There are benefits to taking college classes in the metaverse, but there are also potential problems.
Sitting in the front row of a lecture hall could become obsolete as more colleges and universities enter the metaverse.
Software that advertises premium features for a fee is ill-suited to school environments, where children should experience universal access.
A study compared students’ performance in schools that had banned mobiles and schools that hadn’t. They found students who weren’t allowed to use mobile phones in class had higher test scores.
Data underlies the kinds of applications that are proposed for use in the country’s education system.
The Education Minister Dan Tehan has said research shows mobile phone bans have a positive effect on academic performance. But this is not necessarily true.
COVID has shown us how powerful educational uses of digital technology can be informal, impromptu and conducted on the fly.
A clearer understanding of teachers’ needs is required if schools and universities are to be better prepared for a future where technology is key to teaching and learning.
Banning mobile phones in school may seem sensible, but research and similar moves elsewhere suggest a blanket ban may introduce some problems.
Teacher training and support, appropriate localised content, technical support and safety and security must all be prioritised.
The role of the school library has evolved. Today’s school library goes beyond providing books. It must include teaching children digital literacy and how to critically evaluate information online.
Technology has good potential to help students learn, but it must be used appropriately to keep students moving, learning and working together.
Schools should consider offering mobile learning technology in multiple languages to help pupils learn better in subjects like maths and science
Four out of five experts say we shouldn’t ban mobile phones in classrooms.
You may not “like” it, but Facebook has an important role to play in education.
Past efforts to teach American students computer skills haven’t always helped workers get better-paying jobs. But spending on hardware and software for schools has certainly enriched tech companies.
Schools are focusing on the wrong objective when it comes to using technology in their classrooms. They should focus just as much on how they teach.
More pupils in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa are taking smartphones to school. These can be useful learning tools – or terrible distractions.
There’s a great deal of debate about what devices schools should be using. But educators should be focusing on how children learn, not what they learn on.
To prepare teachers for the 21st century, we need to reform the way we assess children.