Category Archives: ICT

The effects of new technology on children

Clearly, there is a great concern about this subject and with good reason as it appears that many children and young people are over-using new technology at the expense of real-life experiences that involve face-to-face interaction with others, creative play, … Continue reading

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A Framework for Research on Education With Technology

Educational software offers the potential for greatly enhanced student learning. The current availability and political will for trying new approaches mean that there is currently much interest in and expenditure on technology for education. After reviewing some of the relevant … Continue reading

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Students learn better from books than screens

Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more … Continue reading

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College transformed

Higher education leaders today confront a bevy of criticisms ranging from worsening affordability persistent socioeconomic disparities to a lack of relevance in the ever-changing economy. Institutions by internal challenges and external pressures. Business models are cracking under enormous pressure appropriations decline and … Continue reading

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Horizon Report 2017 – Higher Education Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for higher education institutions? Which trends and technology developments will drive educational change? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the discussions of 78 experts to produce … Continue reading

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

A wake-up call from a cyber-expert: our use of technology is fueling disturbing levels of isolation, leaving us incapable of distinguishing between true human connection and digital communication. I am a psychoanalytically trained psychologist. Both by temperament and profession, I … Continue reading

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Technology Enhanced Learning: A-Z of apps

Here are some apps and online tools we think you might find useful in your teaching and/or learning. We have included information about availability on iOS, Android, and the web, however, some apps are also available on additional platforms. All … Continue reading

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging … and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

There are several separate factors at work here. The first is the continuing development of new knowledge, making it difficult to compress all that learners need to know within the limited time span of a post-secondary course or program. This … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Digital University

A review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning. The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in: • Distance education • Blended learning • Online learning • Credentialing • MOOC … Continue reading

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The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere is Reshaping Human Reality

Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human … Continue reading

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