Thursday, 29 December 2011

"...a good teacher who does not use technology is not a good teacher."

The Purpose of Technology in Education is Not to Enhance, Extend or Support Teaching | doug woods.

it goes everywhere (18.18.6)

Technology is not there just to 'enhance, support, and extend teaching'. It is now an integral part of education, so much so that it has become a delivery system. Woods argues that the danger in seeing technology as enhancing, supporting, or extending means that teachers won't use it unless they can make it fit one of those categories. What is required of teachers is to experiment with technology to see how it can be made to work.

Teachers in HE, being for the most part researchers, ought to be embracing such an approach to their teaching - try it out and see what happens.

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