Sunday, February 5, 2012
Digital Learning; What Kids Really Want But Will They Really Use?
I was reading an article that talked about what students really want in terms of technology and education. Mostly it was tools that included online tutoring, chat rooms for social peer interaction,digital online assessment tools,ability to download resources to mobile devices and virtual labs and lessons. The question popped in my mind, this is what kids want but will they really use it without being required to use it by their teachers. It made me think of the countless classes i have taken where my textbook comes with a code that provides access to resources like the above. Maybe once or twice i utilized the online practice tests and study guide but if i didn't have a professor tell me it was mandatory, i didn't really bother. Will students, especially middle school and high school students not paying for their education, take advantage of the technological resources provided to them without being told to do so?