We can only choose educational technology if we first understand how we’re trying to support our courses.
Reported by EdSurge, Dr. Bryan Alexander from Georgetown University thinks about choosing EdTech in ways that will either make our existing pedagogy more effective or that will allow us to systematically change the way in which we teach.
Of course the latter option could lengthen our adoption curve considerably, increasing the chances for the new technology to be deemed a failure.
The takeaway? When choosing educational technology, it’s important we understand how we will be either adopting or adapting the technology to our courses, and whether or not the new technology provides an opportunity to iterate and evolve the course itself.
May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.
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