Sunday, November 25, 2007

Technology's role in a 21st century education

A new report by local, national, and world-wide technology agencies is urging education officials on all levels to work together to make our schools and the education our students receive technologically compliant with the modern world.

The report urges policymakers and stakeholders to take action on three fronts:

1. Use technology comprehensively to develop proficiency in 21st century skills. Knowledge of core content is necessary, but no longer sufficient, for success in a competitive world. Even if all students mastered core academic subjects, they still would be woefully underprepared to succeed in postsecondary institutions and workplaces, which increasingly value people who can use their knowledge to communicate, collaborate, analyze, create, innovate, and solve problems. Used comprehensively, technology helps students develop 21st century skills.
2. Use technology comprehensively to support innovative teaching and learning. To keep pace with a changing world, schools need to offer more rigorous, relevant and engaging opportunities for students to learn—and to apply their knowledge and skills in meaningful ways. Used comprehensively, technology supports new, research-based approaches and promising practices in teaching and learning.
3. Use technology comprehensively to create robust education support systems. To be effective in schools and classrooms, teachers and administrators need training, tools and proficiency in 21st century skills themselves. Used comprehensively, technology transforms standards and assessments, curriculum and instruction, professional development, learning environments, and administration.
To view the full report, "Maximizing the Impact: The Pivotal Role of Technology in a 21st Century Education System," click here.


Victor said...

I've found a wonderful online English reading & math program. It provides individualized instructions for students k-5th graders as they were having private tutor one-on-one 24/7 and also real time monitoring students' progress and report. My boy has been using this program for six months. He love it! Here is the link:

Mr. B-G said...

Hmm. Sounds interesting, although I'm a bit leery of the suggestion that a computer can take the place of a specialized private tutor.

sesli sohbet said...

thanks you tskler saolun varolun