Educational Technology

October 19, 2013

Balancing high-tech and old-fashioned mentoring

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

By Kirstin Bernabe, Philippine Daily Inquirer

Technology is changing different aspects of life and education is no exception. In the Grade 10 science class of Ilah Yumul at Xavier School, students follow her PowerPoint lecture on the discovery of DNA through their tablets. They swipe and scroll down their e-books, type e-notes and highlight information with an e-Stabilo. With the Xavier’s one-to-one program that started in 2007, each high school student brings to class a device loaded with applications and e-textbooks. The gadgets of choice are tabs for freshmen, sophomores and juniors, and laptops for seniors. Initially, the goal was simply to eliminate the need to carry so many heavy books by having digital versions in mobile devices. But, as e-learning picked up steam, teachers and students realized technology offered more than mobility.

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