Learning Digital Learning

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Digital Learning is “learning facilitated by technology that gives students some element of control over time, place, path and pace.”

If children have access to digital devices and the Internet, their learning is no longer restricted to the classroom during school hours. These kids can learn almost anything at any time, anywhere.

Interactive and adaptive software allows students to learn in their own style. This makes learning personal and engaging. Teachers have the ability to adjust and alter their teaching styles to suit individuals needs, based on the real-time data these new technologies provide.

These technologies also allow students to work and learn at their own pace. Students have the ability to spend as much time or as little time as they personally need, while still achieving the same level of learning at the end.

Digital learning is made up of three parts: Technology, digital content and instruction

  • Technology is the…

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  1. I’m definitely a fan of using technology to assist learning – even as an adult there are plenty of online courses that can facilitate new skills (Code Academy is great for programming and sites like Lynda have lessons about all sorts of topics). I remember as a kid playing Math Blaster which I remember as more of a game than a learning tool, the challenges were the perfect level for my younger self and the game itself was fun enough for me to come back to it constantly. Now that digital media has gained momentum and there now exists an expectation to understand the entire Microsoft Office suite rather than a skill you put on your resume, children need to be taught to use tablets and computers to prepare themselves for the future. I’ve heard many time parents complaining how there primary school kid understands how to use their phone better than they do themselves. It’s an evolution of expectations and the biggest problem I see is the affordability; many families can’t afford a tablet or laptop for their children and this instantly puts them at a disadvantage.

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