Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Opinion: Teaching and technology — partnering for excellence - NANCY ACEMIAN, Montreal Gazette

It’s hardly surprising that today’s digital generation is embracing technology in the university environment as well. Digital technology has also widened access to learning beyond even traditional correspondence courses. Students are able to listen to lectures on their cellphone, tablet or computer whenever, wherever and as often as they want, submit assignments digitally (instead of mailing them) and even participate in a group discussions asynchronously via a wiki (a website allowing many people to collaborate in the creation of a document) or synchronously with the use of video conferencing (such as Skype), something that didn’t used to be feasible in correspondence courses. These types of digitally enhanced learning experiences have made a university education accessible to ever greater numbers of people but also resulted in a more engaging student experience. http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-teaching-and-technology-partnering-for-excellence

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