"I know Kung Fu..." - Neo, the Matrix
I don't think this will happen in the future however, I'm looking forward to technology and how it will help us learn new things. I think we will start to see personalised education programs where AI finds out how a student learns and applies those best methods to personalised classes... This would be AWESOME because everyone learns differently and if we can identify how a person learns the classes will be so much more effective.
So what about you, how do you think technology will change learning and education in the future?
Teachers are already using technology in their classrooms here's an article for you English learners to do a bit of practice, if you want you can message me with your answers to the question at the end 😁 remember to write full sentences in your answers 👍
Most Teachers Find Classroom Technology Helpful
A new survey by the website Campus Technology has found that most teachers believe technology is helping them do a better job in the classroom. But the research also shows that many educators are concerned that digital devices, like smartphones and iPads, can cause physical and mental harm to students.
While most college educators had a positive opinion of technology in the classroom, around 19 percent of those surveyed said that technology had made their job harder or much harder.
One noted that the learning process can suffer if students use their devices too much. “People can easily get addicted to their devices, and using technology can change the way the brain develops – not always in a good way,” the teacher wrote.
Another teacher believes that technology is making students worse at reading and critical thinking.
One teacher said more research should be done on how the use of technology compares to traditional teaching methods.
"For example, several recent studies have shown that taking notes with pen and paper improves students' learning over taking notes on a laptop," the teacher wrote.
A 2011 study found that the internet may have a negative effect on our memories.Information is very easy to find online, and our brains will not try to remember something if it can be found easily, the researchers said.
A recent Gallup study also asked teachers and parents to give their opinions on the possible harmful effects of digital devices.
Parents were more likely to support the use of digital devices in the classroom than teachers. The study found that 87 percent of parents believe such devices are mostly helpful.
1. What percentage of college educators said technology had made their job harder?
2. Why might the internet have a negative effect on our memories, according to one study?
3. Were teachers more likely to support the use of digital devices in the classroom than parents?
1. What are your thoughts on the use of technology in classrooms?
2. Do you believe that technology may have a negative effect on the way children's brains develop? Why? Why not?
3. Do you think digital devices are addictive?