When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There could be a lot of discussion about the millions of nuances of amelioration brought to classrooms – both physical and virtual.
That said, the handy infographic below takes a look at 4 ways technology is changing how people learn. The things that I find striking – and important- about this particular graphic is how simple the concept is. These four general concepts can be applied across the board: to learners of all ages, in all subjects, in any area of the world or for any type of learner. Take a look and see what you think: are there any other very general principles of how technology is changing learning that can be widely applied? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn
- We’re moving from individual learning towards more collaborative learning
- We’re moving from more passive learning to active learning
- Differentiated instruction and personalized learning are becoming more popular
- We’re becoming multitaskers more than ever before
This article appeared on Edudemic on August 6 2014 and was written by Katie Lepi. The infographic was produced by Shift Learning.