Augmented Reality is an interactive experience where technology is used to place a computer-generated image into the real world. By pointing a device’s camera at a given surface, the world around you can be transformed with augmented video, sound and graphics to entertain, engage or — for what we’re really interested in — educate the user.
Students have an innate desire to learn that needs to be nurtured. This can be achieved through teaching practices that encourage learning autonomy, relatedness, and competence, the three core elements of the Self Determination Theory.
ALCs are here to challenge our assumptions that more seat time in a traditional lecture setting in HE equals better learning outcomes. In fact, it must just be the opposite. Here are what instructors and HE administrators should know about them:
Trying some new strategies and using some of the many different digital tools to expand how, when, and where students learn can be a good example to set for students. Take some risks in the classroom and use a number of edtech tools to help build and foster positive relationships.
As more and more students are exposed to linguistic and cultural diversity throughout their careers and their lives, language classes are an excellent environment to develop multilingual communication skills and intercultural awareness. Bringing an LMS into the learning process can definitely improve learners’ engagement.
More and more people now use virtual assistants in the form of smart speakers and their AI-powered software in an increasing number of aspects of their daily lives. Here are a few reasons why educators should consider using smart speakers to boost parental engagement:
While learning the definitions of words is important, what is more important is for students to develop a deeper understanding of the connotations and usages of vocabulary words. Lucky for us, edtech provides us fun and easy ways for students to make real-world connections to words and opportunities to practice using the words.
HE organizations are trying to attract more students. In turn, class sizes are expanding and so are the costs associated with offering high quality programs. Some organizations have already started testing different solutions. Among them, are voice assistants that can be used during lectures or that function as personal assistants for students.
Excessive screen time and a lack of responsibility for time spent online is detrimental to students’ digital wellbeing. Schools can take charge and teach their students how to build better habits, whether it is by teaching internet etiquette or encouraging parents to set boundaries. In the end, digital wellbeing is about learning how to spend quality and not quantity time.
Technology in the classroom continues to transform the way that teachers teach and students learn. From balancing a checkbook to understanding elements of nutrition, time management, and even how to work as a member of a group, edtech can help to bridge the gap between the classroom and real life.