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Wrong focus in educational technology

Posted on: May 13, 2015

I have said this early on in my life as a teacher educator, but it bears repeating: If your students are not the ones using the technology, then you are not doing it right.

If you are the one with the fancy presentation, backchannel, or online feedback form, you are in control. You will feel like you are teaching and you will be the one that has learnt and will learn the most. If you do this, you might as well be talking to an empty room.

Why not transfer that feeling of fulfilled learning to your learners? What excuses are you making?

Is this how your students are taking notes (because you only live in an analogue world)?

Students Using Technology by cluzio, on Flickr
Creative Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License   by  cluzio 

Is this how your students are consuming content (together and with available technologies)?

Is this how your students are creating content (again together and with available technologies)?

Is this how your students are learning by teaching (inside and outside the classroom?)

If not, what excuses are you making? Why are you denying them opportunities to learn in ways that are more relevant and powerful?

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