The Learning Renaissance

Learning Technologies and How to Develop and Deploy Them: Changing the Paradigm

I generally take a sceptical view of educational technology because the implementers tend to want to shoe-horn in new technologies without going to the trouble of the professional development required to ensure the technology meets a recognised educational need and can be deployed consistently by staff to raise engagement and learning outcomes.

Thankfully, in the field of assistive technologies, there tends to be greater collaboration. Not least because staff are acutely aware of the specifics of the need that has to be addressed in students. Perhaps this should be the model for much more educational technology specification and development.

Of course, that would require a much more profound investigation of the developmental and learning requirements of students than currently takes place in schools. We can’t have the conversation if we don’t have the language!

Originally posted here by Professor Amanda Kirby


About educationalist04

I'm convinced we can, as a species, do much better than this if we set our minds to being much more positive and productive towards our fellow humans. The solution is learning - creating independent and autonomous learners who can problem solve, innovate and create a better more equitable and sustainable world. My books, Future Proof Your School and Re-Examining Success together with this blog, explore how better learning outcomes for all can be achieved.

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