Educational Technology

May 24, 2017

Wired for success: EdTech program at BSU provides technology resources to educators

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

BY MARK RUDIN, Idaho Statesman

Technology can be a powerful educational aid. However, giving students new iPads or Surfaces won’t automatically make them better learners, or even more receptive to learning. In untrained hands, these technologies can become nothing more than personal entertainment and social media systems. Only the effective implementation of technology, bolstered with teacher training, can make a difference in students’ lives and how they learn. Fortunately, for more than a decade, the College of Education’s EdTech department at Boise State University has offered graduate programs for teachers and other education professionals geared toward meeting this increasingly urgent need to support traditional teaching methods with emerging new technologies.

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