Educational Technology

September 23, 2010

The students are mature, the technology high

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:36 am

By KATE DUBINSKI, The London Free Press

The students are back, Western embraces a new crop of first year students as they get ready to enter residence life and start school. Play Video Most students returning to school Tuesday are wired, connected and know how to use the online world to their advantage. Then there are The Others. For those whose last classroom experience involved blackboards and assignments written in longhand, the shift to checking marks online, PowerPoint presentations, even writing essays with Microsoft Word — never mind Facebook and Twitter — can be daunting. Adults are going back to school in droves at a time when more technology is making its way into lecture theatres, college classrooms and assignment requirements than ever before, leaving post-secondary institutions to make sure everyone — young and old — is up to speed.

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