We live in a connected world where technology empowers people to connect with one another, opens up access to knowledge, information and tools and inspires people to actively participate in their community. This research whitepaper from Dell examines the four building blocks of success, and how policymakers can help improve opportunities and results for students by incorporating them into education legislation and funding.
Young People And The Digital Divide
This report presents the findings of research carried out by Catch22 on young people’s experiences of using the internet. It highlights the effects that the Government’s drive to increase online services has on young people who have limited or no access to the internet.
Using technology to teach children, not year groups
A typical school classroom is full of children with varying learning aptitudes. Some need a little help to keep up, others race ahead. This is where stage-not-age education comes into its own - allowing children to learn at their own pace, not the age bracket they fall into - and technology is perfect to facilitate this process. Steve Smith, director of learning at Capita IT Services, discusses how technology can provide the freedom for students to plot their own route through education and study at a pace that matches their learning needs.
Improving communication between parents & teachers
Fowey Community College has invested in a new communications platform which uses voice over IP (VoIP) for internal calls and traditional telephone lines for outside calls, as well as other features such as voicemail and auto attendant, saving costs whilst improving communication between pupils, staff and parents.
Maths Makes Sense
What are the current problems with teaching maths, and how can technology address some the issues? Here, Richard Dunne, a former maths teacher who taught in schools for twenty years across the age range from nursery to secondary school, discusses a powerful interactive learning system that gives children confidence as it helps them understand maths.
Teachers can sometimes feel under pressure to use technology in the classroom simply to make learning more engaging for students, but if bringing technology into the classroom becomes just another box to tick; then neither teachers nor students will get the most out of what it has to offer. Technology should be an integrated part of teaching and learning in schools, having a role to play in all subject lessons as well as distinct ICT lessons. Enter ‘Digital Literacy’…
E-Learning Update December Issue
Download the complete E-Learning Update December issue here.