eLearning – A paradigm shift in the way we learn
Many schools and colleges around the world have already embedded e-Learning into the curriculum, demonstrating high levels of effective use of ICT to support teaching and learning. However, many institutions are still at the start of their e-learning journey.
The stage of e-Learning adoption varies from school to school with some schools utilizing learning management systems and others building smart classrooms. Gone are the days with blackboards. The classroom of the future would feature interactive smartboards and each student holding a tablet.
Investments in technologies is a costly exercise, so why should educators put in the spend to utilize such innovations when traditional teaching methods have worked for the longest time? The reason is simple. With the prevalence of smart devices, young students are equipped with smart phones, which distract them while they are in class.
What is one of the biggest distractions to students? Facebook. I recently heard about an innovative idea of putting educational material as a Facebook application. If you canâ€™t beat them, join them. Digital learning has the ability to increase levels of engagement in learning, therefore leading to more effective learning.
The field of digital learning is far and wide, covering many exciting innovations as we see vendors developing new products to enhance the learning process. Follow us in this digital learning series as we speak with both educators, about what type of digital learning they would like to implement in their curriculums, and digital learning vendors, about the solutions they are developing to make learning a more fun and engaging activity.