Education is involved in a period of technological change. The recent developments in technology provide great opportunities for educators, including student/tutor collaboration, online peer to peer learning and both summative and formative assessment options.
Post Compulsory Education and Training at Northumbria continues to embrace these new technologies and have carried out some interesting research into the uses of our chosen technologies. Investigation has been undertaken with regard to providing a more strategic approach to online learning, teaching and assessment.
These new technologies allow information, communication, social interaction and learning opportunities to be created, developed and implemented much more easily than previous technical architecture.
Technology is transforming the way people do business, access information and connect with each other. It has revolutionised the way we are entertained and altered the way we learn by providing an opportunity for a much more personalised learning approach. Technology is no longer simply something for the consumption of information, it is predominantly used for the creation of it.
This article originally appeared in the February 2017 Edition of UKEdMagazine
@daveynic Senior Lecturer – Newcastle Upon Tyne