Group Four Wiki Notes: Technology Applications

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For many people, technology is a primary means of connecting with each other, socializing, getting work done, and managing one's commitments. As an integral part of everyday life, technology empowers us to communicate with one another no matter where we may be located or what we may be doing. Students are connected directly to experts, to information, and to one another in ways that were not possible a short time ago. Digital video, mobile devices, social media, and the global network can have a profound effect on teaching and learning when employed in a way that gives students the ability to do their own research, draw their own conclusions, and communicate their own findings.

Please consider any five of the following questions as you explore the theme of the applications of digital video, mobile devices, social media, and the global network.

Assumptions: Applying technologies of the time toward teaching is what is critical. The technology is dynamic and focussed on solving the challenges of the day.

1. Pick one or more of these technologies. What are some ways it might facilitate or mediate teaching and learning?

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2. How can the technology you chose be employed in a classroom setting? In informal learning? In mentoring?

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3. How can the use of the technology you selected prepare students to live and work in today's world?

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4. What infrastructure is needed in order for more students to gain access to the technology? What equipment is required? How can these things be supplied?

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5. What are the unique implications for the K-12 level? the postsecondary level? for lifelong or independent learners?

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6. What are the policy implications?

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7. What are some promising examples? (please list URLs if possible)

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8. What are some of the roadblocks?

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Action Steps

List the top three to five action steps that could be taken right now towards implementing this idea. Which people or organization(s) might be able to take each action?

1. Futurlandia will encourage the active use of current technology as a tool to best support communication, learning endeavor, and learning style. It should solve concrete challenges.
2. There will be a formal technology platform that will be support the online university.
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