 50% of high school classes will be online by 2019. For some, this may sound worrisome, but resistance to education technology will begin to break down as people see how […]

Read More →
Digital school strategies

See on Scoop.it – EdTech 2.0 What are the biggest tech-related challenges facing schools? It’s about encouraging reluctant teachers to adopt, embed and apply new technology effectively within authentic teaching and learning contexts. We also need better in-service training and orientation. If teachers use new interactive whiteboards in the same way they used ordinary whiteboards, […]

Read More →
What is digital learning?

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency What excites you about technology in education? It’s the huge potential and great possibilities to move learning beyond the traditional walls of the classroom. Learning has always had a large informal component and now we’re witnessing its fruition in mobile learning, augmented reality, gaming, and other technology-supported learning on […]

Read More →
11 Underlying Assumptions Of Digital Literacy

See on Scoop.it – Digital Fluency In understanding the shift from literacy to digital literacy–or rather to understand them both in their own native contexts–it may help to take a look at the underlying assumptions of digital literacy. This means looking at what’s changing, why it’s changing, and what that means for education. See on […]

Read More →
5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab “I’m not very tech savvy” is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology. Whether it’s attaching a document to an email or creating a PowerPoint, some teachers really have a difficult time navigating the digital world. As schools around the globe begin to embed […]

Read More →
Online Learning as a Possible Cost Saving Measure: What Canadian Researchers Tell Us | Contact North

See on Scoop.it – Blended Learning Lab As colleges and universities face increasing challenges around funding and cost-effectiveness, online learning is often brought forward as a possible cost saving measure. At the same time, it is seen as imperative that potential economies maintain or even increase the quality of teaching and learning outcomes, as well […]

Read More →