This white paper offers some interesting insights into the use of technology to support learning in the classroom. It makes for an interesting read because it examones the use of technolgy in a rather “holistic’ fashion. The question is, how do we use technology to not only enhance our current teaching practices but also to provide authentic innovation? Also, how do we measure this in order to know that what we are doing is making a difference? I liked the following quote but follow the link (placed after the quote) to have a read of the entire report.
“Use of leading-edge technology in education often focuses on simple amplification
of existing learning and teaching activities. However, the case studies indicate that
the use of technology in education is broadening its scope and developing a wider
effectiveness. Leading developments are challenging traditional school structures,
both in terms of where and when learning takes place and also how it is supported
http://www.cisco.com/go/education Check out the home page. Some excellent reading is on offer – “hmm” moments 🙂