Technology that puts the classroom in students’ laptops
“With classrooms extending to students’ laptops, tablets and even their phones, postsecondary schools are looking for ways to use constantly changing technology to augment learning,” says The Globe and Mail.
Vivian Forssman, director of the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies and others offer insights into the way student-centered technology is changing teaching and learning in post-secondary institutions.
Here is an excerpt:
“Royal Roads University (RRU) was the first Canadian public university to offer an online learning format, and even 20 years after its inception, it’s still going through technological updates semester-to-semester, says Vivian Forssman, the director of the Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies at Victoria-based Royal Roads.
“Technology is absolutely core – not just important – to the learning and teaching experience at RRU, because of the unique way in which programs are taught,” she says. “We all need to better evaluate what works well in optimizing this medium – technology-enabled learning should be designed for activities and reflection, not just content delivery.”