Educational Technology

May 29, 2010

Educational technology needs to grow like a weed

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Marie Bjerede, O’Reilly Radar

How do you get to a technology platform that supports scalable education reform? Perhaps the best option is to grow it. Plant it in the fertile soil of existing open source education software and open education resources. Seed it with some simple elements: digital content creation or assessment distribution or maybe collaboration spaces or online courses. Feed it with a few data flows: perhaps computer-graded quiz results to students, teachers and parents; homework assignments and recorded lectures in one direction, completed projects in the other; automated attendance data to teachers and administrators. Immerse it in an environment built on feedback loops that are nourished by the data that is generated on the platform. Adapt and evolve it in response to decisions and needs that are uncovered by those feedback loops.

http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/05/technology-enabled-education-r.html

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