Tuesday, June 12, 2012

COMMENT: Schools must embrace mobile technology if they are to improve learning outcomes and make the most of their budgets, says Gareth Davies

Tablets will be the next big thing in schools.

The education sector lags behind others in the effective use of data
Consider the data that Facebook or Google have on you.  Now imagine having that richness of data, but all centred on the learner’s educational profile rather than their social profile.  Imagine the insights you could get. Teachers will be able to get an understanding of their students in a way they have never been able to experience before, providing sparks of creativity for the teacher as they look for new and interesting ways to engage the class based on its own unique and individual profile. Technology in education will have a profound impact over the next ten years.  It has always showed promise, but we are now on the cusp of a revolution.
Cloud-based learning
Cloud-based anytime anywhere learning is a brilliant option for schools that have the bandwidth to support 1,300 students when they all log on simultaneously at 9am in the morning.

 What are our thoughts on this, I wonder?

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1 comment:

  1. I agree with the points made about a pending (or continuing depending on your perspective) digital revolution and the amount of data on social network sites. Applying this to education sounds perfect in theory but I would love to know how it would work in practice for Primary-aged children.