Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada & Massey University, New Zealand
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper will discuss challenges that educators are facing working with today’s learners who are distinctively different group of learners. It explores the demand for creating learning environments that are technology-driven, culturally diverse, virtually accessible, socially interconnected and intellectually accommodating the unique learning needs of today’s learners. Authors will explore various digital tools and their applications for learning and teaching. The discussion will stimulate readers’ thoughts on how and in what ways new learning environments can be designed to promote interaction and a sense of community while enabling formal and informal learning. It will also investigate issues of cognitive overload emerging when playing games or connecting through social media or collaborating with mobile technology. It will argue that new learning environments require assessment systems that address complex critical thinking, collaboration, and interpersonal skills and so on.
Bhattacharya, M. (2009). Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Learning, Teaching and Assessment. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1290-1293). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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