Information technology; Information studies; Education for information services; Library education; Information science education; Curricular change Abstract:
Email Here we are to talk about technology and the role it plays in 21st century education. Technology is by far the most popular topic concerning 21st century learning and education and many of the videos on Youtube are about just that.
Although some of these videos cover other ideas, technology still seems to be the central focus. So the purpose of this article is two-fold: One is to address some of the misconceptions out there about technology and also is about how to implement technology effectively and use in practical pragmatic way.
Advertisement Why this Ad? Firstly I would make this point very clear that technology is not the solution to 21st century education, technology is simply a tool to aid education and learning, also technology should not be told as a separate schools subject, but as a tool, technology should be used in all classrooms.
Any learning concerning technology should be based around the theme and objectives of the class. The place of technology in pedagogy is based on various factors and questions of effectiveness, time saving, increased outcomes etc.
Another issue up with technology at the moment is the poor investment in such technology without the support and consultation of EdTech staff. And because they spent so much money on the technology they lack in spending more on training teachers properly on how to use it.
So the end result of this is that things such as interactive whiteboards end up being glorified TV sets in the classroom or simply used as regular whiteboards. When schools cut corners in terms of spending on technology the result of this is that the things that they do buy are already outdated before they have bought them.
For technology to be relevant, constant investment has to be made in that technology, its replacement and updating. Here is where role of edtech professionals comes into play. They need to have some alternative technology to interact together. Quite often technology is too expensive for any school to buy, and the functionality of the technology could very limited too.
And my second example of this is also my second reason why I have an issue with technology as it is used at the moment. But all this gives teachers and students immediate feedback on student performance it just maintains the status quo on fact-based learning and completely ignores this higher-level thinking skills.
As I mentioned before technology is a tool, a way for fact-based learning and allows students to do a lot of the research using the internet and various tools. And at the same time these students are learning very valuable research skills which they can transplant at high levels of education, at universities and beyond.
Technology can be used to enhance critical thinking and critical literacy skills, evaluating the legitimacy and accuracy of online content is the central part of 21st century education. So therefore I think that schools should teach about responsibility and accountability in the use of technology in the classroom and beyond.
So another important point is the use of technology for collaboration among students and teachers. I believe that technology and social media in education allows people to share ideas. I think one of the most exciting aspects of technology in education is its use for designing creativity. We can create so many different types of content written, audiovideo, 2D and 3D, they can create music, they can create videos they can create photos, they can create magazinesconduct experiments and then after creating this content they can use the technology to present their ideas whether it be online or in person.
So in other words technology can be present at every stage of education process from the introduction and the research to the project making to the presentation.
One of the things I want from technology is from students to be able to create very sophisticated work and by this I mean things like car design architecture, computer databases, software, games, 2-D and 3-D online animation and so on. One last thing to consider is that technology is not just about interactive whiteboard or computers other examples include digital cameras, digital microscopes, 3-D printers as well as things like microphones and projectors as well.
What are your views on how to use technology effectively in education? Check out More from Insights Category here.
About the Author Author: Working to improve education by advocating 21st Century Learning and the effective use of Technology.We must begin to understand the strategies that scholars are using in creating their work and the most useful roles for information professionals such as librarians, information technology staff, and publishers.
The Role of the Library in 21st-Century Scholarly Publishing. CLIR is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges. This article describes the nature of the 21 st century and the changing role of academic libraries in the new millennium.
It sheds light on the development of hybrid libraries as a panacea for. The Role of the 21st Century School Nurse. Position Statement. printable version.
SUMMARY. It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that every child has access all day, every day to a full time registered professional school nurse (hereinafter referred to as school nurse).
EDUCATING INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS FOR THE 21st CENTURY. Robert D. Stueart. Information science education; Curricular change Abstract: Educating information professionals is the key link in the information chain which collects, organizes, retrieves and disseminates information.
Discussion focuses on curricular needs to prepare information. Keywords: Information technology; Information studies; Education for information services; Library education; Information science education; Curricular change Abstract: Educating information professionals is the key link in the information chain which collects, organizes, retrieves and disseminates information.
Discussion focuses on curricular needs to prepare information professionals to integrate . The 21 st century brings with it new roles and requirements for different competencies and skills for information professionals, beyond those traditionally practiced and understood, thus requiring increased intellectual flexibility.