Thursday, October 15, 2015

Learning in the digital age

Technology is rapidly changing the way we teach and learn. The traditional way in which only teachers create contents and hand on to the students have given way to learners being actively involved in content creation. "We are all in this together" has become the new approach to learning. The focus now is teaching students how to think and learn for themselves. The ability to find information is more important than the information itself. All these and more, were the highlights of connectivist theory of learning.

As we continue to readjust our idea of learning in the digital age, I must say that education should not be only about coming to school to get the information but should be experiential learning and empowering students voice.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you Emmanuel - students should be have the freedom in school to actually experience learning, free from the limitations many students have in their home lives. I know a lot of students who don't share opinions, participate in group work or try something for fear of making mistakes because the consequences at home are punishable. School should be a place to try on learning.