Even though the internet can be used for things like cat gifs and funny memes, it can also have a variety of scholarly dissertations, public domain novels and classics, and up-to-date scientific information.
Plus, with the growth of personal computing in both application and general hardware, there are tons of new tools that can be used to improve student learning outcomes. However, which methods work?
2. Tap Into Education Platforms Online
With the rise of large online education platforms such as Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy and others, we see more people involved in learning from the best universities in the world. With colleges starting to provide real degrees for finishing online courses, this trend is likely to continue.
6. Use Tech Sparingly
Use technology sparingly and only when appropriate. Too many times we see technology thrown into a classroom in hopes it will improve the educational process, only to distract from the lesson being taught, or prove to be less optimal compared to traditional methods. There is a place for tech in learning – but it needs to compliment or enable, not replace.