How Technology is Remodeling Classroom Instruction
14 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 17, 2015
Technology has undoubtedly impacted every facets of human existences from individuals, society, and institutions be it local, national or global level. In the milieu of education, technology has entered into and become an integral part of scholastic activities. This article explores how technology is remodeling classroom instructions, the learners and teachers alike. It addresses the answers to the following questions: how we learn, when we learn, where we learn, how we teach and even, how we manage classroom and instruction. The concepts of blended learning and flipped classroom have recently becoming an incipient trend in today’s education system where traditional approaches and philosophies of teaching and learning are defied. The growing acceptance of the latest gadgets and the readily available of the Internet have further solidified the necessity of intertwining technology with education. Furthermore, the facts that the present-day generations of children are growing up with technology have contributed to the requisite of revisiting the conventional approach of instruction for the advancement of learning. This article presents means in which technology could be used in beneficial ways for both teachers and students alike. It concludes with the emphasis that despite the challenges technology presents, it has significantly becoming a major force in instruction that ignoring it simply means is left behind.
Keywords: education technology; blended learning; flipped classroom
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