Tag Archives: technology

Are teachers up to date in the use of technologies in the classroom?

Are teachers up to date in the use of technologies in the classroom?

As every Tuesday, the classroom was full. It was already ten minutes from the start time when the teacher entered. Sheltered by the green board, he began teaching his weekly master class: a continuous verbiage of two hours and repeated year after year for more than 15 years at the university. After no more than half an […] … learn more→

Progressive changes in technology in a previous couple of years

Progressive changes in technology in a previous couple of years

Technology has been changing extremely fast and affecting our lives significantly. Whether we want it or not, technology forces us to accept changes it brings in our lives and the way we live our daily life. Every week some new gadgets arrive that makes doing things easier outdating their previous versions. The gadgets that are […] … learn more→

Students distracted by tech leave professors longing for eye contact

Students distracted by tech leave professors longing for eye contact

When I started my undergraduate education 21 years ago, computers were a luxury and talking to the professor meant coming to office hours — emails were not a thing. A student’s room would be filled with course syllabi, lecture notes and marked papers. Today, I look at the university classroom from the other side. Students […] … learn more→

Are classes effective through YouTube?

Are classes effective through YouTube?

Would you know how to change the double push – button discharge mechanism of your house’s cistern? How to prepare an apple pie? And how to make a French braid? Surely you have answered no to any of these questions, but I am sure you would know where to consult to learn how to perform these tasks. “How to […] … learn more→

How teachers can utilize technology in the classroom

How teachers can utilize technology in the classroom

Technology is without a doubt growing and expanding on a monthly basis. It seems like every time you turn around there is a new computer or processor available. There is nothing wrong with this, as it is keeping the market competitive and exciting, but it really makes things difficult for teachers. In fact, most parents […] … learn more→

Exploring the importance of computer education in school

Exploring the importance of computer education in school

You would think in this day and age that just about everyone would know how to use a computer or connect to Wi-Fi. Well, you might be surprised to learn that this isn’t exactly true. In fact, technology has somewhat struggled to find its way into the classroom in a variety of ways. Many teachers […] … learn more→

Laptops in class, Yes or No? (Hint: No)

Laptops in class, Yes or No? (Hint: No)

The world is so dramatically different from what it was 20 years ago, it’s shocking. It used to be a big deal to have a cell phone back then, but nowadays not only does everyone have a cell phone (except me, when not travelling), but these phones have literally all the information of humanity available. […] … learn more→

Education technology: what does 2018 have in store?

Education technology: what does 2018 have in store?

Blockchain with everything Like Ubik, the entropy-reversing spray from Philip K. Dick’s cult novel of the same name, blockchain is everywhere right now. The technology that underpins the bitcoin cryptocurrency and lots of other zeitgeisty developments, blockchain crops up as a miracle solution so often that you could be forgiven for thinking that it was […] … learn more→

Why learn spelling or maths if there’s an app for that?

Why learn spelling or maths if there’s an app for that?

There is no doubt that digital technologies have disrupted our modes of teaching. The resources and inputs into teaching have changed to incorporate computer-aided approaches such as “flipped” classrooms, mobile-phone-enabled interactions, video capturing of lectures and enhanced mixed realities. The old “sage on the stage” model of teaching has been pushed into becoming the “guide […] … learn more→

Why schools shouldn’t approach technology like businesses once did

Why schools shouldn’t approach technology like businesses once did

Computers began reaching the business world during the 1980s. Companies used them to automate many routine manual tasks. This led to what economist Robert Solow dubbed the Productivity Paradox. In 1987, he famously quipped: “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.” The problem Solow had identified was that while computers […] … learn more→